‘The X Factor’ USA notes: Carly Rose Sonenclar, CeCe Frey, Britney Spears

Carly Rose SonenclairThis edition of “The X Factor” USA notes has a theme to it: moving forward, as all three of the artists featured (two former contestants and a former judge) are doing their best to try and figure out just what moves are best for their career next.

For Carly Rose Sonenclar … This move is getting back in the recording studio. The reigning runner-up posted on Twitter this weekend that she not only was taking part in a session in front of a microphone, but she also took part in some sort of video shoot. There’s no word on when we are going to see the results of any of this just yet, at least other than “soon.”

Carly could feasibly have a debut album out by the end of the year depending on what happens in the recording process, but patience is very much a key here.

For CeCe Frey … She’s back in Los Angeles! After being in the City of Angels for much of the fall taking part on the show, the Illinois native (who hails from Decatur, the same town immortalized in that awesome Sufjan Stevens song) posted a message on her Twitter announcing that she is back:

“Landed in LA yesterday afternoon with nothing but a dream and two suitcases. Watch me raise hell.”

While CeCe’s future is far from set in stone at the moment, she proved on the show that she’s both a fighter and a hard worker. When you are in the rat race known as the music industry, this matters more than we can say.

For Britney Spears … She’s close to make her next move. Sources tell TMZ that the pop superstar (who recently quit the show in order to focus on music) is close to signing a deal at a major Las Vegas establishment for a residency that will likely pay her at least five times more than the $15 million she earned on this show. Celine Dion earned $100 million for her show, and it’s possible Britney could pull in even more.

Want to know who else from “The X Factor” USA is in the studio at the moment? Be sure to read the story here to find out more.

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