The official X Factor USA page is a treasure trove of direct access to the contestants, and we loved this list of what the Top 9 have in store for Thanksgiving.
Josh Krajcik: “I’m going to spend it with my family. I want to cook a turkey for them. I love cooking a turkey. Last time, it was out of sight. So hopefully we get the day off and we can sit down and have a great meal. My grandma Judy had this cabin in the woods and we would go there every year. It was fun to go there, have a fire, and eat together.”
Lakoda Rayne: Dani Knights said, “I’m going to be with my family because I’m 40 minutes away from L.A. So I’ll definitely be home with my dogs, my family, and nice calming music and a lot, a lot of food. I can’t even explain how excited I am!” As for the other girls - Paige Elizabeth, Hayley Orrantia, and Cari Fletcher, they all screamed "turkey!" and said they hope to spend it with their families.
Melanie Amaro: “I’m going to have turkey and sing. My favorite Thanksgiving memory is Thanksgiving with my grandma.”
Astro: “I don’t know yet. I know I’m going to have a lot of food. I love being with my family, all happy, we’re all making jokes and laughing.”
Leroy Bell: “If I’m still here, my son’s going to be here. I don’t know what we’re doing. I’m going to be in California for Thanksgiving for the first time. Do you have nice weather here during Thanksgiving? Maybe go to the beach.”
Chris Rene: “Hopefully get to hang out with family and if not, get on Skype.” Favorite Thanksgiving memory? “Eating a lot of food in my old house in SoCal with my family, my grandma, my grandpa...in the backyard.”
Rachel Crow: “I don’t know, probably turkey and stuffing. I think it’s going to be a nice day. If I am still here, I would just love to maybe have Thanksgiving with some of the contestants. My favorite Thanksgiving memory is last year. It was my last Thanksgiving with my grandpa and sitting around the table and just seeing all their faces.”
Marcus Canty: “Hopefully my family can come down. I’ve got a suite so hopefully we can get some cooking going on and we can have a nice dinner together. Can’t go back home. It’s competition time, baby! I always love being with my family. Every year, we have so many memories.”
Drew: “My two brothers and my daddy are coming up to L.A. and we’re going to spend it together. Two of my best friends are also coming out to L.A. to see the show and I’m freaking out. I miss my friends! It’s going to be super fun. I love stuffing on Thanksgiving. I can’t wait. I’m hungry right now and on Thanksgiving, I’m even hungrier.”
As for us? We're going to be talking about the crazy double elimination episode on Wednesday, November 23rd!
Source: The X Factor USA