Well, I hope you've finished hanging the baubles, stuffed in another mince pie and poured another glass of mulled wine, it's time for the X Factor sem...
Sadly another 12 months has gone by and the reality tv route and the 'half a slim chance in hell's' option of getting a slot on Later are still the only outlets for music artists on TV.
Rylan got the show off to an energetic, bouncy start and, Mama Mia, Gary Barlow was even complimentary. Wow. Love or hate him Rylan is memorable, whether that's for the right reasons is up to you at home.
Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has 115,000 Facebook likes and 211,000 Twitter followers
Excluding the criticism he has received from the judges, press, Twitter users, internet forums, Facebook groups, bloggers, Simon Cowell, production crew, studio audience, past winners and his fellow contestants, Christopher has been this year's most universally popular X Factor hopeful
Mr. Cowell, if you are reading this, we all love music, but even The Beatles didn't have the impact that the Internet has. I
This week's nonsense on X Factor is only the latest evidence that this show has X-pired its sell-by date. It's bubble gum pop and the bubble has popped. But I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is actually an increasingly necessary cultural phenomenon.
My job involves a lot of waiting for the busy finalists to spare a few minutes to chat each week - their schedules are insane. Each week they are groomed, pampered, spray-tanned, their nails, hair, even eyebrows have to be 'done'. Is this the life of a musician/celebrity?! Yikes.
"This ain't the last you've seen of me!" shrieked Kemal Shahin at the cameras, the ninth person to leave the Big Brother House in 2005. Apart from a couple of random cameos, that really was the last we saw of him.
Stacey Solomon is living proof that if you are in her words a 'gymaphobe' there are other ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It seems like music has always had a place for rebels, those individuals who become fashionable by taking against the more established fashions of their day.
Khloe, Kourtney and Kim have touched down in London to launch their Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins, and they certainly didn't come quietly.
Finger clicking Christopher started the ball rolling this week. Yes he is still standing. Good on yer man. Why not enjoy it. The public must like him, as he keeps coming back.
In my honest opinion, a decent sausage is just about all a man needs in his mouth. And with the ever-increasing range in happy organic, hand reared, spoon-fed and sea salt scrubbed sausages on the market, now is the time to be side ordering yours.
I will never say I regret doing the X Factor. It was a difficult experience but I learned so much from it. Without having been through all that I don't believe I would be where I am now, so I will always be grateful for the platform it gave me.
A name that has been honey to the lips of many critics of late is one Josephine Oniyama; a super-chilled Mancunian alt-soul singer-songwriter. With so many descriptions to follow her name, it's no real surprise that she has opted to perform under just 'Josephine'- a less cumbersome mouthful to match her clean vocal style and classic style of composition.