[12/19/12 - 10:17 AM]
Finalists to Duet with Guest Artists Tonight on "The X Factor" Season Finale
Plus: One Direction and Pitbull to perform on the two-hour season finale on Thursday, December 20.

[via press release from FOX]



Demi Lovato to Perform with Fifth Harmony; LeAnn Rimes Duets with Carly Rose Sonenclar; Little Big Town Joins Tate Stevens

One Direction and Pitbull Perform and Winner Announced on Two-Hour Grand Finale Thursday, December 20

Online Auditions for Season Three of THE X FACTOR Now Open at TheXFactorUSA.com

Pop singer and THE X FACTOR judge Demi Lovato, and country superstars LeAnn Rimes and Little Big Town join the Top Three finalists for special duets during the last performance of the season tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Lovato joins Fifth Harmony, Rimes pairs up with Carly Rose Sonenclar and Little Big Town performs with Tate Stevens.

On Thursday, Dec. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in to the two-hour LIVE results show as hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez announce which act will be crowned the winner of THE X FACTOR and receive a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. The star-studded two-night event will feature special performances from One Direction - the global sensation that rose to fame on the U.K. version of "The X Factor" - and world-renowned rapper Pitbull.

In a very short time, superstar Demi Lovato has made quite a name for herself as a singer and actress with three studio albums, four movies and numerous television series to her credit. But it was her deeply personal lyrics on her platinum hits, "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart A Break," from her 2011 album, "Unbroken," that really connected with her devoted, youthful fan base. The Dallas-bred 20-year-old started in show business at the age of seven and rose quickly. By the time she was 15, she was a bona fide TV star ("Barney & Friends," "Sonny with a Chance") cultivating a promising singing and acting career with standout roles in the "Camp Rock" movies and as the star of the 2009 film, "Princess Protection Program." In the late 2000s, while maintaining a rigorous TV and film shooting schedule, Lovato released two massively successful solo albums: "Don't Forget" (2008), which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, and "Here We Go Again" (2009), which bowed at No. 1. Her 2011 album, "Unbroken," spawned two platinum singles: "Skyscraper," which received an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Best Video with a Message, and her No. 1 smash hit, "Give Your Heart a Break." Lovato is currently recording her fourth studio album to be released next year.

LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy(R) Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She is the youngest recipient of a Grammy(R) Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the Best New Artist category. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are Top 10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including "Can't Fight The Moonlight," which went No. 1 in 11 countries, and "How Do I Live," which is the second-longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Having released more than 10 studio albums, three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums in her illustrious career, Rimes sets her sights on releasing her most personal album yet, "Spitfire," on April 30, 2013. Her first single from the new album, "Borrowed," is available now via iTunes. Another track off the album, "What Have I Done," has also been released on iTunes.

Critically acclaimed group Little Big Town first entered the music scene more than 13 years ago with hits such as "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home" and "Little White Church." The group's fifth studio album, "Tornado," was released in September 2012 and debuted at the top of the Billboard Country chart, selling more than 112,000 albums in its first week and remaining in the No. 1 position for the next four weeks. The album, produced by Jay Joyce, includes megahit "Pontoon," which was the band's first No. 1 single and has sold more than 1.6 million digital downloads to date. The song recently won Single of the Year at this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and the band took home the CMA award for Top Vocal Group. Earlier this month, the song also earned them the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARD (ACA) for Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration. Collectively, the group has earned more than 25 award show nominations and has received the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for Top New Vocal Group. The foursome will launch The Tornado Tour in January 2013.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. "Like" THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.

  [december 2012]  


[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.