Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Exit

Britney Spears' "X Factor" exit is now official. Responding to "sourced reports and speculation," the pop star's rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three.
Simon Cowell Wants to Sign Emblem3 When 'X Factor' Ends

'X Factor' Trio Emblem3 Signed to Simon Cowell's Label

Simon Cowell is hoping to make stars of another all-boy group: California's own Emblem3. "The X Factor" creator and judge, who mentored the Huntington Beach-based trio on season two of the series, has made it official, signing Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick to his Syco Music via Columbia Records, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
'The X Factor': Fifth Harmony Goes From Underdog to Front-Runner

'The X Factor': Fifth Harmony Goes From Underdog to Front-Runner

During the final four episode of "The X Factor," girl group Fifth Harmony performed "Anything Could Happen," an Ellie Goulding song that preaches spontaneity and the idea that, well, anything could and sometimes will happen. The next evening, the five-piece shocked the viewing public by vaulting into the show's finale, beating out fellow group Emblem3. One week later, Fifth Harmony was singing the same tune -- literally. And the group could just be the second champion of "X Factor."