Khloe Kardasian and Mario Lopez to host The X Factor USA

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2012-10-16 17:14

Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez have signed million dollar contracts and will co-host this season of The X Factor USA.

I'm excited. So much so I can't even remember the name of the guy who hosted the show last year!


The X Factor USA - S02E10 - The Top 24 to Top 16

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-10-11 18:11

Tonight the Over 25's and teens get to strut their stuff and try and convince their mentors not to cut them.

Over 25's
Jason Brock
Daryl Black
David Correy
Tara Simon
Tate Stevens
Vino Alan

Beatrice Miller
James Tanner
Carly Sore Sonenclar
Diamond White
Reed Deming
Arin Ray

It's LA Reid's turn to have his acts audition.  He has absolutely no faith in his acts at all so it sucks to be them.

First up is Jason Brock who sings Unbreakable and he really is quite good.

David Correy sings Domino and it's a good mellow version.

Daryl Black sings She's Gone and it's ok but it's lacking the personality of Jason and David.

Tate Stevens finds himself in the position of being quite unique in his category.  I doubt he'll win but he could be a star anyway.  He sings Back at One and it's ok but nothing to write home about.


Idol producers deny Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey feud

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-10-10 08:22

American Idol producers have released a statement on the supposed “feud” between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

The statement came following the release of a video showing Minaj letting fly at Carey while Keith Urban and Randy Jackson attempt to play peacemakers.

"This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had.  We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can't imagine a better group to find the next American Idol," the producers said recently.


Carrie Underwood picks up two American Music Awards nominations

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-10-10 08:00

Former Idol winner Carrie Underwood has picked up a brace of nominations for the American Music Awards.

Underwood was nominated in the ‘Favourite Female Artist – Country’ and ‘Favourite Album – Country’ categories, where she will duke it out with the likes of Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

The awards take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 18 and will be screening live on ABC.


The X Factor USA - S02E08 - Boot Camp part 2

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-10-04 18:17

It's one on one tonight in the battle for the chance to head to the judges homes.  They may both make it or they both may not.  It's game on.

First up tonight are Jennel Garcia vs Tara Simon who are singing Landslide but Simon Cowell didn't get why they chose that song.

Next up Beatrice Miller takes on Carly Rose Sonenclar with Pumped Up Kicks but it's not as fun as I'd hoped to have seen from the two younguns.

Vino Alan takes on David Correy with What's Going On.  Despite becoming good friends, David is prepared to do what it takes to knock him out of the competition.  Vino is disappointed with his performance but the judges don't seem disappointed at all.

Diamond White vs Dinah Jane Hansen are squaring off against each other which further entrenches the fear that Dinah has towards a much younger contestant who is incredibly talented.  They're singing a very mellow version of Stronger but Diamond is the brighter star on that stage.


The X Factor USA - S02E07 Boot Camp

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-10-03 18:09

We're here already.  All the contestants who have made it to the boot camp in Miami, Florida are nervous about the next stage of the competition.  They gather from all corners of the United States to prove they have what it takes to proceed to the next round and the shot at stardom and the $5m prize.

120 acts make up the numbers of those living it up but by the end of the week, only 24 will remain.  This is about to be the most intense week of their lives says Simon and Britney tells us that they're about to be put through some pretty difficult challenges.

This week, the contestants will see exactly who their competition is.  By the end of the day, half of them will be going home.

First up is 13 year old Diamond White.  She sings I Have Nothing and as one of the youngest contestants in The X Factor, she certainly shows the rest of the contestants how it's done.  21 year old Paige Thomas is very nervous.


Video: Nicki Minaj arguing with Mariah Carey during Idol audition

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-10-03 07:52

There was early talk that new Idol recruits Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were not the best of pals but we were told that this was rubbish and they were getting along fine.

Well, it seems not everything is as it seems at Idol HQ.

TMZ has got hold of a video that shows Minaj royally blowing up at Carey during the Charlotte, North Carolina auditions on October 2.

Check out the video and make up your own mind.


Plans dropped for DJ-themed X Factor-style show

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-10-02 07:54

Simon Cowell has dropped plans to create a DJ-themed series in e same vein as The X Factor.

Plans for the show were revealed in January this year, with the aim of finding the world’s best new DJ.

However, a representative for Cowell told the New York Post this week that the project will go no further.

"Syco and Overbrook decided not to proceed together on a DJ-competition show," they said.


The X Factor S02E05The X Factor S02E05 auditions - Providence

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-09-26 18:13

The auditions roll into Providence, RI tonight and the judges are all acting like divas.  Britney's manager wants to mess with the judges assistant and sends him off to find a straw hat for Ms Spears while Simon arrives with a police escort while riding a motorized bicycle.

Adonis and John are employer and employee who are singing Lionel Richie's Hello.  It's terrible and the audience let them know with booing while Britney laughs.  LA tells them that at least they have day jobs.  They're out.

Pretty much like the next 10 minutes of no after no after no.  At the first ad break, the judges are wondering if they should have come here at all.


Mariah Carey talks Idol, Nicki Minaj

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2012-09-21 05:18

New American idol judge Mariah Carey says she is unsure as to what her judging style will be on the show.

The singer told THR this week that she wants to be as honest as possible with the contestants.

"I try to be honest and I try to be constructive," Carey said.