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X Factor return date confirmed

X Factor return date confirmed

ITV have confirmed the airdate for the return of The X Factor. The fledgling singing competition, which will have its live shows cut by half, is set to return at 8.00pm on Saturday 2nd of September. Last year's judging panel of Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Louis...

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X-Factor Chart: Louis Loves

X-Factor Chart: Louis Loves

I think secretly this was the week that we were looking forward to the most as the nation's secret favourite judge Louis Walsh took centre stage as the acts were in theory tasked with singing some of his favourite hits. However, instead of this being full of disco...

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X-Factor Disco Week Chart

X-Factor Disco Week Chart

It's time for disco week usually an occasion that gets the toes tapping and all the crowd on their feet dancing. Apart from that is if you're one of the performers on this year's X-Factor then it's all about singing out of key or performing an off kilter version of an...

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Why the X Factor has lost the X Factor

Why the X Factor has lost the X Factor

Cast your mind back to 2004.  Music talent shows were still something of a relatively new ‘genre’ of TV.  Of course, we’d had our fill of the likes of Pop Idol for a couple of series’ and we’d watched as Girls Aloud became one of the biggest girl bands in...

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The X-Factor Chart: Week One

The X-Factor Chart: Week One

So after the tedious weeks of padding due to the Rugby World Cup Saturday fixtures and the atrocious live Judges' Houses debacle we've finally reached the first live show of this year's X-Factor. Apparently the theme of this week's show was 'This is Me' which is funny...

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The X Factor confirm judging lineup

The X Factor confirm judging lineup

We've known for a while, but now ITV have officially confirmed that Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw and former Voice coach Rita Ora will complete The X Factor judging lineup alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.  There's been speculation that...

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The X Factor confirm new hosts

The X Factor confirm new hosts

After some speculation ITV have confirmed that former Xtra Factor presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will host the The X Factor when it returns in the autumn. Murs was a popular choice when it was recently announced long time host Dermot O'Leary would be leaving...

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X-Factor Final Chart

X-Factor Final Chart

After a week of Battle Buses, Royal Albert Halls and Fleur's dad doing a dance it was time for the singing to do the talking in The X-Factor final. The big news going in was that Mel B had been hospitalised with exhaustion meaning that former judge Tulisa was going to...

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Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Semi-Final Week

Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Semi-Final Week

Ever since Stevi and Only the Young left The X-Factor two weeks ago; the show has seemed bereft of a little bit of light to lift the mood between all the solemn ballads. Whilst all the final four are talented singers, only one has real stage presence and its clear to...

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Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Jukebox Week

Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Jukebox Week

With only five acts left in the competition, this week The X-Factor pulled a double-header on us. Each act sang two songs; one picked for them by the public and the other allegedly selected by a singing superstar. Despite the fact that there's definitely talent in...

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Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Fright Night

Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Fright Night

The X-Factor tends to be quite scary viewing regardless of what the acts are singing but this week's dubious Halloween theme saw the acts don various horror-related garb to perform a variety of songs. Once again I was watching, wondering what was going on half the...

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Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Movie Week

Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Movie Week

Lights, Camera, Action; this week the final twelve X-Factor contestants performed once again as they gave some interesting interpretations of classic movie hits. 1. Paul Akister - Try a Little Tenderness  Paul tipped the scales for me this week as he played to...

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Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Eighties Week

Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Eighties Week

Welcome to my second look back at last night's X-Factor where I chart the final fourteen's performances during 1980s week. However, controversially, only eleven of the acts decided to perform tracks that were originally released during the eighties. 1. Fleur East -...

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Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Number Ones Week

Matt’s X-Factor Chart: Number Ones Week

Welcome friends to the first of many look backs at the X-Factor live shows as yours truly ranks the weekly performances from very good to horrendous. My inaugural chart looks at last night's number ones themed night which saw elephants, dancing girls and plenty of...

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Mel B revealed as X-Factor judge

Mel B revealed as X-Factor judge

Mel B has been announced as the fourth X-Factor judge for this year's new series. Mel joins the returning Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole as well as mainstay judge Louis Walsh. Meanwhile Dermot O'Leary will return for his eighth series as host. Mel previously appeared as...

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