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.
The big "X Factor" news Thursday wasn’t who's going to the finals, but who's leaving the show for good. Judge L.A. Reid announced this would be his last season with the singing competition.
After all the drama surrounding the “X-Factor” auditions this season, judges are speaking out. In a behind-the-scenes interview shot backstage at the Kansas auditions, Britney Spears and fellow panelists Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell’s substitute Louis Walsh open up about ganging up on Britney, bonding with one another, relating to the contestants, and more.
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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are sure to stir up some trouble as judges on “X-Factor.” The rumor mill is already reporting that Britney walked out during auditions. Check out the new show promo for a little taste of what’s in store for Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid when the show returns to NBC this fall.
In his first and only interview, "The X Factor" judge Simon Cowell breaks his silence to "Extra's" Terri Seymour about the recent exit of judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, and host Steve Jones.
Seymour asked when Cowell and FOX execs first began discussing changes. He said, "At the beginning of the year-- and we were told it had to happen straight away."
"X Factor" judges Simon Cowell and LA Reid talked to "Extra" correspondent AJ Calloway about the contestant elimination process, as the fierce talent show narrows the competition. LA Reid explained, "I think we started out with 150 yeses. We ended up cutting that down to about 80, and then we cut the 80 down to 32."
Simon added, "This is going separate the good people from the not-so-good people."
"Extra" chatted with "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell at the show's New Jersey auditions to talk about changes to his new show. It was the first time the judges made an appearance together, including Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, who replaced Cheryl Cole.
"Who else are we going choose?" Cowell said about having the Pussycat Doll singer join as a judge after Cole's exit. He jokingly added about Scherzinger, "She would have killed me if I had chosen anyone else. I literally would have been killed."