X Factor 2 – No Leader Board Next Week! Plus, Simon Wants to Sign Emblem3

Simon Cowell told reporters after last night’s X Factor results show that he wants to sign Emblem3, even if they don’t win.

“I think there’s a pretty good chance. I’m not going to let anyone else get them.” Adding, “There’ll be some pretty big announcements at the end of the show.”

The boys, Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick were super happy to hear the news:

“That makes me feel very good,” said Wesley, the birthday boy with stars in his eyes. “He’s probably got his poker face on. He just wants us to focus on what’s going on so he’s probably not telling us that on purpose but this is awesome. That’s super cool. We’re probably gonna do better now actually, that’s motivation.”

What kind of album will the boys make?

“We want it to be like the last Sublime album that was ever released,” said Drew. “The one with Bradley [Norwell],” clarified Wesley. Added Keaton, “We want it to be as real as possible.”

Good luck with THAT! Heh. Via The Hollywood Reporter

Also, don’t expect a leader board at the end of next week’s results show:

But don’t expect to see any more weekly rankings. The next time the audience will see which act finished #1 will be when the winner is announced on Dec. 20. “We have to,” Cowell said about stopping the rankings next week. “The reason we did it tonight was because there was a change and we wanted to tell everyone there was a change. Otherwise everyone would’ve assumed Carly would’ve been #1. But that’s been the excitement of showing the leaderboard, it does change.”

He probably does not want to telegraph the eventual winner. But that horse is already out of the barn. He’s also going to make sure the X Factor schedule isn’t a mess next year. To that end, he plans to cancel the world series. Just kidding! I can’t figure out how else he would solve the show’s gnarly scheduling problems.

Also, Simon suggested the PERFECT career move to the newly eliminated CeCe Frey

Cowell doesn’t believe the judges were overly harsh on Frey, who was finally eliminated tonight after several close calls, and has an interesting idea for what she should do post-“X Factor”: “CeCe’s a tough nut. You know what you’re entering into [when you audition for the show]. Everyone knows her name now. I said to her tonight she should do her own reality show. [That] didn’t go down particularly well. [She said] ‘I’m a singer!’ I said you can do both.”

Maybe Simon will produce it! Via Zap2it

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  • http://www.randrambles.com Rand

    Giving Cece a reality show could be an interesting idea.

  • http://twitter.com/newbornstarr Wally.

    So, can they leave the show next week?

  • tati83

    Since Emblem 3 already has a guaranteed contract can they just be voted off next week……urghhh!!!! They are terrible hahaha

  • Nedsdag

    Yeah! No need to vote for them, right? They’ve made it.

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    Carly needs to win X Factor if the show wants a shot at creating a star, because Simon has no clue what to do with a country singer, and Emblem 3 don’t have a chance in hell to win. I’ve already written out fifth harmony too.

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    And I’m not the least bit shocked about the lack of a leader board next week. Too obvious who wins if he has one. Although it is already quite obviously Tate or Carly who will win.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    And what about 5th Harmony Simon? Geez, can his bias be more obnoxiously obvious? 5th Harmony can sing rings around those 3 losers.

    And i do hope someone does something for Cece. She’s the most entertainingly interesting character to emerge from the XF LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    So glad E3 will be signed.  Ya’ll who are radio listeners better get used to hearing them.  :D I think they are going to be very successful.

    I think that they showed Tate over took Carly to make sure her fans vote harder next week.  I also think that Diamond was let go vs Fifth Harmony in hopes her votes swin to Carly.  I would also wager that this announcement that E3 will be signed is another stratigic move to have E3 voters swing to Carly.  Tate IMO will not pick up many if any of the remaining contestants fans but Carly may.  She is my dd’s 2nd fav after E3.  

  • julesb2183

    What is gonna happen the next few week? Double elimination next week?

  • Mateja Praznik

     Most likely single elimination and three-way final.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That’s great…. Now, what’s the point of this competition?

  • fantoo1

    I doubt Simon would let them make a Sublime type album. He’s going to try to make them into a boyband.

  • girlygirltoo

    Not surprised at all that Simon wants to sign Emblem3. They should do a reality show showing the battle between the 3 guys — who want to make a Sublime album, and Simon & the other execs — who will likely want them to make a 1D-type album.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    5th Harmony must feel special :(

  • Klaine

    The rankings and double eliminations every week were just 2 of the changes that I really hate d. Of course there’s so much more from the judges, cohost, weaker contestants (except former Broadway star Carly rose), the ” mentor/producer” choices, and on and on. Plus no real suggests from last year despite so many talented finalists… If Simon doesn’t make major changes for season3, XF transition to the US will be an official failure in my eyes.

