One act inevitably had to go home on the X Factor this week in order to secure the top ten finalists in place on the hit FOX show. While the Stereo Hoggz bid farewell to the judges’ panel on Thursday night, the group told OK! that they are more than happy with the talent they have showcased to America thus far and have no plans to stop now.
“We pretty much came here and we accomplished our goals,” group member George Jenkins III explained to OK! on a conference call Friday morning, “We really feel like if Stereo Hoggz got to go live to America that we'd be alright.”
Although the ensemble won’t be taking the X Factor stage to perform again, the boys told OK! that they still want to pursue their dreams.
“At this time we want to start making music and start thriving,” George continued, “We're taking everything in stride and coming up with a game plan.”
Even with the help of mentor Paula Abdul, who fellow band mate John Glenn told reporters, “was there every step of the way,” the Stereo Hoggz know they still have a lot to work on.
“We love the criticism because we knew, as talented as we are, we have a lot of room for improvement,” George explained to OK! and added of other judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, “We take their comments to heart because we don't think that they would say anything to tear us down. It was a blessing to work with them.”
The 5-man group, also including Kennedey, Justin Williams and Kregg Gibson, just want to, “have a blast in our musical career,” in the future and with great exposure from the show that seems like a very feasible prospect.
“We got a lot of doors opened for us, we can barely get through the building,” George joked to OK!
Catch the top ten contestants, includng the likes of Astro, Rachel Crow, Marcus Canty, Drew and Josh Krajcik, perform live on the X Factor Wednesday night on FOX.
Reporting by Lorraine Chow