Even though “X Factor” fans sent Jason Brock packing Thursday night, the 35-year-old San Francisco singer is feeling proud about what he accomplished. After meeting one of two goals — “I had a big goal of winning but my mini-goal was top 12 or 13 with the wild card,” he told MTV News backstage — Brock is really happy about everything he achieved during his short time on the show.
When he learned he was leaving the competition, Brock took to the mic to say goodbye, claiming he “did it for the gays and Japan.” While the first part of the openly gay singer’s statement took no one by surprise, the second half of his farewell needed some clarification.
“I’ve got to say, I love both of those things,” he explained. “I love the gays; those are my people all over the world. And I love Japan, because my boyfriend is Japanese and lives in Japan, and even before him, I always loved Japan.”
And even though mentor L.A. Reid and Britney Spears tried saving Brock from being eliminated — “I was kind of surprised,” Spears said of his departure — Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell were not showing the same support.
“I couldn’t hear him on pop radio right now,” Lovato said. “He had room to improve, and it just didn’t happen.”
Regardless of the naysayers’ opinions, the “X Factor” castoff has big plans for his future.
“From here, I’m thinking I want to record an album,” Brock said. “The thing people may not expect is I want to do a show, like a talk show, like on TV, maybe host a show, because I have personality.”