EXCLUSIVE: X Factor Contestants Talk Success, Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio & More! (Video)

The X Factor judges Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell

In the midst of numerous reality singing competitions, The X Factor USA holds the title of the most recent breakout musical stars.

Last year’s third and fourth place contestants, Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony, both groups, went on to become successes in their own right. The boys of E3 are currently opening for Selena Gomez, and the girls of 5H are set to tour with Demi Lovato.

With such early success, it’s no wonder singing hopefuls wanted to jump on the X Factor bandwagon.

Season three has a new crop of kids, each equally as talented. With some similarities of contestants last year (Sweet Suspense/Fifth Harmony, Kyaha Cohen/Jennel Garcia), the show has produced predicted breakout stars in fan favorites Alex & Sierra and country group Restless Road.

We caught up with all three groups along with contestants Rachel Potter, Carlos Guevara, Carlito Olivero and Tim Olstad. They dished on everything from romance and girls (Restless Road, Olivero), a connection with Ricky Martin (Potter), Paulina Rubio’s dog (Olstad) to everyone’s obsession with Fifth Harmony.

Check out the interview below!