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‘X Factor’ Finale: Jeff Gutt Deserves To Beat Alex & Sierra

19 December 2013 8:25 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Yes, I know that Alex and Sierra are fan-favorites, but come on — who could really create a hit record? Think about the radio for a moment, and it’s Jeff who can be a hit maker!

If there was any contestant who delivered big-time with their X Factor finale performances Dec. 18, it was Jeff Gutt. The Detroit-born 37-year-old with the sexy, raspy voice was a rock star with every note.

Jeff Gutt Should Win Over Alex & Sierra On ‘The X Factor

While Alex & Sierra are cute and delivered a pretty rendition of “Say Something,” they totally wimped out on both their duet of “Bleeding Love” with Leona Lewis and their delicate rendition of “Give Me Love”.

Hey, I know it’s heartwarming to see them look adoringly into each other’s eyes, but honestly, when was the last time that a sugary, folksy duo ever had a hit record? I’m sorry, »

- Bonnie Fuller

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'X Factor' Recap: Jeff Gutt Goes for Broke

19 December 2013 7:05 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

We're in the home stretch: The X Factor crowns a winner tonight. "I think this is going to be one of the closest finals we've ever had, and we've seen a few upsets over the weeks," Simon Cowell said, as if warning viewers that something was amiss.

Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage of 'The X Factor

And indeed it was: After weeks of stellar performances, presumed frontrunners Alex and Sierra faltered ever so slightly at a time when it's crucial for them to be spot-on. Jeff Gutt had the spotlight on him all night. »

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The X Factor Recap: Bring Me the Head of Paulina Rubio! [Insert Crowd Roaring Here]

9 October 2013 7:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Paulina Rubio (Code name: “Still No Idea Who That Is”) finally got her Big Moment on The X Factor tonight. The occupant of the Britney Spears Chair of English Manglage and Barely Formed Thoughts has shone especially dim during her Season 3 tenure — particularly sitting alongside the high-wattage wit and wisdom of Kelly Rowland and the scrappy sparkle of Demi Lovato.

Unfortunately for Pow-leena (as host Mario Lopez prefers to overemphasize it), the Big Moment probably didn’t resemble what she and her management team had envisioned when she hopped aboard Fox’s second-most-popular reality singing competition (out of two).

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- Michael Slezak

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The X Factor Recap: Bad Chair Day [Updated]

26 September 2013 6:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Novelty acts, not-as-funny-as-you-think fame-seekers and the mentally/emotionally unstable, your time is up!

The X Factor‘s Season 3 auditions have come to their inevitable end, making way for something called “The Four-Chair Challenge.” (Cue a Christina Aguilera side-eye as she realizes this phrase sounds like what happens when all four coaches press their buttons during The Voice audition rounds. We’re with you on this one, Xtina, even if the X Factor’s new substitute for “Boot Camp” and “Judges’ Houses” has nothing to do with rotating seats or “blinds.”)

Tonight’s audition installment once again found Simon Cowell stretching »

- Michael Slezak

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The X Factor Recap: Whole World's Upside Down

25 September 2013 7:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stop giving me White Castle and telling me it’s filet mignon! That, in a Styrofoam container, is my desperate message to Simon Cowell and his producing cronies at The X Factor.

Tonight’s installment — the fifth one focusing on the Season 3 audition rounds — was littered with mediocre vocalists who received lavish praise and occasional standing ovations from a judging panel that really should (and probably does) know better.

Don’t get me wrong: Demi Lovato brings a sassy charm to her role as The Voice of The Youth (Tm pending). But I just cahhhhhhn’t when she stares down »

- Michael Slezak

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The X Factor Recap: The Secret Strife of These American Teenagers [Updated]

18 September 2013 7:34 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

I laughed. I cried. I seriously contemplated setting my television on fire.

Yep, it’s just another Wednesday night watching The X Factor, the show where every audience reaction shot looks like it’s coming from a wannabe actor feigning enjoyment rather than an actual human who’s digging the music. And yes, now that you ask, I was trying to bury that bit about being moved to tears under a blanket of bitchery.

What can I say? The story about Carlos Guevara — the kid with Tourette’s whose genuine talent trumped his backstory — gave me a case of the weepies. »

- Michael Slezak

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‘The X Factor’ Premiere: Kelly Rowland Swoons Over Al Calderon

13 September 2013 6:02 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The X Factor’ returned for a super-sized premiere event, and without getting to ahead of myself, I think we might have already met this year’s winner.

The X Factor‘s two-night season premiere continued Sept. 12, and although the second night didn’t have quite as many sexy grandmas as the first, it was still bursting with talent. In fact, it featured what Simon Cowell called the best auditions he’s ever seen on the show — including one young gentleman from Long Island who might just be the next Justin Bieber. Only taller and less Canadian.

