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The X Factor Crowns Alex & Sierra

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UpdatePosted 12/20/2013 07:00AM

The X Factor Winners Are Alex & Sierra

Originally posted 12/19/2013 10:05PM

The X Factor ended its season on a star-studded note on Thursday that saw amazing vocals, emotions running high and tears of joy.

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Guess Who Kelly Rowland Won't Be Inviting to Her Wedding

Kelly Rowland: My Wedding Will Be Really Small

Originally posted 12/19/2013 02:50PM

Kelly Rowland's engagement ring might be big, but the X Factor judge tells PEOPLE that her wedding will be just the opposite.

The former Destiny's Child singer, 32, who got engaged to her boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon, over Skype, says that while she hasn't set a date yet, she knows just what kind of ceremony she wants to have.

"I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That's it," she says. "I mean, we are the only two that's going to be in the marriage."

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The X Factor's Final Three Battle for the Crown

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The X Factor's Final Three Battle for the Crown

Originally posted 12/19/2013 08:20AM

The X Factor's final three arrived at the last performance show by limousine, motorcycle and helicopter, but only one will leave with a crown and recording contract.

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Simon Cowell: We Got Enough Baby Shower Gifts for '100 Kids'

Simon Cowell: We Got Enough Baby Shower Gifts for '100 Kids'

Originally posted 12/13/2013 11:30AM

Simon Cowell didn't attend girlfriend Lauren Silverman's baby shower last Sunday, but he certainly took note of the impressive haul of gifts she scored.

"I wasn't there. I wasn't invited, literally," the music producer, 54, said Thursday at an X Factor press conference in Los Angeles.

But he did have a peek at the stacks of presents afterwards. "There were a lot of them," he admitted. "There were a lot of clothes. It looks like I'm having 100 kids right now, there are so many."

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The X Factor's Final Three Are Revealed

The X Factor's Final Three Are Revealed

Originally posted 12/13/2013 10:05AM

Somebody had to go home on Thursday's The X Factor results show, but it most certainly wasn't going to be Alex & Sierra.

America voted to send the pair – who wowed the judges Wednesday night with their flawless rendition of Sara Bareilles' "Gravity" – through to next week's finale.

"We just want to thank everybody that's voted. This is incredible," a humble Alex said upon hearing the news, while the group's mentor, Simon Cowell, gushed about the talented singers.

"I think they've been incredible to work with," he said. "They've gotten better every single week and the finale would not be the same without them."

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The X Factor: Alex & Sierra Soar in the Semifinal Showdown

UpdatePosted 12/12/2013 10:15AM

The X Factor: Alex & Sierra Soar in the Semifinal Showdown

Originally posted 12/12/2013 10:00AM

The X Factor's semifinal round Wednesday night certainly had "Gravity."

The final four performed three times – first came a song chosen by viewers, then a competitive duet and a final song meant to convince America to vote them into the finals – but a few performances stood out, earning standing ovations from the judges.

The boyfriend-girlfriend duo Alex & Sierra ended their night singing "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles, and their performance not only made the judges and audience rise from their seats but moved Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato to tears.

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Simon Cowell's Girlfriend Showered in Baby Gifts

Simon Cowell's Girlfriend Showered in Baby Gifts

Originally posted 12/08/2013 08:45PM

Simon Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman celebrated the upcoming arrival of their baby boy during an intimate baby shower with friends and family at Cowell's Beverly Hills home on Sunday.

Guests – including Cowell exes Terri Seymour and Mezhgan Hussainy – were greeted by the sight of a gorgeous Christmas tree and handsome man serving drinks.

The couple is planning a Caribbean getaway for the Christmas holiday where they may have even more to celebrate. According to a source, now that Silverman has finalized her divorce from husband Andrew Silverman, Cowell, 54, will be able to follow through with his plans to propose before the baby's February due date.

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The X Factor: A Bad Night for Demi Lovato and Her Team

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The X Factor: A Bad Night for Demi Lovato and Her Team

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."

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The X Factor: Emotional Night Leaves Judges and Contestants in Tears

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The X Factor: Emotional Night Leaves Judges and Contestants in Tears

Originally posted 12/05/2013 08:50AM

The tears were flowing from the contestants and judges on Wednesday night's emotional The X Factor as the final six singers fought to make it into next week's semifinals.

For the first time this season, contestants performed two songs, one from a diva and one "unplugged," which is when the raw emotions began to surface.

The waterworks started after Simon Cowell's group Restless Road performed "Wake Me Up!" by Avicii. The trio began crying when Kelly Rowland told them "each one of you left your hearts" on the stage.

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Lauren Silverman, Simon Cowell's Girlfriend, Is Officially Divorced

Simon Cowell's Girlfriend Lauren Silverman Finalizes Divorce

Originally posted 12/04/2013 05:35PM

Simon Cowell can legally put a ring on it.

The X Factor judge's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, finalized her divorce from Andrew Silverman in New York Civil Court on Wednesday, PEOPLE confirms.

Lauren reached an an amicable divorce settlement with her ex-husband in August, one month after news broke that she was expecting a child with Cowell.

She also has a 7-year-old son with her ex.

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