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'X Factor's' Lillie McCloud Has a Chart History

Where has Lillie McCloud been hiding? Her daughter let the cat out of the bag on Twitter, revealing the singer's real name.            //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/7DXKek476e0/story01.htm

‘X-Factor’ Hits a New Ratings Low in Its Season Premiere

The tepid ratings for Simon Cowell’s two-year-old show are yet more evidence that singing competitions are not the blockbusters they once were. Read More...   //www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/business/media/x-factor-hits-a-new-ratings-low-in-its-season-premiere.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

'The X Factor' Premiere Auditions: The One Singer to Watch

The X Factor returned Wednesday night for season 3, with 6.2 million viewers tuning in to see not only a new crop of talent trying out to succeed Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens, but also the introduction of two new judges to the panel. Joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and Latin pop star Paulina Rubio, who pronounces pitchy as peachy, which is hilarious. I can't wait to see what other things she says that Simon can't understand.   So far, the two newbies have already proven they're better than Britney Spears, though there's still many weeks to go -- the live shows are where you can really tell who has what it takes to be a judge. //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-x-factor/the-x-factor-premiere-audition-51166.aspx

X Factor 2013 Audition: Watch Lillie McCloud Perform “Alabaster Box” (VIDEO)

X Factor 2013 contestant Lillie McCloud is 54 years old. Yeah, we can’t believe it either, Kelly Rowland! This hot mama (and grandmother of 7!) blew the judges away both with her good look but amazing set of pipes. Originally from Rochester, New York, Lillie now lives in Orlando, Florida, with her fiancé. “I always knew I wanted to be a singer,” Lillie said. “I’ve been waiting for a long time for this opportunity. It just wasn’t my time.” (If you’re curious whether she made it into the top... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/xUTHHu6JxGo/2013-09-11-watch-lillie-mccloud-audition-alabaster-box

X Factor 2013 Spoilers: Which Singers Make It to the Top 16? (PHOTOS)

And... we’re off! Season 3 of The X Factor kicked off on September 11, 2013. Now that you’ve seen all the performances from tonight’s show, you have to be wondering: Which of the contestants actually make it to the Top 16? Well, we’ve got you covered. What follows is a list of the contestants from the X Factor 2013 premiere who make it to the Top 16. Did your favorite make the list? Take a look. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/8nSnEDLx6tg/2013-09-11-spoilers-which-singers-top-16

X Factor 2013 Audition: Watch Carlito Olivero Perform “Stay” by Rihanna (VIDEO)

X Factor 2013 contestant Carlito Olivero picked his song well. The judges did indeed want him to stay after the 23-year-old performed Rihanna’s hit single of the same name. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the aspiring singer arrived in Los Angeles for auditions looking to take his talent to the next level and become, as he put it, “the Latino Chris Brown.” (If you’re curious whether he made it into the top 16, click here!) As a barista at a coffeeshop, Carlito says he’ll sing to... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/f2bOsOqyBuU/2013-09-11-watch-carlito-olivero-audition-stay

X Factor 2013: Watch Alex & Sierra Perform “Toxic” by Britney Spears (VIDEO)

Could these two be more adorable? Alex, 21, and Sierra, 22, wowed the X Factor judges on Week 1, Night 1 of auditions with their rendition of “Toxic” by former judge Britney Spears. Not only did they win their way into the hearts of the judges, but also the next round. (If you’re curious whether they make it into the top 16, click here!) Alex and Sierra are two college students from Orlando, Florida, who have been dating for two years. New judgeKelly Rowland could tell immediately they were... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/aL8DSxk-nDY/2013-09-11-watch-alex-sierra-perform-toxic

X Factor 2013: Watch All Auditions — Week 1, Day 1

Time to buckle up, you guys!The X Factoris back and ready to rock. Auditions kicked off tonight (Wednesday, September 11) in Los Angeles and Long Island. Not only were there plenty of WTF moments, but we actually already saw quite a few talented newcomers who might just make the Top 16. Not to mention there are the new judges to enjoy:Kelly RowlandandPaulina Rubio.Both have previous experience working the reality TV beat, but the US version ofX Factoris a whole different animal, particularly... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Fw2JEc0hZN0/2013-09-11-contestant-audition-videos-week-1

'The X Factor' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Rion Paige Blows the Judges Away

Welcome to the new season of The X Factor ! I'm excited to be covering the show for BuddyTV this season despite never seeing it before, but I've recapped American Idol and The Voice , so it's basically the same thing. Plus with two new judges and some format changes, I'm sure it's like a brand-new show anyway. Maybe one of these days Simon Cowell will get the formula just right. Joining Cowell on the panel for season 3 are returning judge Demi Lovato (who will be pulling double duty on FOX with a recurring role on Glee ) as well as newcomers Paulina "Cheap Imitation Shakira" Rubio and Kelly "Destiny's Middle Child" Rowland. Buckle up, X Factor fans, cuz I plan on packing $5 million worth of snark into this year's coverage.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-x-factor/the-x-factor-season-3-premiere-51148.aspx

'X Factor': Lillie McCloud stuns on Cece Winans' 'Alabaster Box'

Lillie McCloud - The X Factor by caseycarlsonx1One of the standouts from the "X Factor" Season 3 premiere was Lillie McCloud, a 54-year-old woman (54?! She looks 34), who came out strutting her stuff in leather with her giant hair, and then sang the most lovely "Alabaster Box" by CeCe Winans. The judges were in love. Simon called her "incredible." Kelly says, "Where you been? Where you been hidin'?" and Paulina adds, "That was unbelievable, lady. ... Si. Para me, es un si rotundo."Demi really nailed it by saying, "I feel like I'm listening to Whitney. Maybe your time wasn't supposed to happen until now."What did you think of Lillie McCloud?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/x-factor-lillie-mccloud-stuns-on-cece-winans-alabaster-box.html