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The X Factor S02E03 auditions

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-09-19 18:15

Kansas City, MO is the destination of today's auditions.  Apparently Simon isn't feeling well so a stand in judge is attending today.  There is triumphant glee from those waiting to audition as with Simon out of the way, the pressure won't be as high.  Or will it.

Standing in for Simon is X Factor UK judge and manager of some of the UK and Ireland's biggest acts - Louie Walsh.

First up tonight is freestyle rapper Rizloe Jones.  He's full of confidence and impresses the judges but I fail to see how he can maintain a place in the competition with such a limited style. It's still four yeses from the judges though.


Evolution of the Online Music Industry

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2012-09-18 16:18

It wasn't that long ago (in fact there are some still bleating on about it) that digital music was deemed to be the killer of the music industry.  Oh how wrong they were.

Via: Kaza Gold


New American Idol judges announced

Submitted by brad on Mon, 2012-09-17 02:39

Following months of rumours, the brand new judging panel for American Idol has finally been confirmed.

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will join Randy Jackson on the panel for the twelfth season of the Fox show.

With the departure of both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler last season, Idol producers have opted for a four person panel again.


Keith Urban rumoured for Idol judging role after leaving The Voice Australia

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-09-13 07:57

Australian singer Keith Urban has officially announced his departure from The Voice Australia amid speculation he is set to join American Idol.

It is rumoured that the singer, who judged on the Aussie version of The Voice alongside Delta Goodrem, Seal and Joel Madden, may be interested in a judging role on Idol alongside Mariah Carey.

"I've been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice. And as much as I'd love to do it again, it's clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments will keep me from being a part of the second season," Urban said in a statement.


The X Factor returns S02E01

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-09-12 19:37

The X Factor is back!  Hallelujah!  Simon Cowell returns to Fox with a new line up of judges joining him and LA Reid.  Demi Lovato and the sensational Britney Spears.

First up tonight are the auditions in Austin, Texas.  21 year old Paige Thomas is up first with I'm Going Down and knocks it out of the park.  It's four yeses right out of the gate and The X Factor is off to a great start!

If ever there was someone you'd compare to Justin Bieber, it would be 13 year old Reed Deming.  Bruno Mars is his weapon of choice and then Grenade before the judges waive him through to the next round.


Britney and Simon Cowell share their thoughts on The X Factor USA/The Voice rivalry

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-09-11 08:43

While Simon Cowell may not be too impressed with the fact The X Factor USA will be going head-to-head with The Voice this fall, Britney Spears doesn’t appear to be too worried.

The new judge joked that she is looking forward to going up against Christiina Aquilera and The Voice when asked.

"Ecstatic!", she joked. "I’m elated. I find they’re both really interesting shows.

"In all honesty, I do feel like they’re two totally different shows. So you can’t really compare the two.”

Cowell on the other hand, hasn’t hidden that fact he is annoyed that NBC is putting The Voice up against his X Factor USA.



How will you follow The X Factor 2012?

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-08-09 19:19

The X Factor isn't too far away now so it is probably worthwhile considering how your TV experience is going to be once it starts.

How is your picture looking on your TV?  Are you getting crystal clear reception?  Are you getting all the channels you need?  Don't be missing out on all the extra commentary the myriads of other TV shows and hosts will be presenting.  How is your internet connection?  Slow?  Make sure you're able to keep up with all the online gossip, tweets and the all important ability to vote by voting online.

Then, once you've got your cable TV and internet sorted you'll be ready to see if Simon Cowell's The X Factor USA can improve it's ratings on the 2011 season and maybe even prove why it's the better format than American Idol, right? We all know that it's true.  You just have to look at the changes American Idol introduced in 2012.  Copycat much?


Possible Glee role for Idol's Jessica Sanchez

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-06-22 07:45

American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez may be about to bag herself a highly-coveted role on Glee.

The 16-year-old, who finished second to Phillip Phillips this season, is currently in talks over a multi-episode role in the show’s fourth season.

There is no word yet what kind of role Sanchez will be involved in should everything work out.


Who is the fairest of them all?

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2012-06-05 17:22

Had American Idol still be on, the contestants may very well have found themselves at the premier of the new movie Snow White and the Huntsment.  Who is the fairest of them all?

Via: Halloween Express