12/02/2011 09:29 am ET

'The X Factor': Astro Is Eliminated (VIDEO)

As the old adage goes, "all things must come to an end." Hence, the elimination of Astro on last night's episode of "The X Factor."

Although the evening marked an end to his reign on the national syndicated series, the charismatic teen was optimistic about his future career.

"I loved my time [on the 'X Factor'], I gained a lot of fans," he said. "People got picket signs ain't over yet."

"This is one of the most fascinating guys I've ever met," L.A. Reid added. "His talents are endless, his career is promising to be amazing. You know what, you are a star." Check out the full clip above.