Posts Tagged ‘judges’

The X Factor releases its own fragrance

Thursday, October 4th, 2007


We all know how popular The X Factor is. Simon, Sharon and co.’s bitchy catfights bring in over 8million viewers for ITV on a Saturday night, and it is this viewer loyalty that has encouraged the reality show to launch its own scent. Yes, you too can smell like those lunatic contestants always sweatily waving their arms about in an ‘x’ shape or Simon Cowell in his high-waisted trousers. Apparently “the men’s version smells of lemon, bergamot, lime, apple and pineapple, while the women’s has a floral scent.” So no undertones of Louis Walsh’s morning breath? Shame.

Manufacturers of the perfumes, ScentUps claim it will help its wearers become “part of the excitement and glamour of becoming a pop star”. With vendor The Fragrance Shop adding “Since the talent show phenomenon first launched there has been massive debate about just what constitutes the X factor and more importantly who has it, and now it’s been bottled for everyone.” I fear for the future of civilization when such ‘must-have’ items are launched. If this is the fabled dawn of scratch’n’sniff TV, will we now be able to smell like any of our television favourites? Big Brother, Doctor Who, How Clean is your House? The possibilities for pointless pongs are endless.

[via Digital Spy]

Set the video: Dancing with the Stars, UKTV Gold, Friday 28 September, 8pm

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I’m not very good at recognising the ‘famous’ faces of contestants on celebrity shows, and the new series of Dancing with the Stars is no different. I’m not incapable of a bit of online research to put a bio to a face, but out of the 12 sashaying stars I could name about four. One that everyone here in the UK knows is Spice Girl/ Eddie Murphy baby mother Mel B. The pop strumpet known as Scary will be shaking her animal-printed booty on the show which starts its UK run tonight on UKTV Gold, but she will not be the only Brit participating, with Jane Seymour also having a go.

The judging panel includes Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman to help make Mel and Jane feel at home, but I wonder what American audiences will make of the Spice Girl’s broad Leeds accent. Will she need sub-titles or will Len be able to translate? For those of you who might not be able to devote your entire Friday night to the dancing competition (it does go on a bit) here is a taster of Mel B in all her cha-chaing glory. It make me feel quite exhausted and light-headed just watching it.

The X-Factor judges: Who would win in a scrap?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007


Sharon Osbourne’s estranged brother David Arden has claimed that the X-Factor judge will quit the show soon, partly due to rivalry between the judges. The 56-year-old is quoted in The Sun as speculating that: “She will hate Dannii. She’s always had a problem with women who are better-looking. But Dannii’s been such a hit. Sharon’s days are numbered.” Arden has also asserted that his sister hates other judge Simon Cowell.

As true professionals its all smiles for the cameras and air-kissing when the world is looking, but with this news of alleged back-stabbing and bitchiness, how are we to know who likes who and who hates who in camp X-Factor? And if the ITV talent contest was to get nasty, as it so often does with all the water throwing, who would come out on top? Let TV Scoop referee the fight as we see which of the judges truly has the X-Factor.


Former contestants Eton Road criticise The X Factor and judge Louis Walsh

Thursday, August 30th, 2007


Pop hopefuls Eton Road have launched an attack on former mentor Louis Walsh. The quartet reached the final stages of last year’s X Factor and though they didn’t progress to the finale were made public promises of support from the Irish judge. Member James Edwards is upset at how his band has been treated and warns other musical wannabes: “We’ve been left high and dry because Louis didn’t keep his word. We’re very upset. It gives false hope to people on the show.”

Edwards added: “Millions of people heard Louis say he’d get us a record deal and nothing has happened. It’s very embarrassing as everyone’s asking if we’re now signed – and we’re not. I’d hate for anyone on this year’s show to be told they’ll get a record deal and then spend months hanging around with false hopes. It’s soul destroying.”