Arin Ray
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Cincinnati, OH

Arin Ray (born September 2, 1995) is a student from Cincinnati. He was part of InTENsity in season 1 of the show in the Groups category, which was mentored by Paula Abdul. Ray returned as a finalist in the Teens category as a solo act in season 2. In this season, he auditioned in Providence, Rhode Island with Count On Me, an original song. At the bootcamp part 2, he was paired with Normani Kordei, whom he dated for a while. They sang One Direction's hit "What Makes You Beautiful". At judges' houses, he sang the acoustic version of "Starships" and his mentor Spears chose him to compete in the live shows. Ray performed "You Keep Me Hangin' On" during the first live show on October 31. On November 1, during the first live results show, Ray was put into a sing-off with Diamond White, in order for Spears to decide which contestant to put into the Top 12 and which to send home. Ray performed "I Look to You" and Spears selected him to advance to the top 12. Ray was eliminated by the public vote on November 22, 2012, and finished in 10th place.

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