‘The X Factor’ USA notes: Demi Lovato’s comments, Tate Stevens’ sales

The X Factor LogoWith this being a lighter day in the “X Factor” USA universe, we are going to place our focus primarily on a pair of noteworthy stories that are floating around the internet. In the case of one, it’s drawing headlines for all the wrong reasons; meanwhile, the other should give Tate Stevens fans a little bit of hope.

What Demi really said – Over the past twelve hours, some comments that Demi Lovato made to Cosmo on Campus have been interpreted to make it look as though the judge regrets joining “The X Factor” when she did, or saying for whatever reason that this is a sign she wants out. However, what we really see from this instead is something very different.

Let’s start here by publishing the full quote:

“I don’t think I was ready when I started on The X Factor. In an ideal situation I would have maybe waited a year or more … I dived into work really quickly and maybe that wasn’t the best idea at the time, but the place I am in today is so much better than I could have ever imagined, so I’m really glad.”

So does Demi feel like she took the jump to a major television show a little too quickly? Probably, but she also says in the second part of the quote that everything worked out for her just fine and she is in a very good place now. Based on her popularity last year alone, we imagine that she will be back alongside Simon Cowell this fall, especially since the show does need some continuity.

Tate’s new sales – As for the show’s reigning champ, Tate Stevens’ “Holler If You’re With Me” has landed in the top 100 on the iTunes singles chart one day after its release. Sony Nashville has a pretty interesting strategy planned out for the song right now: they are kicking things off by launching the song to his diehard fans, and the hope here is that it can surge after the commercial plays during the Grammy Awards. It’s at this point that the music video for the song will also be available online.

Tate’s record company obviously knows that he needs to recruit non-“X Factor” fans like Phillip Phillips did with “Home” in order to have an enormous career, so this is a strategy that could prove to be worthwhile.

Want to hear some new music courtesy of some other “X Factor” USA contestants from this past year? If so, be sure to visit the link here.

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