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?

 

Dappy Threatens X Factor Stage Invasion! PLUS We Reveal Which Category Each Judge Will Mentor!

Personally, we think X Factor judge Tulisa is brilliant – but she seems to be a bit of a magnet for auditonees with attitude! Angry hopeful George Geramisou, 19, branded the N-Dubz singer a “dog” in the first episode of the show, as well as labelling her a “scumbag.” Last Saturday the trend continued. When […]

Personally, we think X Factor judge Tulisa is brilliant – but she seems to be a bit of a magnet for auditonees with attitude!

Angry hopeful George Geramisou, 19, branded the N-Dubz singer a “dog” in the first episode of the show, as well as labelling her a “scumbag.”

Last Saturday the trend continued. When Tulisa gave told girl band Angel that they couldn’t sing, member Vanessa replied with: “That’s a bit rich coming from you.”

To be fair to her, Tulisa handled both situations very well – with the help of Kelly Rowland last week, who leapt to the defence of her fellow judge.

But contestants on the live shows had better watch out – because Tulisa’s bandmate Dappy is on the warpath !

In fact, Dappy has threatened to invade the stage, should anyone insult Tulisa! Speaking to the Mirror about the X Factor the rapper said:

“I’ll definitely be gettingtickets to the show but I can’t be watching ¬anyone talking badly to Tulisa otherwise I’ll be running on to that stage.”

For those contestants who get through to the live shows, let this be a warning to you – play nice!

Dappy also went on to say he feels Tulisa will do well mentoring the groups, due to her experience in N-Dubz. It seems judges categories aren’t being kept a secret this year – it seems pretty well known that Tulisa will mentor the groups, Gary the boys, Kelly the girls and Louis the over 26’s…..again.

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Big Brother vs. The X Factor …. Let the battle commence!

It’s been a weekend FULL of Reality TV, with two of the biggest shows in TV history competing for your attention. Yes, both Big Brother and the X Factor are back! But who gets your vote – Do you prefer Gary, Tulisa, Dermot and their crew of wannabe singers? Or would you rather sit back […]

It’s been a weekend FULL of Reality TV, with two of the biggest shows in TV history competing for your attention. Yes, both Big Brother and the X Factor are back!

But who gets your vote – Do you prefer Gary, Tulisa, Dermot and their crew of wannabe singers? Or would you rather sit back and watch the likes of Kerry Katona, Amy Childs and Jedward preforming crazy tasks and gossiping about each other in the sauna?

We know, it’s a hard decision, which is why we’ve decided to help you out – with our helpful guide to the best, and the worst, of both shows this weekend.

Big Brother

Is love in the air for Amy and Lucien?

Watched by: 5.1 million (launch show)

Best moment: The show has only been on for three days, and already we’re finding it hard to choose our favourite moment.  Kerry’s ‘diva’ tantrum, that had the other housemates looking on in horror? Jedward using a WHOLE bottle of washing up liquid for their bath? No, we think Lucien’s lady drama stole the show this weekend! The 19-year-old actor admitted that he has the hots for Pamela – who’s old enough to be his mum – but there’s clearly a bit of a spark between him and Amy too… what’s going to happen? We can’t wait to find out!

Worst moment: Poor Kerry failed the task set for her by Big Bro when her fellow housemates voted Jedward as the biggest divas in the house, rather than her. As punishment, Kez is up for eviction this week – and had to choose two others to face the chop with her! A tearful Kerry spent ages dithering, and then had to face Bobby and Sally, who she eventually nominated. Isn’t Big Bro mean?!

CRINGE moment: Darryn’s ‘six pack’. We have to say, our eyes nearly popped out of our skulls when we saw Mr.Papparazzi’s sticky-outy abs as he chilled in the Sauna. He’s doesn’t have the most athletic build we’ve ever seen, and yet he seemed to be sporting a rather impressive six-pack! He was questioned by Paddy on the matter, and admitted he’s had sculpting surgery, to give the impression of a buff bod. Cringe!

