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Amelia makes X Factor return

13 November 2011 1:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amelia Lily was voted back onto 'X Factor' last night (12.11.11). The pink-haired hopeful beat off competition from previous axed contestants 2 Shoes, James Michael and Jonjo Kerr in a pubic vote to re-enter the ITV1 show as a replacement for Frankie Cocozza, who was chucked off the programme for boasting about taking cocaine. Amelia received 48 per cent of the vote and sang live on last night's show - which experienced technical difficulties, forcing ITV to air 16 minutes of highlights while the problems were addressed - with a rendition of Queen's aptly-named song 'The Show Must Go On'. The 16-year-old »

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Kitty Brucknell, Janet Devlin, Marcus Collins on 'X Factor' twist

12 November 2011 5:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

X Factor's Kitty Brucknell, Janet Devlin and Marcus Collins have told Digital Spy which of their former rivals they want voted back into the competition tonight. Following Frankie Cocozza's shock exit earlier this week, it was announced that either Amelia Lily, Jonjo Kerr, James Michael or 2 Shoes would win the vacant place in the live shows. Speaking after rehearsals for tonight's live show, Brucknell admitted that she would have "loved" fellow Overs finalist Johnny Robinson to return after his exit last week. "I like 2 Shoes. I want 2 Shoes back," she said. "I know it sounds weird, I should probably be backing Jonjo, but let's face it, he wasn't very nice to me. For the fun, I want 2 Shoes back!" After his elimination in the first week, Kerr criticised (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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Frankie Cocozza 'X Factor' exit is bittersweet, says Amelia Lily

10 November 2011 7:27 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Previous X Factor eliminees Amelia Lily and James Michael have shared their thoughts on Frankie Cocozza's exit from the competition. Lily and Michael spoke at a press conference on Thursday, where it was revealed that they would face a public vote alongside 2Shoes and Jonjo Kerr to determine which act will return to the competition to replace Cocozza. Both hopefuls expressed their regret at the turn of events, but admitted that their renewed opportunity for X Factor success since Cocozza's elimination softened the blow. "Well, obviously it's very sad that he's had to leave the competition. But it's also very nice that it's given me an opportunity. You could say it is bittersweet," Lily said. "I haven't spoken to him, but hopefully he's doing alright." Michael added: "I (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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'X Factor' Jonjo, James, 2 Shoes, Amelia pitch for votes - video

10 November 2011 3:09 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

X Factor hopefuls James Michael, 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily and Jonjo Kerr have spoken about their final chance to be part of the talent contest.

The four acts took part in a press conference earlier today where they shared their hopes of being voted back in by the public as full contestants. > Gary Barlow: 'Press encouraged Frankie Cocozza to be bad'

> Kelly Rowland on 'X Factor' Frankie reaction: "I looked crazy" Each act gave their own small pitch to the public as to why they should be given another chance, with Amelia Lily saying that she has "so much more to give". James Michael hopes to show the viewers "what a unique voice [he's] got", while 2 Shoes wanted to prove that they are more than just a "gimmick" and that they can "actually sing". (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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'X Factor' Amelia Lily: 'I don't bear Kelly Rowland grudge' - video

10 November 2011 9:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amelia Lily has said she does not bear a grudge against Kelly Rowland over her X Factor exit.

Rowland voted out the hotly-tipped 17-year-old in the first weekend of the live shows, preferring to keep hold of Misha B, Janet Devlin and the now-departed Sophie Habibis. However, the singer now has the opportunity to return - alongside James Michael, 2 Shoes and Jonjo Kerr - by means of a public vote after Frankie Cocozza was axed on Tuesday. > Louis Walsh: 'Cocozza Golden Rule was being unprofessional'

> 'X Factor' Gary Barlow: 'We all played our part with Frankie' She said at today's press conference: "Kelly has always been there for me. Even though she knocked me out of the show, she did say to me after, 'I've still got your back and I will still mentor you. I (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Gary Barlow: 'None of us are guilt-free over Frankie Cocozza'

