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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.

Cheer up, Simon. This is not the end! After all, we happen to remember that a tiny little boy band called One Direction didn’t end up winning their season over on The X Factor UK, either. And they ended up doing pretty well for themselves regardless...

Source: Twitter

Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!