Meet 'The X Factor' finalist: LeRoy Bell
So here are a few things you probably didn't know about LeRoy Bell:
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Coach: Nicole Scherzinger
Musical influences: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sarah McLachlan, U2
Favorite album: "Mirrorball" - Sarah McLachlan
On his musical past: "I've had a band for about 10 years that I've been working with, and we've gotten a lot of pretty good gigs and risen to opening up for a lot of pretty big people, but we never quite passed the opening slot."
On what his band mates thought when he said he trying out: "They were all behind it...They've been totally supportive the whole way."
On the biggest challenge of the competition: "You have to be flexible. You have to learn new things, new skills, skills that I didn't really think about like being on stage by yourself with a mic and delivering that in front of a viewing public of 12 million people. I mean what prepares you for that?"
On his lip sync controversy: "I felt really bad because I felt like I let some people down...I feel ok about it now, it's not that big a deal. It was weird at first because all of a sudden I was the focal point."
On a certain "X Factor" surprise: "One misconception I had was I thought I was going to be able to sing my own songs. So I really goofed up. So I thought, 'This is cool, there's no age limit and I can sing my own songs. This is a perfect storm.' Of course when I got into it I realized I can't sing my own songs, so that was a hard thing because I was just planning on bringing my guitar and singing my own songs."
If he could perform any song on "The X Factor": "The Best of You" - Foo Fighters