“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol,” Simon shared in a statement.
He continued, “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”
Over the course of the competition, Carlito gave heart-stomping performances of Justin Bieber‘s hit “Boyfriend” and “I Need to Know” by Marc Anthony, while Alex & Sierra also impressed, especially with their covers of A Great Big World‘s new hit “Say Something” and the Sara Bareilles favorite “Gravity.”
When it came to votes, Carlito was in the bottom three twice, but made it out alive, as Alex & Sierra never faced elimination. Both acts tore up the iTunes charts every week too! We can’t wait to see who wins!
Be sure to look out for special performances tonight by Lea Michele and One Direction, both of which will be on JJJ later, as well as the results!
“I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I’m going to go back to that,” Demi told reporters (via Billboard). “It’s been really great, but I’m so excited for 2014. I’m going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music – touring and making a new album. Possibly releasing one.”
As for what she would miss most about the show, Demi said, “Being able to sit next to Kelly [Rowland] and Paulina [Rubio] and see them twice a week, and also helping mentor the contestants.”