I really wanted to love The X Factor USA – honestly I did. I’m a big fan of the UK version and thought, you know, a US version would probably be okay… except not, because America tends to ruin absolutely everything they adapt from across the pond. It’s been an absolute shit show for the past three reasons, has launched absolutely zero stars and can’t seem to hold onto any of the judges, who all take the paycheck and then realise they got themselves into a hot ass mess.
In any case, someone at Fox finally said enough is enough and cut the cord on The X Factor. That’s right: it’s been cancelled! No more Simon Cowell‘s grumpy face (he’s headed back to the UK version), no more Demi Lovato… doing whatever. No more other rotating panelists, none of which were any good at all. It’s done. Finito. Can you hear the angels rejoice?
Here’s Simon’s statement:
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol.
“And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!).
“Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of The X Factor in 2014.
“So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”
Well… okay. See ya later, alligator. Thank God this shit is over. But wait, there’s more! Here’s what FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly had to say:
“To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time – he’s part of our family.
“A consummate showman and partner, there’s no-one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years.Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”
Right, fair enough. The end. But I do not believe it’s over because Simon is leaving. It’s over because it was shit. K, that’s it.
February 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
She plans to spend next year completely focused on her music. She had a great run and a good time.
Careful, Demi. We all know what happens when you go on tour.
Will you miss Lovato? Honestly, does anyone here watch The X Factor and/or care about Demi Lovato?
I hope they replace her with an interesting trainwreck, like Courtney Love. I would consider watching a handful of minutes of that show if Courtney Love was a judge.
Who do YOU want to see take Demi Lovato’s place?
P.S.Sharing the above photo of Ms. Lovato dressed as, to quote fabulous Evil Beet reader Mercy, “a dalek.” So dead-on.
December 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Katy Perry sang on the X Factor finale in London and drew mostly bad reviews, based on the Katy Perry and X Factor twitter news feed. When she sang at the American Music Awards, she also drew criticism, for dressing as a Geisha. Lady Gaga came to her defense. This time, she’s getting flack for dressing as, to quote one twitter user, “a giant budgie”, and for singing poorly. Some tweets:
Why did Katy Perry choose to sing such a dirge dressed as a turkey? #XFactorFinal
Katy Perry without her trusty autotune sounds like a cat screaming..
Katy perry sounds awful oh dear
Dermot singing one line as a joke was better than Katy Perry’s whole performance how does that make you feel
The awkward moment when Sam sings better than Katy perry live. #xfactor
Totally going to cancel my Katy Perry Live tickets now.
I imagine the person in charge of selling tickets for Katy Perry’s concerts has just shot themself #xfactor
Katy perry is murdering her own song omg
Yikes! But here’s some positive tweets:
How unbelievably pretty is Katy Perry. Love her
How hot is Katy perry though
she met 5/5 she kissed narry she hugged niall niall said shes his wife 5/5 follow her on twitter but our fandom still loves her
Sadly, there’s more negative tweets than positive ones, and the positive ones are all about how hot she is or how she’s cool with One Direction Fans.
We here at Evil Beet are Katy Perry fans so perhaps we’re biased, though I’ll admit she’s sounded better. What did you think?
December 16, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
In any case, here’s the trailer for the new season of the show. Are we looking forward to it? Probably not – I know I’m not, but I’ll end up recapping it on another site so I know I’m in for the long haul.
August 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Britney Spears left The X Factor a while ago and we were all wondering who would replace her and by “we all” I mean, honestly no one really. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato really wanted Lady Gaga. Instead, they got Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. My, how far we’ve slipped.
I mean, really? Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubino? It could have been worse. We could have gotten Khloe Kardashian.
Sources connected to FOX tell TMZ the pair are in final negotiations to join the show … with only minor details left to be hammered out before they sign on.
We’re told the deals will be done in the next few days, possibly as early as tomorrow.
I can’t remember who Paulina Rubio is. We didn’t even have a category for her on this site. And Kelly Rowland’s biggest news has been her disappearing and reappearing mole. Ms. Rowland was a judge on Britain’s X Factor and I’m guessing the producers and Mr. Cowell enjoyed her presence and was invited back. I don’t get the Paulina Rubio factor (haha pun intended). Is she more popular than I think she is?
Here’s a photo of her from 10 days ago.
She seems fun?
Oh and none for you L.A. Reid.
May 20, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Producers have confirmed that the Kardashian sister will no longer host the series, but co-host Mario Lopez will be back for another go-round. “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” a spokesperson for the show said in a statement.
Classic breakup line. Classic.
Simon Cowell said that he’s excited to welcome [Mario] Lopez back to the show along with returning judge Demi Lovato. “I’m thrilled Mario is back for season three of ‘The X Factor.’ Hosting a live show and keeping the judges — especially Demi — in line is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back,” he said.
The network has not revealed whether someone will replace Kardashian or whether the show will revert to a single-host format. British TV presenter Steve Jones hosted the show solo when it premiered in the U.S. back in 2011.
Maybe she can go cry about it on her mom’s new talk show.