X-Factor

5.21.19

How to Make Reality TV Good Again? Only Make Shows Every Two Years

Or do them every four years, like the World Cup.

11.28.18

Remember When 'The X Factor' Was Good?

And by 'good' we mean very, very bad. We revisited some old performances as proof that you probably once enjoyed it.

11.7.18

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.'

8.30.17

We Need to Talk About Simon Cowell’s Jeans

They are so appalling, they are a crime. But he can pull them off.

3.17.17

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?

2.23.17

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.

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10.20.16

The Reaction To Little Mix's X Factor Performance Proves Time is Moving Backwards

What did you see? A great pop performance? Or four "prostitutes" in "stripper outfits" who were being "too provocative" for television?

10.3.16

The X Factor's Honey G Is the Pantomime Villain We Needed to Round Off 2016

But what is her motive? Why is she on this show, doing this thing, the actions of someone being tested by science to see how much embarrassment the human body can withstand without dying?

8.16.16

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.

5.5.16

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.

12.18.15

Stormzy Just Beat the X Factor Winner's Single in This Week's Charts

"Shut Up" came in at number 8 above Louisa Johnson's "Forever Young", which is the poorest performing Xwinner’s single in the history of X Factor

12.18.15

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.

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