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The U.S. version of The X Factor lasted three seasons and produced several amazing talents, including Fifth Harmony . But what about all the solo kid artists from the series? Many of them went on to make their own music, go on tour, and/or get into the acting biz.
Here's what these 19 musicians -- only those who were age 18 or younger and made it to the mentoring stage -- have been up to since their X Factor season.
- Drew Ryniewicz, Season 1 Ray Mickshaw/Fox via Getty Images
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Ryniewicz took sixth place in the competition. She released her EP Hello It's Me in December 2012, and her newest EP, 180 , premiered earlier this year. She also works with the anti-bullying program Allstar Nation Tour (ANT), performing at concerts.
- Rachel Crow, Season 1 Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images
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After coming in fifth place, Crow released her self-titled EP during the summer of 2012. She's appeared on episodes of Big Time Rush and The Office , provided the voice of Carla in Rio 2 , and was in the DCOM Invisible Sister , alongside Rowan Blanchard.
- Jazzlyn Little, Season 1 FOX
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- Brian Bradley, Season 1 Ray Mickshaw/Fox via Getty Images
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Going by his stage name Astro, he placed seventh and signed a deal with mentor L.A. Reid in 2012. He released a rap album titled Computer Era on iTunes two years later. Moreover, Astro's acted in the films Earth to Echo and A Walk Among the Tombstones and was on the TV series Red Band Society .
- Skyelor Anderson, Season 1 FOX
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Anderson was sent home by mentor Reid before making it to the live shows. He released his country EP, Life Long Story , on iTunes in February 2015. Plus, he's opened for various artists and made it to the regional level of the Texaco Country Shootout .
- Carly Rose Sonenclar, Season 2 FOX via Getty Images
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After winning runner-up on Season 2, Sonenclar signed a joint deal with Syco Music and Columbia Records and guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2013. Two years later, she collaborated with Timeflies for the Just For Fun tour and performed 'Runaway.'
- Diamond White, Season 2 FOX via Getty Images
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Since finishing in fifth place, White worked on Girl Meets World , The Lion Guard , and Black-ish . Her EP Pressure dropped in 2015, and she released two singles in 2016, 'Dangerous Woman' and 'Humble and Kind,' the latter with Tyler Ward.
- Beatrice 'Bea' Miller, Season 2 FOX via Getty Images
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- Arin Ray, Season 2 FOX
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After nabbing 10th place, Ray cowrote the song 'Feel Like Phil' for Jeremih 's album Late Nights and also worked on 'Call Me When It's Over' by Rockie Fresh and Chris Brown . He recently released the teaser for his upcoming project 'Phases.'
- James Tanner, Season 2 FOX
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Rapper Tanner was eliminated by mentor Britney Spears before making it to the live shows, but he's since released several tracks on SoundCloud. Last October, he uploaded to YouTube a trippy music video for his song 'Lucid.'
- Reed Deming, Season 2 FOX via Getty Images
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Deming was also eliminated by Spears before the live shows and has been super busy with his music ever since. He has three EPs out — Ridiculous , Satellites , and Sunny — which are all available on iTunes , and he recently went on tour . Deming was in the TV movie Fairest of the Mall in 2014.
- Willie Jones, Season 2 FOX via Getty Images
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Jones lost out to CeCe Frey in the first live show after they had to 'sing for their lives.' Since then, he's released a single on iTunes called 'Slow It Down' and was featured on Lyric145's — a former group from X Factor — cover of Justin Timberlake and Jay Z 's 'Suit & Tie.'
- Khaya Cohen, Season 3 FOX via Getty Images
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Cohen placed 10th on Season 3 and is now writing and recording music, as well as dropping several tracks on YouTube . In 2014, she won 'Best Teen Songwriter' at The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science's annual 'Grammy Career Day,' and last year, she made a music video of 'Santa Caught Me (Making Love To You)' with Brett Castro.
- Danie Geimer, Season 3 FOX via Getty Images
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Geimer was eliminated after the first round of the live shows and hasn't been active on social media since August 2015. As of this writing, she doesn't have any music out on iTunes.
- Rion Paige, Season 3 FOX via Getty Images
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- Ellona Santiago, Season 3 FOX via Getty Images
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Santiago came in sixth place and has since released several covers on YouTube , including Justin Bieber 's 'Love Yourself' and Taylor Swift 's 'Bad Blood.'
- Carlos Guevara, Season 3 FOX via Getty Images
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After placing 13th, Guevara recorded a cover of One Direction 's 'Story of My Life' with MattyBRaps . In October 2015, he released his EP Resurrect , as well as the music video for his song 'Fault Line.'
- Josh Levi, Season 3 FOX via Getty Images
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Finishing in seventh place, Levi released several singles on iTunes , including 'Doctor' and a ballad-style cover of Fetty Wap 's 'Trap Queen.' He guest-starred on an episode of Days of Our Lives and recently announced he'll be on Season 3 of the web series Royal Crush .