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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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Nov 11, 2009
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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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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Geri Halliwell sets the tone for guest judges to follow in the seventh season of The X Factor.
Aug 19, 2010
Judging The X Factor's New Judging Panel
Geri Halliwell sets the tone for guest judges to follow in the seventh season of The X Factor.
Ofcom looking at complaints related to last week's programme as show organisers play down rumours of voting issues.
Nov 14, 2008
X Factor bosses deny vote-fixing

The X Factor has rejected phone-vote-fixing accusations made following last week's show, in which Laura White was voted off.

Speculation arose when popular singer Laura White was voted off the show last week. Her departure sparked outrage with fans, and since her departure more than 43,000 people have signed an online petition in a bid to bring her back to the competition. The appeal suggests that the 21-year-old singer was "tactically" evicted from the show and that it was a "fix."

Hundreds of people who signed the online appeal complained that they were unable to vote last weekend. Laura Reading, the creator of the petition, told TV.com, "There's definitely something going on." Voting problems were denied by an X Factor spokesperson, who said, "We would like to reiterate that there were absolutely no issues with the phone lines or the voting system during last week's ...

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Chris Moyles has roped in some stars of The X Factor to boost his new TV show.
Mar 17, 2009
Chris Moyles's show gets X Factor

The Radio 1 DJ has lined up current judge Louis Walsh and former panellist Sharon Osbourne for his new programme Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, according to the Daily Mirror.

He has also recruited EastEnders star Barbara Windsor and music hotshot Mark Ronson to appear on the Channel 4 show in a bid to draw in the viewers.

The show is Chris's first attempt to crack TV fame since his programme on Five flopped in 2002 and he is trying to make sure it goes off with a bang.

The paper quotes a Channel 4 source as saying: "Chris is really pleased with the line-up. They are all big stars. If the show doesn't do well he only has himself to blame."

Chris's show will air on Sunday nights, clashing with Piers Morgan's ITV1 Life Stories.

The X Factor's Queen-themed show attracted its biggest audience for a Saturday night in the series so far, figures show.
Nov 15, 2009
14 million watch Queen-themed show

The X Factor's Queen-themed show attracted its biggest audience for a Saturday night in the series so far, figures show.

A peak audience of 14.1 million, a 53% percent share of TV viewers, watched Saturday night's performances, ITV said.

The show, which was broadcast from 8pm to 9.30pm, averaged 11.9 million, a 45% share.

Viewers who tuned in saw twins John and Edward Grimes being praised for the way they dealt with a stage invasion as they sang and rapped a version of Under Pressure, mixed with Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby, a song which samples the Queen song's bassline.

Musician Calvin Harris, who claims to be a fan of Jedward, was removed from the studio by security guards, a spokesman for X Factor said.

Simon Cowell's decision to let the public decide who was to be voted off the latest episode of The X Factor sparked complaints to Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator has confirmed.
Nov 11, 2009
Ofcom probes X Factor complaints

Simon Cowell's decision to let the public decide who was to be voted off the latest episode of The X Factor sparked complaints to Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator has confirmed.

Welsh teenager Lucie Jones was kicked off the talent show after the public chose twins John and Edward Grimes to go through to the next round.

The Irish twins have become firm favourites with the public despite some erratic performances.

The decision to open up the voting has been criticised in some quarters due to the twins' apparent popularity.

An Ofcom spokeswoman confirmed that complaints had been made but would not confirm how many had been received.

She said: "We will assess the complaints against the Broadcasting Code."

The twins said they were wracked with guilt after knocking Jones out of the show.

The 18-year-old joined the boys ...

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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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