The X Factor Final 16 – Some Shock Decisions!

So, auditions are over, and we the X Factor final 16 have been revealed! The lucky few beat thousands of hopefuls to make it to the holy grail of talent television – the X Factor live shows. Their fate will now rely entirely on the voting public, as they battle to win a coveted recording […]

So, auditions are over, and we the X Factor final 16 have been revealed! The lucky few beat thousands of hopefuls to make it to the holy grail of talent television – the X Factor live shows. Their fate will now rely entirely on the voting public, as they battle to win a coveted recording contract!

The weekend’s double-bill was the most emotionally charged episode yet, with tears from pretty much everyone involved – including the judges!

While most of our favourites made it through, there were a few shocks and we’re gutted at a few of the acts who were sent home! What did you think?

Here’s a quick recap of the final 16:

Girls


If there’s a defining characteristic of Kelly’s final four, it’s that they’re all so young! Amelia and Janet are just 16! There’s some amazing talent in this category, and some very different singing styles – we think Kelly has a very strong group!

Amelia Lily, 16, from Middlesbrough

Sophie Habibis, 19, from London

Janet Devlin, 16, from Omagh

Misha Bryan, 19, from Manchester

Boys


Gary’s boys are again, all very different – from James Michael’s soft tones, to Craig Colton’s powerful voice. There’s also some great characters, which will make for brilliant TV!

Frankie Cocozza, 18, from Brighton

Marcus Collins, 23, from Liverpool

Craig Colton, 22, from Liverpool

James Michael, 20, from Cheshire

Groups


Aside from 2 shoes, Tulisa has choses groups that the judges ‘manufactured’ at boot camp. While this means that they’re obviously what the judges want, and can all sing – it will be interesting how the virtual strangers adapt to spending 24/7 together!

2 shoes: Charley, 23 and Lucy, 21, from Essex.

Rhythmix: Jessy, 20, Leigh-Anne, 19, Perrie, 18 and Jade, 18.

Nu Vibe: Richard, Bradley and Jordan, all 16. Ashford and Stefan, 19.

The Risk: Derry, 21, Ashley 22, Andrew, 20 and Charlie, 25.

The Over 26’s


Louis has caused the most scandal with his choices – hundreds took to twitter and Facebook to complain that favourites such as Terry were sent home, while Kitty and Goldie (who later quit) were put through. Does Louis know what he’s doing? Or is he just hoping for another Jedward?

Sami Brookes, 31, Rhyl

Kitty Brucknell, 26, Cheltenham

JonJo Kerr, 27, Wiltshire

Johnny Robinson, 45, Harrow

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The US X Factor is surrounded by controversy at the moment – ratings are much lower than expected, Cheryl Cole is still fuming about being axed, and Steve Jones was called ‘utterly irrelevant’ by an American newspaper, before storming out of an interview with fellow-Brit Piers Morgan! Lucky for us X Factor UK is just […]

The US X Factor is surrounded by controversy at the moment – ratings are much lower than expected, Cheryl Cole is still fuming about being axed, and Steve Jones was called ‘utterly irrelevant’ by an American newspaper, before storming out of an interview with fellow-Brit Piers Morgan!

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Who Has Just QUIT The X Factor?! Find Out Here….

She burst on to the X Factor scene with a now infamous audition that involved wrapping her leg around Gary Barlow’s neck. Since then X Factor contestant Goldie Cheung has made it through every round of auditions, with some even more memorable performances! (If you’re not quite sure what we mean, just have a look […]

She burst on to the X Factor scene with a now infamous audition that involved wrapping her leg around Gary Barlow’s neck. Since then X Factor contestant Goldie Cheung has made it through every round of auditions, with some even more memorable performances! (If you’re not quite sure what we mean, just have a look at the photo below!)


While we loved Goldie’s ‘comedy factor’ – we were pretty surprised when the judges voted to put her through to the final stage of the competition before the live shows –  judges houses.

Well, now it seems Goldie WON’T be going any further in the competition – because she quit! Yes, Goldie has apparently stunned show producers by quitting the hit talent show, claiming she will miss her family too much.

Goldie told ITV insiders: “I have decided to withdraw from the competition because I knew I would miss my family so much. I wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to watching them every week.”

She added: “The X Factor has been a fantastic experience and very challenging for me at times. I was very grateful to Louis for offering me a place in the final.”

However, the Metro reported a possible alternate reason for Goldie’s departure, stating that the 48-year-old Thai Chi instructor was concerned that she was simply being put through as a ‘novelty act’ and felt that she was being laughed at.

Either way, we’ll miss Goldie’s amazing dance moves! Who do you think will make it through to the live shows?

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Big Brother: You Won’t Want To Miss Tonight’s Show….!

