The X Factor Final 12 Revealed

We love The X Factor here at Mecca and were totally glued to our screens over the weekend desperately waiting to see who the final 12 acts in the live shows would be. There were some we were really pleased went through (there are definite favourites … read more

We love The X Factor here at Mecca and were totally glued to our screens over the weekend desperately waiting to see who the final 12 acts in the live shows would be.

There were some we were really pleased went through (there are definite favourites here) and some we couldn’t believe didn’t. Just in case you missed it though here are the final 12.

In Nicole’s Boys group there is…

  • James Arthur
  • Rylan Clark
  • Jahmene Douglas

In Tulisa’s Girls there are…

  • Jade Ellis
  • Ella Henderson
  • Lucy Spraggan

In Louis’ Groups there is…

  • GMD3
  • MK1
  • Union J

And in Gary’s Over 28s is…

  • Melanie Masson
  • Carolynne Poole
  • Kye Sones

Don’t forget though, there is a wildcard from each group that you could vote in. They are…

  • Adam Burridge
  • Amy Mottram
  • Times Red
  • Christopher Maloney

Who’s your favourite and which wildcard act do you think will get through?

 

Which celeb has been CONFIRMED as a Big Brother housemate? Read on to find out!

WHO has just been confirmed as a Celebrity Big Brother housemate? Read on to find out…. The X Factor 2011 launch is taking place at the 02 arena in London today, and a certain judge has just revealed that on of his acts is entering the Big Brother house tomorrow night. Yes, Louis Walsh let […]

WHO has just been confirmed as a Celebrity Big Brother housemate? Read on to find out….

The X Factor 2011 launch is taking place at the 02 arena in London today, and a certain judge has just revealed that on of his acts is entering the Big Brother house tomorrow night.

Yes, Louis Walsh let slip that Irish twins Jedward WILL be appearing on the celebrity version of the show, as rumours have suggested for some time now.

Here at Gala we have a bit of a soft spot for the quiff-sporting duo, but we can’t help but think the other housemates don’t realise what they’re letting themselves in for!

What do you think of this news, are you happy that Jedward will be on your television screens every night!?

Shock Twist at X Factor 2011 bootcamp auditions!

The show hasn’t even started yet – but X factor contestants have already faced a shock twist at yesterday’s boot camp auditions. Gary Barlow, who has replaced Simon Cowell as head judge, booted 35 hopefuls out of the competition – before they’d even had a chance to sing! Could Gary be following in Simon’s footsteps […]

The show hasn’t even started yet – but X factor contestants have already faced a shock twist at yesterday’s boot camp auditions.

Gary Barlow, who has replaced Simon Cowell as head judge, booted 35 hopefuls out of the competition – before they’d even had a chance to sing! Could Gary be following in Simon’s footsteps as Mr. Nasty?

Gary and his fellow judges – Tulisa Constostavlos, Kelly Rowland and X Factor veteran Louis Walsh-  broke the news to devastated contestants yesterday, as they gathered outside boot camp HQ.

According to the Daily Mail, Gary stated: “We don’t believe everyone standing in front of us has the potential to make it all the way in this competition. Some of you are going home now.”

Singer Kelly Rowland added: “While you were partying last night, we were looking at your audition tapes, we only want to work with people who can go all the way.”

With this kind of twist at the audition stage, who knows what surprises the judges have in store for the live shows!

We’ve already heard that there are loads of new and exciting things planned for the eight series of the TV talent show.

The live final is rumoured to be taking place at Wembley Arena  this year, and contestants will be filmed – Big Brother style – as they live together in the X factor house. We didn’t think we could get much more excited – but we just did! Don’t forget to tune in on Saturday 18th August,  this is one you’re not going to want to miss!

And – if you can’t wait until then – check out the new X factor trailer, and tell us what you think!

We Say Ireland, You Think…!

Ireland, the home of many, many things!!! Guinness (remember the ad too??) Leprechaun’s Boyzone, Westlife and err…Jedward Shamrocks Louis Walsh Irish dancing – river dance Giant’s Causeway The legends that are U2 Ballykissangel Superstar actors Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo Some random facts you may not have known about Ireland: The longest place name […]

Ireland, the home of many, many things!!!

  • Guinness (remember the ad too??)
  • Leprechaun’s
  • Boyzone, Westlife and err…Jedward
  • Shamrocks
  • Louis Walsh
  • Irish dancing – river dance
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • The legends that are U2
  • Ballykissangel
  • Superstar actors Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo

Some random facts you may not have known about Ireland:

  • The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.  Wouldn’t want to try and say that after a few pints of Guinness that’s for sure.
  • IRELAND FACT: A ROUGH HANGOVER CURE…I’ll just take the hangover, thanks: One traditional Irish cure for a hangover was to be buried up to the neck in moist river sand.
  • Baileys Irish Cream which was launched in Ireland in the early seventies is now the most popular liqueur in the world.
  • Couples in Ireland could marry legally on St. Brigid’s Day (February 1st) in Teltown, County Meath, as recently as the 1920’s by simply walking towards each other. If the marriage failed, they could “divorce’” by walking away from each other at the same spot, on St. Brigid’s day the following year. The custom was a holdover from old Irish Brehon laws, which allowed temporary marriage contracts.

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