Denver Auditions: A Mixed Bag Of Emotions

The first “yes” went to Riley Brown, 15, who performed ‘her’ version of Zedd‘s “Clarity.” She was pretty shaky at first, but then she got better, even to the point where Demi Lovato started to tear up. “I absolutely love you,” Simon told a super-excited Riley, »

- Andy Swift

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Carly Rose Sonenclar Talks Life After ‘The X Factor,’ Her New Music & More

6 August 2013 10:38 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Carly Rose is about to take the music industry by storm. She blew us away with her incredible voice on the second season of ‘The X Factor’ and she talked to HollywoodLife.com Exclusively about what’s next for her!

Carly Rose Sonenclar — that’s a name you’re going to want to remember. The 14-year-old singer stole the show as an X Factor finalist, and she recently sat down with HollywoodLife.com Exclusively about post-X Factor life, new music, and her own personal following!

Carly Rose Talks Life After ‘X Factor

We all became a member of Team Carly Rose on the second season of The X Factor. Her incredible voice gave us goosebumps every time we heard her sing. Although she came in second to Tate Stevens on the hit show, she is still making a huge name for herself in the music industry. She talked to HollywoodLife. »

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Carly Rose Sonenclar Talks Record Deal & Working With Britney Spears

10 May 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Carly Rose may not even be in high school yet, but she already has a record deal! ‘The X Factor’ runner-up revealed to Hollywoodlife.com how her life has changed since she wowed America with her powerful, soulful singing and signed on to a deal with Simon Cowell’s label, Syco Entertainment.

At only 14, Carly Rose Sonenclar is about to release a new cover video, will be working on a new album, and even performing at Best Buy theater! She visited Hollywoodlife.com’s offices to talk about how X Factor judge and mentor Britney Spears inspired and helped her plus what she has planned for her exciting future.

Carly Rose Sonenclar Talks Transition From ‘X Factor’ To 8th Grade

After coming in second to Tate Stevens on season two of The X Factor, Carly headed back to eighth grade. Could you imagine?!

“It’s kind of weird! Before the show, »

- Bonnie Fuller

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X Factor Winner Tate Stevens: I'm Happy to Be a Late Bloomer

29 April 2013 12:42 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

When Tate Stevens' wife told him that she had signed him up to audition for The X Factor in Kansas City last year without his knowledge, he was less than enthusiastic about the idea, even telling her flat-out that he wasn't going to go.

"We'd watched the first season," Stevens tells TVGuide.com. "We watched American Idol, The Voice. We watched all those shows. And you see, 15, 20,000 people standing outside in lines. I'm like, 'There's no way I'm going to stand in those lines. No. Not gonna happen.'"

But his wife wouldn't take no for an answer.

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- Liz Raftery

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Tate Stevens: ‘X Factor’ Star Reveals L.A. Reid’s Best Advice

25 April 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

X Factor’ season two winner Tate Stevens dropped his new self-titled album on April 23 and he stopped in to the HollywoodLife.com office for an exclusive interview to reveal just how his skyrocketing career has changed his life, and how his mentor L.A. Reid coached him to success.

From construction work to national performances for thousands, it’s safe to say Tate Stevens‘ life has dramatically changed over the past year. After winning The X-Factor in December, Tate released his debut album, Tate Stevens, on April 23, and he credits much of his successes to music mogul L.A. Reid.

Tate Stevens: ‘Who Doesn’t Love Love Songs?’

“My single out now is ‘Power of a Song,’ Tate, 38, told us when he stopped in the HollywoodLife.com office. “Who doesn’t love love songs?”

We know that Tate is a devoted lover. We saw on the show each week, how much his love for wife, »

- Bonnie Fuller

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Tate Stevens' Debut Album: Track-By-Track (Exclusive)

23 April 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tate Stevens is no Melanie Amaro. Sure, the 38-year-old country crooner may have followed in Amaro's X Factor USA-winning footsteps, but when it came down to writing and recording his debut album, Stevens wasted no time. "We had to jump on the momentum of the show," the Belton, Mo., native tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I didn't want people forgetting -- you know, 'that's the fat ugly guy who won that show,'" he adds with a chuckle. Photos: 'The X Factor' Finale in Pictures: A Country King, a Teen Diva and a Girl Group Modesty looks good

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- Sophie Schillaci

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'X Factor's' Tate Stevens reveals cover art and track listing for debut set

7 March 2013 2:24 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tate Stevens, “The X Factor’s” season two winner, will release his self-titled Syco/RCA Nashville set on April 23. Today, he revealed the album art and track listing. As the listing reveals, the country singer co-wrote three of the 11 tracks on the set. For many of the other selections, he corralled in some of Nashville’s top songwriters, including Rivers Rutherford, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip for “That’s How You Get the Girl,” as well as Bradley Gaskin, a performer in his own right, for first single,  “Power Of a Love Song.” “Since winning ‘The X Factor,’ we’ve listened to hundreds of »

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Demi Lovato Likely Returning To Judge ‘The X Factor’ Next Season

5 March 2013 8:17 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Plus, a source tells HollywoodLife.com that Demi will also likely sing on a Fifth Harmony single And perform with the girl group next season!

