"Demi is always there for us," says CeCe of her mentor. "A shoulder to cry on and just someone there to make sure we are handling this situation, this new life in a really healthy way. She is just kind in that way."
'X Factor' Top 12: Beatrice Miller
Top 12 finalist Beatrice Miller describes her mentor Britney Spears as "spunky, hilarious and awesome." The 9-year-old contestant has learned that TV isn't as glamorous as it seems, explaining: "On TV they make it seem like we are having the time of our lives and there is nothing bad going on ever, but it can be really difficult."
'X Factor' Top 12: Arin Ray
"Fun, wise and dope," says Arin Ray of mentor Britney Spears.He explains: "She is fun because you know, we bond in a certain way because we are both performers. We love to perform and entertain."
'X Factor' Top 12: Fifth Harmony
Prior to being re-named Fifth Harmony, all girl group 1432 share what they think Simon Cowell. According to member Dina Jane Hansen, their mentor is "honest," "straight up with you" and "blunt."
'X Factor' Top 12: Lyric145
"Wise," says Jemelle 'Melee' Joseph from the group Lyric145 when describing mentor Simon Cowell. "He sees things in such a different light. It's just like an unexplainable wisdom."
'X Factor' Top 12: Paige Thomas
Besides describing her mentor Demi Lovato as energetic and amazing, 21-year-old Paige Thomas calls Lovato an "old soul." She explains: "She has taken everything she has gone through and turned it into a positive. She is just very mature for her age."
'X Factor' Top 12: Tate Stevens
"He is one of us," says country singer Tate Stevens of "super nice guy" L.A. Reid. "When we are in our mentor sessions, he is one of us. You look at him and he doesn't really come across as L.A. Reid the huge music guru."
'X Factor' Top 12: Jennel Garcia
A self-described present day Pat Benatar, contestant Jennel Garcia describes her mentor Demi Lovato as being "beautiful inside and out."
'X Factor' Top 12: Emblem3
"Interesting, smart and surprising," say the guys from Emblem3 on mentor Simon Cowell. When talking about the TV biz, Drew says that "nothing is organized. It is complete chaos, constantly."
'X Factor' Top 12: Carly Rose Sonenclar
"Knowledgeable," says contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar on mentor Britney Spears. "She has been in this business a long time so she definitely knows what she's talking about." Sonenclar adds that the queen of pop is also funny and sweet.
'X Factor' Top 12: Jason Brock
In addition to describing mentor L.A. Reid as "cool" and a "legend," contestant Jason Brock says Reid is a "visionary." He says: "I think he is looking into the future. He is thinking about what is coming next and with me specifically, he can see the future. I can tell when he is looking at me. He is thinking about it…I think he has a vision."
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