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'X Factor' Top 4: Are Restless Road and Jeff Gutt finals-bound?

Did you think that once we were down to four acts, the show would only be an hour long? Think again, "X Factor" fans. 1. Carlito Olivero, "Boyfriend" and "I Need to Know"Well, he knows his target audience, even bringing a girl on stage to sit in a chair while he sings and wiggles his pelvis at her. It's ... pretty cheesy, but I suspect the voters will really dig it. Is it going to be Carlito vs. Restless Road for the title? Hmm.Vocally, this is solid, I'll give him that. "Boyfriend" is not the most demanding song by any stretch of the imagination, but he's hitting all the notes, which is more than he has done in some weeks. However, "I Need to Know" is a step in the right direction. It's still not an overly challenging song, but it's better than boyfriend and he sounds terrific. Carlito was pretty solid this week.2. Restless... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/x-factor-top-4-are-restless-road-and-jeff-gutt-finals-bound.html

X Factor 2013: Sierra Deaton of Alex & Sierra Does WHAT 40 Times a Day? — Exclusive

The female half of X Factor Season 3 duo Alex & Sierra, Sierra Deaton seems like one of the most talented, most bubbly ladies to ever grace the X Factor stage. But it turns out this 22-year-old California girl has a secret. She hiccups. Like all the time. In an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, Sierra spilled the beans about her distracting little habit. “I hiccup like 30 to 40 times a day,” she says, adding it’s a result of an overexcited stomach. “It’s just something I’... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/b9p1K6tJXSg/2013-12-10-sierra-deaton-alex-kinsey-exclusive

X Factor 2013: Restless Road on Finale “Surprise,” Reacts to Criticism — Exclusive

Three words: country boy band. Sound like a stroke of musical genius? It is if the success of X Factor 2013 group Restless Road is any proof. The trio of 18-year-old Zach Beeken, 19-year-old Andrew Scholz, and 19-year-old Colton Pack had never met before X Factor but you wouldn’t know that seeing them perform. Now at the end of a long and difficult season, Restless Road remains a fan favorite. But will their popularity get them through to the Season 3finale? All signs point to yes with the... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/P25wYiJqEe8/2013-12-10-restless-road-finale-surprise-exclusive

Simon Cowell says 'The X Factor' Season 4 could be one night

"The X Factor," despite its occasional high-profile judges, has always made fewer headlines than FOX's still-trucking-along superstar reality hit "American Idol." But it's evolved every year, and Simon Cowell says he and the rest of the producers have learned from their mistakes and already have changes in mind for a potential Season 4. "We have an idea in our heads," he tells Zap2it and a small group of reporters backstage after "The X Factor" Top 6 results show."We learned a lot about what we did wrong and what we did right. Things I think would make the show more exciting. But most importantly is we have to trust our A&R abilities, that this show can find better artists that anyone else. That's the future of the show." There have been reports that Cowell and Co. are considering a switch to a one-night format, a la "Dancing With the Stars" this fall, and he confirms that's one... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/simon-cowell-says-the-x-factor-season-4-could-be-one-night.html

X Factor 2013: Alex & Sierra Praised by Which Grammy Nominee? — Exclusive

The seemingly unstoppable team of Alex & Sierra have shown particularly bright on The X Factor this season. Their cover of “Say Something” claimed the number one spot on iTunes in early December and the couple’s fanbase continues to clammer for more. With just a few shows remaining from the finale and Sierra the only girl left standing in this year’s competition, are the two ready for a win? Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with the darling duo and got the scoop on how X Factor’s been... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/cwDQ-5b4iL0/2013-12-10-alex-sierra-grammy-nominee-exclusive

X Factor 2013: Restless Road’s Celebrity Crushes! Selena Gomez and Who Else? — Exclusive

Parents, prepare for your daughters’s latest pop culture obsession. The trio of hunks that make up X Factor 2013 group Restless Road are as charming as they are handsome, surefire crushes for any boy band-crazy ladies out there. Though 18-year-old Zach Beeken, 19-year-old Andrew Scholz, and 19-year-old Colton Pack are currently single we don’t expect that to stay true for long, particularly if these boys take home the Season 3 X Factor crown. So who would the up-and-coming music stars date... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/r8gQKJy5yv8/2013-12-10-restless-road-celebrity-crushes-exclusive

Simon Cowell's Pregnant Girlfriend Celebrates Baby Shower — Two of His Exes Attend!

Simon Cowell and pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman's baby is almost here —and so Lauren celebrated the soon-to-arrive bundle of joy at her baby shower this weekend! Lauren —who is expecting a baby with X Factor judge Simon in February 2014 —had her baby shower on December 8 at Simon's home in Beverly Hills, according to People. Simon's huge Christmas tree had already been decorated and was on display at the shower. Also raising people's spirits was a handsome man who was serving drinks to... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/ARFeADx_vVY/2013-12-08-pregnant-lauren-silverman-baby-shower

X Factor 2013: Who Will Win X Factor Season 3?

It’s been a shocking, exciting season so far on The X Factor 2013, with acts dropping off before their time, and some surprises sticking around. Now, with only four episodes left in Season 3, it’s time for us to settle the score. On the table today, the biggest question of all: Who’s going to win this thing? There are four strong acts left: Restless Road, Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt, and Carlito Olivero. Simon Cowell’s groups seem to be the sweethearts of the competition, with fans falling... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/iJINUakZ6M0/2013-12-06-who-will-win-season-3

'X Factor': Demi Lovato, Rion Paige, Ellona Santiago on the Girls elimination

In one fell swoop, Demi Lovato went from having two artists competing on "The X Factor" Season 3 to being completely knocked out of the competition. Although it was hard to see Rion Paige and Ellona Santiago go, Lovato tells Zap2it that not making it to the semifinals can be a great motivator for her artists. "On the bright side of the things, I think that people [who go home earlier than they should], like Rion, Sweet Suspense and Ellona, I think it's actually going to motivate them to work harder so I'm excited to see where they are going to go after this," Lovato says backstage after the Top 6 elimination show. "It's not the end." Talking to reporters after getting the boot, Paige says something similar. "I mean, it is rough going home, but now I have so many chances to be me, to deliver a performance I want, to go to Nashville... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/x-factor-demi-lovato-rion-paige-ellona-santiago-on-the-girls-elimination.html

X Factor 2013: Why Jeff Gutt Will Win

Jeff Gutt is the dark horse of this year’s X Factor and you know what they say about dark horses: They win. This single dad from Detroit may not have come out of the gate strong like say fellow semifinalists Alex & Sierra,but week after week Jeff has given strong performances. He really caught our attention, however, with his Top 10 performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The iconic song has seen more than its fair share of covers on reality TV music competition shows but Jeff’s lent... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/NXPTE3dLBMg/2013-12-06-why-jeff-gutt-will-win
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