Fox Cancels The X Factor After 3 Seasons


X no longer marks the spot: Fox has cancelled The X Factor after three seasons. READ MORE

Reality Check: How Tessanne Won The Voice by Slaying a Played-Out Song! Plus: #TeamAdam Sabotage, X Factor's Nauseating Ending!


The Voice and The X Factor have concluded their respective seasons with righteous wins by Tessanne Chin and Alex & Sierra — so how come the former finished on an epic glory note, while the latter show left us with ear-piercing microphone feedback? READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Ratings: X Factor Down 45% Vs. Previous Finale, Beaten By Charlie Brown; Sing-Off Dips

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The X Factor‘s latest coronation ceremony was watched by 6.2 million total people on Thursday night, while scoring a 1.7 demo rating.

While that marks week-to-week gains of 27 and 42 percent (hitting a two-month demo high), versus the Fox singing competition’s year-ago finale, we’re looking at declines of …READ MORE

Ratings: Sing-Off Tops X Factor Performance Finale, Michael Buble Bests Celine Dion

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NBC’s The Sing-Off on Wednesday night drew 5.4 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, down about 10 percent week-to-week yet besting The X Factor‘s Season 3 performance finale, which with 5 mil and a 1.3 was down …READ MORE

X Factor's Simon Cowell Teases 'Larger Than Life' Replacement for Demi Lovato, New Rule Changes

Demi Lovato Quits X Factor

Demi Lovato confirmed on Wednesday night that she will be vacating her judge’s chair on The X Factor to focus on her music career — and Simon Cowell has someone “spectacular” in mind to take her place. READ MORE

The X Factor Season 3 Performance Finale Recap: Dream Until Your Dreams Come True [Updated]


From the opening seconds of The X Factor‘s Season 3 performance finale, you knew it was going to contain more hot air than a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float.

Alex & Sierra hovered above Los Angeles in a helicopter, like contestants on The Bachelor (albeit ones with an actual talent beyond dramatically declaring “He/She isn’t here for the right reasons!”). Jeff Gutt …READ MORE & TAKE POLLS

Reality Check: Who Won The Voice Semi-Finals –Jacquie, Tessanne or Will? Plus: Has The X Factor Earned a Fourth Season?

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It’s season-finale week for The Voice and The X Factor, and to the shock of everyone here at Reality Check, America got it totally right in choosing both shows’ Top 3 contestants.

That doesn’t mean, however, that my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I don’t have plenty to disagree about this episode. For starters, we’ve got almost the exact opposite view on …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

The X Factor Season 3 Semifinal Results Recap: What Doesn't Kill You Makes a Fighter


Can I get a slow clap for The X Factor ? (No, that’s not a subtle put-down of Paulina Rubio.)

Seriously, while the results shows of most reality singing competitions are built on a flimsy foundation of “60 seconds of news”/”59 minutes of cornmeal filler and deadly group performances,” the House That Simon Cowell Burned to the Ground Built introduced a far more entertaining twist …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

The X Factor Top 4 Performance Recap: Raise Your Hopeful Voice, You Have a Choice

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Dear Diary,

I’ve been a real Negative Nancy with my recapping of The X Factor throughout Season 3, and dare I say, I’m starting to feel a little bit bad about it.

Oh, sure, I could blame my lousy attitude on the hysterical hype over Restless Road, three guys whose jeans …READ MORE