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]
Fox has announced that the new season of X Factor USA will launch on September 12, 2012. As previously announced Paula Abdul and Nicole Schezniger are gone this season and have been replaced by Britney Spears and actress and songwriter Demi Lovato. Nicole Schezniger howevere has joined teh UK X Factor.
The premiere will take place on two night on 9/12 and 9/13 at 8:00pm (7:00pm Central).
In last nights results show Rachel Crow was eliminated and she fell into tears. The other person in bottom two was Marcus Canty. The show started by Lenny Kravitz doing a performance, where he performed a new song and then his timeless hit “Are you gonna go my way.” Mary J. Blige also performed. The first two to make it to the safe list where Chris Rene and Josh Krajcik. Melanie Amoro was next to make it to the safe list.
During practice last week Josh Krajcik had issues with his voice giving out. After a doctor checked him out, he blamed the problem on his drinking and smoking and warned him to stop doing so. Josh is currently in the Top 10 is risking his chance to win. Nicole Scherzinger, his mentor, also warned him and told him if he doesn’t stop, he might be eliminated.
The Top 17 aof X Factor USA have been picked they are: Astro (Brian Bradley), The Brewer Boys, Chris Rene, Dexter Haygood, …
Last week saw the contestants final performances at each of the judges houses. Those 32 acts will be cut down to the final 16, who will move along to the live shows. The Judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and L.A. Reid will choose four performers from each of the groups who performed at their houses. Simon has the girls under 30 in his house, Nicole and Enrique Iglesias mentored the over 30s, Paula and Pharrell Williams mentored the groups, and L.A. Reid and Rihanna mentored the boys under 30.
The second night of X Factor Premier week went to Miami and Dallas. The show featured some weirdos again like a girl that claimed she sees ghosts and a guy that argued so much with Simon that may have cost him a passing vote. However, we also had a few excellent contestant, like 18-year-old Melanie Amaro, who did a Beyonce song that got standing ovation from all judges and Paula stating that she is the best contestant she has ever seen. Another highlight was Nick Voss who did an Elvis cover. Below you will see some of the videos. READ MORE
Last week Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger both wowed the audience with their great looking outfits at the X Factor USA Screening, where fans got ask the judges questions. See some of the pictures here. SEE MORE HERE