After getting their start on the X Factor under the guidance of Simon Cowell (AKA The Man Who Founded One Direction), it became clear that these guys had serious talent (and looked gorgeous too).
This fall, Music Unites and I continue our resolve to keep music present in all of our minds and lives, and we have started a campaign to ask those around us to complete this phrase, "Music is my..." We really want people to think about it! What does music mean to you?
The X Factor really does have the x-factor; it's got the most un-groomed, undeveloped talent of all its competitors -- and watching the contestants' performances, and their families' reactions, makes it the most emotionally-gripping show on TV today.
Just rising to the teen mark, 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar is one songstress with a set of incredible vocal cords and a mini heart of gold.
We are two weeks into the live shows for The X Factor. Yet after the first episode and subsequent elimination was all said and done, The X Factor simply failed to deliver.
Simon Cowell used to be the draw of 'The X Factor,' but someone has usurped his position as the main reason to watch. It's not Simon's nemesis, L.A. Reid, and it's not the big name (Britney Spears), either.
Yes, Rylan Clark embodies a gay stereotype, but is that really such a bad thing? By camping it up each Saturday night, is he really bringing shame on the gay community? I don't think so. In fact, I think he should be celebrated for being such a beacon of pride on primetime television.
American Idol, Glee, and The X Factor have all beefed up their wildly popular programs with star-studded guest stars or judges and it isn't always paying off.
As cringe-inducing as it was to watch a 13-year-old frolicking around the stage to the decidedly adult LMFAO number, Trevor performed admirably considering he'd been passed out not long before.
Britney and her manager were conspiring to mess with one of the assistants by sending him on a wild goose chase for a straw hat and a tiara, while Simon decided to arrive on an electric scooter with a police escort. Just another "X Factor" audition show ...
After Wednesday night's episode managed to cram more talent in two hours than both of last week's installments combined, that could only mean we were destined for a deluge of dreck in Greensboro.
We kicked off episode 3 in Kansas City, where the big news in the arena was that poor, delicate Simon Cowell was feeling under the weather and was skipping the auditions, presumably to roll around on a bed covered in $100 bills.
Watching the second day of auditions left me wondering, what exactly is the "X Factor"? Who were the people from Thursday night's show that had that special something?
Luckily, since the new season of "Glee" premiered immediately after, there was only enough time for an hour of mortifying attempts at singing from those deserving of restraining orders, which marks the first occasion I'll ever feel grateful for "Glee."
"The X Factor" got off to a strong start, with plenty of tearjerking moments and a few stand-out artists in the bunch. We've whittled down a list of the most memorable moments from the night's good, bad and ugly.
So what makes a great reality judge? Is it the ability to make solid judgments about the contestants? Is it expertise? Flair? An on-stage pet, Cee Lo Green style?