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LeAnn Rimes swears she was not drunk on The X Factor last night, despite a head-scratching performance and a lot of speculation regarding it.
The 30-year-old strongly denies earlier celebrity gossip reports that she was impaired during her duet with finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar on Wednesday.
The singer was “in no way impaired,” and any awkwardness was from “trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song.”
LeAnn, through her lawyer Larry Stein, said Carly was nervous and had difficulty with some of the notes, and she was doing her best to help herMore >
Before Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens and Fifth Harmony battled it out on The X Factor finale last night, the episode opened with a powerful tribute to the victims of last week’s Newtown, CT massacre.
“Words cannot describe what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week,” Simon Cowell said at the outset, adding:
“We’re all deeply saddened by the tragedy, and our hearts right now go out to the families. You’ll always be in our prayers, and you’ll always be in our hearts, and this is our tribute to you.”
From there, as seen below, contestants broke into a rendition ofMore >
The finale stage is set on The X Factor.
With four contestants still alive entering tonight’s elimination episodes, viewers and judges selected the three acts that would take the stage next week and compete for a $5 million grand prize.
First, something NOT mentioned during the broadcast: L.A. Reid has announced he will NOT return for Season 3.
But who won’t return for next week’s finale?
Following astute words from Khloe Kardashian (“These finals really mean everything to these contestants.”), we learn that Fifth Harmony is safe.
So is Tate Stevens.
Will Carly RoseMore >
Four semifinalists. Eight songs. One magical evening.
The remaining X Factor performers took to the stage last night, attempting to earn your vote via renditions of such classics as “Hey Jude (Emblem3) and “Imagine” (Carly Rose Sonenclar).
Who will move on to next week’s finale? One of the two groups? A 13-year old protege? An aspiring country singer?
Watch all eight performances now and then vote for your favorite:
The X Factor went from 16 to 12 tonight, as four contestants – one from each group – were sent packing. In somewhat complicated fashion.
First, each judge deemed two singers from his/her troupe to be safe; they went straight to the next round. Then, the remaining pair of hopefuls sang against each other for their X Factor lives.
Take CeCe Fry, for example, who belted out this beautiful version of “Out Here On My Own.”CeCe Fry â€“ â€œOut Here On My Ownâ€
So, who got the axe? The following quartet was eliminated:
- Willie Jones
- David Correy
- Diamond White
Do the groups stand a chance this season on The X Factor?
Eliminated early on last year, the remaining contingents have Simon Cowell in their corner this time around, as each made its case to advance to the Top 12 last night.
Were you impressed by Sister C’s vocals? Lyric 145 going boom and shaking the room? 1432 making like Taylor Swift? Or Emblem3 keeping their collective shirts on?
- Sister C – “Hell on Heels”
- Lyric 145 – “Boom! Shake the Room”
- 1432 – “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together”
- Emblem3 – “One Day”
Review the performances above, check out the liveMore >
For reasons that defy comprehension, Khloe Kardashian will co-host The X Factor when it goes live next month.
And how does the less annoying version of Kim Kardashian feel about this gig? Anxious.
“What if I get kicked off the show because I say something so bad?” Khloe asked during an appearance on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show Friday. “That is what I’m nervous about, but listen, I can’t be anyone else but myself. I just have to control the language a little bit.”
Kardashian will share the stage with Mario Lopez, who she refers to as “the nicest guy” and someone who will “takeMore >
She’s no Jeffrey Gutt, but Julia Bullock, an 18-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., made a good enough impression on the judges to make it through to Boot Camp too.
Her version of Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” was one of the highlights last night on The X Factor, which clearly used up most of its talent Wednesday.
Julia ditched her bandmates, which included her ex-boyfriend, in trying out for the Fox show. Think she’s got a chance to make it far? You be the judge below:
See the original post here: Julia Bullock on The X Factor: Pumped Up, KickingMore >
Three hours of The X Factor Season 2 are in the books.
What did everyone think? Are you shocked that Britney Spears seems coherent so far? Impressed by Demi Lovato’s heart and attitude? Sick of Simon Cowell’s t-shirts?
Looking forward to more talent taking the stage? Convinced we’ve already seen the winner cross our television screens?
Or have you simply been watching The Voice?
After one week of this Fox competition, it’s time to stop and evaluate the two most important aspects of it: the judges and the contestants. Weigh in below and let’s find out whoMore >
The X Factor find not have a Season 2 host. But it now has a Season 2 poster.
With a pink background and the incredibly witty use of the letter X, the Fox competition has unveiled the following promotional shot of L.A. Reid, Simon Cowell, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato:
These four comprise the judging table, of course, but producers are still on the lookout for one male and one female judge.
Khloe Kardashian has made it clear she’s interested in the gig, while Kevin McHale of Glee has become a popular choice on the boys’ side. All we know is that the series better make a selection soon:More >
Season two of The X Factor is just over a month away, and Simon Cowell’s revamped competition is missing one key element: a host.
The show has struggled to find a replacement for Steve Jones, who was dumped following a lackluster opening season. With producers reportedly seeking a male and a female to take the Brit’s place, Khloe Kardashian has moved toward the top of the list for the latter position.
And now multiple sources confirm that Glee star Kevin McHale is also under consideration for the gig.
McHale portrays wheelchair-bound high school studentMore >
For Britney Spears, listening to a drag queen try out for The X Factor by singing a cover of one of her hit “(You Drive Me) Crazy” hit a little close to home.
During Monday’s auditions in Greensboro, N.C., Spears stormed off the set after the man, dressed partially as a woman, rocked through her 1999 single.
Spears, 30, reportedly “looked stunned” throughout the performance.
Fellow judge L.A. Reid patted her on the back, while Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell could not muster anything beyond covering their faces with their hands.
Reid and Lovato followed Britney off the set, while CowellMore >
Gene Simmons’ daughter did not spend Father’s Day with her dad. Instead, Sophie Simmons flew out to San Francisco to try out for The X Factor.
While Gene and Sophie do have a close relationship, Sophie decided to spend Sunday with Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
“This isn’t about my dad. This is all about my audition,” Sophie reportedly told the judges, asking to be judged on merit and not by her surname.
Sophie may or may not have made it to the next round, but with a rock star for a dad, she’s likely not afraid of performing on the stage at least.
Speaking ofMore >
Nicole Scherzinger may not have gone over well as a judge on The X Factor in the United States, but this former Pussycat Doll is headed overseas.
To judge the same exact show!
Indeed, Scherzinger has officially signed on as a panelists for The X Factor UK, saying today in a statement:
“I’m so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It’s where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle. I can’t wait to see what talent the UK has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists.”
The singer will be doling out advice from Kelly Rowland’s former seat. Much toMore >
If Simon Cowell is going for looks over talent, he’s on the right track.
With Britney Spears negotiations reportedly still ongoing, sources now say The X Factor is considering Stacy Keibler for a role on its upcoming second season. In what capacity? It’s unclear, although co-host seems most likely.
An insider cites Keibler’s “lack of experience in the music business” as a drawback for making this former WWE Diva a judge, but adds that the beauty “looks fantastic and has bags of charisma.” Would this be enough to cast her as emcee?
She would seemingly fit Cowell’s criteria, as Simon toldMore >