You won’t want to miss Big Brother’s Bit On The Side tonight – as it has just been revealed that this weeks nominations will be revealed to the housemates – LIVE. Yes, we’ll get to see every wince, every false smile and hear every “Its fine, its fine – I knew I’d be up” or, […]

You won’t want to miss Big Brother’s Bit On The Side tonight – as it has just been revealed that this weeks nominations will be revealed to the housemates – LIVE.

Yes, we’ll get to see every wince, every false smile and hear every “Its fine, its fine – I knew I’d be up” or, “Babe you’re not going – you know you’re not going”

(we seem to remember quite a few people saying that to Tashie, and look what happened to her!)

We can’t wait! Harry, Aaron and Tashie were up for eviction last week, with 21-year-old belly dancer Tashie leaving the house to a chorus of boos.

Will Aaron and Harry have done enough to keep themselves in the house?

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Cheryl Cole Gets Her Revenge On Simon Cowell…By Blowing Him Up!

Cheryl Cole got her own back on Simon Cowell – by blowing up a dummy of the music mogul! Chez was sacked from the US version of the X Factor by Simon earlier this year, so we can imagine that it was brilliant to take out some of her anger on a likeness of her […]

Cheryl Cole got her own back on Simon Cowell – by blowing up a dummy of the music mogul!

Chez was sacked from the US version of the X Factor by Simon earlier this year, so we can imagine that it was brilliant to take out some of her anger on a likeness of her former boss!

The former X Factor judge is on a morale-boosting visit to troops in Afghanistan, and was taking part in a training exercise when soldiers presented her with the dummy. 10kg of explosive material was placed around the Simon doll, and troops kindly allowed Cheryl to push the detonator!

She told the Mirror: “It was nice to hold the cards for a change – this moment will live in my memory for a long time!”

“They sprang it on me. I had no idea Simon the dummy was going to be blown up. It was good to see everyone having a laugh.”

Apparently Cheryl also said that the dummy needed a bigger head, and higher trousers!

Cheryl has been a hit with British troops serving a tour of duty in Afgahanstan, and apparently many have been impressed with her down-to-earth attitude!

According to The Mirror, Chief Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick said: “Her smile is infectious, she was up for doing everything we suggested. She was like one of the lads.”

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The X Factor: Best So Far!

There’s just one week left of X factor auditions – before we see the hopefuls attempt to make it through Boot Camp. Over the past four weeks we’ve seen a fair amount of bad, deluded and just plain weird contestants – but there’s also been LOADS of brilliant acts. So many, in fact, that its hard to […]

There’s just one week left of X factor auditions – before we see the hopefuls attempt to make it through Boot Camp. Over the past four weeks we’ve seen a fair amount of bad, deluded and just plain weird contestants – but there’s also been LOADS of brilliant acts. So many, in fact, that its hard to remember all our favourites!

So, to refresh your memory we’ve compiled a list of the TEN best X factor auditionees so far! Have a look and tell us if you agree – do you think this lot will make it to the live shows??

Janet Devlin


The Irish teenager wowed the audience with her version of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ and is tipped as a hot favourite to win the show already! Definitely one to watch.

Craig Colton


Factory worker Craig has an amazing singing talent – but he’s also funny! The 19-year old had the judges in stitches before he began his audition.

Amelia Lily Oliver


The judges couldn’t believe that 16-year-old Amelia was so young – with such a powerful voice! The youngster reminds us of a young Christina Aguilera.

Luke Lucas


Luke definitely wins the award for the most pop-star sounding name in the competition so far – but he can also really sing! The 16-year-old, who admitted he is ‘in love’ with judge Tulisa, surprised us with his stage presence and amazing voice. The new Beiber?

Jade Richards


Jade bought Tulisa, Kelly AND Louis to tears with her rendition of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. The Fife-born star even had us a bit choked up with her beautiful voice. We’ll eat our own hat if she doesn’t make it to the live finals!

The Keys


We have to admit, we haven’t seen many outstanding groups on the X factor this year – the Keys are definitely our favourite in this category so far! Their original audition, which mixed together three different songs, sets them apart from the competition. We want to see more!

Marcus Collins


Hairdresser Marcus looked a complete natural on the X Factor stage, and the judges agreed. Tulisa even said she felt as though she’d come to watch the hopeful in concert! With that kind of confidence, we’re pretty sure Marcus will make it through Boot Camp.

Lascal Wood


College student Lascal had never sung in front of his mum- until his X Factor audition! Well, we’re sure she’s one proud mum now! Lascal clearly impressed the judges – and seems like a very nice bloke. We can’t help but root for him!

Misha Bryan


We watched in amazement as Misha Bryan wowed the X factor judges with her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s ‘RESPECT’. The teenager oozed confidence and it was easy to see the diva-in-the-making sailing through the competition and making it through to the live shows.Go Misha!

James Micheal


Poor James was so nervous that we were worried he wouldn’t even be able to perform! Luckily the Liverpudlian managed to get through his audition – and the judges loved it! Gary even said he was a: “recording artist waiting to be recorded.”

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