06:12 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 12/06/2013 08:40AM
It's hard enough for The X Factor judges to say goodbye to one of their contestants during an elimination show, but on Thursday night Demi Lovato was devastated when her two remaining team members – Ellona Santiago and Rion Paige – were eliminated.
"I'm actually pretty speechless and disappointed," said an upset Lovato after learning that Santiago, 17, would be the first contestant going home. "She could've won this competition."
Lovato wasn't the only one who was shaken by Santiago's elimination. Fellow judge Kelly Rowland looked surprised, with her eyes and mouth opening wide and her hand placed on her heart as she stared at Santiago in disbelief.
Host Mario Lopez's voice also softened as he said it was "a real shock here on the stage and in the audience."
Originally posted 11/29/2013 09:10AM
On Wednesday's episode of The X Factor, judges Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio all agreed that contestant Lillie McCloud's crowd-pleasing performance of "Summertime" was the best she'd ever done and gave the 54-year-old singer a standing ovation.
But the lone holdout – Simon Cowell – remained seated. "For me, it was just all a little bit too contained … too thought out," he complained. "It wasn't raw enough for me."
It seemed that viewers agreed with Cowell, as McCloud received the lowest number of votes and was the first act to leave the competition during Thursday's double elimination. And while host Mario Lopez noted there was "shock here in the audience," McCloud took the news well, expressing gratitude for the opportunity.
Originally posted 11/28/2013 09:55AM
In The X Factor's pre-Thanksgiving episode Wednesday night, it was clear the female judges would have preferred that Simon Cowell sit at the children's table.
The most heated exchange took place following Lillie McCloud's soaring performance of "Summertime," which earned a standing ovation from all the judges except Cowell, who said it "wasn't raw enough."
"I just wish I had been mentoring you," he said. "I would have done so much better."
Originally posted 11/22/2013 04:00PM
The Extra host and his wife, Courtney, introduced their second child on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Originally posted 11/15/2013 08:30AM
On Wednesday's episode of The X Factor, judge Simon Cowell predicted that contestant Carlito Olivero would "go home" this week following his lackluster performance of "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You."
But on Thursday night, an annoyed Cowell rolled his eyes when it was revealed that not only was Olivero, 24, staying put this week, but that he was the first contestant to make it through to the top 10.
Adding insult to injury, the girl group Sweet Suspense – whose performance of the Tony Basil song "Mickey" left Cowell raving that they were "the best of the night" on Wednesday – was sent home in a shocking elimination that host Mario Lopez repeatedly described as "an unpopular decision."
Originally posted 11/12/2013 02:00PM
Daughtry's new album, Baptized isn't being released till Nov. 19, but the band is giving fans the chance to listen to it online a week early.
The album, which features the singles "Waiting for Superman" and "Long Live Rock & Roll," is being streamed on Vh1, but you can listen to it right here!
It's the first new music from the band (which has undergone some lineup changes) in two years.
Originally posted 11/08/2013 01:35PM
Mayim Bialik evidently discovered Throwback Thursday (#TBT) this week and marked her foray into the social media trend with a photo that would have made our middle school hearts skip a beat.
Originally posted 09/19/2013 05:30PM
What a difference 20 years doesn't make!
Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, aka Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater from Saved by the Bell, got together for a little tango Wednesday on the set of Lopez's Extra.
And it was just like the old days at Bayside High School.
Originally posted 09/19/2013 03:00PM
There was a time not so long ago when it was Britney Spears, not Miley Cyrus, who was causing controversy at the MTV Video Music Awards.
While Cyrus's twerking performance has made Spears's 2003 lip lock with Madonna look tame in comparison, the 31-year-old tells Extra's Mario Lopez that she can relate to all of the media attention the "Wrecking Ball" singer, 20, has received since she did unspeakable things with a foam finger.
Originally posted 09/12/2013 08:15AM
Britney Spears may have left The X Factor judging panel, but Wednesday's season 3 premiere was still a girls' night.
Simon Cowell was joined by three talented female judges – Demi Lovato and newcomers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio – and female contestants also ruled the the stage on opening night.
Lillie McCloud, a 54-year-old Florida mother of three and grandmother of seven, took the stage in a leather bodysuit, looking half her age and a little like Halle Berry in Catwoman. She belted out "Alabaster Box" by CeCe Winans, bringing Rowland to tears and prompting Lovato to say, "I feel like I'm listening to Whitney!"
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