'X Factor': Tim Olstad still can't believe he and Sarah Hyland are now pals

x-factor-tim-olstad-sarah-hyland-fan.jpgStars! They're just like us. They, too, have favorite contestants on singing competitions. Sarah Hyland might star on "Modern Family," but she also loves Tim Olstad on "The X Factor" so much that she reached out to the singer, had dinner with him, and showed up to Top 12 performance night to cheer him on.

"She reached out to me on Twitter and now we're friends - me and Sarah Hyland - which is crazy because I'm a huge fan of 'Modern Family' and she's awesome," Olstad tells Zap2it after the show. "Seriously, she's so down to Earth and I'm really glad that she came tonight and supported me. She's awesome."

Zap2it can attest that Hyland is a genuine fan -- she and her boyfriend were the first to boo when the judges had less-than-positive things to say about Olstad's performance, and she even got so into his performance that she air-drummed during the drum solo in "Against All Odds."

"Oh, that's great," Olstad says when informed of his super-fan's excitement. "She really likes that song too, so that's cool!"

Josh Levi, who stole the show with his modernized version of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up," is a little jealous of his pal's famous fan. He doesn't have any yet, but he wouldn't mind if a few of his favorite celebs reached out.

"I want Justin Timberlake to notice me," he says. "I want Tori Kelly to notice me. I want Bruno Mars. All the amazing people!"

Olstad has another suggestion: "It's only a matter of time until Usher reaches out to you for sure, dude!"
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