‘The X Factor’ USA notes: Carly Rose Sonenclar, Britney Spears, Tate Stevens

Carly Rose SonenclarWe’re still in a little bit of a transition here in between “The X Factor” USA going off the air and “American Idol” beginning, so with that in mind, why not share some more notes about the latest headlines surrounding some of our favorite acts from the show … with the latest rumor about a judge thrown in there for good measure?

Many travels – When it comes to the show’s runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar, she was able to celebrate 2013 on Tuesday by being in a place that she knows and loves as her home: New York City. Not only that, but she even had an opportunity to watch her hometown team play the Portland Trail Blazers in the New York Knicks.

For those curious, the photo here is of Carly along with her brother Russ, who was featured briefly during some of the pre-show packages on the show this season. Carly had a chance to sit courtside, which is certainly appropriate of her newfound celebrity status now.

Tate Stevens has also done his fair share of traveling as of late, in between bouncing between Los Angeles, his Missouri hometown, and of course Las Vegas, where he performed on New Year’s Eve. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, he also has a major fan in Snooki. (Who would have thought?)

Britney rumors – Just since we cannot seemingly go a few days without a new tabloid rumors spreading when it comes to Britney Spears, check out this new and rather scandalous series of quotes from the New York Daily News about how she was “erratic” behind the scenes of the show, and also looked disheveled at times during press events near the end of the season.

Here’s the sad thing about these rumors: Britney is an easy target due to her past, but can’t she just have a little bit of peace now? She was not the best judge of all time, but if she is fired from her post, we hope that it is a little bit of dignity rather than some public spectacle.

Do you want to see what Carly and some other “X Factor” USA contestants are wishing for in the new year? If so, be sure to head on over to the link here.

Photo: Twitter / Carly Rose Sonenclar

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