The X Factor

The latest X Factor 2014 news: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole return!

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X Factor 2014

The X Factor returned to ITV last night with one of the best series openers that we’ve seen to date – in my opinion that is – and for sure, the show needed a boost, given that last year, viewing figures were among the lowest the talent quest has ever seen.

Show boss Simon Cowell has, along with ITV, invested a huge amount of cash in a bid to see the X Factor return to its former glory when it was routinely the most-watched show during its Saturday night primetime slot. Read more & comment »

X Factor: Andrea Faustini WOWs Cheryl FV in his audition!

X Factor 2014: Andrea

Each and every year on The X Factor, there’s always one act who comes in to audition for the show, and you immediately write them off, because of how they come across before they begin to perform.

The biggest example we have seen so far of that this year is 20 year old student, Andrea Faustini who auditions for the show on this evening’s episode of The X Factor, and his voice is enough to melt you. He’s also travelled all the way from Rome – will be he enough to counteract this curse of foreign acts who can’t sing?
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X Factor 2014: Stevi Ritchie brightens up the X Factor auditions!

X Factor 2014: Stevi Ritchie

We always love the acts who come in and brighten up an otherwise dreary day on The X Factor.

The guy to do that job on tonight’s show is Stevi Ritchie, a 33-year-old call center worker from Essex, who declares that it’s always sunny somewhere in the world. We live by the motto: It’s always 5pm somewhere in the world… you can tell where our priorities differ.
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X Factor 2014: Girl Thing’s Linzi Martin gives the judges the hardest decision of the day!

X Factor 2014: Linzi

The X Factor wouldn’t be the same without an emotional performance to close the show, and we certainly get that on this evening’s show.

This evening, Girl Thing’s Linzi Martin is set to try and impress Simon Cowell (again!), but it gives the judges the hardest decision of the day.
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X Factor 2014 auditions: Model Chloe Jasmine brings jazz to the arena!

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Chloe Jasmine, a 23 year old full time model from Sussex, certainly made an impression on the X Factor judges, when she auditioned for them in London earlier this year.

The posh star wowed the panel with her version of Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald but she attracted as much attention for her posh accent and eccentric ways, as for her singing voice.

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X Factor auditions: Jay James Picton moves Mel B to tears!

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Jay James Picton closed tonight’s X Factor show, and what an end to the first episode of the new 2014 series.

The 30 year old Welsh hunk is ex-navy and a full-time dad, helping him to appeal to female viewers around the country and he reduced Mel B to tears with his version of Say Something by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera.

Before singing Jay explained his past saying:

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X Factor launch: Cheryl pushes Amy Connelly through to arena!

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Amy Connelly, a 25 year old betting shop assistant from Essex made her big X Fatcor return this evening and at least one of the judges was incredibly happy to see her.

The familiar singer has of course appeared on the ITV show before and auditioned for Cheryl Cole back in 2008, when she made it all the way to judges houses before being dropped from the lineup.

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Ben Quinlan makes X Factor 2014 arena auditions with Shayne Ward impression!

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Ben Quinlan gave his best Shayne Ward impression on tonight’s X Factor show, though we’re not sure he has the same star quality as the former winner.

The singer is 19 years old, currently unemployed and from Ireland and belted out a rendition of Shayne’s chart topping single That’s My Goal. That wasn’t what earned him his biggest reaction though. That came when he presented Cheryl with a green rose and admitted to being slightly obsessed with the star.

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X Factor spoilers: ‘Special’ Lauren Nicole Platt wows Simon Cowell!

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Lauren Nicole Platt stands putt from the crowd on tonight’s X Factor show, with her feisty vocal performance at the closed room auditions.

The 16 year old student from Essex performs I Know Where I Have Been by Queen Latifah and it goes down a treat with the panel, who seem to be inundated with ridiculously talented teenagers during tonight’s show.

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X Factor 2014: Chloe O’Gorman wins Simon Cowell support!

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Chloe O’Gorman had a taste of success when she auditioned for The X Factor last year and made it through to the arena rounds, but since she was cut before the live shows, the 17 year old student from Wirral came back fighting for 2014.

Performing for a fresh panel of judges (except for Louis Walsh, who didn’t seem to recognise her anyway!) the young beauty sang Right to be Wrong by Joss Stone.

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