X-Factor

Premieres

Arin Ray Makes Arguments Feel Like Poetry in the Video for "Damn"

The Cincinnati native is blending R&B, hip-hop, and jazz on his debut album 'Platinum Fire.'
Kristin Corry
11.6.18
The X Factor

We Need to Talk About Simon Cowell’s Jeans

They are so appalling, they are a crime. But he can pull them off.
Joel Golby
8.30.17
Stuff

Why You Shouldn’t Have Kids

So your friends are accidentally on purpose having children, giving each other rings, and doing beautiful, real, rewarding things. This is why you're not.
Isobel Beech
6.5.17
Remembering Things

Long Live ‘Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes’, the Only Good Music-Based Talent Show

Honestly, why did X Factor even happen after we'd all seen the women of Corrie performing as Spice Girls?
Emma Garland
3.17.17
The Brit Awards 2017

X Factor Rejects and Free Fanta: What It’s Actually Like to Go to the Brits

Behold the ham sandwiches, nosebleed seats and red carpet jostling of this year's awards.
Ryan Bassil
2.23.17
Op-Eds

When Will Awful, Downbeat Covers of Songs Stop Outperforming the Originals?

Calum Scott’s dismal take on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” is a stark reminder of the chart-dominating power of a bland man sounding sad on a piano.
Grace Medford
8.16.16
what has humanity become?

Wagner off X Factor Now Does Football Banter For A Living

Wagner will sing horrible songs about your least favourite football club for the cost of a Nando's dinner date for one.
Will Magee
5.5.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Stormzy Launch G Factor, Grime's Answer to the X Factor

One contestant raps half time in a tucked in red Adidas tracksuit while riding a hoverboard.
Joe Zadeh
12.18.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Love You Goodbye: Watch One Direction's Final Performance

Say goodbye to the boys with "History" performed on X-Factor.
John Hill
12.14.15
Social Media

Pop Star Natalia Kills is Bullied on Social Media After Bullying an X Factor Contestant

Looks like the social media lynch mob has found a new disgraced star to swarm with its collective fury.
Michelle Lhooq
3.16.15
Music

A Guy from Britain's 'X Factor' Is Selling Himself on Webcam to Fund His Next Album

If you're lonely and need someone to talk to, or you really love the 2005 winner of "The X Factor," I have a great deal for you.
Roisin Kiberd
1.16.15
News

Why Was the BBC So Scared of World AIDS Day Ribbons?

World AIDS Day isn't asking people to pick a side. Trying to point out the devastating social stigma afflicting people who are diagnosed with HIV isn't—or shouldn't be—controversial in the slightest.
Chris Mandle
12.2.14
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