November 3rd, 2011
12:33 PM ET
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.
October 26th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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.
October 7th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
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.
October 6th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
Fox's "X Factor" is finally getting down to business. Over 100 musicians hit up boot camp for what the show calls "the toughest week of their lives."
One by one, we saw all the singers from the first two weeks of auditions pack up and head to Los Angeles to perform once again for judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell.
I thought the judges had their work cut out for them narrowing down the thousands who auditioned, but I truly believe it's going to be very hard for them to pick 32 finalists out of 162 pretty great artists.
September 29th, 2011
10:30 AM ET
I really didn't think that Fox's "X Factor" could find more interesting people than it did the first week, but then I watched Wednesday's episode. It definitely gets better with time.
It's the second week of auditions, this time in Chicago and Seattle. The best WTH moment took place when a middle-aged lady took the stage and said that she wasn't there to sing. Rather she wanted to audition to be a judge!! The actual judges put up with her for a couple of seconds before they told her "no" and kept the show moving. I do give her credit for finding a unique way to get on stage in front of millions of people when singing was not an option for her.
I'm not quite sure if this show had more qualified singers than last week, but I'm certain it had more diverse singers. Here's who I'm betting will be most likely to succeed:
September 22nd, 2011
09:58 AM ET
After months of hype and a judge switcheroo, Fox's "X Factor" has arrived.
A lot was crammed into this two-hour premiere. It was slick, glossy, fast-paced and at times over-produced. But I LOVED it. No other singing competition has shown that vast amount of talent in a long time, although NBC's "The Voice" came very close.
But before we get to the contestants, let's talk about the host and the four judges.
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