The latest X Factor 2014 news: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole return!
Year on year, the BBC and ITV go head-to-head in a bid to win the most viewers for their respective Saturday night shows, Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor, and this year is of course no different.
However, the warring between the bosses of both shows has ramped up a notch this year as ITV are set to air a bonus episode of The X Factor on Friday, 26 September, which is the night that Strictly launches over on the BBC. Read more & comment »
In last week’s episodes of X Factor – which featured hopefuls trying out for the second time at Wembley Arena – viewers heard judge Mel B telling singer Kayleigh Manners that they were brought up in the same area of Leeds…
After Kayleigh revealed that she was from Leeds, Mel told her, “I grew up in Harehills.” Read more & comment »
The annual ratings war between The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing is set to kick off when the BBC debut the new series of their hit dance show on Friday, September 26, which is when ITV will air a bonus episode of X Factor…
And of course, the BBC have accused X Factor and Simon Cowell of begin underhanded in adding a third weekly episode to ITV’s schedule, while ITV argue that the BBC threw down the gauntlet by airing Strictly at the same time on Saturday nights as X Factor. Read more & comment »
Over the weekend, we saw Paul Akister make a triumphant return to the X Factor arena auditions, with an AMAZING performance.
Of course, he’s been through this all before, as he appeared on the show last year, but Louis Walsh being a bit of a tool, sent him home at judges’ houses. However, it does seem he’s come back better than ever! His image is better, his voice is better… he may well just be what the show is looking for this year.
But, what would he reckon to Louis Walsh being his mentor again? Oh dear…
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During the weekend’s episodes of The X Factor – which focused on the auditions at Wembley Arena which took place over the summer – we saw hopeful ‘singer’ Lottie Lou being given a resounding set of ‘No’ votes from judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Louis Walsh and Mel B.
But being told she just can’t sing evidently came as a shock to Lottie, however, the awfulness of her audition was confirmed by the 5,000 plus audience members who booed and jeered after she attempted to cover Lily Allen’s Sheezuz. Read more & comment »
As we reported over the weekend, X Factor boss Simon Cowell had been so moved by reports of the horrifying arson attack that left dozens of dogs dead and dozens more in need of emergency housing that he took to Twitter to remark upon the outrage, and to say that he would be sending a donation to the charity that runs the dogs’ home.
He also pledged to send local heroes Jason Dyer and Dean Rostock – who risked their own lives to save dogs trapped in the inferno – on a luxury all-expenses paid holiday to thank them for their bravery. Read more & comment »
As X Factor viewers saw over the weekend, boy band hopefuls Overload yet again wowed judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Louis Walsh and Mel B when they performed for them a second time at Wembley Arena…
However, while singers Ollie, Joey, Andy, Jordi and Ryan were lapping up the praise – Cheryl told them, “You’re the best boy band we’ve had on” – what they didn’t mention was that Joey once apparently stated that he would never take part in X Factor. Read more & comment »
If there’s a downside to finding fame via a reality TV show, it’s that skeletons have a tendency to come tumbling out of their closets, which is rather much what’s happened to X Factor hopeful Eileen Daly, who, along with her partner Ben Thirkettle, tried out for the show as bizarre act, The Courtesans.
Over the weekend, it was revealed that Eileen has formerly starred in porn movies as “a vampire sex siren”, and that she made regular appearances on Channel 4 show, Eurotrash. Read more & comment »
When Jay James took to the room auditions, he absolutely blew the judges away with his performance, and he even reduced Mel B to tears.
READ: X Factor’s Jay James embarrassed by wife’s x-rated past?
He’s definitely one of the most promising acts this year, especially for the overs category, but did he give as much of a stunning performance during his arena audition?
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Last week we saw Kayleigh Manners audition for The X Factor, and the nerves got to her a little bit in her audition, but the judges put her through as they saw a lot of potential.
However, she put her arena audition in jeopardy as she couldn’t control her nerves, but did she blow her chance? Head on inside to find out…
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