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Astro apologises for results show behaviour

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2011-11-20 20:08

X Factor act Astro has apologised for his behaviour on last week’s results show.

The young rapper placed in the bottom two with Stacy Francis, who was eventually eliminated, and was criticised for acting poorly.

The 15-year-old stated that he didn’t want to perform again for people who did not want him before giving a lacklustre performance.

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Stacy Francis hits back at Simon Cowell

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2011-11-17 16:16

X Factor USA contestant Stacy Francis believes she is getting the raw deal from Simon Cowell on the show.

The Nicole Scherzinger-mentored singer was blasted by Cowell after her performance of Meat Loaf’s ‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’ on this week’s rock-themed episode. Cowell described the performance as something he "would expect someone to sing at the Hilton Hotel with people turning their backs, eating peanuts".

Francis admitted that while it was not the best week for her, she just wanted him to be fair.

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Rihanna to perform on The X Factor USA this week

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2011-11-14 17:51

Rihanna has been confirmed to perform on The X Factor USA this week.

The singer will return to the series for the Thursday, November 17 results episode where she is rumoured to be performing her track ‘We Found Love’.

Rihanna made an appearance on the series earlier this year during the judges’ houses stage where she helped out L.A. Reid and his boys’ category.

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Lakoda Rayne believe they're still in the competition for a reason

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2011-11-14 17:42

X Factor USA act Lakoda Rayne believe they are in the competition for a reason after narrowly surviving last week’s elimination.

The four-piece girl group placed in the bottom two alongside Stereo Hoggz, who the judges voted to send home.

Speaking with Fox All Access afterwards, member Cari Fletcher said: "It's been hard because we've never really been used to getting so much feedback from people, and you're not always going to get good feedback.

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Jessie J to perform on The X Factor USA this week

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2011-11-09 17:32

British singer Jessie J has been confirmed to perform on this week’s X Factor USA results show.

The singer, best known for her track ‘Price Tag’, will sing on the November 10 episode of the Fox series.

She is currently recovering from a foot injury that forced her to pull out of shows this year with Katy Perry.

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Adam Levine says X Factor USA is not competition for The Voice

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2011-11-07 15:11

Adam Levine believes that The X Factor USA, American Idol and his own The Voice are not competing for the same fans.

The Maroon 5 singer, who is a judge/coach on The Voice alongside Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, believes the trio of talent shows all have their own unique fan bases.

"They have their own thing and their own fanbase. We don't really concern ourselves with those shows because we are The Voice," he told CNN.

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Photos: Inside Simon Cowell's massive X Factor trailer

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2011-11-02 21:20

The Hollywood Reporter has released a bunch of photos from inside Simon Cowell’s behemoth of a trailer that he works and relaxes in during filming of The X Factor.

The 1,100-square-foot trailer is certainly a step up from the standard-issue CBS Television City box he had while working on American Idol for seven years.

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The X Factor USA renewed for second season

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2011-11-02 16:44

The X Factor USA has been renewed for a second season by Fox.

The talent format, which debuted in the US this year, will return next year for a second run after pulling decent audience number this season.

Judge and creator Simon Cowell said in a statement: "I am absolutely thrilled with the news. I have loved making the show and I want to thank Fox, our sponsors and, most importantly, the fans for supporting The X Factor."

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Stacy Francis : 'I would thank the doubters'

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2011-10-30 21:19

X Factor USA finalist Stacy Francis says she would thank everybody who doubted her over the years if she ever saw them again.

The singer has reached the top 12 of the reality talent series in Nicole Scherzinger’s over 30’s category alongside Josh Krajcik and LeRoy Bell.

"I really feel God has blessed me,” Francis told The X Factor’s official website. “I've sort of said in my prayers, as I begged God for this, that my promise would be to help as many people as I can and I've made a commitment to do that.

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X Factor USA voting available on Twitter next week

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2011-10-25 20:54

Twitter has announced its will be teaming up with The X Factor USA to allow viewers to vote through the social networking website.

Starting next week, fans of the Fox reality series will be able to vote for their favourite acts via Twitter.

Fans can follow @TheXFactorUSA and submit their vote through a Direct Message, where the votes will be sent directly to The X Factor to be counted.

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