There are some pretty interesting stories breaking now when it comes to “The X Factor” USA, and in a welcome change, this is all about the contestants rather than the judges who may or may not be getting fired from the show in the second major overhaul in the past two seasons.
First, let’s begin with the reports that are circulating that both runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar and third-place-finisher Fifth Harmony are each going to be receiving some sort of record deal from Sony Music and Syco. Simon Cowell specifically thinks that Carly could be successful in a way similar to another young singer in Jackie Evancho, who has sold hundreds of thousands of albums in her days following “America’s Got Talent.” As for Fifth Harmony, The real challenge there is going to be marketing them as the next big girl group; luckily, Simon’s people have experience with this courtesy of Little Mix in the United Kingdom.
Next, is it possible that there may be a bidding war going on for Emblem3? It’s no secret already that Simon loves these guys, and still believes that they are going to be his American One Direction despite them losing to Fifth Harmony and missing out on the finale. Therefore, it should not come as too great of a surprise that both Epic Records (run by departing judge L.A. Reid) and Columbia Records (the home of One Direction) both want the band on their label. Will Simon pick the man that knows the guys the most, or the organization that already has success on their resume with an “X Factor” act? Only time will tell.
At the moment, we’re still sticking to our guns in saying that Fifth Harmony is act with the largest chance of actually becoming superstars, mostly because there is really nothing else like them out there. (We’re still not sure if Cowell has realized that Emblem3 is much more Hot Chelle Rae than they are Harry Styles and company.)
If you want to know where you can see “X Factor” USA winner Tate Stevens on TV next, you can find out over at the link here.