America has spoken, and the new “The X Factor” champion is… Tate Stevens! The country crooner from L.A. Reid’s team now has a $5 million recording contract thanks to all his fans.
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with the judges of "The X Factor" to get their predictions on who will take home the big prize in this week’s finale!
Britney Spears' money is on her teen prodigy, Carly Rose Sonenclar. Britney joked, “If she doesn't win, I'm going to have to beat Tate up. Big time. I'm going to come to his house the next morning and beat the poop out of him.”
Cowell talked about the recent “swatting” prank that propelled him into the news. Simon explained, “I was asleep and the police turned out. They were told that I was tied up in my bedroom with duct tape.” Then he laughed to Terri, “You were probably behind it.”
Join "Extra" as we host a live video chat on Spreecast.com with actress and TV host Nicole Dabeau and celebrity interviewer Arthur Kade as they recap "The X Factor" right after the show.
This Thursday, November 29 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, Nicole and Arthur will break down the competition, and are looking to you to voice your opinion and heat up the conversation!
This week, we'll have on former contestants Beatrice Miller, Reed Demings, Lyric145, Jason Brock and more, who will talk about their experiences and answer fan questions! Other special guests may pop up in the chat at any time.
"Extra" and "X Factor" host Mario Lopez invited "Extra's" Terri Seymour behind the scenes at "The X Factor" show’s top 12 Party revealing his great idea for Britney’s “possible” finale performance this season.
Seymour was backstage at Thursday’s live show and asked Spears directly about whether she’ll return for Season 2. The singer responded, “Possibility!"
It was a tough night for Spears, who had to choose “X Factor” fan favorite Arin Ray over Diamond White. Britney told Terri, “I love Diamond, and she's like an angel so that was a really hard decision.”
Watch more ‘X Factor’ backstage action!
Spears said she will bring sons Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6 to the “X Factor” studios on Halloween. Seymour asked Simon if he’d be going trick-or-treating, to which he quipped, “No, dahling, I've never tricked or treated in my life. We don’t have that in England.”
As for Britney taking the stage for the show’s finale, she replied, “Maybe so… something could be in the works. We don’t know.”
Check out more of Simon and Britney, plus hear what advice Simon has for Mario Lopez’s upcoming nuptials!
Tune in to watch the finalists when “The X Factor Live!” airs tonight at 8:00 PM on FOX!