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Who Is Arin Ray? X Factor 2012 Finalist Background Info

UPDATE: Arin was eliminated on November 22, 2012.

Occupation: Student
Hometown: Cincinnati

Last year, there was a trainwreck on the Fox soundstage thanks to Paula Abdul’s wunderkind horror show, InTENsity. Whomever's idea it was to take ten talented people and squeeze them together so close that all the talent leaked out in a messy puddle... Well, we hope they’ve learned their lesson.

InTENsity wasn’t not talented (just as double negatives aren’t not good) — and one positive thing did come out of this terror-ific experiment: Arin Ray. You might remember him as the outspoken 15-year-old from Cincinnati who called out the songs chosen for InTENsity as “cheesy” and expressed his fear of being in the group, saying, “I just don’t want to be labeled as Disney kids.”

With Hot Topic clothes and the zany Paula Abdul as the foundations of their image, it’s a miracle InTENsity got as far as they did in the competition. Now, Arin Ray is back and aiming to win on his own. And, according to Vote For The Worst, he’s going to make it pretty far.

UPDATE: The now 17-year-old Arin worked with Ms. Britney Spears and made it through live shows to the Top 10 before being eliminated.

Source: Vote For The Worst

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11.23.2012 / 07:16 AM EDT by Julia Wayne
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