Cher Lloyd: Sticks + Stones (Album Review)

In September of 2010, the world (well, the UK) watched as a jittery Worcestershire-born girl named Cher Lloyd strolled across the stage--suited in a a fitted black jacket and shredded white jeans--to audition for the X Factor. After a brief grilling by the judges regarding her name and age ("You…


The First US X Factor Promo is as Dramatic as You Hoped It Would Be

INSERT DAMNING CHOIR CHANTS HERE. Check out the first promo commercial for the ridiculously hyped, massively anticipated premiere of US X Factor. It includes Simon! And Paula! And L.A. Reid! And Scherzy Baby! A brief flash of The Almighty Lloyd! Anyone can audition! $5 million prize! It's all…


Club Classics and Get Me To The Finals: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (December 4)

We're almost there! It's the semi-finals of X Factor. Five acts remain--four will go on to the grand finale! And now, we're down to all four of MuuMuse's favorites from the very beginning: Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson, Matt Cardle, and Mary Byrnes. Oh, and One Direction's still going strong.…


Rock Week: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (November 27)

It was "Rock Week" on X Factor tonight. FUCK YEAHHHH! Oh man—what’s going to happen?! Will Dannii rock a mohawk?! Will Cheryl Cole light her nipples on fire?! Will Katie Weasel not be impossibly grating? No, none of that happened.


It's A Hard Knock Lloyd: A Very Thorough X Factor Performance Night Review (October 16)

So, since so many of my Muusers (three actual requests) have been demanding that I do a weekly wrap-up of the X Factor performance night. I've decided to fulfill those wishes/dreams/desires. The show was boring in spots, so I've decided to highlight only the moments I had things to say about.…


Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole Confirmed as US X Factor Judges for September 2011

Title says it all really. In a tweet today from a FOX affiliate station (KTXL FOX40 News), Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole are confirmed as "two of three" judges on the panel for the US version of X Factor, coming stateside September 2011. I swear to God, if Dannii crosses over as well, I'm going to…


Diana Vickers: Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree (Album Review)

In December of 2008, 19-year-old singer Diana Vickers was prematurely eliminated from the fifth season of the UK's X Factor. Within months after her departure however, the young singer was already creating a healthy amount of buzz around her debut--enough to nearly overshadow that of her former…


X Goes G-A-Y: The December 6 X Factor Results Show.

It's hard to believe that Britain's massively successful, ruthlessly campy talent show X Factor could ever get gayer than it already is. Tonight however, the rainbow-coloured piñata that is the X Factor has truly been burst wide open, as gay idols Janet Jackson and Mademoiselle Gaga took to the…


October 18: Cheryl Cole Performs "Fight For This Love" Live on X Factor (Debut Solo Performance)

This evening, Cheryl Cole performed her debut single, "Fight For This Love," for the VERY first time on live television. Though she's already been on tour with Girls Aloud for over seven years, performing live for hundreds of TV shows and arena concerts, there was just something about the fact…