By Brittany Valadez | 12/17/2013 - 17:13
Proof that underdogs have a fighting chance was evident in the X Factor semi-finals, that somewhat coincidentally mirrored last season. Kelly Rowland's Jeff Gutt, Paulina Rubio's Carlito Olivero and Simon Cowell's groups Alex and Sierra and Restless Road were the last four remaining in the competition.
By Brittany Valadez | 12/16/2013 - 15:16
This week was extra special for not only the press, but for fans of the X Factor as well. We'll chalk it up to Christmas glee, (not the fact that it's the semi-finals) that we were treated to a double dose of judges and contestants!
We chatted with both individually as well as press conference style, with host Mario Lopez replacing Demi Lovato for the press conference. The judges talked Christmas plans, most memorable things from Christmas past, and cooking!
By Brittany Valadez | 12/09/2013 - 16:26
For the past few weeks, we've been chatting with your favorite X Factor contestants, and if you've been watching our exclusive interviews, you've grown to love (and for some, miss) those on the Fox reality competition show.
This week, we talked with viewer faves Alex and Sierra, Restless Road, and our own Latino Carlito Olivero.
By Brittany Valadez | 12/04/2013 - 10:50
It was Thanksgiving week at the X Factor USA, and the contestants received a pleasant surprise with the arrival of their families. Unfortunately, two contestants were still sent home.
Lillie McCloud, the gorgoeus grandma from judge Kelly Rowland's "Over 25's," and season 3 standout Josh Levi were sent packing.
Levi's mentor and judge was Paulina Rubio, and his elimination was a shocker.
By Brittany Valadez | 11/26/2013 - 15:41
Last Thursday night’s X Factor elimination was down to a battle between two of Paulina Rubio’s contestants, Carlito Olivero and Tim Olstad.
One of Demi’s girls, Khaya Kohen, was the first contestant sent home before ultimately, Olstad was sent packing.
Audiences awaited each judges’ vote, as one by one, each mentor opted to send Olstad home. Lovato and Cowell both agreed he lacked the certain X Factor that a top 40 artist possesses.
By Cristina Arreola | 11/20/2013 - 14:00
Anyone who watches The X Factor already knows: there’s a hot, new Latino on the music scene! Carlito Olivero, 24, has been wooing the judges, the audience...and, let’s be real, the ladies since he first took the stage at his Los Angeles audition.
By Brittany Valadez | 11/18/2013 - 13:25
Thursday night’s X Factor results show was a bittersweet one, as two more contestants were sent home, last season’s breakout contestants performed and Demi Lovato shared her new book.
In a shocking elimination, girl group Sweet Suspense was the first to be cut, with Rachel Potter being next to go.
Before Potter was eliminated, last season’s third place winner Fifth Harmony, grouped together by Simon Cowell, were the night’s special guest performers.
By Brittany Valadez | 11/15/2013 - 10:12
Tuesday night was the beginning of eliminations for the top 13 finalists of the X Factor, but due to last week's voting error, it made it the first night of the top 12 cuts.
Sadly, one of the fan favorites was ultimately sent home. Carlos Guevara, 16, was the first contestant that didn't make it through to next week.
Guevara was in good spirits, and had nothing but sweet words to say about his experience.
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 11/13/2013 - 12:22
Simon Cowell isn't afraid to speak his mind–so it makes sense he appreciates the same in others, too. We caught up with the X Factor judge to talk our cover girl Demi Lovato, her perspective and what he respects most about his bantering co-judge.
What does Demi bring to the X-Factor as a judge and mentor?
By Brittany Valadez | 11/08/2013 - 16:03
Thursday night’s X Factor show had each contestant performing their “save me” song, due to an error in the voting numbers from Wednesday night.
But after the show, the press area was nothing of somber faces, but of upbeat and positive contestants and mentors.
One of those mentors was none other then Latina’s December/January cover girl, the gorgeous Demi Lovato.
Fellow judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland gushed about our cover star, with Paulina even reminiscing about her recent cover!