10 November 2011 7:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gary Barlow has said that none of the X Factor panel can feel totally guilt-free over the exit of Frankie Cocozza from the show. The 18-year-old singer was axed from the competition on Tuesday amid claims that he had bragged about taking cocaine. Speaking at the London press conference to announce details of the phone vote to bring back Amelia Lily, Jonjo Kerr, 2 Shoes or James Michael, Barlow admitted some responsibility for Cocozza's antics. Barlow said: "I don't think any of us here are guilt-free with Frankie. I'm always on the phone I just hope he's okay. "I can't follow Frankie around all week. We've all encouraged Frankie to be bad... I do feel sorry. I don't feel good about it." He added that everyone who booed Cocozza on the live shows should also feel guilty about what has happened. (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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'X Factor' judges and wildcard acts: Press conference - Recap

10 November 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

All four X Factor judges gave a press conference alongside their previously-axed contestants Amelia Lily, Jonjo Kerr, James Michael and 2 Shoes today (November 10). Details of the wildcard public vote, which will allow one of the acts to return, were revealed. They also took questions from the press about this last-minute twist, the exit of Frankie Cocozza and more. Digital Spy live tweeted updates with the hashtag #xfactorconferencelive so you can follow the action as it happened (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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'X Factor' judges and wildcard acts: Press conference - Live updates

10 November 2011 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Right now, all four X Factor judges are giving a press conference alongside their previously-axed contestants Amelia Lily, Jonjo Kerr, James Michael and 2 Shoes. Details of the wildcard public vote, which will allow one of the acts to return, will be revealed. They will also be taking questions from the press about this last-minute twist, the exit of Frankie Cocozza and more. Digital Spy is live tweeting updates with the hashtag #xfactorconferencelive so you can follow the action as it happens (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Who should be voted back into the X Factor?

10 November 2011 3:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With Frankie Cocozza now gone, the X Factor bosses have decided to bring back one of the first four acts to be eliminated

Frankie Cocozza's abrupt departure from the X Factor has left the show in an almighty pickle. Between that and Sunday's double elimination, there now aren't enough contestants left to get the show to Christmas. Handily, though, the X Factor bosses have schemed up an ingenious wheeze to get things back on an even keel.

No, they're not bringing Johnny back. No, they're not letting Ashford from Nu Vibe enter the finals for a third time. And, no, sadly they're not going to just wrap things up a week earlier than usual in a show of impressive human kindness. Instead, in what might rank as one of the worst reality twists in living memory, they're giving the first four acts a chance to return.

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Towie stars to conquer the Us?

10 November 2011 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amelia Lily was voted back onto 'X Factor' last night (12.11.11). The pink-haired hopeful beat off competition from previous axed contestants 2 Shoes, James Michael and Jonjo Kerr in a pubic vote to re-enter the ITV1 show as a replacement for Frankie Cocozza, who was chucked off the programme for boasting about taking cocaine. Amelia received 48 per cent of the vote and sang live on last night's show - which experienced technical difficulties, forcing ITV to air 16 minutes of highlights while the problems were addressed - with a rendition of Queen's aptly-named song 'The Show Must Go On'. The 16-year-old »

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'X Factor' poll: Which returning act should replace Frankie Cocozza?

9 November 2011 12:52 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Four previous competitors have been given the chance to return to the X Factor stage this week, in order to replace the outgoing Frankie Cocozza, who was officially axed yesterday. One of James Michael, Amelia Lily, 2 Shoes or Jonjo Kerr will face a public vote in order to determine who will rejoin the contest on Saturday. Voting details are due to be announced by tomorrow. (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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'X Factor': Four eliminees to battle it out to replace Frankie Cocozza

9 November 2011 11:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Four former X Factor contestants have been given the opportunity to win back a place on the show. One of James Michael, Amelia Lily, 2 Shoes or Jonjo Kerr, who were all eliminated by the judges in the first week of the live shows, will replace axed singer Frankie Cocozza on Saturday's show. The public will now have to vote for James, Amelia, 2 Shoes and Jonjo for the first time. Whoever receives the most votes will win their place back in the competition from this (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Writer/Director talks "The Hamiltons" on stage

17 October 2011 5:02 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

It's often said of tense, character-oriented horror that it'd work just as well on stage as it did on screen; yet it rarely comes to fruition. Looking to follow through, James Michael Shoberg and his Pennsylvania-set Rage of the Stage Players are celebrating Halloween this year with an adaptation of The Butcher Brothers' contemporary cult vampire film, The Hamiltons, and the writer/director spoke to Fango about the transition that goes up this Thursday October 21 at the South Park Theatre (Corrigan Dr. South Park, Pa 15129). 

