It was an emotional night for Planet X Factor on November 16, with first Lyric 145 peacing out, and then Jennel Garcia going home. But of everyone watching, the person most surprised at Jennel’s departure was her mentor, Demi Lovato.

Demi introduced her contestant in the sing-off (against fellow Young Adult team member Paige Thomas) by saying “she doesn’t deserve to be in the bottom two.” She has been vocally supportive of Jennel since day 1 and was overcome with emotion at losing her.

Demi spoke with Clevver TV backstage after the elimination about who should have gone home instead. She said she “didn’t really know what went wrong” with the way Jennel’s run on the show went. And, when asked who should have gone home instead, she didn’t hesitate to say Arin Ray, who has been ranked second to last for the last two weeks.

As for what she’s learned about herself and what separates her from the other judges? Emotional attachment. She says the other judges don’t have this pesky problem. Sorry, did she just call Britney Spears cold? Ooh, better watch out, Teens. Demi is coming for you.

Source: Clevver TV

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Credit: Clevver TV Photo: Demi Lovato Reacts to the Elimination