If the rumors are to be believed, Simon Cowell has his eye on two current TV stars as possible replacements to take over for departing judges Britney Spears or L.A. Reid on The X Factor for Season 3. Among those reportedly being eyed for the position is The Client List's Jennifer Love Hewitt. Malibu Country's Reba McEntire is also mentioned as a possibility. Both women have backgrounds that include both music and TV, which could make them perfect fits for the job.
Demi Lovato didn’t have the best run as a judge and mentor on her first season of The X Factor, arguably having the best talent but losing contestants early in the game. However, that doesn’t seem to be deterring the talented singer and judge. Lovato will be returning to Fox’s hit singing competition for Season 3.
The X Factor is going to go through plenty of changes before Season 3 airs. Britney Spears is already out, L.A. Reid needs to focus more on his business as a record producer, and Khloe Kardashian has been rumored to have been fired. According to Simon Cowell, though, the show would really, really like to keep Demi Lovato around—if she’s willing.
Britney Spears may not be the only Season 2 newcomer to exit The X Factor. Word is that co-host to the Fox singing competition Khloe Kardashian is also set to depart the series. Though, unlike Spears, who left the show after one season as judge in order to work on her music, it sounds like Kardashian's exit from the series is the show's decision.
If you're over the age of 12 and think you have the singing talent to compete in the third season of The X Factor, start warming up those vocal cords. Fox announced the audition schedule for Season 3 of the singing competition series, and they start in less than a month.
This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, given recent reports, but Britney Spears has confirmed that she is, in fact, leaving The X Factor after serving as a judge and mentor on the Fox singing competition for the show's second season. In addition to confirming her exit, she expressed enthusiasm for returning to doing what she loves most, which is performing.
There was a lot of hype and buzz leading into The X Factor's second season over who would fill the seats vacated by Season 1 judges/mentors Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Pop star Britney Spears was one of the replacements, with Demi Lovato filling the other empty chair, but based on rumors and recent reports, Spears is on her way out.
File this one under rumor for now, as nothing is confirmed and the source is unnamed, however, word is that Britney Spears' judging and mentoring gig on The X Factor may end up being just a one-season job. Reports are stating that the pop star is being fired from the job. This news comes just a week after the singing competition series wrapped up its second season, crowning country singer Tate Stevens as the winner.
Much in the way NBC is having The Voice winner Cassadee Pope perform on their New Year's Eve special this year, Fox has also decided to tap the talent and recent popularity of their own singing competition winner. The network announced this week that Tate Stevens will perform on New Year's Eve Live!, which is set to air this Monday night.
The X Factor was supposed to be a show that was an answer to American Idol, a show that was bigger, better, and bolder and looked for a pop star who could put on a show, as well as sing his or her little heart out. That’s what the extravagant costumes, lighting, and stage shows are about, right? Right? So, how did The X Factor, in its second season, already fall into the Idol trappings of letting a bonafide good ol’ country boy take the reigns of this competition early on and go on to finish it?
Another season of The X Factor came to a close tonight, with one of the three remaining acts earning a sizable record contract and the glory of being the second season's winner. Going into tonight's bulky finale, it came down to 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar, country singer Tate Stevens and girl-group Fifth Harmony. Following a number of performances and flashbacks from the second season of the singing competition, a winner was crowned.
After arguing, nitpicking and throwing out several well-versed reasonings, those of us at TV Blend whittled down the list of programming to 5 shows we feel best express quality in this year’s TV. From competitions to moneymaking endeavors, 2012 had some real winners and the top 5 are available listed in no particular order.
Last night, after a few fun performances from Brigit Mendler and Bruno Mars , Fox’s The X Factor got down to business. Thursday’s episode was an elimination episode, meant to wheedle four finalist down to three. Tate Stevens, Emblem 3, and Carly Rose Sonenclar were considered to be the frontrunners, while Fifth Harmony was expected to go home. However, the night delivered a doozy.
L.A. Reid is leaving The X Factor. The music mogul plans to stick around until the end of the season and fulfill his contract as a mentor and a judge in Season 2. The CEO and Chairman of Epic records really enjoys being a judge on the show, but he believes he has been neglecting his business and he needs to return to what he does best.
The X Factor has gone through some major lineup changes in its two seasons on Fox. British X Factor judge Cheryl Cole signed on as a judge and was fired after sitting in on a few of the audition sessions. In the interim, her position on the British The X Factor was filled, leaving her up the creek without a paddle. Now, she would really like a little retribution, and to do so, she’s suing the company that produces Fox’s hit singing competition series, Blue Orbit Productions.