The X Factor

2011, TV Show


Vote! Who Will Win The X Factor? Handicapping the Final 3

Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene

Who will America say has The X Factor? It's a tight race, and what's more, none of the finalists — Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik —ever landed in the bottom.

In other words, it's anyone's game. But that doesn't mean we're not going to try and predict who will emerge victorious!

Will The X Factor's Steve Jones go the way of Brian Dunkelman?

Given the history of music competition shows, we at are putting our money behind... read more

Is Steve Jones Getting the Boot From The X Factor?

Steve Jones

The X Factor's Steve Jones could be going the way of Brian Dunkelman. read more

Our TV Holiday Wish List — What Do You Wish?

Parks and Recreation

'Tis the season for holiday miracles, so why can't we hope the same for television? Santa, please give Cougar Town a premiere date. Hanukkah Harry, all we ask is that Steve Carell get awards recognition for his Office role. Harvest gods of Kwanzaa, let Castle and Beckett finally get together. And please, Winter Solstice Fairy, stop all the incest on TV!

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The X Factor's Marcus Canty: Fate Brought Me to L.A. Reid

Marcus Canty

It was kind of inevitable. After three consecutive weeks in the The X Factor's Bottom 2, Thursday night was Marcus Canty's night to go. But the 20-year-old Maryland native has no hard feelings about the elimination.

"People picked who they wanted to be in the final, and I think everybody that's left in the competition is extremely talented — they deserve it," he said.

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Cheers & Jeers: Nicole Scherzinger — The X Factor's Ex-Judge?

Nicole Scherzinger

Jeers to The X Factor for giving Nicole Scherzinger her moment in the blinding spotlight.
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Simon Cowell Judges The X Factor

Simon Cowell, The X Factor

The X Factor burst onto TV hoping to be the brighter, bolder brother of American Idol. But ratings haven't been as big — The X Factor has averaged 12.7 million viewers this fall compared to American Idol's 25 million last season. Still, exec producer Simon Cowell says... read more

Critic's Guide to Wednesday TV: Nearing the End of Survivor and X Factor

Ozzy Lusth, Edna Ma

Some thoughts about what's on tonight, starting with the reality contests. Was CBS' Survivor just teasing us with that trailer that showed Edna the Meek possibly upsetting Ozzy the Cocky in the next Redemption Island challenge? We'll believe it when we see it, but it would be nice for something unexpected to happen. The final Upolu 5 have stayed boringly, rigidly loyal to their game plan the last few weeks, but now that it's down to the next-to-last episode (8/7c) — the finale airs as the usual multi-hour extravaganza on Sunday — all bets presumably are off. Could anything keep Coach from making the finals? And if Ozzy somehow is bounced as well, that would make the climactic tribal council more interesting — which isn't the same as memorable.

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Who Will Win The X Factor?

Josh Krajcik, The X Factor

It's two days before The X Factor's final five contestants take the live stage and Simon Cowell isn't happy. Sitting in on contestant Melanie Amaro's rehearsal, Cowell and the vocal coaches are debating the tempo for a dance version of Adele's "Someone Like You." "It needs to be bigger!" emphasizes Cowell, who — along with mentors L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul — is gearing up for the Fox talent competition's December 22 finale. We caught up with the final four acts to dissect their keys to success — and their... read more

X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger: I Feel Like I Let Rachel Crow Down

Nicole Scherzinger, X Factor

The X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger really is heartbroken over Rachel Crow's ouster.

After Crow's shocking elimination on Thursday night, where she broke down on stage, Scherzinger was booed by the audience. "My heart comes from the right place so I... read more

X Factor's Rachel Crow: "No One Should Blame" Nicole

Rachel Crow

The shocking eliminations continued this week on Fox's The X Factor. Rachel Crow, 13, was sent packing after the judges forced the decision into a deadlock and it was revealed that she had the lowest number of viewer votes. read more

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Premiered: September 21, 2011, on FOX
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Premise: Solo artists and music groups compete for a $5 million recording contract. Based on the hit British competition series.


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