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Lady Gaga has monsters, Cheryl Cole has soldiers

June 20, 2011

Has Cheryl Cole gone Gaga?

The British singer, who is not the global phenomenon that is Lady Gaga, has written a message to her fans following her embarrassing fallout with the makers of the U.S. version of "X Factor", who apparently did not want her on the judging panel having initially said that they did.

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“X Factor” hits wrong note

October 4, 2010

Cheryl1Britain's "The X Factor" has struck a bum chord, even before the main knock-out phase of the hugely popular TV show begins. Judge Cheryl Cole has incensed thousands of viewers with her selection of three finalists from a shortlist of eight contestants. Hopeful Gamu Nhengu, 18, was rejected by Cole, despite impressing with her audition and being among the early favourites to win the show.

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Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez: right fit for “American Idol”?

September 22, 2010

tyler "American Idol" has finally announced its new judging panel, ending months of speculation about the future shape of the show.

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UK’s X Factor gets off to rocky start

August 25, 2010

cowell3The X Factor, one of Britain's most-watched television programmes, has got off to a rocky start this year with its integrity called into question after it came to light that some contestants' performances had been enhanced using computer software. A spokesman for the show, a pillar of ITV1's annual scheduling, admitted that post-production work was sometimes necessary due to the number of microphones used during filming. But he also told British media that judges make their decisions during the audition stages based on what they hear live, and that later shows are all genuinely live.

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Is Steven Tyler right fit for “American Idol”?

August 19, 2010

steventyler Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler looks to be on his way to join "American Idol" in what would be the first bona fide rock star judge on the show's panel.

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Shania Twain for “American Idol”? Judge auditions drag on

August 12, 2010

shania twainAnother day.  Another potential "American Idol" judge surfaces.

Who knew Simon Cowell (or even Ellen DeGeneres) would be so hard to replace?

With Jennifer Lopez apparently out of the running for being "too demanding", country singer Shania Twain's name resurfaced on Thursday as  "Idol"  producers and the Fox television network searched for a new line-up in time for filmed auditions in mid-September for the show's 10th season.

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Goodbye Ellen, Hello….who? to “American Idol”

August 2, 2010

Like it or not  "American Idol" will be getting a whole new talent line-up next season -- and that's just the judges.ellenD

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“American Idol” asks fans for a fix

May 13, 2010

As "American Idol"  plods its way to the 2010 finale  after a lackluster season and slipping ratings,  the TV show's dwindling band of  fans are getting an unusual opportunity to weigh in on what's wrong with the show, and how to fix it.

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Crystal disappoints, Siobhan storms back on night of “American idol” surprises

April 28, 2010

In the words of Simon Cowell,  Tuesday night was a shocker on "American Idol". bowersox

For the first time this season, front runner Crystal Bowersox failed to impress.  Simon went so far as to describe her happy-clappy version of Shania Twain's "No-One Needs to Know"  as "limp".

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Joining (or leaving?) the ranks of singing divas on “American Idol”

April 21, 2010

There were just two certainties on "American Idol" after inspirational theme night with mentor Alicia Keys.bowersox