photo: Ray Mickshaw/FoxThursday night on "The X Factor," Jason Brock--an out-and-proud contestant who had been nicknamed "Mr. Entertainment," had performed on the show amid glitter explosions, and had even dared to pinch hunky host Mario Lopez's rear end on one live broadcast--was the first contestant to be voted off the show by America. But Jason went out in his usual fabulous style, as only he could, memorably belting out Bonnie Tyler's '80s epic "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" and triumphantly declaring, "I did it for the gays and Japan!"--a slogan that he really needs to print on T-shirts right away.
Speaking to Yahoo! Music the morning after his elimination, Jason acknowledged the possibility that his homosexuality may have played a factor in the results. "Yes, I think that the gay thing could have had some influence on the voting, because there's a good portion of America that still thinks being gay is wrong," he said. "But I was prepared for that, and I don't regret being me...and I have to say, I really appreciate 'The X Factor' for never asking me to [not be myself]. The show itself was always encouraging me to be myself, for the most part. No one ever said I was 'too gay' or needed to 'tone it down'--thank goodness!"Read More »from Eliminated ‘X Factor’ Contestant Jason Brock Explains Why He “Did It For The Gays And Japan”