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(VIDEO) 12/27/12: BRITNEY SPEARS FIRED FROM THE X FACTOR? LET’S HOPE SO…

Did Simon Cowell finally listen to my message and take my advice?  Well, that’s still a mystery but rumor’s are buzzing that Britney Spears may be getting fired.   According to Us Weekly, Britney is not worth the $15 million dollar paycheck….and I totally agree.

Unfortunately, the revamped pop “Princess” brings absolutely nothing to the table.  While fans love her music and rooted for her after her complete meltdown, she is just not a good judge.  Spears’ limited vocabulary offers contestants a fifth grade critique, that even Honey Boo Boo could give on her worst day.

Let’s face it, Cowell made a hasty decision when shaking it up this season.  When he fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, it was clear he made huge mistake on day one of taping season two.  And to be frank, Demi Lovato is no better than Britney…he needs to let her go too.  While she has a sassy personality and gives Simon a run for the money….it’s getting old very fast.

Sorry Britney fans, but she really does need to go.  Unfortunately, she should stick with singing and leave judging up to the experts.  Best judge ever?  Goes to Jennifer Lopez….she has class, style, and a lot of inspiring words to share with the contestants.  They should take notes on her judging skills.

BYE…BYE…BYE BRITNEY SPEARS.  Hoping this rumor is true.  This was the worst investment of Simon Cowells’ life. Call me Simon…I will judge the show for FREE!

Best decision of Simon Cowells’ career?  Letting Britney go. 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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2011: X FACTOR USA; SIMON COWELL IS A BULLY

The X Factor USA is heating up as the final 5 contestants fight it out to the finish.  But the judges are also at war, and during the past few weeks one thing has become more clear…Simon Cowell is a bully! 

It’s amazing to watch just how angry Simon gets when the other judges don’t agree with him whole heartedly.  He has been especially cruel to Nicole, bashing her every move.  She seems on the verge of tears just about every week, after he hits hard with his punches.  But he also recently told Paula to “shut up” when she tried to give her opinion on one of his mentee’s performances.  Since she is used to his “bully mentality”, thankfully she seems more immune to him now. 

L.A. Reid seems to get under Simon’s skin, but he is fearless when taking his abuse. This obviously does not sit well with Simon, because you can practically see steam coming out of his ears when L.A. gives it right back.

The problem with Simon coming across as a bully, is that he hired the judges to offer feedback.  But when they try to do exactly what he pays them for, he pounces on them.  Why doesn’t he just judge for himself and get rid of the others if only his opinion counts?

While I like Simon Cowell, his fame and power has obviously gone to his head.  If he does not back off a bit, he may just find himself all alone next season.  Or maybe he will replace them with weak “Yes Sir” judges who have no backbone and repeat everything he says.  Then he can continue to be a bully and run the show.

Simon, if you want to meet your match, look me up.  I’m up for the challenge and bullies don’t scare me!  And you may want to read this message to bullies…to put you on the right track.  It would be good if you show your judges a bit of respect and let them judge, this is why you selected them.

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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(VIDEO) 9/21/11: X-FACTOR USA VS. AMERICAN IDOL; WHICH IS BETTER?

CHRIS RENE ROCKS X-FACTOR -VIDEO GOES VIRAL!

9/22/11: X-FACTOR RATINGS JUST IN!

Simon Cowell’s new singing competition X-FACTOR premiered tonight.  It will definitely be compared to the hit show American Idol, in the days to come.  But is it better than Idol?  Well, let’s break it down.

X-Factor has singers…ditto.  X-Factor has judges…ditto.  X-Factor has singers who suck…Ditto.  X-Factor has singers with incredible voices…ditto.  X-Factor has a broad age group…not!  X-Factor has Simon and Paula…not!  All-in-all they are extremely similar shows with a few exceptions; a live studio audience, opportunities for wider age ranges and the return of the magical duo. 

Although X-Factor is similar to Idol it has a major difference. The show allows people over the age of forty another chance in life.  Just like stand-out singer Stacy Francis who was the highlight of the evening.  After telling her story about a “broken spirit” she rose to the occasion.  She is a single-mom with an infant and a three-year-old, and this truly may have been her last chance to follow her dreams.  It was amazing to see her belt out an Aretha Franklin song with feeling and emotion completely on key.  She gave an incredible audition and deserved to move on. Glad she did. 

There were also others who clearly needed a break, like the 13-year-old girl who opened the show with brilliant singing abilities, or the 20-year-old with his last chance to break into singing before starting another career. It was especially powerful to see the contestant, Chris Rene, battling addiction.  His story was heartbreaking, and his original song blew me away.  It was an instant hit and someone is sure to sign him immediately…A STAR IS BORN.  These are all the people you root for in this situation. Many people miss their chance in life to excel, due to fear or missed opportunities and before you know it, time runs out and they are considered too old.

While X-Factor is similar to Idol, it was a bit more interesting to watch because the stories of overcoming impossible odds gave it more meaning and made it more than just a singing competition.  In the end, don’t we all just want to see a happy ending…it keeps our hopes alive.

Welcome back Simon and Paula…you were missed.  And L.A. Reid and Nicole were great additions.  It is certain to be a hit!   But is X-Factor better than American Idol?  Well, you be the judge.  Post your comments…would love to hear your thoughts.

STACY FRANCIS SINGS HER HEART OUT

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in ENTERTAINMENT

 

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(VIDEO) X-FACTOR USA BEGINS 9/21/11 – SURE TO BE A HIT! CALL ME SIMON!

