It's November sweeps -- a critical period for networks -- and 'X Factor' is doing nothing to help its parent Fox achieve its goals. The show, in its third season, is dealing with abysmal ratings that have been declining ever since it premiered in the U.S. It appears to be running out of steam, begging the question: Is the show on the verge of being canceled?
On tonight's (Nov. 14) live performance episode of 'X Factor,' the remaining contestants were tasked with performing diva songs. While the judges on these shows often steer contestants away from performing songs by Mariah, Whitney and Celine, they encouraged it tonight.
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On the season premiere of X-Factor last night, a contestant by the name of Jillian Jensen not only brought the house down, but she also brought tears to the eyes of the judges. Jillian was a victim of bullying throughout her middle school and high school years, which hit home with judge Demi Levato, and her story of perseverance was just too much for some.
Of all the wannabe hosts who completed screen tests for 'X Factor,' none won over the show's producers like Khloe Kardashian, who is now the favorite to win the hosting job, according to TMZ (via ScreenCrush).
News of Jennifer Lopez‘s potential departure from ‘American Idol‘ may have inspired the latest Funny or Die clip, ‘U Be Da Judge,’ in which reality show judges pick a new singing competition judge.
‘X Factor,’ in effort to revamp the show and boost ratings, cleaned house earlier this year, firing half the judging panel and its host. Names like Beyonce and Mariah Carey were tossed around as possible replacements (and for huge sums of money), and now another female big gun is a frontrunner: Britney Spears. Word is Brit was offered a cool $10 million for a slot on the show.
Britney Spears is reportedly interested in taking a judging seat on the next season of ‘X Factor,’ and now Simon Cowell is responding to the claims. The show is currently looking to replace ousted judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
Call it a clash of the divas! Following a tumultuous first ‘X Factor‘ season, Nicole Scherzinger is rumored to be leaving … And to have a pretty pricey replacement: None other than the best selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey, may fill the Over 30s judge’s designer shoes!
The gloves are off. With the debut season of ‘X Factor‘ in the rear view, nabbing significantly less viewers than ‘American Idol‘ expat Simon Cowell had hoped, and the 11th season of ‘Idol’ kicking off Jan. 18 (only to be tailed by ‘The Voice‘), producers are taking a few verbal swipes at the competition. And why not? ‘Idol’ has nearly double the viewers of ‘X Factor,’ due to an 11-year brand.
‘X Factor‘ winner Melanie Amaro was overcome with emotion on the finale that she could barely sing the lyrics to the song that put her on the map, Beyonce‘s ‘Listen.’ Now that she’s gained her composure, she opened up about what she’ll splurge on first with her sweet $5 million — and the answer will surprise you!