‘The X Factor’ USA notes: Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Melanie Amaro

Tate StevensReady to find out some more happenings from the world of “The X Factor” USA? In this new edition of show notes, we’re going to start things off with some new and very exciting details about who reigning champ Tate Stevens is working with already on his debut album.

In a new post on Twitter, the country star (who now has a $5 million recording contract to his name) announced that he has spent a little bit of time working with Jonathan Cain … otherwise known as the same guy who wrote one of the most-popular songs in music history in “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. In other words, this guy knows how to make some hit music, and it is good to see that Tate already is being set up with a good team of people to help him launch his career straight from the get-go.

We know that Tate is set to release his album at some point this year, which brings us to another interesting topic of conversation…

When is Melanie Amaro’s album coming out? – Things have not gone particularly great for the season 1 winner since she was handed a recording contract of her own. None of her singles have received much attention at all, and her performance on season 2 has already been largely forgotten.

Mjsbigblog made a pretty big find that Melanie’s debut album “Truly” is listed at Walmart is coming out on March 13. We’ve always loved her voice, so we hope that there are some songs on here that really show off its full capabilities. Thus far, Amaro’s biggest problem has been merely that big vocalists are just not as “in” as they used to be in the music industry.

Some assorted Carly notes – There’s a few assorted things that we have to talk about here with Carly, beginning with that she is talking about adding some more official merchandise to her store. It’s almost funny in a way that despite being the youngest person in the final four this season, it’s clear that she has been at this for the longest with an experienced team around her.

Carly’s been a little bit more coy about her music future, and she has a new website (though it, unlike the new sites for Tate and Fifth Harmony, does not have the Syco name attached to it yet). Judging from her online activity, expect to see her hit the ground running soon when it comes to plotting out her future endeavors.

If you want to read some more “X Factor” news pertaining to Tate, Carly, and one of the show’s judges in Demi Lovato, you can do so over at the link here.

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