The first time Arin Ray was on The X Factor (last year), he was part of the group inTENsity. While they made it pretty far, the experience did not show off Arin’s mad vocal skills to the max. So, we were delighted that he made it into Britney Spears’ Top 4 Teens group, and even happier that he is moving on to the Top 12
What is the best advice you’ve received from you mentor, Britney?
You know the best advice I’ve gotten from Britney (Spears) is to spill everything out on stage. I’ve soaked up everything last year and to this year and at this point just spill it out on stage and give it my all.
Does she understand you as an artist?
Oh, she most definitely understands me, that’s why we bond so much because she knows I’m a performer. I love to entertain and that’s what she’s done and made millions off of. Britney is amazing.
What is one thing you’ve learned from her that will stick with you after this competition is over?
Just be me, just be myself. Nobody can do me better than me so really just give it my all and put everything on the stage. Leave my heart on the stage.
What is something we would be surprised to know about Britney?
I guess some people would say she may be stand-offish but I see her as just a person, she’s just a regular person. She loves to talk to me just as much as I love to talk to her, so it’s amazing. She very open and I love her for that.