What we can’t wait to see: More tasks! The housemates took part in an Ancient Egypt themed challenge this weekend, which involved them being mummified and playing musical chairs – all under the watchful eye of billionaire Mohammed Al-fayed – random, but brilliant! We want more like that, BB!

Overall rating: 7/10

The X Factor

Goldie gets a little too close to head Judge Gary!

Watched by: 12.6 million

Best moment: 16-year-old Janet Devlin belted out an amazing rendition of ‘Your Song’ by Elton John – that had the judges on the verge of tears! Her beautiful voice has the bookies tipping the Belfast lass as an early favourite to win the show, and we have to say we agree!

Worst moment: It all kicked off when George Gerasimou, 19, sang his version of ‘Gimme Everything’. George is no stranger to the competition – he auditioned in 2009, throwing his microphone to the ground when his singing was criticized.  The gobby youngster claimed that he had “matured”, but this proved to be untrue when judge Tulisa received a torrent of abuse after she told him the judges had “heard enough.” Gerasimou shouted: “You’re some scumbag trying to replace Cheryl. Some scumbag from the block.” Not nice!

CRINGE moment: Singer Goldie had us squirming in embarrassment as she wrapped her leg around head judge Gary Barlow’s neck during her audition! Her dance routine may have been pretty cringe-worthy, but the 48-year-old must have done something right, as she got through to bootcamp!

What we can’t wait to see: More of Gary’s surprisingly funny putdowns! Call us judgemental, but we had this idea that Mr Barlow was well, a bit boring. You know, the kind who settles down for a game of scrabble on a Friday night in his slippers. Well boy did he prove us wrong! Not only was Gary brilliantly firm with contestants, but he made us giggle more than once. Which is more than Simon’s ever done!

Overall rating: 9/10 – We had been a bit worried that the departure of both Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole might leave the show lacking sparkle – but we were wrong! The new judges were brilliant, and gave the show a new lease of life.

So there you have it! Here at MyGala, we STILL can’t quite decide between the two – although there is something about the X Factor that we just can’t get enough of – but we do know one thing  for certain…we’re going to be watching A LOT of television for the next few weeks! Will you be doing the same?

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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!

They Are Back, But Are They Bigger Than Before: New Look For The X Factor And Big Brother!

This month a whole load of reality shows spring back into action!  It is the return of The X Factor and Big Brother.  However both of these shows will be returning with huge changes.  The X Factor of course has 3 new judges and Big Brother has moved to a new channel with a whole […]

This month a whole load of reality shows spring back into action!  It is the return of The X Factor and Big Brother.  However both of these shows will be returning with huge changes.  The X Factor of course has 3 new judges and Big Brother has moved to a new channel with a whole host of new people involved in the show.

The first official promo pics have been released for The X Factor with the obvious comparisons being made between Cheryl Cole and her replacement Tulisa Contostavlos from N-Dubz.  In the new pictures Tulisa has long brown hair full of volume and curls and is wearing a Herve Leger bandage dress which Cheryl is a known fan of.  Since she joined the X Factor team she has transformed from “chav” to fab and she looks amazing in the new promos.

In a recent interview she says that her new sleek, flawless appearance is down to a ‘glam squad’ of hair and make-up artists.  “I’m lucky to have a glam squad of hairdressers, make-up artists and stylists who help with red carpet events.  Once you’ve factored in hair straighteners and false lashes, it usually takes two hours.  I loved experimenting with labels like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen during the auditions but I’m a high street girl at heart.  River Island and Lipsy are my faves.”

Also coming back to our screens but with big changes is of course Big Brother.  This year it moves to channel 5 and will kick off with a celebrity special.  I think the word celebrity should be used loosely though looking at the potential line up.  So far people such as Jedward and Kerry Katona have been suggested for the line-up and strangely so has Sally Bercow.  I doubt we were the only ones thinking – err who?!?  Sally Bercow is apparently the wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow…!  Yeah, we still have no idea who you are or why on earth you would or should be appearing on celebrity big brother.

Also apparently appearing this year is Pamela Anderson and Paddy Doherty from the Channel 4 documentary series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  It will be interesting to say the least, although how it can be called celeb big bro, I’m not so sure.