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James Arthur crowned winner of 'X Factor'

James Arthur has been crowned the winner of X Factor 2012 after an emotional finale on Sunday night. The 24-year-old singer beat Jahmene Douglas to take the title in front of a 10,000-strong audience...

'X Factor' dream over for District 3 after Louis Walsh refuses to vote

X Factor became a battle of the boybands this weekend, as District 3 and Union J went head to head in the sing off. Finally trio District 3 were eliminated, ending their hopes of taking the competition...

Gary and Tulisa's spat spices up spooky 'X Factor' Halloween special

The X Factor went all out for its fourth episode as contestants and judges alike got into the spooky spirit for the programme's Halloween special. Judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger...

Battle of the outfits or battle of the bands? 'X Factor' heats up in the style stakes

As MK1 were eliminated in yet another deadlock this week, judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger entered a style battle of their own on the X Factor. After launching her own clothing line earlier...

Second 'X Factor' show, second deadlock: Competition heats up as Gary loses another act

X Factor viewers were in for another shock this week as the judges went to deadlock again over who would stay on the show. As boyband District 3 and soulful songstress Melanie Masson battled to keep their...

Too much like Adele? Ella Henderson's X Factor style is 'timeless and classic'

Despite being only 16, the talented X Factor contestant Ella Henderson performed not only another flawless show but was remarked upon as "timeless and classic" by American superstar...

'X Factor' first live finals turn into dramatic showdown

X Factor's first round of live finals didn't fail to disappoint as the show's adrenaline-inducing format left viewers glued to the screen on Saturday and Sunday. In a series of revelations, the programme...

As live shows start, which of these contestants has the X Factor?

Judge Gary Barlow says they're "the best yet", but who are the twelve acts who went through to the X Factor live finals at the weekend? In two emotional episodes full of tears and tantrums,...

New season of 'X Factor' gets off to a flying start

Anticipation is running high as X Factor is ready to hit screens with a new round of drama and divas– and the latest series looks set to be a very glamorous affair. The show's judges – Gary...

Tears as Westlife say goodbye after 14 years

On Saturday evening, the curtain will fall on the 14-year career of one of Britain's biggest boy bands. Westlife will take to the stage for the very last time in a concert held in Dublin’s Croke...

Janet Delvin misses out on 'X Factor' semi final after forgetting her words

Janet Devlin has missed out on a place in the X Factor semi-final after her performance failed to win her enough votes. The Irish teenager forgot some of the words to Nineties hit Mmm Bop on Saturday...

Lady Gaga comforts Kitty Brucknell with hugs and wine after 'X Factor' exit

They say every cloud has a silver lining. And that's certainly true for exiting X Factor contestant Kitty Brucknell. The eccentric singer was clearly devastated to leave the competition but...

An exclusive look behind the scenes at Frankie's last 'X Factor' show

Ever wondered what the X Factor hopefuls get up to minutes before the live shows? Having a quick bite before singing in front of millions, messing around with rival contestants and getting last minute...

X Factor evictees given a second chance

After the recent furore surrounding this year's X Factor, there's another twist in the tale. Since Frankie Cocozza left the show, there's been much speculation as to whether another contestant...

High emotion as The Risk and Johnny voted off 'X Factor'

X Factor boyband The Risk and veteran singer Johnny Robinson have been sent home from the competition in a double elimination. The first act to go was The Risk in a move that shocked their mentor Tulisa...

Boris Becker gets involved in 'X Factor' bullying row

When X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos accused contestant Misha B of bullying at the weekend, debate raged on Twitter. And it wasn't just members of the general public who got involved....

New X Factor judges arrive in Birmingham for the first round of auditions

It's that time again. The search for Britain's new superstar got underway this week with the first X Factor auditions. And with the recent news surrounding Cheryl Cole, all eyes were on the...



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