Contestant Profile
Birth Date Lauren Ashley: 13 November 1993
Francesca Duncan: 25 May 1994
Arin Ray: 2 September 1995
Austin Percario: 18 November 1995
Emily Wilson: 14 May 1996
Nick Dean: 12 July 1996
Ellona Santiago: 1 August 1996
John Lindahl: 10 August 1996
Emily Michalak: 30 September 1998
Ma'at Bingham Shango: 13 May 1999
'Age Lauren Ashley: 24
Francesca Duncan: 24
Arin Ray: 23
Austin Percario: 22
Emily Wilson: 22
Nick Dean: 22
Ellona Santiago: 22
John Lindahl: 22
Emily Michalak: 19
Ma'at Bingham Shango: 19
Hometown Various places
Occupation Singers


Category Groups
Mentor Paula Abdul
Placement 12/17
InTENsity were a ten-member American teenage pop vocal group consisting of members Lauren Ashley, Francesca Duncan, Arin Ray, Austin Percario, Emily Wilson, Nick Dean, Ellona Santiago, John Lindahl, Emily Michalak and Ma'at Bingham Shango.

Initially rejected at bootcamp as soloists in Season 1 of The X Factor USA, they were put together as a group and were mentored by Paula Abdul. They were eliminated from the competition in Week 2, finishing in 12th place after losing the sing-off to fellow category member The Stereo Hogzz.


Episode Theme Song Result
Judges' houses Free choice "That's Not My Name" Advanced
Week 1 Free choice "The Clapping Song" / "Footloose" Saved
Week 2 American anthems "Kids in America" / "Party Rock Anthem" Bottom two
Save Me songs "My Life Would Suck Without You" Eliminated (12th)


  • In 2012, Arin Ray auditioned again for the show as a solo artist in the Teens category, and finished in 10th place after receiving the fewest public votes.
  • In 2013, Ellona Santiago auditioned again for the show as a solo artist in the Girls category, and finished in 6th place after receiving the fewest public votes.
US Season 1 Finalists
AstroChris ReneDexter HaygoodDrewInTENsityJosh KrajcikLakoda RayneLeRoy BellMarcus CantyMelanie AmaroPhillip LomaxRachel CrowSimone BattleStacy FrancisThe Brewer BoysThe Stereo HogzzTiah Tolliver