Sophie Simmons talks 'X Factor' elimination
October 12th, 2012
12:19 PM ET

Sophie Simmons talks 'X Factor' elimination

Sophie Simmons didn't make it into the Top 24 after this week's round of eliminations on "The X Factor," but the daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons isn't letting the elimination deter her dreams.

The 20-year-old singer auditioned because she's determined to make it in the music industry without the aid of her famous dad, and she told The Hollywood Reporter that she's not going to give up now.

"My parents told me not to quit," Simmons told THR, and this will only make me stronger and push me to try new things."

Although viewers didn't get to see it, Simmons sang Sara Bareilles "Gravity" and Selena Gomez's "Love You Like A Love Song" during boot camp. Those tracks didn't help Sophie stay another week, but she tells THR that winning actually wasn't the point - it's a message she had to tell her dad, too.

"Your parents can be whoever they are, but they are still going to be worried parents," she said. "He really wanted me badly to go through, and I tried to explain to him, I am not here to win a singing competition, I am here to show the world who I am ..."

Now that she's back at home, Sophie's coaching girls volleyball and finishing up school.

Filed under: television • X Factor

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. robert1moore1

    This post is really very interesting....thanks for sharing the information!""

    October 19, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Paul Collins

    On the basis of Gallantry Alone; Peter Goss should be in heaven, front row center.

    October 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Harold G. Dempsey

    The recent passing of Peter Goss of Meadowbrook Penna., leaves many of his close friends with a deep void.

    Peter Goss, athlete, venture capitalist and philanthropist made this Earth a better place to live.

    Peter Goss was a Great Friend, World Class Athlete and my HERO!

    October 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. everyone was yelling at sophia from

    a bar in boca


    October 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. i was in boca for 3 days...


    you need to get better technology...HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    October 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sophia

    can take 20 pies in the face a day....can still stand tall with great pride...she's such a silly woman.

    October 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gene

    i love treating a man like a man....gene simmons is hot man...and he is still cute...
    i'd bang him

    October 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sophia...

    is another silly woman who looks like a fool at all times - lol

    October 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. johnny1...

    sophia is another jerk–ugh

    October 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Martyr2

    Want to make a name for yourself instead of because you are related to a famous person? Don't have the person follow you around to your auditions! I hate this whole "I don't want to be known as the daughter of Gene Simmons. On that note, have you met my dad Gene Simmons?"

    October 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. derp

    Shannon Tweed's face looks like someone smushed together plastic sandwich bags.

    October 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah

      That's what happens when you have too much plastic surgery. Why do women do that to themselves? She was pretty hot when she was young, though.

      October 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. He didn't cheat on her

    he stayed loyal to her–this is the second one

    October 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. i dont' think gene simmons

    has ever cheated on this woman either....

    October 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cut

    the whale off–

    October 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |

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