Posts Tagged ‘Factor

Sunday February 5, 2012 16:41

L.A. Reid to Return for Season 2 of The X Factor

It’s official: Simon Cowell has not completely cleaned house on The X Factor.

With Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones all out of the Fox singing competition, the network announced today that iconic music producer L.A. Reid would be back for season two.

L.A. Reid Promo Pic

The question, of course, remains: who will join Reid and Cowell on the show’s panel? Mariah Carey has been a rumored name for weeks, with the latest chatter surrounding Beyonce and a ridiculous offer Simon supposedly made to Blue Ivy’s mom.

WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE JUDGING THE X FACTOR?

Friday December 23, 2011 08:20

Who Won The X Factor?

Who Won The X Factor?
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It all boiled down to talent (Melanie Amaro) versus heart (Josh Krajcik) versus energy (Chris Rene) on the first-ever American finale of The X Factor, with a major recording contract, $ 5 million and serious bragging rights at stake tonight.

So, who took home the largest grand prize in reality show history?

Following an electrifying set of performances by Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Leona Lewis, Pitbull and Ne-Yo, host Steve Jones announced the winner as …

Josh Krajcik, Melanie Amaro and Chris Rene

Melanie Amaro!

Obviously stunned and emotionally overwhelmed just after Jones made the expected announcement, a choked up Amaro said only “GOD IS GOOD!!”

And half a million thank yous.

Simon Cowell said simply, “We came here to find a superstar, and we found a superstar … congratulations and thank you to all who supported this show.”

Chris Rene got the chop first, leaving Melanie and Josh Krajcik in the final two. Before the results were unveiled, the two dueted on David Bowie’s “Heroes.”

The first season finale then closed out with a performance by Melanie. She sang “Listen,” a perfect choice as it was arguably her strongest effort all season.

What do you think? Did Melanie Amaro deserve to win?

Monday December 12, 2011 03:27

“X Factor” Contestant Collapses Onstage

Thirteen-year-old Rachel Crow falls to the floor on live television after learning America has voted her off the show! Get the details.

Rachel Crow on X Factor Elimination: Don’t Blame Nicole!
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It was the most emotional scene of The X Factor season: Rachel Crow, 13, falling into sobs as soon after she eliminated from the competition this week… while the crowd booed Nicole Scherzinger for not casting a vote that would have saved the contestant.

After the show, however, Rachel was far more calm than many in the audience.

Rachel Crow Sings for Survivalplay

Rachel Crow Sings for Survival

“I am not feeling the greatest, but I will be fine,” the singer told the press, adding of Scherzinger: “She told me that she was sorry. I don’t know why she said that… I told her it was okay and not her fault.”

Considering the hate-filled messages directed at Nicole and Paula Abdul last week, Crow also issued this plea to fans:

“I want to say to all those people, ‘Stop, Please.’ [Scherzinger] is the nicest person and the most beautiful person inside and out… She is amazing, and I don’t understand why people are taking it out on her. It’s no one’s fault. It’s not even America’s fault. It’s no one person’s fault. It’s just what God had in store for me. And I will be okay.”

Do you think Rachel should have been voted out?

Drew Ryniewicz to Deranged X Factor Fans: Calm Down!
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Drew Ryniewicz is only 14 years old, but she’s clearly a lot more mature than a handful of her fans.

In response to this singer’s elimination from The X Factor last week, a few supporters took to Facebook and didn’t merely blame Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger for Drew’s ousting… they directed vicious death threats at the panelists.

Drew Ryniewicz - What a Feelingplay

Drew Ryniewicz – What a Feeling

Now, Ryniewicz has spoken out against these misguided souls, telling TMZ “that’s not what I represent and that’s not what I want my fans to represent,” concluding simply: “No one deserves death threats.”

Preach on, Drew! The X Factor continues on Wednesday night with the remaining five contestants singing two songs each.