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'The Bachelor': 'X Factor' Alum Josh Krajcik to Perform

Josh Krajcik 's soulful vocals and romantic lyrics would make any date complete, which makes it only fitting that The X Factor alum will be serenading an intimate evening for two on an episode of ABC's The Bachelor , set to air Jan. 13. The Ohio native will perform the song "Let Me Hold You" from his debut album Blindly , Lonely , Lovely as the current bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis , a former professional soccer player from Venezuela, escorts one of his bachelorettes to a "breathtaking winter wonderland created in sunny Los Angeles," according to a release.  Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/AYM0lnVsKlw/story01.htm

'The X Factor': Finalist Carlito Olivero 'walking away a winner'

Okay, so Carlito Olivero didn't win a million bucks. But for the Chicago singer, finishing third on "The X Factor" is just fine by him. He didn't have any expectations for his performance on the show (aside from getting past the audition rounds) so second runner-up is a-ok. "All I ever wanted was to just get past that first round and get four yeses from the judges. When I did that I already felt accomplished," Olivero tells Zap2it backstage after the "X Factor" Season 3 finale. "As each and every round went by my mentality was 'Yo, at least I didn't get in the bottom two so I can perform again!' And then [when I was in the bottom I thought] ]I can make it through and I have a fighting chance.'" Besides, some of the show's most successful acts finished third. "One Direction got Top 3. Fifth Harmony got Top 3. So many other... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-x-factor-finalist-carlito-olivero-walking-away-a-winner.html

'The X Factor' runner-up Jeff Gutt can't wait to buy Alex and Sierra's album

Jeff Gutt spent most of the second half of "The X Factor" Season 3 concentrating on blowing his competitors out of the water. He ultimately came in second place, but after his loss Gutt is in good spirits and has nothing but love for his fellow finalists. "I feel great," he tells Zap2it backstage. "Everything happens for a reason. I'm excited for [winners] Alex and Sierra. I can't wait to get their record. And Carlito [Olivero, who came in third], I love that guy. Nothing but respect. He just works so hard." Experiencing a grueling singing competition together gave Gutt lots of respect for his fellow competitors -- but so did the fact that they were all good people. "We all became family doing this because we didn't really have our families out here, so we relied on each other for a lot of things," he says. "There were never any egos or negativity between... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-x-factor-runner-up-jeff-gutt-cant-wait-to-buy-alex-and-sierras-album.html

Alex and Sierra won every week of 'The X Factor' Season 3

It probably wasn't very much of a surprise to the producers of "The X Factor" that Florida duo Alex and Sierra won Season 3, considering they'd gotten the most votes every single week. Simon Cowell didn't find out until after his group's victory that they'd dominated the competition, but he was relieved they'd managed to win. "The gap was closing," Cowell told Zap2it backstage after the big win. "I was told that tonight by one of the producers because I was dying to know, and they kept that away from us. In a way I'm kind of glad that we didn't know. It made you fight harder." Of course, Alex and Sierra would have been successful no matter where they finished. "They knew they were going to get a record deal; they aren't stupid. You don't get to No. 1 on iTunes two weeks in a row and not get a record contract," he says.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/alex-and-sierra-won-every-week-of-the-x-factor-season-3.html

X Factor 2013: Would You Watch a Season 4? The Results Are In!

The future of X Factor’s U.S. version is still up in the air with Fox yet to announce if the reality competition show will be returning for a fourth season. But record low ratings didn’t stop you all from showing your support for Simon Cowell’s American adventure! We asked if you’d watch a fourth season if the series does indeed get renewed and you responded with a resounding yes! An whopping 86 percent of readers polled said they will watch watch Season 4 if it comes to be. That means only... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/AF5yjNAIeZ4/2013-12-23-would-watch-season-4-results

'X Factor' Contestants, Judges Celebrate at Season Wrap Party

Top contestants reveal their future plans at the exclusive event at Mixology. The X Factor wrapped its third season on Thursday night and the cast and crew celebrated with an exclusive after party at Mixology at The Grove in Los Angeles. Just steps away from the lot where the show is filmed, this season's top 12 contestants mingled with judges Kelly Rowland , Paulina Rubio and Simon Cowell .  Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/NCpMY72AElg/story01.htm

The X Factor Finale: Major Ratings Drop Since Last Year

This time last year The X Factor had just crowned Tate Stevens the Season 2 winner and the show was enjoying a boom in the ratings. The conclusion of 2012’s run earned a 3.1 rating for adults 18 to 49 — not a terrific number in the scheme of blowout TV shows (for comparison, the one-time CBS special of The Sound of Music Live had a 4.6 with more than 18.5 million viewers). But oh how great a 3.1 seems now at the tail end of X Factor’s third season. The December 19 finale’s two-hour... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/-gk1hYPCnkk/2013-12-20-season-3-finale-ratings-low

Alex & Sierra Win Season 3! Fellow X Factor Stars React!

It took months of hard work but X Factor’s darling duo Alex & Sierra won over America, and during the December 19 finalethe country made it official by giving the 22-year-olds the Season 3 win. Although Alex & Sierra have been standouts all season long, it was by no means an easy victory. Not only did the two face stiff competition in the Top 3 against Carlito Olivero and runner-up Jeff Gutt, they had to battle the likes of Restless Road and Ellona Santiago during the course of this... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/U7bU4rcb1Bg/2013-12-20-alex-sierra-win-twitter-reaction

Winner Announced on "The X Factor"

Said finale featured performances by Paulina Rubio, One Direction, Lea Michele, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik and Prince Royce.  Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/12/19/winner-announced-on-the-x-factor-88403/20131219fox05/

TV ratings: 'X Factor' finale way down from last year, 'Big Bang Theory' rerun leads Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013The good news for "The X Factor" finale Thursday was it scored its best Thursday ratings in more than two months. The bad news is that it ended a season that saw heavy ratings losses compared to last year with more of the same -- the finale was down 36 percent in viewers and 45 percent in adults 18-49 vs. the final episode of 2012.Elsewhere Thursday, "The Sing-Off" had its lowest outing thus far this season, dipping a tenth of a point in the 18-49 demographic vs. last week. A "Big Bang Theory" repeat scored the night's biggest audience by a wide margin, and an encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" did pretty well for ABC -- topping both singing competitions in their common hour.Thursday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (11.1 million viewers, 6.9/12 households)/"The Millers" rerun (7.6 million, 4.8/8)ABC: Special - "A Charlie... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-x-factor-finale-way-down-from-last-year-big-bang-theory-rerun-leads-thursday.html
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