X Factor 2012 Winner Tate Stevens Replaces Idol’s Phillip Phillips on New Year’s Special

The X Factor USA 2012 winner Tate Stevens is already translating his success on the reality talent show into real world rewards. Stevens has been tapped to replace American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips on FOX’s New Year’s Eve Live! special. FOX announced the replacement after Phillips bowed out of the program due to a scheduling conflict.

The X Factor USA 2012 winner Tate Stevens
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Dropping out of a prime New Year’s Eve gig so close to the date is just a bit odd. The show could rake in tons of revenue for the entertainers from millions of potential music buyers. I’m not sure what kind of “scheduling conflict” could prompt Phillips to cancel last minue, but it’s a sweet deal for replacement Tate Stevens. Let’s just hope the real reason behind the American Idol winner skipping out on the program isn’t health-related or anything serious.
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The X Factor 2012 Finale Recap: The X Factor Season 2 Winner Is…

This is the night The X Factor season 2 contestants and fans have been waiting for impatiently all week. After all the retrospective montages, celebrity guest appearances and final performances from the contestants are over this evening… someone is going to walk away with a 5 million recording contract.

The X Factor 2012 judges L. A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato & Simon Cowell.
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Will it be breakout teen star Carly Rose Sonenclar? Country cowboy and family man Tate Stevens? Or will Simon Cowell-created girl group Fifth Harmony somehow defy all predictions and emerge as The X Factor winner for season 2? Find out with us as our live The X Factor recap of the season 2 finale starting right now!

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The X Factor 2012 Finale: Who Won X Factor USA Season 2!

The X Factor 2012 season 2 ends tonight after a long and sometimes painful season, both for the contestants and the fans. Many amazing acts have been voted off The X Factor USA season 2, leaving both singers and their fans heartbroken. Now we are down to just three final acts left to find out who will be The X Factor winner tonight: Carly Rose Sonenclar of Team Britney Spears, Tate Stevens of Team L. A. Reid and Fifth Harmony of Team Simon Cowell.

Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens & Carly Rose Sonenclar on The X Factor USA
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Will your favorite take home the title of The X Factor season 2 winner tonight? Join us for our live The X Factor results show recap for the season 2 finale and find out with us!

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The X Factor Judge L. A. Reid Not Returning for Season 3

The X Factor 2012 judge L. A. Reid will not be returning to the show for season three, the Epic Records chairman announced on Thursday. L. A. Reid was the first judge to be hired by producer and fellow judge Simon Cowell in season one of the show. While Reid says he is “honored” to have been part of The X Factor judges panel, he is ready to put his focus back on the business of making great records.

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“I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell,” Reid said Thursday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent.”

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The X Factor Season 2 Recap: Final 3 Results Revealed!

The X Factor season 2 finale is almost here and tonight fans will find out which three acts will be competing for the $5 million recording contract grand prize next week. The final four acts have survived a harsh season of highs and lows to make it to this last The X Factor 2012 results show for season 2 before the finale. Will the predictions of an easy ride to the next round come true for Carly Rose Sonenclar of Team Britney Spears and Tate Stevens of Team L. A. Reid?  Can Team Simon Cowell’s created girl group Fifth Harmony manage to steal the final spot from boy band Emblem3? Or will a major upset throw all the predictions for the final three right out the window? Who was voted off The X Factor USA tonight? Find out all these answers and more in our live The X Factor recap of the semi-finals elimination result show!

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The X Factor Season 2 Live Recap: Top 4 Performances! (VIDEO)

The X Factor season 2 semi-finals are finally here! Only four acts remain to battle it out in the last live performance show before The X Factor 2012 USA finals next week. Still in the running are teen Carly Rose Sonenclar of Team Britney Spears, country singer Tate Stevens of Team L. A. Reid and Team Simon Cowell’s last two group acts, Fifth Harmony and Emblem3. Who will give the performance of a lifetime on The X Factor 2012 season 2 tonight? Watch all the action with us in our live The X Factor recap of the semi-finals!

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The X Factor Season 2 Recap: Top 4 Results Revealed!

The X Factor season 2 remaining contestants will be cut down from the top 6 to the top 4 on tonight’s show. Unless a miracle happens, at least one The X Factor USA coach will probably lose the last of their team members tonight (we’re talking about you, Demi Lovato). The X Factor 2012 finale for season 2 is just around the corner and only four singers can make it through to the semifinals next week. Who got voted off The X Factor results show this round? Join us for our live The X Factor USA recap of the top 4 elimination results show and find out with us!

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