Tuesday, June 4th 2013
Another year, another judging line-up for Simon Cowell’s X Faxtor UK.
On this occasion, though, we’re all for the latest batch of bottoms who’ll sit at the famed judges table.
Pop diva Nicole Scherzinger leads this year’s panel, which features a returning Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh. TV maven Sharon Osbourne makes a sensational comeback to the show leaving in 2007. The Osbourne matriarch replaces an axed Tulisa, who is having a few issues of her own at the moment. Sniff sniff.
The quad begun shooting the audition phase of the show, which is in its tenth season, today. Look out for The X Factor UK when it returns to screens later this Summer.
Randomness: After a wildly successful run on the show last year, we hope Nicole manages to leverage the exposure against her musical endeavours. The way each year seems to be a case of musical chairs, it’s best that she “get’s it while it hot”.
Wednesday, May 22nd 2013
‘X Factor UK’ fans rejoice!
For, after parting ways with the show in 2007 and upping her celebrity stock via ‘The Talk’ since then, Sharon Osbourne is to return to the British talent competition for its 10th season…joining existing judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and the show’s brightest star Nicole Scherzinger.
Exciting news below…
Tuesday, May 21st 2013
X marks the spot!
Kelly Rowland and her fellow X Factor USA comrades took front stage center today at the first taping of the FOX show’s new season in Charleston, SC.
Looking like a bag of money and good living, the ‘Dirty Laundry’ singer momentarily stepped in as Head Judge in the absence of Simon Cowell – who was running late due to travel complications. Upon his arrival, she took her seat — next to him.
Auditions are taking place as we type, yet fans in attendance have taken to social media to relay how well the new panel -which is completed by Demi Lovato and Latin superstar Paulina Rubio - works together.
Watch their collective arrival after the jump…
Tuesday, May 21st 2013
The Female Boss has left the building. It’s official: Tulisa has been fired from The X Factor UK.
Details after the jump…
Monday, May 20th 2013
No need for any more speculation, because it’s official: Kelly Rowland has joined the judging panel of ‘The X Factor USA’.
Full story, including who else will be siting with, after the jump…
Tuesday, April 16th 2013
Kelly Rowland‘s run on the X Factor UK had several highs, yet a number of lows — the latter of which saw the Destiny’s Child diva leave the show in 2011.
However, if new reports are to be believed, the ‘Kisses Down Low’ singer may be set to return to the talent-search – this time on home soil.
Details after the jump…
Friday, March 29th 2013
American Idol, X Factor, The Voice, Sunday’s Best, Duets, Making the Band, Sing-Off, and Major & Minors are just a few of the recognizable titles of singing competitions that have graced (or disgraced) television over the past decade or so.
With its modern-day format pioneered by the FOX-aired ‘Idol’ to once record ratings (though ‘Live at the Apollo’ is the true grandfather of the genre), the last few years have seen a steadily declining interest in the singing competition themed reality show – despite reigniting interest in some of music’s top stars (see: Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, etc).
Until…NBC’s ‘The Voice’. But, even with its winning ratings, it has yet to produce a quality star in three seasons:
Friday, February 15th 2013
Many will remember Brit singer Gamu for her controversial stint on The X Factor UK‘s 2010 series.
Indeed, who could forget the outrage generated by her sensational axing or the death threats levelled at judge Cheryl Cole for actioning it?! Three years later, we’re sure Gamu will be hoping the answer is “not many”. For, now 21, the Zimbabwe born singer has debuted her first single ‘Shake The Room’ and its accompanying video.
Lifted from her debut album ‘A Love Like This’, the song and parent LP is described as blending the best of the 1960′s Soul with the contemporary kick of today.
Peep the video below and let us know what you think, because we’re still trying to “process” what we just watched. See what we mean below…
Friday, January 11th 2013
With an announcement that comes as a shock to
absolutely no one many, ‘Baby One More Time’ hitmaker Britney Spearsconfirms that ‘X Factor USA’ will not be seeing her one more time aboard its judging panel.
Indeed, after news surfaced of FOX renewing the Simon Cowell-created talent show for a 3rd season, it lost faithful judge/record executive L.A. Reid.
Now, today saw Spears confirm, after weeks of swirling rumors, her departure from the show – citing the need to focus entirely on her next album (the follow-up to 2011′s ‘Femme Fatale’)…