'The X Factor': Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid talk Emblem3, Lyric 145 and Diamond White

Now that we've made it through the first round of live performances and eliminations on "The X Factor" certain favorites are starting to emerge. And Simon Cowell is looking like the judge to beat, again.Cowell, who is mentoring the Groups this season, was crowing over the performance of Huntington Beach bro band Emblem3 as he met the press after Thursday's results show. "This was to me One Direction, where I thought we've found something really special," Cowell said recalling the success of that other boy band he helped launch on the U.K. edition of "X Factor." "I think they're the anti-One Direction," Cowell adds about Emblem3. "I think they're very different. I like the idea you can have two bands competing against each other, different sets of bands."He believes in the group -- consisting of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and their friend Drew Chadwick -- so much that he even let them choose their...



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