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JUN
11
4 WKS

Spice Girl Mel B Named Fourth Judge on 'X Factor U.K.'

Spice Girl Mel B Named Fourth Judge on 'X Factor U.K.'

Former Spice Girl Mel B has been named as the fourth judge for the 11th season of X Factor U.K.

Mel B told the U.K. press she is "so excited" to be joining the show. She reportedly signed a deal worth $1.67  million (£1 million). The 39-year-old signer served as a guest judge on the show in 2012.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes With Simon Cowell's Right-Hand Woman

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MAR
10
4 MOS

Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

Cheryl Cole is returning to the judges’ table for The X Factor U.K.’s 11th season, confirmed Simon Cowell via Twitter on Monday.

“It’s official! Cheryl is back,” he tweeted. “Be careful what you wish for.”

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FEB
7
5 MOS

Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

Fox has pulled the plug on The X Factor. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition.

The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive series' significant ratings declines in the second and third years, but executive producer and star Simon Cowell had been quite vocal about negotiations to keep the show on Fox in some limited capacity.

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JAN
7
6 MOS

'The Bachelor': 'X Factor' Alum Josh Krajcik to Perform

'The Bachelor': 'X Factor' Alum Josh Krajcik to Perform

Josh Krajcik's soulful vocals and romantic lyrics would make any date complete, which makes it only fitting that The X Factor alum will be serenading an intimate evening for two on an episode of ABC's The Bachelor, set to air Jan. 13.

VIDEO: 'The Bachelor' Remembers Gia Allemand

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DEC
20
7 MOS

'X Factor' Recap: Finale Night Brings Tears, Cheers and a Simon Cowell Victory

'X Factor' Recap: Finale Night Brings Tears, Cheers and a Simon Cowell Victory

The X Factor crowned its season three winner during a two-hour finale on Thursday night.

The way-too-long broadcast featured guest performances by Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Lea Michele, Pitbull, Ke$ha and One Direction. Unfortunately for the live audience, however, all were pre-taped with the exception of Pitbull's "Timber" and Lewis' sparkly holiday number, "One More Sleep."

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DEC
19
7 MOS

'X Factor' Shocker: TV's Worst Singing Show Finds Its Best Winner (Opinion)

'X Factor' Shocker: TV's Worst Singing Show Finds Its Best Winner (Opinion)

If one were to cobble together a list of pros and cons relating to the just-concluded third go-round of The X Factor, the latter column would cast a long, sad shadow. The chemistry between the judges, while a little less zombified minus the wordless, baffled presence of Britney Spears, still had the spontaneity of diners at a crowded restaurant forced to share a table with strangers.

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DEC
19
7 MOS

'X Factor' Crowns a Winner

'X Factor' Crowns a Winner

X Factor crowned its season three winner on Thursday night, ending a months-long competition that saw three finalists emerge: couple and duo Alex & Sierra, rocker Jeff Gutt and Latino crooner Carlito Olivero. The winner will receive a million dollar recording contract with Sony Music.

[Warning: Spoilers ahead...]

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DEC
18
7 MOS

'X Factor' Recap: Final Three Battle One Last Time

'X Factor' Recap: Final Three Battle One Last Time

After three months of auditions, a nerve-wracking four-chair challenge, and weeks of performances and heartbreaking eliminations, it was down to the wire as the final three acts battled it out one last time on The X Factor.

“This is not about winning,” said Simon Cowell. “It’s about launching a career.”

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DEC
16
7 MOS

Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Renewal, Future Format Shake-Ups

Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Renewal, Future Format Shake-Ups

The X Factor U.S. wraps its third season this week. The final three standing: duo Alex & Sierra, mentored by show creator and head judge Simon Cowell, Jeff Gutt, the last member of Kelly Rowland's team, and Carlito Olivero, coached by Paulina Rubio.

But no matter who wins on Thursday night, a bigger unknown still lingers: Will the singing competition be back?

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DEC
12
7 MOS

'X Factor' Recap: And Then There Were Three

'X Factor' Recap: And Then There Were Three

Thursday night's The X Factor results show was full of anticipation as the singing competition narrowed the final four contenders to the top 3 finals round. 

 

All four judges were dressed up for the special evening and seemed in good spirits before host Mario Lopez started reading the results. 

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DEC
11
7 MOS

'X Factor' Recap: Final Four Battle It Out In Semi-Finals

'X Factor' Recap: Final Four Battle It Out In Semi-Finals

The final four contenders brought their A-games to The X Factor semi-finals on Wednesday night when each act performed three songs; a duet, a song selected by their mentor and one chosen by viewers.

The jam-packed format left no room for a guest performer, but there was plenty of excitement to fill the two-hour running time without any extra fluff. 

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DEC
5
7 MOS

'X Factor' Recap: Two Dreams Crushed During Double Elimination

'X Factor' Recap: Two Dreams Crushed During Double Elimination

Thursday night's results show brought another double elimination on The X Factor and cut the top six contestants down to the final four.

 

Simon Cowell dedicated the show to the late Nelson Mandela, who died earlier in the day and set a somber tone for a night that would crush two hopefuls' dreams.  

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DEC
4
7 MOS

'X Factor Recap': Top 6 Tap Into Their Inner Divas

'X Factor Recap': Top 6 Tap Into Their Inner Divas

With one week to go before the semifinals, the top six took on two songs on The X Factor’s diva themed performance show.

While the first half featured songs by divas including Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Carrie Underwood, the second half dialed down the theatrics in favor of stripped down, “unplugged,” musical fare.

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NOV
29
7 MOS

'X Factor' Results: Two Get the Cut on Thanksgiving Show

'X Factor' Results: Two Get the Cut on Thanksgiving Show

It might have been a sleepy post-Turkey evening for most of America, but there was plenty of action on The X Factor as another double elimination knocked the top eight down to a final six. 

Warning: spoilers ahead...

But before the drama began, the contestants were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner with their families along with a performance by judge Demi Lovato, who took to the stage for an electrifying performance of her latest hit, "Neon Lights."

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