Rachel Kelly Crow (born January 23, 1998) is an American singer and actress. Born in Mead, Colorado, she participated in the first season of the American version of The X Factor in 2011, where she finished in fifth place. Following her elimination, she contacted Walt Disney for possible roles in future Disney productions. This resulted in her starring in multiple television shows and films, including BrainSurge, Inside Edition, Big Time Rush, Figure It Out, The Wendy Williams Show and Fred: The Show. Crow released her first and eponymous extended play (EP) in June 2012.
Crow performing in 2019
Rachel Kelly Crow
January 23, 1998
Mead, Colorado, U.S.
2011: The X FactorEdit
Crow auditioned for the first season of the US version of The X Factor in 2011 with the song "Mercy" (2008) by Duffy. She reached the live shows and finished in fifth place in the quarter-final after competing in the sing-off with Marcus Canty and when the result went to deadlock.
|The X Factor performances and results|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||N/A||"Mercy"||Duffy||Through to Bootcamp|
|Bootcamp 1||Group Performance 1||"Who You Are"||Jessie J||Advanced|
|Bootcamp 2||Group Performance 2||"I Have Nothing"
(with Joshua Maddox, 4Shore, Hayley Orrantia, Illusion Confusion, Caylie Gregorio, De'Quan Allen and Ellona Santiago)
|Bootcamp 3||Solo Performance||"If I Were a Boy"||Beyoncé||Through to Judges' Houses|
|Judges' houses||Free Choice||"I Want It That Way"||Backstreet Boys||Through to Live Shows|
|Week 1||14||"Baby"/"Where Did Our Love Go"||Justin Bieber / The Supremes||Saved by Simon Cowell|
|Week 2||Judge's Choice||4||"Walking on Sunshine"||Katrina and the Waves||Safe (2nd)|
|Week 3||Songs from movies||11||"I'd Rather Go Blind"||Etta James||Safe (1st)|
|Week 4||Rock||2||"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"||The Rolling Stones||Safe (1st)|
|Week 5||Giving Thanks||1||"I Believe"||Yolanda Adams||Safe (3rd)|
|Week 6||Songs by Michael Jackson||4||"Can You Feel It"||The Jacksons||Safe (2nd)|
|Week 7||Dance music hits||3||"Nothin' on You"||B.o.B / Bruno Mars||Bottom two|
|Save me songs||8||"Music and Me"||Michael Jackson|
|Final Showdown (Week 7)||Free Choice||2||"I'd Rather Go Blind"||Etta James||Eliminated via Deadlock (5th)|
2012–present: Music debutEdit
In February 2012, it was announced that Crow signed a music deal with Columbia Records and a television deal with Nickelodeon for her own show. She was also featured on Big Time Rush's Summer Tour 2012 along with Cody Simpson, and starred on a two-part episode of Fred: The Show.
In June 2012, Crow announced via Twitter that she would be releasing a five-song EP, featuring one song co-written by Crow herself. She later announced via her website that it would be released on June 26, 2012 and would be self-titled. The lead single is "Mean Girls," which Crow co-wrote with Toby Gad. Gad also produced the song. The four other songs are "Rock With You" featuring rapper Mann, "Lemonade," "My Kind of Wonderful" and "What A Song Can Do." She has also worked with producer Jonas Jeberg, who has worked with singers such as The Wanted.
In his review of 'Mean Girls', The Re-View complimented Crow's "intelligence and aspirations" and finished his article saying of the singer: "I don't doubt that her vocal ability to out-diva some of the best singers will lead to even greater things in the future."
Television and acting careerEdit
Rachel Crow appeared on a few Nickelodeon shows in the early 2010s such as Fred: The Show, and Big Time Rush and had signed a series development deal with the network, though this did not result in an aired series. Crow said that she would have wanted to duet with Eminem if she had a series.
Rachel Crow also currently stars in ABC's Schooled as recurring character "Felicia Somers". Crow appears in 4 episodes of the first season.
|2017||Deidra & Laney Rob a Train||Laney|
|2018||Bumblebee||Liz||Uncredited and appears in deleted scenes|
|2005||Three Wise Guys||Girl||Uncredited|
|2006||In from the Night||Little Girl in Doctors Office||Uncredited|
|2010||Pizza & Karaoke||Darla||TV Movie|
|The X Factor USA||Contestant|
|2012||Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2012|
|Big Time Rush||Winnie||Episode: "Bel Air Rush"|
|Fred: The Show||Starr||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2013||The Office||Gabriella||Episode: "A.A.R.M."|
|Figure It Out||Herself||6 episodes|
|2016–2018||Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh||Tip (voice)||19 episodes|
|2018||The Goldbergs||Felicia Somers||Episode: "The Goldbergs: 1990-Something"|
|2019–2020||Schooled||Felicia Somers||6 episodes|
|2019||The Lion Guard||Imara||Voice Role; "Return to the Pride Lands"|
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
- "Mean Girls" (2012)
- "Solo" (2017)
- "Dime" (2017)
- "Coulda Told Me" (2018)
- "Up All Night" (2019)
- "Twitter / iamrachelcrow: @CassidyCrow kelly". En.twitter.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Rachel Crow". Buddy TV December 17, 2011.
- Benson, Kirstin (December 12, 2011). "Rachel Crow Is 'Perfect' For Disney — Casting Director & Talent Manager Agree". hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- Silberman, Lindsay (February 22, 2012). "X Factor Finalist Rachel Crow Lands Nickelodeon Series". TV Guide. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
- "Rachel Crow Talks Up 'Amazing' Post-'X Factor' Career". MTV. February 22, 2012.
- "Rachel Crow: EP In June". Dream Magazine. May 18, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "RACHEL CROW TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED EP ON COLUMBIA RECORDS/SYCO AVAILABLE JUNE 26 | The Official Rachel Crow Site". Rachelcrowofficial.com. June 4, 2012. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "Rachel Crow debuts official music video for 'Mean Girls'".
- Garibaldi, Christina (March 9, 2012). "Rachel Crow Wants Eminem On Her Nickelodeon Show - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Rachel Crow to Star on Nickelodeon Series". The Hollywood Gossip. February 22, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Deidra and Laney Rob a Train". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
- "Rachel Crow - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.