Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

Nicole Scherzinger: Katie Waissel should have gone

Pussy-cat doll and girlfriend of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton Nicole Scherzinger has slammed Simon Cowell’s decision to keep Katie Waissel in the competition despite her frequent appearances in the bottom two.

“I was shocked at Simon. He is normally so in tune with the public.” Scherzinger was quoted as saying in Reveal magazine.

Nicole is widely tipped to be a judge on the American version of the X Factor, due to start next year.

Monday, 22 November, 2010

X Factor Charity Single: Heroes

The X Factor charity single for this year is now out. Entitled Heroes it will raise money for the Help for Heroes campaign, who assist those injured in battle.

All the X Factor finalists are featured on the track, which was originally released by David Bowie.

Thursday, 18 November, 2010

Song Choices revealed for Beatles Week!

This week’s theme on the X Factor is the ‘Fab Four’ – The Beatles! They’ve evidently decided to broaden this to songs by members of the Beatles rather than just their hits, with Cher Lloyd singing Imagine, a song John Lennon released after the Beatles had split.

Here’s what we know so far about what the contestants will be singing:

Rebecca – Yesterday
Katie – Help!
Cher – Imagine
Matt – Come Together
Mary – Something
Wagner – Get Back / Hippy Hippy Shake / Hey Jude
Paije – Let It Be
1 Direction – All You Need is Love

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010

Matt Cardle: Katie Should Have Gone!

Matt Cardle has come out in support of Aiden Grimshaw, who went home last Sunday after polling the lowest number of votes from the public.

Cardle said that Aiden was “a much better singer” than Katie, but that “In terms of the television show, Aiden was expendable”. In an interview with the Daily Record he said:

“I was shocked when Simon sent him home, but then Katie is better for the show than Aiden is. She gets the coverage, she gets the show attention. He just isn’t like that but he is a much better singer.

“When it went to Katie and Aiden in the bottom two, I didn’t think he would go. Even when it went to deadlock, I thought he would stay. It is like losing a brother.”

Simon Cowell defended his decision to save Katie Waissel on the Xtra Factor, saying that he admired her resilience.