At last, it's the start of the Live Shows. By now, you may already have your favourites, but as we face the first live show, will they make your chest...
Everyone is aware that X-factor ratings have dropped in the recent years. There is still a big bunch of people who watch it every year, no matter who the acts are or what judges are on it.
So here we are. The competition is really hotting up now. The finalists have been chosen. Who will do well, who will fail, but most importantly who will reach the X Factor Final? Here are my own personal views on the final 12.
It's Judge's Houses and time for us to globe trot around the world without even having to leave our sofas. So where are we off to... Louis gave us th...
So Bootcamp is over for another year and for the remaining acts, it is down to them to give the performance of their lives.
So, here we go with the brutal eliminations. Forget doing another audition, one third of them were out without even singing. Perhaps a good thing for us! Disappointing for the culprits but that's the nature of the game.
The X Factor auditions are over and that means only one thing. I must name my Midas Act for the 2012.
Will trio Rough Copy get the final show off to a great start? Well, they certainly know how to work the crowd, in and out of the arena. Four nods from the judges and they sailed through to bootcamp.
The opening round up montage shown tonight, made me realise what great talent we've had so far this series, a lot more than 12, so the choices are going to be interesting. The live shows will be fab.
Our first treat tonight, following my roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner, was the singing Russell Brand, aka Eddy String. Annoying, yes, can he sing no, was it entertaining, a little. Not for me. Too soon for another Frankie.
Week four kicks off in Liverpool. The City that gave us the Beatles, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, OMD and X Factor's favourite son, Marcus Collins.
What a lovely day for a day dream...for one act, the dream will become a reality. Will that act be on tonight?
Is it really week two of the X factor auditions? I have been reliably informed that this year, there won't be any Novelty acts to, entertain us...oh b...
The holidays are coming to an end, the long sunny days (!!!) are drawing to a close. We grandly celebrated the Queen's Jubilee and cheered on our athletes in the London 2012 Olympics. Time to settle down and get back to normality...
My social life is now officially cancelled until Christmas, the X Factor is back for it's ninth series this Saturday.
The ninth series of The X Factor starts soon, but ahead of that, I am going to provide a brief history of the series starting right at the beginning. This feature will focus on 2004 to 2006.