‘The X Factor’ USA / UK notes: Carly Rose Sonenclar, Cheryl Cole, Rylan Clark

X FactorWe’ve got some great stuff coming up on both sides of “The X Factor” pond tonight, but let’s start off with a fun little video Carly Rose Sonenclar posted on her WhoSay page thanking her Brazilian fans for not just all of their support, but a special flag that they recently shipped her way.

Anyone who has a Twitter account really knows already that there are few countries with better fan followings out there than Brazil, so for Carly to reach out to them is an incredibly kind and also a smart move. When you look at some of the most-successful young artists of the past decade, including a certain “X Factor” judge in Demi Lovato, they have toured in Brazil. While there are not too many opportunities to go down and perform, the fans who up like no one’s business.

Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come for Carly and her Brazilian fan base.

Carly Rose Sonenclar on WhoSay

Time to deny some rumors! – This is one of our favorite parts of the week, mostly because we get to point and laugh at some of the crazy things that the folks over at the British tabloids are saying … and this time, there really is quite a bit that we could have a little bit of fun with.

1. Despite rumors floating around, a source confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Melanie Amaro and Astro have not been dropped from their Epic Records contracts. While Astro has gotten some mixtapes out there into the public (which he largely released and produced himeslf), Melanie must have a pretty interesting story to tell right now of how she won the show, and then has seen her album pushed back twice already. We can see waiting on Astro to mature a little, but Melanie? No.

2. We’re going all in that Cheryl Cole is not returning to the American show next year after getting fired a few tapings into season 1. We don’t care what’s out there. This is just a rumor that the British tabloids come up with time and time again when they’re bored. It would be a weird PR move for the show to have her back, and there is also active litigation here.

3. Rylan Clark is not in a feud with Nicole Scherzinger on the British series. The judge made headlines for calling him a “diva” and saying that he doesn’t return any of her phone calls on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” but she has since clarified it by saying that she was just joking around.

If you want to read some more “X Factor” news when it comes to Little Mix and Fifth Harmony, you can do so over here.

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