L.A. Reid departing The X Factor

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-12-14 06:44

L.A. Reid has confirmed he will not be returning to The X Factor next season.

The Epic Records head honcho will depart the show after spending two seasons on the judging panel in order to return to his job at the record label.

"I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell," Reid said this week. "He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent."


Mariah Carey had doubts about taking Idol judging role

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-12-13 08:52

Mariah Carey has said that she had reservations about joining the judging panel for American Idol this season.

The singer told reporters this week that it was her husband Nick Cannon that urged her to take the opportunity.

"He really wanted me to do this and I had my own kind of reservations -- I didn't know how I would adapt to this situation." she said. "But it’s great to be here, I'm happy and honored to be here.

“It’s a huge deal. This is massive. It’s one of the biggest television shows ever. It changed the way we look at music and changed people’s vocabularies. Pitchy? Thank you, Randy for that!”


Steven Tyler v Nicki Minaj: Round One

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-11-27 10:02

Former American Idol judge Steven Tyler has offered his opinion on the current crop of judges and caused a bit of controversy at the same time.

The Aerosmith frontman gave his thoughts on the supposed Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey beef, telling MTV: "They should have something going on, which is calledcamaraderie.”

He continued: "They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that's trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by 'entertainment' factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the 'it' factor. Not the 'it' factor because they can fight. The fuck is that all about?"


The X Factor USA - S02E18 - Top 10 Performance

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-11-21 19:38

It's Thanksgiving week on The X Factor and this week our acts are paying tribute to the people who have helped them out in their lives.

Tate Stevens kicks off the show with I'm already There.

I'm Already There - I'm Already There

Tate's a nice guy and despite sitting at the top of the voting results, he's just too boring for me.


Idol alum Todrick Hall appears on X Factor USA

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-11-15 09:33

American Idol alum Todrick Hall made a surprise appearance on The X Factor USA this week… as a backup singer to the contestants.

The ninth season top 16 contestant was first a part of Garcia’s rendition of ‘Proud Mary’ on Wednesday night’s episode before going  on to perform with nearly every contestant.

Hall landed the gig thanks to choreographer Brian Friedman.


Taylor Swift on The X Factor USA next week

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-11-09 06:18

Taylor Swift has been confirmed as next week’s musical guest on The X Factor USA.

The singer will take to the stage to perform her new track ‘State of Grace’ for the first time on TV, next Thursday, November 15.


Nicki Minaj open to Mariah Carey Idol duet

Submitted by brad on Thu, 2012-11-08 06:20

Just weeks after a very public bust-up between Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, the former is still keen to perform with her so-called “foe”.

When asked by E! News whether she would do a duet with Carey on Idol at any stage, Minaj replied: "I would do that. I think people would be interested in seeing that."

She’s right. We would like to see that…


Britney Spears says she'll be back for more X Factor USA

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-11-07 06:23

Britney Spears has given the strongest hint yet that she will be returning to The X Factor USA next season, if they will have her.

When faced with the question "Do you think you'll be back for another season?",  the judge told reporters on the red carpet this week: "Yes, I definitely will."

This sounds positive, but will they have her back again?


One Direction to perform on The X Factor USA this week

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-11-06 09:10

One Direction have been confirmed to make an appearance on The X Factor USA’s top 12 results show this week.

The British five-piece will appear on Thursday’s (November 8) episode to perform ‘Live While We’re Young’ and ‘Little Things’ from their upcoming second album.

Zayn Malik said: "Having come from the UK X Factor, we can't wait to perform on the US stage ¬– it's going to be a great night!"


The Top 16 of The X Factor USA - Live blog

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-10-17 18:46

After a 40 minute delay thanks to the rain interrupted Cardinals vs Giants, The X Factor is finally going to air.

Tonight we find out who the judges have chosen to make their top 4 for the live shows.

First up tonight is Britney Spears and the Teen category.

First up to learn their fate is Diamond White.  I can't believe Britney won't take her.  Thankfully I'm right and she is the first one through to the Live shows.

Carly Rose Sonenclar is up next and I like her but I'm not sure she can win.  She is through though.

Next up is Arin Ray and he's through to the final four as well.  I wouldn't have picked him but he's final performance was better than I thought he had been.

James Tanner is up next but I can't see him going through at all.  He's going home which is completely fair.