X Factor 2012 Top 4 Power Rankings: Tate Takes Over

Name: Tate Stevens Ranking: 1 Pros: Remember that movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Leighton Meester? Well, we think it's secretly about Tate Stevens. Get it? Because he's country strong. Our love for Tate is growing even more rapidly than Simon's chest hair, and at this point we can't imagine a world where he doesn't with The X Factor. If Tate has to go back to pouring concrete, we'll probably prison tattoo an Ed Hardy shirt onto our body in protest. Cons: Tate's...

Melanie Amaro on Her 'X Factor' Return: 'I Had Nerves'

The season one winner debuted her new song, "Long Distance," on Thursday night's results show.

'X Factor' Bids Farewell to Diamond White and CeCe Frey: 20 Things You Didn't See on TV

Fifth Harmony hugged, L.A. Reid grinned and Ke$ha slithered on Thursday night. Plus, a bonus: Nick Jonas.

Simon Cowell on Signing 'X Factor's' Emblem3: 'I'm Not Going to Let Anyone Else Get Them'

"He just wants us to focus on what's going on, so he's probably not telling us that on purpose, but this is awesome," Wesley Stromberg tells THR.

'X Factor': Britney Spears on Carly Rose Sonenclar and the Season 3 question

Whatever Britney Spears is doing as a mentor on "The X Factor," it seems to be working. Her last remaining contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar is a favorite to win and sailed right through tonight's results show into next week's semifinals.Spears says she sees a bit of herself in the young power singer. "The way [Carly Rose] is kind of shy and then she gets on stage and it's an insane voice," Spears says. "When I was younger, she reminds me a lot of me."In addition to savvy mentoring, Spears believes Sonenclar benefits from something that can't be taught. "Her personality. She's so cool," Spears says of Sonenclar's strengths. "Like Simon said about her the other night, she has this demeanor. She really gets it. She understands the business and that's what you also need on top of being talented. I think that's her best quality."RELATED: Watch Carly Rose Sonenclar's "X Factor" Top 6 performancesAlthough Spears...

'X Factor': Simon Cowell talks CeCe Frey, Emblem3 and Demi Lovato

Now that "The X Factor" is down to the semifinals, Simon Cowell is facing the obvious questions: Will new judges Demi Lovato and Britney Spears be back next year?"It's that time of year," Cowell says with a grin. "You're always gonna get asked that question, and I'm not going to answer it!"But Cowell acknowledges he's bonded with Lovato throughout their first season together, and on their on-air feud is something he's come to enjoy. "She's fun," Cowell says about Lovato. "She really, really is a tough little thing. I know she plays, 'I'm being bullied!' Trust me, this one gives as good as she gets."As for Lovato's harsh words for Emblem3, the boy band Cowell is mentoring, he speculates she knew her own act, CeCe Frey, was in danger of going home (and did in tonight's results show): "[Demi] knew she was about to be left with no [contestants] and it did get a bit...

Watch All of CeCe Frey's X Factor Performances (VIDEOS)

CeCe Frey was our queen, our love, our sistah-friend in the way that only the fiercest girls can be. But since she was eliminated from X Factor on December 6, 2012, we wanted to make sure we gave her a proper send off into the normal-people planet the rest of us live on. Compiled here are all of CeCe's performances in chronilogical order so that you can relive the majesty that was Queen Ce. Hats off, lady.  Want more X Factor goodness? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Watch All the Performances From X Factor Live Results Show December 6, 2012 (VIDEOS)

We can barely express our feeling (yeah, we only have one. It starts with "WTF" and ends with "were you thinking") after the craziness that was The X Factor live results show on December 6, 2012. CeCe Frey was axed right off the bat and we are still not over it. But then Ke$ha and Melanie Amaro sang to try and ease the pain.  But nothing could delay the inevitable, and Fifth Harmony and Diamond White were left to fight it out for the last of the Top 4...

The X Factor: Did CeCe Finally Go Home? Who Made It to the Semifinals?

And then there were four! Two more contestants were eliminated from The X Factor Thursday night, with four making it through to next week's semifinals. Did Tate Nation give Tate Stevens the votes he needed to reclaim the top spot from Carly Rose Sonenclar ? Did CeCe Frey survive another week? And which acts had to go head-to-head to stay in the competition? Read on to find out.

CeCe Frey Eliminated From X Factor on December 6, 2012

Although you guys totally called it, we were still broken hearted when CeCe Frey’s name was called as the first artist cut on the live shows December 6, 2012. CeCe has struggled for the last few weeks of the competition, landing on or near the bottom every week but one. On the December 5 show, CeCe gave a low-key performance of Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory,” perched on a grand piano. It was lovely, but some of the judges thought she failed to deliver on that song and on...