Apparently not everyone from The X Factor is on the chopping block.
In an interview with former colleague and sparring partner Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, executive producer and judge Simon Cowell revealed his hopes for judge Demi Lovato. "Nothing is official but I liked having Demi on the show. She's fun to work with," Cowell said. "I think we'd be crazy not to have her back."
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This week, the Internet became obsessed with a tiny piglet in a wheelchair, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) taking a sip from a miniature water bottle during his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address. In celebrity news, Zach Galifianakis interviewed Oscar hopefuls, and X Factor winner Tate Stevens debuted his first single during the Grammy Awards. And a little boy tried to tell his mother he hadn't been snacking when all evidence pointed to the contrary. Check out those clips and more in our Top Videos of the Week:
Moments before it was revealed he had won Season 2 of The X Factor and a $5 million recording contract, Tate Stevens' nerves almost got the best of him.
"Leading up to that moment, I wanted to throw up because it was so intense," the country singer told reporters backstage after his win. "This whole thing has been stressful. I am really emotionally shocked."
Thursday marked the season finale of The X Factor, and the question on everyone's minds at the start of the evening was ... how is this show possibly going to stretch the announcement of who won to a whopping two hours?! With no performances by the contestants that will have any impact whatsoever on the result, and no sing-off, is that even possible? (Spoiler: yes.)
Of course, the other mystery was which of the three finalists — Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar or Fifth Harmony — would actually walk away with the grand prize, a $5 million recording contract. But before we get to that, let's address the first query. Here's a breakdown of how exactly the show managed to balloon itself to 120 minutes, when the actual victory reveal took approximately two:
This is it — the three remaining contestants on The X Factor gave their final performances Wednesday, and now viewer votes will determine which one will walk away with a $5 million recording contract Thursday night.