'X Factor's' Top 10 rock it out
November 17th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

'X Factor's' Top 10 rock it out

"X Factor" is starting to separate the boys from the men, and the girls from the women!

This week is rock music week, and so the judges chose some of the greatest songs from that genre for their artists.

As usual, there were highs and lows - let's take a stroll down memory lane:

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'X Factor' shows another act the door
November 11th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

'X Factor' shows another act the door

Another Thursday means another elimination on the "X Factor," and it's never pretty.

But lets talk about the good first: As usual, the show starts with all 11 contestants singing together on stage before the judges are introduced. This part is actually what I love about "X Factor" - even though the elimination show is just one hour before they toss a performer, they entice you with a great performance by a surprise artist.

On Thursday, we got a double dose with Jesse J and Willow Smith, who performed her collaboration with Nicki Minaj called “Fireball." I didn't know Willow could actually sing, and not just rap. Nice!

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Who was kicked off the 'X Factor'?
November 4th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Who was kicked off the 'X Factor'?

[Editor's Note: If you don't want to know who was eliminated from Thursday's episode of 'X Factor,' stop reading now!]

"X Factor's" viewers are finally able to vote for their favorite musical act, and on Thursday night the first LIVE results show aired.

We began with all 12 finalists singing  "Without You" together on stage. It was kind of odd, but it was nice to see everyone harmonize, along with a few rhymes from Brian Bradley.

It was also the last time we would see all of the artists performing together.

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'X Factor': Who was stellar, and who missed the mark?
November 3rd, 2011
12:33 PM ET

'X Factor': Who was stellar, and who missed the mark?

Fans of Fox's "X Factor" have been watching and waiting for weeks to weigh in, and Wednesday they finally got their chance.

The 12 finalists performed LIVE  for the first time for the public, and it was the first time the viewers will decide their fate by voting for their favorites to stay on.

Every single act tried to bring their "A" game to stay in "the game". But let's take a look at who killed it and who left the crowd wanting more.

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'X Factor' goes live with harsh words and a few fights
October 26th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

'X Factor' goes live with harsh words and a few fights

I love the tension of a live talent competition, and last night's "X Factor" fit the bill.

The show held its first two-and-a-half hour live show and once again we got to see all 17 acts perform, not only for the judges but in front of a packed house in Los Angeles.

This show was arguably the hardest to watch, and it wasn’t because truly good singers were let go, but the manner in which they were brushed aside.

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Tough choices on 'X Factor'
October 7th, 2011
10:14 AM ET

Tough choices on 'X Factor'

On Wednesday, 162 contestants of the "X Factor" went to boot camp, but only 100 stuck around. By Thursday, 68 more artists were sent packing as well. Here's how it all went down:

Day two of boot camp went similarly to day one, as we saw more artists take the stage to perform together as a group, singing one hit song chosen by their vocal coach.

First up were seven acts put together in one group, which included brother and sister Gina and Chris Rene and Nashville native Brennan Hunt. The group was bold enough to take on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," and it was amazing. They really blended well together, particularly since they all had such different vocal styles.

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