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The X Factor’s Comeback Kid Diamond White on Her Whitney-Houston Inspired Resurrection — Exclusive

Don’t call it an X Factor comeback... or, um, do. Because one moment, Diamond White was outskies, and then last night, she was back in(skies). Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the 13-year-old singer to talk about her feelings on being cut, coming back, and moving on.

How did it feel to be back up on that stage after last week’s elimination?
It felt really, really amazing. Being eliminated you kind of never realize that that’s all over you know? It hit me hard after I sat down and I actually thought about it and I realized that I wasn’t going to be on the show anymore. And knowing that I have a second chance to be on the show and to be the Melanie Amaro of the season, it’s really cool and I’m happy to be back on stage.

What were you feeling right before you went on stage to perform?
Well this performance, every other performance I’m really anxious and ready to get on stage and just kind of nervous and excited. But this performance, this was a song I grew up listening to so I was really calm and I was like meditating and I was sort of thinking of Whitney and attributing this to her because I sort of became mini Whitney today with the whole white suit and the whole song. I thought that I embodied her well. But I just thought about the good stuff and the people that wanted me back and knowing that I could actually come back and sing for them, that’s what I thought about. That’s I think why I did awesome tonight.

What went through your mind after you heard the judge’s comments?
Well when you’re on stage you kind of don’t realize you’re on stage and it’s live but after you sort of think about what they said and you’re like WHOA I can’t believe they said that to me. I was just so pleased with what they said.

Since you have been eliminated once is there anything you’re going to do to mix up your strategy going forward in this competition?
Well I feel like I should keep my style the same. I did get eliminated but they did bring me back for a specific reason, so I feel like if I just keep my head in the game and just keep doing what I did previously, that I’ll be fine.

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11.9.2012 / 02:47 AM EDT by Lindsey Jordahl
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