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Thank God: ‘The X Factor’ USA Has Been Canceled

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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.

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Demi Lovato Totally Wants Off X Factor


Demi Lovato totally wants off X Factor, probably so she can get back to her busy flying schedule. Ha ha. Here’s what a source told People magazine:

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.

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Katy Perry’s X Factor Performance Didn’t Go Over Very Well


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?

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