Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a million heartbroken teenage girls all letting out a collective sob. During Thursday night’s episode of The X Factor 2013, the adorable trio known as Restless Road was officially eliminated from the competition.
The country boy band actually seemed like they had a chance of winning the whole competition. Girls love boy bands — and have you seen a country version of One Direction anywhere? No, you haven’t. It’s a gap in the market, and we were sure it was a gap that Restless Road could easily fill.
Sadly, it seems that RR just wasn’t meant to take home the X Factor Season 3 crown. But that doesn’t mean the guys are wallowing in sadness. (Nope, that’s just us. Is it weird that we’re eating chocolate for breakfast to help numb the pain? Of course not. Totally normal.)
The boys quickly took to Twitter to send fans their thanks, and to offer words of encouragement to their competition. Here’s a look at who said what.
Their mentor, Simon Cowell, also took to Twitter to mourn the loss.