Paige Thomas
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Names Paige Ava Thomas
Age(s) 28
Hometown San Antonio, Texas
Category Young Adults
Mentor Demi Lovato
Elimination Information
Place 8th Place

Paige Ava Thomas (born August 25, 1990) is an American singer from San Antonio, Texas who finished in 8th place on season 2 of The X Factor USA. Her mentor was Demi Lovato.


Before trying out for the show, Thomas was a nursing student. She has a five-year-old daughter named Jade, whose name Paige has tattooed near her chest. Before the show, Paige had previously tried out for season 10 of American Idol but didn't make it past the final 90.

X Factor historyEdit

Paige tried out for the show in Austin, Texas, getting 4 yeses from the judges. At bootcamp, she developed a rivalry with fellow contestant CeCe Frey. Despite both singing the same Whitney Houston classic, "I Will Always Love You", both made it to judges' homes with Demi Lovato as their mentor. Despite having a somewhat subpar performance, Lovato was impressed enough to put Paige through to the live shows where her dramatic theaterical-style performances seem to have impressed the public despite her being in the bottom 2 once. Though possessing a very strong vocal ability, Paige has come under fire for being a 'cry-baby' several times during the show. 

Paige was eliminated on November 29, 2012, finishing in 8th place.


Show Theme Song Original artist Order Result
Audition Free choice "I'm Goin' Down" Mary J. Blige N/A Through to bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston Through to bootcamp 2
Bootcamp 2 Group performance Not Aired Through to bootcamp 3
Bootcamp 3 Duet performance "Secrets" (with CeCe Frey) OneRepublic Through to judges' houses
Judges' houses Free choice "Turn Up The Music" Chris Brown Through to live shows
Week 1 Made in America "What Is Love" Haddaway 1 Saved by Demi Lovato
Week 2 Songs from movies "Take My Breath Away" Berlin 2 Safe
Week 3 Divas "Last Dance" Donna Summer 7 Bottom Two
Final Showdown "Paradise" Coldplay 2 Safe
Week 4 Giving Thanks "Everytime" Britney Spears 9 Safe
Week 5 Number Ones "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley 3 Eliminated

Post X FactorEdit

Since the show, Paige has been focused on her daughter Jade and her music. There was a rumor shortly after her elimination that she might be getting signed to rap legend Jay Z's record label Roc Nation due to her mentioning the label on Twitter, but nothing came of it, and the rumor faded away.

Thomas later released a single callled "Lolli", which has received positive reviews by critics. She is currently working on her first album.


Paige joined Jennel GarciaLyric 145, and Willie Jones on The UneXpected tour, which kicked off on August 3, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island.


  • Despite the show portraying them as rivals, Paige and fellow contestant CeCe Frey are actually friends. In a word association game that aired on the X Factor's pre-show web series, Paige describes CeCe as "funny" and "awesome" while CeCe describes Paige as "beautiful".
  • Paige has her daughter Jade's full name, date of birth, and baby footprints tattooed near her chest, close to her collarbone.



  • "Lolli" (2013)