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Writer/Director talks "The Hamiltons" on stage

17 October 2011 5:02 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

It's often said of tense, character-oriented horror that it'd work just as well on stage as it did on screen; yet it rarely comes to fruition. Looking to follow through, James Michael Shoberg and his Pennsylvania-set Rage of the Stage Players are celebrating Halloween this year with an adaptation of The Butcher Brothers' contemporary cult vampire film, The Hamiltons, and the writer/director spoke to Fango about the transition that goes up this Thursday October 21 at the South Park Theatre (Corrigan Dr. South Park, Pa 15129). 

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- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Samuel Zimmerman)

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'X Factor' stars record charity single 'Wishing on a Star' - pictures

14 October 2011 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In between rehearsals, partying, sleeping and probably playing hide-and-seek in their luxury mansion, the X Factor finalists this week recorded the 2011 charity single. As announced earlier this week, the 16 acts have covered Rose Royce's 1978 hit 'Wishing on a Star'. Proceeds from the track, released next month, will benefit Act & Children's Hospices UK. Following their elimination in the first live show, 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily, James Michael (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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'X Factor' James Michael: 'Gary Barlow made a mistake with my song'

11 October 2011 7:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Michael has told Digital Spy that Gary Barlow made an error with his X Factor song choice. Michael performed an acoustic cover of the Beatles hit 'Ticket To Ride' on Saturday's Live Show. His Take That star mentor said that he had "totally reinvented a classic" after his performance, but decided to let him go in Sunday's quadruple elimination. The 20-year-old singer claimed that he had always had doubts about the song selection. "I said that I didn't think the song would work, but Gary claimed that he was over the moon with it and I just went with it," Michael revealed. > 'X Factor' James Michael, 2 Shoes interview "I think the only problem I had and the only mistake was that one little song choice. If we hadn't picked that song, I think I'd still be there. (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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'X Factor' 2 Shoes hoping to land chatshow

11 October 2011 7:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

X Factor's 2 Shoes stars Charley Bird and Lucy Texeira have revealed that they have plans for their own TV programme. The Essex pop duo, who were eliminated from the ITV1 talent contest on Sunday night, told Digital Spy that they have ambitions for a chatshow. Bird said: "Maybe a bit like Chatty Man. Or do you remember Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned? A bit like that. "Where they used to just sit on the sofa and rolled out about loads of different stuff. Maybe we'll do that with 2 Shoes. Just us talking on air!" > 'X Factor' James Michael, 2 Shoes interview The pair suggested that their show would be called (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Amelia Lily: Janet was always Kelly's favourite

10 October 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amelia Lily thinks Janet Devlin was saved from the 'X Factor' chop because she was Kelly Rowland's "favourite". The 16-year-old singer - who was axed from the ITV1 talent show alongside James Michael, Jonjo Kerr and duo 2 Shoes last night (09.10.11) - thinks her mentor chose not to get rid of the Irish hopeful in the shock twist because she has been a fan of Janet's since her very first audition. She said: "I always thought that Janet was one of her favourites, right back to her very first audition. But Kelly was an inspiration and she loved all of us »

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'X Factor' Amelia Lily will shock the world, says Kelly Rowland

9 October 2011 1:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kelly Rowland has backed X Factor reject Amelia Lily to "shock the world" and "come back stronger". Rowland chose to eliminate 16-year-old Lily on tonight's first live results show as part of this week's shock twist. Jonjo Kerr, 2 Shoes and James Michael were also kicked out of the ITV1 show after only one live performance. > X Factor Results Show: Live Blog Defending her decision, Rowland said that she didn't think her early departure from the competition meant that it was the "end of the road" for (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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The X Factor liveblog - first live show

9 October 2011 11:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join me from 7.30pm on Saturday as the 16 acts through to the X Factor live finals hit the stage for the first time

Results show liveblog: which acts are going home?

Welcome to the first live X Factor episode of 2011. Everything leading up to this moment has been mere foreplay. Excessively loud and frantically edited foreplay, admittedly, and all you got out of it was a growing distrust of Kitty Brucknell, but it still counts. And now comes the pay-off. You're right to be excited. And probably sort of ashamed of yourself a bit. Join the club.

The theme for this opening show is apparently UK v Us, where the contestants all have to sing songs from either Britain or America. So apologies to anyone who wanted to see Frankie Cocozza tackle either La Femme Des Uns Sous Le Corps Des Autres or Mo Gbono Feli Feli. It'll probably happen next week, »

- Stuart Heritage

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