Happy Birthday X Factor!

Last night, X Factor marked 10 series with spectacular including current contestants singing hit tunes, old contestants making an appearance and a special performance from Olly Murs. Here’s a look at my favourite contestants from the last 10 series Judges have come and go but Louis Walsh has stuck around the whole time. Simon was…

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Single Review: Little Mix – ‘Wings’

  • Published in: Music

“It’s easy to admire the rising-against-adversity message the song has, and it’s even easier to appreciate the message” 3 STARS Digital Release: August 26, 2012 Physical Release: August 26, 2012 Anyone under the illusion Little Mix’s new single ‘Wings’ is anything above predictable is either deluding themselves or has not yet shown enough dedication to…

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Single Review: Alexandra Burke ft. Erick Morillo – ‘Elephant’

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“A dodgy career move that’ll probably make an explosive first impact but then see her nose-dive to obscurity” 1 STAR Digital Release: March 11, 2012 Physical Release: March 12, 2012 To try and pretend Alexandra Burke isn’t stumbling her way through her music career right now would be a bare-faced lie. There’s every possible notion…

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Single Review: Matt Cardle – ‘Amazing’

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“Listening to ‘Amazing’ and enjoying it is nothing too hard” 3 STARS Digital Release: January 19, 2012 Physical Release: N/A Don’t quote me on this, but somewhere along the line, the Matt Cardle solo success post-X Factor brigade appeared to sort of… deflated a little, to the sound of a huge brass ensemble suddenly realising…

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Single Review: One Direction – ‘One Thing’

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“A generic pop song for giddy teenagers swooning over high-school sweethearts” 3 STARS Digital Release: February 12, 2012 Physical Release: February 13, 2012 The more and more you think about it, One Direction aren’t half as annoying as their fans. Aside from making needlessly overwrought pop explosions with all the subtlety of Jim Steinman rallying…

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Single Review: Little Mix – ‘Cannonball’

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“The tarnished original tarnishes the intended gleam of this cover” 1 STAR Digital Release: December 11, 2011 Physical Release: December 12, 2011 Like most reality TV, The X Factor stands on uneasy moral ground. It celebrates popularity, boldly refutes individualism, and moulds any plausible and vaguely interesting doe-eyed contestant into a malleable, scripted and profitable…

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Rhythmix Ragers’ novel fundraising Competition

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The group that raised over £100,000 for Shelter in 2009  has come up with a novel way to help another charity through a guess the baby contest. Raging for Rhythmix was set up after the charity, which helps disadvantaged youngsters through music, discovered that its name had been taken by a girl group competing in…

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X Factor- Is It Falling Apart?

X Factor has been under much controversy since it began back in August. With the judges under high scrutiny and the ratings getting lower will this series flop and will they do another series?


It was always a risk changing the panel so much but back in August the first episode went really well and the Internet was buzzing about the ‘great panel’. Gary Barlow became a sex bomb and the viewers loved him. Kelly was the funny American girl who gave brilliant comments and was sweet to the contestants. Tulisa was young and hip and a breath of fresh air and finally Louis was Louis but seemed fresh and new, clicking with the new panel.


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