Most of the time, with many reality television shows, such as The X Factor USA, when a contestant is eliminated fairly early on, you never really hear much of them in the future. However, there is one person who is proving that there is life after The X Factor USA, by turning her hand to acting instead.
Hayley Orrantia appeared in the first season of The X Factor USA, as part of the girl group Lakoda Rayne finishing in 9th place. While Lakoda Rayne struggled to make an impact on the music world, Hayley saw an opportunity to change her focus, by turning her hand to acting.
That move has paid off, as Hayley plays the role of Erica in the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, which has been earning some decent reviews. With The Goldbergs doing well, it would seem that Orrantia is destined to remain in acting but she insists that she will pursue both avenues.
Hayley recently told DallasMorning News, "I’m definitely continuing with music. I plan to keep writing original music while the show’s going. Then, once we’re on hiatus, I can take all the songs and go into the studio and record them, maybe make an EP or an album. … It’s just not at the forefront right now."
You can catch Hayley Orrantia in The Goldbergs, which airs on ABC on Tuesday evenings. We also look forward to hearing some new music from the talented star!