The X Factor USA 2012: Winner Tate Stevens claims judge L.A. Reid will be missed
The X Factor USA winner Tate Stevens claims judge L.A. Reid will be missed now that he’s left the show.
The music mogul announced his departure from the talent contest earlier this month shortly before Tate triumphed on the final last week saying that he wanted to concentrate on his label Epic Records.
And Tate has already offered himself up as a replacement for the record company impresario.
He told Rolling Stone: “He’s L.A. Reid – I don’t know how they’re going to replace him. But I’m sure they’ll find someone good.
“I kinda mentioned, ‘You know, if this whole singing thing doesn’t work out, I’ll take your place.’ He just laughed.”
The star added that he also had great respect for the three other judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
He said: “I appreciated all of them. They’re all people in the business, and they’ve been there. I think my favourite comment from Simon a few weeks ago was when he said, ‘You’re an honest and good man and you deserve a break.’ To me that was very, very cool. That felt good.”
The X Factor USA is set to return for its third season next year.
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