X Factor

Ella Henderson Keeps the British Invasion Alive With Debut Album

Ella Henderson won a lot of sympathy if not the vote on the 9th season of UK show “X-Factor” in 2012. She was booted during week seven. But her career has been on an indomitable rise since then and she’s about to take America by storm. She’s already attracted such fan as Adele, Lily Allen, Nick Grimshaw and Cher, along with actress Chloë Grace Moretz....

Selena Gomez Makes ‘X Factor’ Debut With ‘Slow Down’ (watch!)

Selena Gomez brought the stage production of her hit song “Slow Down” to the “X Factor” last night (Nov. 14). She dazzled the audience with a full complement of backup dancers, wearing a black bodysuit with a fringe style skirt and knee-high hooker boots. The 21-year-old singer has been on the road promoting her new album through her “Stars Dance” tour....

Christina Aguilera Leads ‘Voice’ Coaches on ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’

Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, showed why they’re coaches on NBC’s “The Voice,” with a rousing rendition of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” to open Season Five of the reality competition series. “The Voice” has moved ahead of the pack of reality music competitions like “The X Factor” and “American Idol.”...

Ke$ha Fires Up X-Factor With Her New Single 'C'mon' (watch!)

Ke$ha has her eye on even more dollar signs. Her new album Warrior is in stores and she went on “X-Factor” last night (Dec. 6) to fire up the audience with a performance of “C’Mon,” one of her new songs. The 25-year-old singer released the song on YouTube last week ahead of the album’s release. Despite selling more than three million copies of her debut album Animal, which debuted at No. 1 in January 2010, and knocked British phenom Susan Boyle’s out of the top spot after five consecutive weeks, she faced a raft of criticism over her singing....

Melanie Amaro Rides X-Factor Fame to Second Single; Album Due (listen!)

Melanie Amaro is trying to capitalize on her win on the premiere season of X-Factor USA with the release of her second new single “Long Distance.” It’s just another peppy pop tune, but her distinctive voice does set it apart. Amaro, 20, released her debut single “Don’t Fail Me Now” in August, laying the groundwork for her upcoming album, Truly, which is expected to drop next year. The judges at the time were Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid....

Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul Bare Claws Over X-Factor Job

Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, long-time frenemies, are said to be engaged in a bitter snit, again, over Paula's ouster from Simon Cowell's "X-Factor." Janet, is seems, now wants the job. Like Pula, Jackson's music career is on the wane. The star is 45 and could use a photo opportunity or a TV show to revive her career. Or at least give her a steady paycheck....