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X Factor 2013: Why Lillie McCloud Will Win

Lillie McCloud’s time has come. It’s just that simple. The 54-year-old has spent decades trying to break into the music industry. She’s had minor successes including a hit pop single back in the '80s, but never broke through the way she hoped. But the mother of three and grandmother of seven never gave up on her dream. It’s that kind of determination and drive any winner of X Factor needs to succeed, whether or not she’s the oldest in the competition. Lillie continues to prove she’s no... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/TW8rikKD6GY/2013-11-18-why-lillie-mccloud-will-win

X Factor 2013: One Direction Is Performing — But When?

It’s official: One Direction will be performing on The X Factor! The band’s right-hand man and X Factor guru Simon Cowell hinted as much earlier this season, and now it’s official. The best part? We don’t even have to wait that long for their arrival. The boy band byproduct of X Factor UK is performing this week! Turn to X Factor on Thursday (November 21) to see the five hot lads from overseas sing their hearts on on the US version of the stage that made them famous. Maybe they’ll have some... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/c2cgnj296dE/2013-11-18-one-direction-performing-november-21

X Factor 2013: Why Rion Paige Will Win

Good things come in small packages as X Factor 2013 contestant Rion Paige has proven time and again. The 13-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, cutie has no problem taking on powerhouse ballads, particularly when they have country roots. For her audition, Rion sang “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood, just the first of many a diva she’s covered during her X Factor appearances. The teenage wonder has also performed numbers by Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, and even her own mentor, Demi Lovato. Time and... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/9leHuKYNM1I/2013-11-15-why-rion-paige-will-win

'The X Factor': Sweet Suspense on Fifth Harmony comparisons and what's next

The members of Sweet Suspense were still getting to know each other when they were eliminated at the beginning of the "X Factor" Top 12 elimination show. All three members auditioned individually, but like Fifth Harmony before them, Simon Cowell put them together in a group he thought could go the distance. Although the members are devastated to be leaving the competition --they're in tears backstage as they talk to Zap2it and other reporters after the show -- they're grateful for everything they've gotten. "The highlight of this entire experience has been gaining two sisters -- two best friends. The fact that 100,000 people auditioned for the show and we came in 12th place. It makes me so happy, but obviously there are tears," says 16-year-old Celine Polenghi. "It sucks and we would have loved to have gone further, but I'm proud of us for how far we went and really excited to see what's in store... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/the-x-factor-sweet-suspense-on-fifth-harmony-comparisons-and-whats-next.html

'X Factor' Results: Judges Are Shocked by Bottom Two

The X Factor continued its week of mega-cuts on Thursday night when the show sent two contestants packing in a double elimination episode. But even with the drama of soon-to-crushed dreams and two guest performances, the results show still dragged on and on and on... until the last few minutes left host  Mario Lopez  and judges Simon Cowell , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio scrambling make the final call before the clock ran out.   Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/HpPdB15U_EY/story01.htm

Two Acts Eliminated on 'The X Factor'

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'X Factor': Kelly Rowland would kiss Simon Cowell for Rachel Potter's return

Rachel Potter was feeling good about her chances to make Top 10 week on "The X Factor" Season 3. Her social media feedback after '80s night was positive, people around the studio were telling her she did a great job, and she started to gain more confidence. "I honestly started to hear that and I was like yeah, I've got this. I just started to relax and feel like that was fine," she tells Zap2it backstage after her elimination. "I even picked an outfit that I didn't think I'd have to sing in." Unfortunately, that's not the way voting worked out, and after singing for her life alongside Girls finalist Khaya Cohen, the judges (save for her mentor Kelly Rowland) voted her out. Although Potter is disappointed, at least she went out with a performance (of Heart's "Alone") of which she's incredibly proud. "That absolutely makes it easier. Ultimately to go out on this note... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/x-factor-kelly-rowland-would-kiss-simon-cowell-for-rachel-potters-return.html

X Factor 2013: Who Went Home? — November 14 Double Elimination

We knew a double elimination was likely seeing as the amazingJosh Leviwas brought back to X Factoras a wildcard, but the knowing doesn't make it any easier. After already losing Carlos Guevaraduring the November 13 show, it's hard to say goodbye again less than 24 hours later. Ah well. Here we go. The first to depart:Sweet Suspense! The girl group from Simon's team just didn't bring in the votes with their '80s night performance ofToni Basil's "Mickey". "I can't believe it. I thought they... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/ETVP5xKLl7U/2013-11-14-who-went-home-november-14

X Factor 2013: Who Are the Top 10 Contestants?

X Factorhas had its ups and downs recently but finally we've reached the Top 10. Unfortunately for the contestants, we got here only after suffering through three eliminations in a single week. (Darn tech glitch and wildcard curveball!) But now that we're done with the tough part (well, at least for this latest round of Live Shows) who are the lucky top ten? Click through for the deets. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/5XAAgHdn7Wc/2013-11-14-who-top-10-contestants

'Straight Up' Battle: 'American Idol' vs. 'The X Factor'

From what I can remember, contestants on American Idol never performed songs by Paula Abdul while she was a judge. (If they did, the performances weren't memorable enough to catch my attention.) And even on The X Factor , Paula's no longer a judge and now just this week we've got a finalist taking on one of her hits.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-x-factor/straight-up-battle-american-id-51866.aspx