  • Klaine

    Not a bad idea to have a reality show about what happens after XF, the process of writing and recording an album and real or staged fights with Simon and producers about which direction they’ll go. Also have them han bring out with friends an me family with lots of shots of then shirtless boarding. Add an intensive social media campaign on facebook and twitter. Would be huge promotion. Have it on MTV ; it helped launch and sell Ashley Simpsons first albums

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    I feel sorry for 5th Harmony. He always treats douche3 above them. He acts like his other group is hopeless.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    The first episodes were basically a reality show about Cece Frey. Not that her X-Factor experience has been far away from what Simon suggested to her. lol

    So, Simon intends to sign Emblem3 no matter what? It’s incredible how the ego of this guy can spoil his own show. He made everything be very predictable, from the chosen ones who’ll be signed and should win to the heads that must roll to save those. that’s why most of the brits are going totally VFTW against this show. Maloney and Tate FTW!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Probably single elimination like last year, but I wouldn’t mind a quadruple elimination.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Simon really does treat the X-Factor contestants like they are inanimate objects to be moved about like chess pieces to yield the results he wants. Very dehumanizing, but to be expected from a sociopath.

  • chessguy99

    IDT anybody else wants them. They’ve been doing some decent regional events the past few years with their ska/alt stuff, and got zero industry interest. If Simon signs them, its going to be as a Jonas Bros meets fun. type band. Still going to be catchy pop, though with an alt edge, and still aimed at tween/teen females who actually buy songs and beg their parents to take them to the concerts.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    This is exactly what is happening. Spot on. It is just his strategic way to make sure Tate doesn’t win and he knows E3 have no chance cos he absolutely butchered their chance by not allowing them to sing their superb originals. Tbh competition wise E3 should have been eliminated already. But they’re still my favourite cos of their originals. I’m a bit worried about them getting signed though. I hope to god that they rebel against Simon. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I heardbtheirn originals. they’re crap. maybe Simon is right. lol

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    What could these ‘big announcements’ be? X Factor tour? Cuz Lyric did say she was excited for the top 12 tour when she was eliminated on twitter. hmm. I think it would sell this year.

  • girlygirltoo

    Did they do a tour last year?

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    No, it was canceled due to lack of interest

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    Oh was there a tour set to happen? :O

  • iluvai

    I guess maybe Simon is banking on Emblem 3 catching the imagination of the British teens (Cali surfer dudes) like 1D caught the imagination of American girls (and British, Irish, Australian, yada yada girls).  :) It could happen! ;)

  • iluvai

    I think CeCe is a train wreck. She’s scary bad. So yeah, there is probably a reality show out there just waiting. ;)

  • kmd23

     I hope they do have the X Factor contestants tour as it would be good for their careers.

  • blackberryharvest

    The ratings were even lower this year, so I’m not sure if the interest would be any bigger. Also, would they run their tour in the winter/spring? I can’t see them trying to compete with the idol tour in the summer. They just won’t win.

  • Anny_nanny

    It will be a Great Battle mosquito and elephant. Alas, the elephant did not even know when he will crush this mosquito.

  • Latin2

    Why even have a competition? Why even have a show and have the people vote?

     It is Simon’s show and we already knows who he wants…no one else need not apply.

    I hope Emblem3 is elminated next week (unless the fix is in for E3 to suddenly appear in the finale and win the whole thing ) ;)

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Is that so? Ok got nothing more to say then. I think they’re pretty damn good. What do you think is good? Seriously I would like to expand my tastes. 

  • geekygirl

    Winning Xfactor has always been a joke.  Simon doesn’t give a monkey’s who wins.  He always backs the one whom he believes will make him the fast buck. He knows nothing about musicality, only the music industry as a cash cow.  Matt Cardle the winner last year….crickets.  Simon’s manufactured boy band, cute but reallllllly bad at singing, MONEY!!!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Simon is the number one reason I dislike X-Factor.

  • Kamokunz

    You have to realize that the “winner” is not always the best singer/performer in a show like this. The public power voting should tell you everything. Do we need to support all the WGWG that has been winning American Idol for the last 5 years? You either make it or you don’t.

  • geekygirl

    Then why have a winner?  Matt can sing circles around the cute boys, and if you have a winner the show should support them!  Simon made it perfectly clear he would have nothing to do with Matt.  Simon uses XFactor as his test market to see what will sell.  Let’s see how supportive he is of Tate Stevens if he wins.

  • sjames08

    Is the big announcement going to say that there wont be a 3rd season after all? Haha.