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Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Cowell orders producers to drop auto-tune

Filed under: General

We reported earlier this week on the controversy surrounding the use of auto-tune on X Factor. Now Simon Cowell has responded to the controversy, ordering producers to stop using it and instead only to play the originally recorded auditions.

A spokesman for the show said: “The integrity of the show is very important to him and so he told production that Auto-tune cannot be used again.”

Thursday, 12 August, 2010

No X Factor 2011?

There’s speculation that there will be no X Factor next year, at least in the UK.

This is because the X Factor is set to launch in the US September of next year, and Simon Cowell is anxious to ensure that he can concentrate his full attention on that.

The show would instead be shifted forward by six months, starting in March 2012 and the next March ever year subsequently.

The move would also mean that the X Factor winners single would no longer be vying for the Xmas number one – a feat Joe McElderry famously failed to reach last year.

Friday, 26 February, 2010

Video auditions for X Factor 2010 now being taken

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In addition to the live auditions, video auditions are now being accepted as a way for acts to get noticed in the first stage of auditions.

Brand new for this year, you can upload a video of yourself or your group performing. It’s your chance to stand out from the crowd and show what you can do.

Video auditions are open to both those who have and haven’t yet applied for this year’s auditions.

Visit the X Factor audition site for more details.

Monday, 14 December, 2009

X Factor Facing Xmas Number 1 Backlash?

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Joe McElderry’s dream of Xmas number one could be in jeopardy thanks to an Internet campaign to stop the X Factor taking the Xmas number one slot for another year.

An Internet campaign is being held to get Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name, with the Facebook group having over 700 000 members.

According to the group’s organisers, they are organising the mass-purchase of the old Rage Against the Machine track as “a protest to the X Factor monotony”.

If you’ve loved watching Joe throughout this series of the X Factor, we urge you to support him by buying the MP3 download or the CD single.