X Factor's Redfoo more gutted than Jiordan over exit
X FACTOR'S sweetest soul Jiordan Tolli was all smiles as the axe came down on her finals' bid.
As the 19-year-old Redfoo performer says, she knew well before last night that her time was up.
"It was very expected,'' Jiordan told APN.
"I had a feeling at the start of the week that this would be my last week.''
And she was determined to enjoy every moment of it, shedding only a tear at the end.
In fact, her lifetime mentor, as she describes RedFoo, was more 'gutted'.
Jiordan's friends back in Melbourne though were more gutted as she progressed through round after round.
The teen told APN how they would send her 'abusive' text messages saying how upset they were they could not be together.
The bubbly blonde can't wait to return to Melbourne tonight to be reunited with her mum and dad, and her closest friends.
Jiordan could not say when her passion for singing began, saying she has been singing, dancing and performing for as long as she could remember.
The teenager has her own Wikipedia entry detailing her time on Neighbours as a child and her early days in musical theatre.
"My mum ... she's a rock chick (with her own band),'' Jiordan says of her early influences.
"Mum was definitely the wild child.''
Jiordan jokes she's just grateful that X Factor allowed her to be true to herself - and didn't force her to shave off some of her hair as she feared.
Instead she just had to put up with a bit more make-up, have her hair roots done, as well as 'some big-time weaves'.
"I think I have grown a lot,'' she said of her time on the show, which started with auditions in January.
"I have learnt so much about myself.''
"I'm really proud of myself,'' she earlier told Seven's Morning Show.
"I feel I got the most out of the experience.''
She described the pressure of learning lyrics within days for each show as 'insane'.
"You really have to be there to know what it is like... but it is beautiful at the same time.''
Jiordan is particularly grateful for RedFoo, saying he put so much time and energy into mentoring not just herself but the other contestants as well.
The American singer, dancer and rapper has vowed to be a 'life mentor' to Jiordan.
The 19-year-old says she is not sure about the next step in her musical career.
"Right now I am just going to sit back and enjoy it.''
She says she will not be rushing out any albums, but is instead keen to 'perfect her craft' before putting out something she can be really proud of.
Jiordan says she believes Dami Im will be hard to beat in the finals but personally hopes that Third D3gree will take it out.
"I was so happy when they stayed,'' she says. "They have so much more to give to the show.''
FROM THE X FACTOR FILES
NAME: Jiordan Tolli
HOME STATE: VIC
AUDITION SONG: "People Help The People" - Birdy
SUPER BOOTCAMP SONGS: "Last Request" - Paolo Nutini / "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People / "Running Up That Hill" - Kate Bush
HOME VISIT SONG: "Bizarre Love Triangle" - Frente
"WHEN I FOUND OUT WHO MY MENTOR WAS, I..." Was incredibly excited!
WHO INSPIRED YOU TO AUDITION FOR THE X FACTOR? My mum!
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Birdy, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Jewel, Norah Jones
FAVOURITE SONG: "Young and Beautiful" - Lana Del Rey
Source: X Factor official site