‘The X Factor’ USA / UK notes: Carly Rose Sonenclar, Demi Lovato, Tulisa, Simon Cowell

Demi LovatoSince “The X Factor” is a show all about music, it only seems appropriate to start this article with some stories related more to the musical side of the show before moving on to production … and this includes some of the show’s judges.

On Tuesday evening (Eastern time), Demi Lovato made a big move to release her new video for “Heart Attack,” which you can see below. There is obviously some sort of meaning that she is going for here using the black-and-white color scheme. This video does have some comparisons to what she did in “Skyscraper,” at least when it comes to the fact that there is no love interest, and she is really just focusing on herself (though from a bit more of a rock-star angle than with her lead single off of “Unbroken”).

Just like “Heart Attack” is blowing up the radio, this video is pretty certain to rack up the page views rather quickly.

Carly’s big news – In going back to contestants at the moment, Carly Rose Sonenclar is getting ready for a major event: her first of many live concerts coming up for later this year. Tickets are going to go on sale Thursday for a show August 10 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, and you can pick them up over here. This event is being presented in party by Stand Up For a Cure, which continues Carly’s tradition of giving back whenever she can.

Simon’s big revamp – Finally, we’re turning to production of the British version of the series, as the show’s creator in Simon Cowell is promising that for the new season, you are going to be seeing something that is very different.

As a part of a new interview with Radio Times, the music mogul first of all said the following:

“The format is ten years old and any format that has lasted that long, if you want the figures to have a chance of going up, you have to change the format, because the inevitable result is if you don’t, they will go down.”

Cowell also confirmed that Tulisa Contostavlos will not be returning as a judge for next season, which we are rather sad about; while her solo career did not really take off on a level to make her a big-name judge, she was honest and helped to get the ladies of Little Mix to the title back in 2011.

If you want to read some more “X Factor” news related to Emblem3’s new single, you can do so over at the link here.

Photo: Fox

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