Prepare to have a heart attack, Lovatics! While Britney Spears and L.A. Reid may be abandoning their posts at The X Factor, HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that Demi Lovato is “mostly a lock” to return as a judge in season three — and that’s not all the former Sonny With A Chance star has up her sleeve!

According to our source, if Demi does return to The X Factor, she’ll be doing some major collaborating with girl-group Fifth Harmony! Even though the girls were on Team Simon Cowell last season, Demi will “most likely” sing on one of the group’s singles and share the X Factor stage with them for a live performance.

We spoke to Demi in Dec. 2012, and she told »

- Andy Swift

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Emblem3: ‘The X Factor’ Sensation Announces East Coast Tour

26 February 2013 3:03 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Simon Cowell’s next big boy band is expanding their 2013 tour due to overwhelming demand! Keep reading to see if cuties Wesley, Keaton, and Drew are coming to a city near you!

Emblem3 is really blowing up! After their west coast shows sold out quickly, the boys decided to add extra concerts on the other coast. Now may be your only chance to see them before they become the next One Direction!

Emblem3: Simon Cowell’s Next Big Boy Band

The cool teen trio, consisting of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick, won us and the nation over when they lit The X Factor up with their energetic performances.

Simon Cowell, who mentored the group while they were on The X Factor and subsequently signed them to his label Syco, was drawn to the band’s pop/rock mix, their SoCal coolness, and obviously their potential to be massive heartthrobs. »

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'X Factor' Winner Tate Stevens Announces Album Release Date

25 February 2013 5:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The X Factor season two winner Tate Stevens is set to release his self-titled debut album April 23, Syco Music/RCA Nashville said Monday. Photos: An 'American Idol' to 'X Factor' Timeline Produced by Blake Chancey, the record will include three songs that Stevens co-wrote alongside Ashley Gorley, Joe Diffie, Wade Kirby, Phil O'Donnell, Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy. It will include the single “Power of a Love Song,” written by Jeremy Bussey, Bradley Gaskin and Marcus Franklin Johnson. “For someone that has dreamt of recording and releasing music for over a decade, to say I’m excited is an

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- Michele Amabile Angermiller

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Top Videos: X Factor Winner Tate Stevens' First Single, Rubio's Water Gaffe, "Pig on Wheels"

14 February 2013 8:16 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

This week, the Internet became obsessed with a tiny piglet in a wheelchair, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-fl) taking a sip from a miniature water bottle during his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address. In celebrity news, Zach Galifianakis interviewed Oscar hopefuls, and X Factor winner Tate Stevens debuted his first single during the Grammy Awards. And a little boy tried to tell his mother he hadn't been snacking when all evidence pointed to the contrary. Check out those clips and more in our Top Videos of the Week:

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- Liz Raftery

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'X Factor' Fantasy Panel: Who Could Replace Britney and Why Demi Lovato Should Stay

21 January 2013 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Simon Cowell is no stranger to rebooting judging panels. After axing X Factor season one judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Sherzinger, keeping Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid, last January, Cowell now faces vacant seats from Britney Spears and the aforementioned Reid as he looks ahead to season three. Photos: 'The X Factor' Finale in Pictures: A Country King, a Teen Diva and a Girl Group Reid announced his exit from the program just one week ahead of the season two finale, which saw one of his own mentees, country man Tate Stevens, nab the $5 million prize. Meanwhile, Spears

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- Sophie A. Schillaci

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Khloe Kardashian on 'X Factor' USA return: 'I have no idea'

17 January 2013 9:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Khloe Kardashian has admitted that she has "no idea" if she will be returning to The X Factor USA next season. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star joined The X Factor last year as Mario Lopez's co-host and has expressed a desire to be back next season.

(Pictured above: Khloe Kardashian, 'X Factor' winner Tate Stevens and Mario Lopez) In a recent interview with E! News, Kardashian said that she doesn't expect any announcements about next season's hosts until later in the year. "I hope (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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'X Factor' USA winner Tate Stevens signs joint record deal

16 January 2013 7:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The X Factor USA winner Tate Stevens has officially signed a record deal. The country singer is now part of Simon Cowell's Syco Music and RCA Records Nashville after agreeing a joint deal. The 37-year old is currently in Nashville recording his debut album, which is due to be released this spring. Stevens won The X Factor USA's second season last month, securing a $$5 million recording contract. He competed in the Over 25s category and was mentored by La Reid, (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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