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

Christina Aguilera on The Voice
EXCLUSIVE: Which 'Voice' Contestants Fear Christina Aguilera?

Being on a reality show is hard. Being judged by millions is tough. But the most difficult aspect of both? Being critiqued by…Christina Aguilera.

The top 10 contestants performed during another two hour presentation of NBC’s The Voice, each vying for a chance to remain in the competition.

Tessanne Chin gave a diva-like performance of  “If I Were Your Woman.“ Her vocals are strong, and she continues to progress each week.


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Kelly Rowland Paulina Rubio Demi Lovato
EXCLUSIVE: Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland & Demi Lovato Talk X-Factor Eliminations

Thursday night’s X Factor results show was a bittersweet one, as two more contestants were sent home, last season’s breakout contestants performed and Demi Lovato shared her new book.

In a shocking elimination, girl group Sweet Suspense was the first to be cut, with Rachel Potter being next to go.

Before Potter was eliminated, last season’s third place winner Fifth Harmony, grouped together by Simon Cowell, were the night’s special guest performers.


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EXCLUSIVE: Carlos Guevara Talks X-Factor Elimination
EXCLUSIVE: Carlos Guevara Talks X-Factor Elimination

Tuesday night was the beginning of eliminations for the top 13 finalists of the X Factor, but due to last week's voting error, it made it the first night of the top 12 cuts.

Sadly, one of the fan favorites was ultimately sent home. Carlos Guevara, 16, was the first contestant that didn't make it through to next week.

Guevara was in good spirits, and had nothing but sweet words to say about his experience.


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Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton
EXCLUSIVE: 'The Voice' Judge Blake Shelton & Carson Daly Talk Christina Aguilera, Eliminations, and More!

Two of the top twelve contestants were sent home last night on NBC's The Voice.

It was also the first night of the show's new twist, the “Instant Save.”

Fans could instantly save a contestant in the bottom three entirely by logging on Twitter and tweeting a hash tag with a Voice tagline and their chosen contestant’s name. 

This makes live shows all the more real, as fans are literally, part of the show.

When asked which contestant they thought would be saved, coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine said Jonny Gray. 


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The Voice Contestants Video
EXCLUSIVE: 'The Voice' Contestants Talk Performances & Writing Their Own Songs

It’s down to the final twelve, and the result of last night’s performances lies in the hands of America.


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Christina Aguilera on The Voice
EXCLUSIVE: Christina Aguilera Talks 'The Voice' & The Top 12 (Video)

Voice fans, the competition is about to get fierce! The top twelve were announced last Thursday.

The judges, with only a few minutes to spare before the live show, sat down with reporters to discuss the competition in its entirety.

Being that it is a competition, the judges must be aware that others pose a threat to their contestants, as the decision for the remaining contestants lie in the hands of America.


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X Factor
EXCLUSIVE: Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland, Simon Cowell & Demi Lovato Talk 'X Factor' (Video)

Thursday night’s X Factor show had each contestant performing their “save me” song, due to an error in the voting numbers from Wednesday night.

But after the show, the press area was nothing of somber faces, but of upbeat and positive contestants and mentors.

One of those mentors was none other then Latina’s December/January cover girl, the gorgeous Demi Lovato.

Fellow judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland gushed about our cover star, with Paulina even reminiscing about her recent cover!


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The X Factor judges Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell
EXCLUSIVE: X Factor Contestants Talk Success, Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio & More! (Video)

In the midst of numerous reality singing competitions, The X Factor USA holds the title of the most recent breakout musical stars.

Last year’s third and fourth place contestants, Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony, both groups, went on to become successes in their own right. The boys of E3 are currently opening for Selena Gomez, and the girls of 5H are set to tour with Demi Lovato.

With such early success, it’s no wonder singing hopefuls wanted to jump on the X Factor bandwagon.


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Rita Moreno at the Variety's Power of Women event
EXCLUSIVE: Rita Moreno Talks Career & Sex Tapes (Video)

Rita Moreno, known best for her role as Anita in the tragic star-crossed lovers film, West Side Story is literally, a living legend.

With a career span of over 60 years, the beloved actress, singer and dancer has made a name for herself in Hollywood, but most notably, in the Hispanic community, and for women everywhere.

Moreno is the only Latina entertainer to have won each of the four major awards in entertainment; an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and an Emmy.


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EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ballas Talks Dancing With the Stars & His Hidden Talent!
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ballas Talks Dancing With the Stars & His Hidden Talent!

A moment of silence as we collect our thoughts after last week’s Dancing With the Stars shocking elimination.

Earning the highest score of the night wasn’t enough to save former Voice Social Media Correspondent, Christina Milian.

This was proof that audience votes not only count, but are highly important in order to see a favorite couple move through to the next week. But, the DWTS powers in charge surprised us once again, this time, with choosing not to eliminate a couple.


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