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Originally posted 06/08/2015 10:40AM
Two years after the cancellation of The X Factor, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid is holding nothing back about his time spent on the judges' panel.
Though it was initially like a "vacation," as he told The Hollywood Reporter, his stint on the reality competition series ended up being "the worst thing I've ever done."
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Originally posted 12/21/2012 02:00PM
While his girl group didn't win The X Factor, Simon Cowell thinks America got it right when viewers picked the show's oldest contestant, Tate Stevens, 37.
"We set out to do this show and take away as many rules as possible, partly to prove the point that you can sell records and be popular beyond the age of 29," Cowell said after the show's finale Thursday when Stevens, a married father of two, walked away with a $5 million recording deal.
"At my record label we don't have a sign on the door saying, 'If you're over 30 you can't sign here,' " he continued. "We don't run the business that way. This proves that there is a market for older people. I mean, look at Susan Boyle. I sold 30 million albums with Susan. So there's a market out there."
As for Simon's kind words, Stevens told PEOPLE, "[At the wrap party] Simon said some nice things which means a lot; he's the boss – and he seems to have a lot of confidence and in me going forward in my career."
Originally posted 12/20/2012 10:10PM
The X Factor ended on a particularly high note for one of the show's finalists Thursday night.
L.A. Reid's "Over 25" contestant Tate Stevens, 37, is the winner of season 2. He's a dad of two and a road worker from Missouri.
After performing live one last time the night before, Britney Spears's contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar and Simon Cowell's Fifth Harmony vied with Stevens for the $5 million recording contract.
Originally posted 12/19/2012 10:40PM
Who's going to get a $5 million recording contract?
The X Factor's season 2 finale got underway Wednesday night with the finalists performing three songs each – including a duet with a music superstar.
Britney Spears's contestant, Carly Rose Sonenclar, has been a favorite, trading the No. 1 spot with her fellow finalist, L.A. Reid's country singer Tate Stevens, through out the competition.
Originally posted 12/19/2012 10:40AM
It's down to the wire for this season's The X Factor as teen sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar, country crooner Tate Stevens and girl group Fifth Harmony are set to square off in the finals this week doing duets.
Sonenclar, 13, is partnered with LeAnn Rimes; Stevens, 37, will shared the stage with the group Little Big Town; and Fifth Harmony will pair up with judge Demi Lovato as anticipation builds for a winner.
At a press conference Monday, The X Factor's creator Simon Cowell praised the finalists and predicted that anything can happen as the show prepares to wrap its season Thursday night on Fox.
Originally posted 12/13/2012 09:10PM
Sparks will fly at the finale!
On Thursday, The X Factor revealed its top three acts, who will perform next week in the final night of competition – in hopes of taking home the $5 million recording contract.
Simon Cowell said it would take a miracle to get his girl group, Fifth Harmony, to the finale after they performed Shontelle's "Impossible" and Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" on Wednesday. Keep reading to find out if their dream came true ...
Originally posted 12/13/2012 07:10PM
The latest season of The X Factor is down to the wire – but L.A. Reid is already looking ahead to next season. And he's not planning to come back.
"I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year," Reid, who is chairman and CEO of Epic Records, tells Access Hollywood. "I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected."
Of his decision to leave the singing competition, he says, "It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit."
Originally posted 12/13/2012 03:30PM
There may not be a front-runner following Wednesday's semi-finals on The X Factor, but there does seem to be a weakest link.
Most of the judges seemed down on girl group Fifth Harmony, whose rendition of Shontelle's "Impossible" left them wanting more, following a better performance of Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen."
Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid were all doubtful of Fifth Harmony's chances to be one of the three acts in the finals, with only Simon Cowell defending them, saying, "You've been one of the strongest acts tonight."
Not that the other performers were slouches.
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