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X Factor’s Vino Alan Gives Thanks to the Troops: “They’re Sacrificing Their Lives Every Day” — Exclusive

The X Factor Season 2 contestants will spend their Thanksgiving anxiously awaiting results in front of a live audience. Fittingly, this week’s theme is “Give Thanks,” and each of the top 10 finalists will be dedicating their performance to someone for whom they are grateful. Speaking exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment at the X Factor Top 10 Finalist party in Los Angeles on November 19, 2012, Vino Alan revealed who he’s singing to this week.

I've been on the road for the last few years, so I've missed the actual Thanksgiving with the family, even my mom's sisters, aunts, and cousins, being the goofball and cracking everyone up. So it's been a lonely past few Thanksgivings. I've been in motel rooms. This brings me back to what I'm thankful for, to have a blessing and opportunity, to have a big stage to show thanks to the troops this week. That's the only reason we can do this kind of stuff. So it's a big opportunity to remind other people — I think people think it's corny, to talk military, oh he's talking about that. It's very important. They're sacrificing their lives every day, so we can do that.

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11.21.2012 / 05:20 AM EDT by Nicholas White
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