Fox just announced that Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Odom will be the new hosts of “The X Factor.” They will be replacing last year’s host Steve Jones, who in my opinion sucked. I am glad to see him gone. I am not sure about Khloe, but I think Mario is a great choice. [READ MORE]
X Factor Season 2 open call audition dates have been announced. If you are a singer over 12 years old, then you qualify. This year the auditions are also open to those have representation. The winner will take $5 million. Click here to see the dates.
Simon Cowell has fired the X Factor judges Nicole Schezniger, Paula Abdul and host Steve Jones. This just leaves LA Reid and Simon himself as the judges. While the firing of Steve Jones and Nicole Schezinger was expected, fans are shocked to hear that Paula Abdul was also fired. [READ MORE]
X Factor creator and co producer Simon Cowell has confirmed the worst kept secret in music circles. It is that the two finalists Josh Krajick and Chris Rene along with Astro will be get record deals. This is probably especially good news for fans of Astro who believed he got the wrong end of the stick during the live voting rounds. The artists will likely sign with Syco music, Simon Cowell’s music label that is co owned by Sony Music. The agreement with Sony is that Syco will partner with a larger Sony Music label that will provide the marketing etc. and is likely to partner with Syco for “X Factor” U.S. artists are Epic Records, Columbia Records and RCA Records.
This week Weds on X Factor the contestants will be doing 2 songs each and on Thursday there will be 2 superstar acts performing. Lenny Kravitz, a music legend who started his career in 1989, will be performing a song from his new album called “Rock Star City Life” and will then do his hit song “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”
Mary J. Blige, who started her career in 1991 and has sold over 50 million records, will also perform. Mary’s latest album “My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1)” was released on November 21. She will be performing a new song from her album called “Need Someone.”
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Tonight was supposed to be all elimination night but there was a glitch in the voting system. So last night pretty much never existed and the votes were not counted. So tonight, we are starting over. [READ MORE]
This season, there will be no judge’s houses or boot camp. Instead, they will be replaced with a new stage called The Four Chair Challenge. Here is a recap of all the action from the first week. [READ MORE]
It has all come down to just one night and that night is tonight. All the practices, all the performances and all the voting is done and over with. The fate of the new winner of X Factor lies in the hands of God’s fate. The red carpet is out; the limos arrive and the judges are dressed to the hills. Performing tonight are two stars who are setting the world on fire: Pitbull and One Direction.. [READ MORE]
The season has come down to this. Tomorrow night, we find out who the newest X Factor winner is. The show starts on a somber note as Simon pays tribute to the fallen victims of the Sandy Hook school tragedy. The contestants and their choir sings You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson. The names of each victim is flashed across the stage on a video screen. . [READ MORE]