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X Factor 2013: It’s the year of second chances as Dolly Rockers, Rough Copy, Melanie McCabe, Terry Winstanley, Jade Richards & Amy Mottram shine!

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Fans of The X Factor will of course know that judge Sharon Osbourne has returned to the show, and evidently, she’s not the only one given that it’s been reported that several formerly rejected singers have done likewise and made a comeback, hoping for better luck in 2013!

Among those who’ve returned for a second shot at X Factor glory are boy band Rough Copy and solo singers Melanie McCabe, Terry Winstanley, Jade Richards and Amy Mottram… Read on »

X Factor’s Terry Winstanley and Jade Richards to release Christmas single

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Terry Winstanley is reportedly planning to go head to head with this year’s X Factor winner in the charts.

The 51 year old lorry driver was rejected by show judges Louis Walsh in Barcelona, after the Irish star refused to grant him a place in the live finals which started last weekend.

At the time he claimed he would give up on music for good, however he seems to have changed his mind and is now planing a comeback with fellow reject Jade Richards.

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X Factor 2011: Terry Winstanley says girls picked on Kitty Brucknell

Terry Winstanley has defended his fellow X Factor contestant Kitty Brucknell, saying she was treated very badly by some people in the competition.

The lorry driver spent a lot of time with the 26 year old singer, as the pair attended both bootcamp and judges houses in Barcelona together and he thinks the public have been given a very ‘unfair’ picture of the Britney Spears impersonator.

So far on the series, Kitty has come across as unpopular, egotistical and argumentative and we have been inundated with displays of attention seeking behaviour from the blonde singer. However, Terry think big things could be in store for Brucknell and told The People:

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X Factor 2011: Terry Winstanley complains about useless Louis Walsh

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During an interview with Radio Berkshire this morning, our editor Lisa McGarry admitted that she felt sorry for those X Factor contestants being mentored by Louis Walsh, as she claimed he has no idea about today’s music industry and seems less and less interested in his hopefuls as the years go by.

It seems that she hit the nail on the head, as Terry Winstanley – who made it as far as Walsh’s judges houses round in August this year – has given an interview to The People in which he slams the Irish star and said that he offered his final eight no help, advice or support at all.

The lorry driver was elated to be given the chance to perform for Louis and Sinitta in Barcelona and blew them away with a strong and raspy vocal performance, however he said the experience was not at all what he expected, and blasted the Westlife manager saying:

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X Factor 2011: Terry Winstanley ‘did it’ with Handbags and Gladrags

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Terry Winstanley returned to form at X Factor judges houses recently.

The hopeful singer messed up his words and vocals at bootcamp and only made Louis Walsh’s final eight by the skin of his teeth.

However, when he went to Barcelona, to perform for Sinitta and Louis, his rendition of Handbags and Gladrags impressed them no end.

After his performance, Louis commented:

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X Factor 2011: Johnny Robinson and Terry Winstanley LOVE Sinitta!


Over in Barcelona, the over 25’s have settles nicely into the climate.

Louis: I have probably got the most talked about category on X Factor, it’s all about hard work for me in this business I want to see people that are prepared to do whatever it takes.

So for; Joseph Gilligan, Goldie Cheung, Johnny Robinson, Kitty Brucknell, Samantha Brookes, Carolynne Poole, Jonjo Kerr and Terry Winstanley, it’s time to get serious.

Carolynne: All the fun and games is great, but I’m here to get a record deal, as much as I’m having fun and the guys are great, I’m here to work.

Kitty: I really really want this.

And after checking out Louis’s house…..

Goldie: Wow this place is just like a pleasure land.

It’s time for the over 25’s to meet up with their mentor.

Louis: Hi everybody! Welcome to my judges home in sunny Spain. I am so excited with this category this year,. Because in front of me I see amazing people with big personalities, big performance, you know what you’ve got to do today, you must deliver, this is your last chance. To help me in my judges’ home today, I’ve got somebody very special, she knows an awful lot about the X Factor, can I introduce to you, Senorita Sinnita!

Sinnita: I’m an older as well; I know what it’s like to feel like it’s your last chance. So guys let’s get down to business, and good luck!

Terry: Sinnita is well fit, I didn’t think she would be that fit! When you see her on telly and that you think well not that bad, but she’s well fit.

Johnny: I’m really happy Sinnita’s here, but I was hoping it was going to be Cilla Black but there you go nevermind, can’t complain, I got Sinnita!

Tune in tonight to see how the over get on and tomorrow to find out who makes the live shows. But if you’re feeling curious, then check out our final 16 spoiler list here.

X Factor 2011: Louis Walsh’s ‘The Overs’ category – judges houses pictures

Louis Walsh was seen being landed with the worst category – again – on last night’s X Factor show.

The producers obviously took note of Gary Barlow’s threat that he’d walk off the series, if he landed the overs to mentor for the live shows and knowing that Louis would never leave the ITV talent competition of his own free will, bosses landed him with the older contestants once more.

He put a brave face on it and managed not to look too gutted, when he entered his room to discover that he would be bringing Kitty Brucknell, Samantha Brookes, Joseph Gilligan, Goldie Cheung, Johnny Robinson, Carolynne Poole, Jonjo Kerr and Terry Winstanley to Barcelona for judges houses.

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X Factor 2011: Terry Winstanley messes up at bootcamp

Terry Winstanley messed up his big chance, when he gave his second X Factor bootcamp performance.

The 51 year old HGV driver from Worthing, West Sussex was featured on last night’s episode of the ITV show, standing out from the crowd, as he performed as part of a group also containing Kitty Brucknell and her nemesis Honey.

Before taking to the stage, he admitted to Dermot O’Leary:

“To be at this stage in bootcamp is amazing. That’s the only word I can think of, to be honest. I didn’t expect to get this far. The performance I have planned for now, I didn’t have much time for. I’ve done some good stuff so far, but this would be the icing on the cake. Everything’s riding on this.”

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X Factor 2011: Terry Winstanley says he “can’t stand” arrogant wannabes

X Factor hopeful Terry Winstanley – who we first saw on last weekend’s final auditions shows – has revealed that he’s finding it difficult to cope with the egos of some of his fellow contestants.

51 year old Terry, who sailed through to Boot Camp, told Digital Spy that he hates “arrogant” people.

He added, “I’ve never been one of these ego people… Read on »

X Factor 2011: Terry Winstanley planned to enter with a pal!

Terry Winstanley has admitted that he didn’t originally intend to audition for the X Factor this year.

The 51 year old HGV driver from Worthing, West Sussex was featured on last night’s episode of the ITV show, wowing the panel with a skilful and strong performance of ‘To Love Somebody’ by Michael Bolton.

Afterwards Kelly Rowland admitted that she had been astounded by his voice and added:

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