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.”
After Cowell’s boy band Emblem3 performed Wednesday, Lovato expressed some strong feelings. She commented, “I just don't understand what Simon is doing with you guys. Every week I know you are going to be standing next to each other singing a song, but people are going to like you because you are good looking. I don't think this is genuine at all.”
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 Wednesday, November 21 at 10PM ET/7PM 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 special guests and former contestants, who will talk about their experiences and answer fan questions!
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We’ve got your backstage pass to “The X-Factor”! Mario Lopez took the stage for the first time Wednesday and brought “Extra” along for all the behind-the-scenes action.
Mario was pumped up for the first live show, telling L.A. Reid, “I’m ready!” Afterward, Lopez got the stamp of approval from Simon Cowell, who said he “loved it” and “couldn't be happier!”
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian took the stage for the first time Wednesday as “The X Factor” host – and made an indelible first impression.
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!