SIMON COWELL’S new singing competition The X Factor begins in the U.S.A. on September 21, 2011.  It is certain to be a hit, with the return of Paula Abdul along side, Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Nicole Scherzinger (formerly of the Pussy Cat Dolls) as judges.

The X Factor will have a similar flair to American Idol, but will allow ages 12+ and comes with a unprecedented prize of a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.  It will also have Simon reunited with his sweetheart, ex co-host Paula Abdul, which was a smart addition.

But if Simon wants to step up his game, he may want to take my advice.  I am tossing my hat in the ring to be a GUEST JUDGE speaking on behalf of the “regular people” of America.  Simon, please watch the video and look me up if you decide to take the challenge!  Good luck on opening night…break a leg or in this case break a vocal cord.

Lucky me…got a chance to go to the Chicago X Factor auditions and it rocked!

UPDATE: X-FACTOR BEGINS TONIGHT!

X-FACTOR REVIEWS

X FACTOR

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in ENTERTAINMENT

 

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WHY WAS CHERYL COLE ALREADY CUT FROM X FACTOR?

Simon Cowell was reported to have made a difficult decision today, cutting Cheryl Cole as a judge from his new show X Factor. Her replacement is one of the X Factor hosts, Pussy Cat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger who is a well-known singer and loved by many.  It looks like Cowell may now need to find another host.  “Hey Simon, I’m available!”

Rumors are flying about why she was cut, many are asking “Was she in a feud with Paula Abdul? ”

Well, not so fast.  It cannot always be for negative reasons, there is not always a fight among women.  The most likely rumor surfacing is that she was cut because the American public just did not know who she was, nor could they understand her thick English Geordie accent.  This appears possible, because during their recent Chicago audience taping, as I sat in the front row, it was very difficult to understand her comments. She also was not a person familiar to me so when they walked past my seat, I was excited to give Paula and Simon a “high-five”, but did not feel the urge to do the same with Cole.

It is unfortunate that she quit her UK X Factor gig, to head to the U.S. version, just to be fired months before the live taping.  But Simon made a timely decision, since he has very little time to get his show on track.  It will be interesting to see if she is still a part of all the initial tapings and how they will explain her early exit.

New shows typically have kinks, so this is nothing new.  Remember the first season of American Idol?  Ryan Seacrest was the co-host…what ever happened to the original host?  Oh, that’s right, he left to pursue a “better t.v.career”, has anyone seen him since?

Paula Abdul

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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in ENTERTAINMENT

 

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2011: PAULA ABDUL JOINS X FACTOR, GREAT JOB SIMON COWELL!

It is exciting to hear that Paula Abdul will join the cast of judges on Simon Cowell’s X Factor this fall. This is a great addition to the team, looks like Simon is pulling out all the stops.  The 5 million dollar prize and the line-up of judges is sure to increase his odds of having a hit show.

The final round-up on the judges panel came just in the nick of time, with Paula Abdul, music producer Antonio “L.A.” Reid, British pop star Cheryl Crow and the “King of Judges”, Simon Cowell they are ready to roll. Hosting the show is the popular Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones.

During a recent taping and red carpet event at USC’s Galen Center, the judges all had a lot to say to the press. LA Reid was asked what was going to make X Factor stand out in an increasingly crowded singing-competition field, he responded “Simon Cowell, because he’s the X-Factor”.  Abdul added, “I am thrilled, I am exhilarated, I am terrified”  “When this show airs, it will have been three years since we sat next to each other. I really miss him. It’s awkward and wonderful.”

Cowell also replied to a question on why he selected Paula Abdul as a judge saying, “Can you imagine if I didn’t? I had that feeling, after all the speculation, all the TV here’s my fourth judge, and it’s not Paula? I could just sense the public would be disappointed.” They see what we’re like together.  We get on really well. That kind of chemistry isn’t always easy to replicate.”

Well, with this type of “star power” mixed with Cowell’s “Golden Touch”, I can’t see how it wouldn’t be a slam dunk.  This will be one to watch, I expect it to have HUGE ratings, especially on the season opener.  It is good to see Paula and Simon back together, they have a special chemistry unlike any other judging team out there.

Will you watch X Factor?  I will surely have myTivo set on record.

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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in ENTERTAINMENT

 

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MARIAH CAREY JOINS CAST OF “X FACTOR”(video)

Simon Cowell is gearing up for his new show “X Factor”.  He has continued to hype the show leaking information on the judges to keep the excitement brewing.  Today a tweet announced Mariah Carey was confirmed as a participant on the show. She allegedly will become a “judge” of the “judges” according to eurweb. This would be a first, along with the payout of $5 million to the winner, making this a record-breaking show in multiple ways.  As a hitmaker, Mariah should be incredible!

In recent months, several stars have been rumored as potential judges; Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole and Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger. However, record industry superstar Antonio L.A. Reid is the only confirmed judge for “X Factor”.

This show proves to be exciting and unpredictable.  If Simon Cowell actually takes my advice, allowing me to represent the viewers as a special guest judge, it is sure to be a triple threat.  Come on already, call me Simon!

READ DETAILS HERE: http://www.eurweb.com/?p=99373&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

SIMON COWELL SPEAKS:  https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/x-factor-offers-opportunities-for-ages-12yrs-and-over-video/

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Posted by on April 18, 2011 in ENTERTAINMENT

 

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