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A phone number mix-up didn't affect the result, says ITV.
Oct 23, 2008
X Factor lands in voting hot water

Reality show contestant Ruth Lorenzo ended up in the bottom two of X Factor contestants last weekend, after the wrong telephone number was displayed on screen. This is the second voting blunder the show has seen in as many years--last February ITV, overcharged 1.8 million voters, after a mix up with the cost of interactive votes.

This Saturday, fans were unable to vote for over an hour, after Ruth’s onscreen voting number was shown missing a digit, the Daily Mirror has reported.

The 25-year-old was forced to compete against fellow contestants Girlband, after the two acts received the lowest number of votes that week. The judges' votes later saved Ruth from being kicked off.

An X Factor spokeswoman explained to the Daily Mirror that, "the incorrect number was on screen for less than three seconds, and this was accompanied by an audio announcement giving the correct number." She ...

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Simon Cowell, most-feared singing judge in the world, really loved someone the other day. We're not sure we agree with him.
Aug 24, 2009
Is This Really the Best Simon Cowell Has Ever Seen?
Kindly old ogre Simon Cowell enjoys himself a bit of hyperbole. He'll call someone's warbling on American Idol or The X Factor the Worst Thing Ever, even though many far worse delusional singing hopefuls have already trundled their way through. No one really notices, because there's only history on these shows when the producers decide they'd like it there. Simon is a master of knowing how to whip up a crowd and he does it eagerly and subtly, just sitting there pretending to look bored.
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Is Simon Cowell killing The X Factor?

He was once considered the only truthful judge, the one X Factor panellist who would always bring the contestants crashing back to reality no matter how painful. If a hopeful sang out of tune or performed poorly Simon Cowell would tell them straight, while the other judges softened the blow to their egos. The routine ran like clockwork nearly every week. Nearly.

This season Cowell seems to have lost his touch. Not only is he now overtly biased about the distinctly average threesome he mentors but he's spent months contradicting himself. Cast your mind back to this year's auditions where he told Lucie Jones, who he had the chance of saving last week: "You're really likeable Lucie. You're really, really good. I like you." In recent weeks he's decided that, actually, she "can't sing big notes." Funny that, considering she was, in many fans ...

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Video footage sparks speculation that the singer was well enough to perform last Saturday.
Nov 12, 2008
X Factor's Diana in 'fix' dispute

Diana Vickers is at the centre of media coverage after she was seen screaming and shouting at the camera on ITV2's Xtra Factor just days before she was deemed too sick to sing on last week's live show.

Fans are reportedly outraged with the clip, which was shown following last Saturday's X Factor. Viewers were told that the 17-year-old would not be able to sing because she was suffering from laryngitis.

According to the Daily Mirror, speculation has arisen that the real reason she missed the show was because "she would have struggled with Mariah Carey week as the songs do not suit her voice."

In a statement, Diana says: "Up until Saturday afternoon, I was still hoping and praying that I would be well enough to perform but the producers spoke to the doctor who made it clear that I could risk long-term damage to my ...

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ITV have given The X Factor duo their own reality show.
Jul 05, 2010
Jedward Get Their Own Show, Sorry

Just when you thought it was safe to tune into ITV2 again, the broadcaster, which recently lost Katie Price to Living, gives John and Edward Grimes their very own reality show. Channel executives have decided that people will actually watch a show where last year's over-excited X Factor twins move out of their family home.

The exhausting duo captivated an impressive following during their tone-deaf run on The X Factor, with even Simon Cowell feigning support by the end of their reality reign. And though old-school pop rapper Vanilla Ice failed to propel them into singing superstars Peter Andre has already proved (on ITV2 no less) that failed music careers can work wonders for a TV transition. All they need now is an over-publicised break-up with a famous girl or two. We hear the Cheeky Girls are single.

Home Alone, the tentative title for John and Edward's three-part ...

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Jamie Archer has left the X Factor after failing to win the public vote with his rendition of Queen's The Show Must Go On.
Nov 16, 2009
Jamie Archer voted off X Factor

He and Lloyd Daniels came bottom of the score board for the public vote and so faced a sing-off.

But after the judges decision resulted in a tie it was left up to the public to make a final decision for the fourth week running.

Simon Cowell voted to send the Welsh teenager home but Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh both wanted to eliminate Jamie.

This left Dannii Minogue with the deciding vote, before announcing her decision, she said: "We have got two pop stars in front of us. We are looking for a recording artist. It's about who sang the best. The act I'm sending home tonight is Lloyd."

Cowell looked shocked as it was announced that Jamie had earned the lowest number of viewer votes.

Once again spikey haired twins John and Edward managed to make it through to another round ...

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A UK based music reality show with a difference: "anyone and everyone can audition". The contest is open to 4 different categories: under 28 Girls, under 28 Boys, over 28, and groups.

The current judges are Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos.

The Judges:

Gary Barlow: -The lead member of the band, Take That.The band have won multiple BRIT Awards and have received 11 numberonesingles.

Tulisa Contostavlos: -At just 23 years of age, Tulisa has been with N-Dubz , a hip hop group from London for 5 years. She rose to fame whenN-Dubz releaseda song entitled Ouch and got over 4 million viewers on Youtube.

Louis Walsh: - he's the man behind such pop acts as Boyzone, Westlife, Samantha Mumba and Girls Aloud - has had 21 number 1 singles - is best known as the judge on Popstars: Ireland and Popstars: The Rivals

Kelly Rowland: -Kellystarted off working with Destiny's Child but then went solo and has now been fornearly 10years. Her first solo single was Stole which got to #1 in the UK.

ROUND 1: The Auditions In the first round, each of the contestants must audition for the judges. They either go through to the next round or go home .

ROUND 2: Boot Camp In the second round of the contest the judges are each assigned a category to mentor. Each judge will then get to assemble a team of people to help turn their wannabes into stars! The contestants will then be put through a boot camp and afterwards only 8 will remain in each category.

ROUND 3: Judges' Home Visits Next, the remaining contestants will get to live the life of luxury with their mentors! But it won't be all fun and games as the mentors must whittle their teams down to just 3 each .

ROUND 4: Live Shows The 12 remaining contestants/groups will now get the chance to showdown live on ITV1 along with a wildcard pick by each judge. Week by week more contestants will be voted off the show and we will eventually find out who Britain thinks has got The X Factor!

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