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If at first you don't succeed, just pray there is a voting glitch and you get to perform live again!
That's exactly what the top 13 acts on The X Factor got this week after a graphics issue messed up the voting on Wednesday night's live broadcast on the East Coast. So Fox decided to re-do the voting and on Thursday night the acts performed again. After the show, we caught up with Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato to talk about the upside of the voting glitch. Plus, Demi has already named your baby, Simon. No need to think about that one!
"Rion [Paige] was amazing. She stole the show for me," Cowell tells us. "I think if it was the final tonight, [Rion] would have won, Alex and Sierra second and Ellona third. But [Rion] was incredible. That's what I like. I like putting people under pressure and seeing how they react and she was incredible."
Rowland thought the second chance was a gift for some and a curse for others, and she's now afraid that certain acts are headed toward elimination.
"I feel like a lot of them who actually probably didn't have the best performance [Wednesday] night came in and knew that and said, 'Oh I want to stay.' I liked the fighting I saw tonight," she says. "Everyone came up there, they were ready and mentally prepared and those who weren't kind of crumbled under the pressure."
Finally, Demi, who said she "couldn't be more proud" of her girls for taking advantage of the second chance, has named Simon's baby that he's having with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
"I think it would be a really smart decision on his side to picked Demi because it's the best name for any child pretty much," she insists. And how did Simon react to that?
"Forget it. No. I'm not having anyone related to me named Demi," he deadpans.
Tune into E! News tonight at 7 p.m and 11:30 p.m. to see more of our exclusive X Factor interviews!