Brittany Valadez LA Correspondent
Brittany Valadez is Latina.com's Entertainment Video Correspondent. You can find her interviewing and taking selfies with celebs at all the major award shows, red-carpet events or parties. While with Latina, Valadez interviewed her favorite group, One Direction, resulting in her story being picked up by Perez Hilton, Hollywood Life, and Cambio, among others. Valadez graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to Latina, Valadez was also a correspondent for various Hispanic media outlets and was selected by the NCLR as the innagural correspondent for the 2012 ALMA Awards. In her down time, Valadez tweets about her faith in God, reads celebrity news, eats cupcakes and catches up on shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Once Upon a Time.
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While she may no longer carry any of her contestants to the finale, judge Demi Lovato is part of the reason many of us watch X Factor, and why we don't want to change the channel!
We caught up with Lovato and fellow judge Kelly Rowland backstage, before chatting with former X Factor contestants Emblem 3. Both Rowland and Lovato shared their Christmas wish list, and we even scored a personal holiday recipe!
With Adam Levine in the lead for the most contestants in the competition (three), did he level the playing field with Christina Aguilera who had two contestants left fighting for their chance in the finale?
In what was a shocking and heavily unexpected elimination, predicted finalist Matthew Schuler of Team Christina was sent home.
This leaves Adam Levine with three contestants, while Aguilera and Blake Shelton each have one of their own.
It was Thanksgiving week at the X Factor USA, and the contestants received a pleasant surprise with the arrival of their families. Unfortunately, two contestants were still sent home.
Lillie McCloud, the gorgoeus grandma from judge Kelly Rowland's "Over 25's," and season 3 standout Josh Levi were sent packing.
Levi's mentor and judge was Paulina Rubio, and his elimination was a shocker.
It's down to team Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. So far, Team Christina is in second place, with two contestants (who are no doubt some of the strongest) in Matthew Schuler and Jacquie Lee.
Last night, the final six sang two songs each, with Schuler taking on a recent One Direction hit, "Story of My Life."
We challenged Schuler to name all the members of the hit British boy band. Did he pass?
Although last week was another week of contestant eliminations on The Voice, that's nothing to say for the show itself, which continues to be a ratings hit amongst the reality singing competition shows.
Last Thursday night’s X Factor elimination was down to a battle between two of Paulina Rubio’s contestants, Carlito Olivero and Tim Olstad.
One of Demi’s girls, Khaya Kohen, was the first contestant sent home before ultimately, Olstad was sent packing.
Audiences awaited each judges’ vote, as one by one, each mentor opted to send Olstad home. Lovato and Cowell both agreed he lacked the certain X Factor that a top 40 artist possesses.
If last night's Voice episode was the finale, then none other than team Christina Aguilera's own Jacquie Lee would be declared the winner.
Ths adorable teen gave a Christina Aguilera like performance of "Who's Lovin' You."
Even the queen diva herself got out of her judges' chair to applaud the feature star on a job well done.
It takes a successful and vocally talented artist like Aguilera to properly train talent, and Lee made her coach more than proud last night.
We got down on Sunday night, as the American Music Awards 2013 took place in Los Angeles! Set at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live, music's A-list begin to arrive early, their notability announced by the echoes of hundreds of screaming fans.
Numerous celebrities remained true to status, with the bigger names such as Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera arriving towards the end of the red carpet before running pasts reporters to the auditorium.
It was fun on the set of Wednesday night's X Factor and the boys of One Direction made a special appearance and we had a chance to chat with them!
While doing our best to keep it strictly professional, we couldn't help but gush over the roughly smooth British boy bad, who, thanks to the UK version of the X Factor, are now gracing our screens, walls, notebooks, lockers, tumblr, and Twitter newsfeeds.
On Tuesday, we chatted with the top 12 contestants of NBC's The Voice, and they told us it was judge Christina Aguilera who intimated them the most.
Well, Wednesday night was elimination night, and it was down to the final three contestants.
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