Nicole Scherzinger to leave 'X Factor' UK

Nicole Scherzinger to leave 'X Factor' UK

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Singer Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly leaving British television music competition "The X Factor" to return to her music career.
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'X Factor' judges walk out of auditions

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 10 (UPI) -- The four judges of "The X Factor" walked out of Missouri auditions for the reality show when a contestant refused to face them as he sang, audience members say.
Dannii Minogue not returning to British 'X Factor'

Dannii Minogue not returning to British 'X Factor'

LONDON, May 18 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Dannii Minogue isn't returning as a judge to the British version of "The X Factor," the talent show's producers said.

Stephen Gately to be buried in Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A funeral for Irish pop star Stephen Gately has been set for Saturday in Dublin, a family spokesman said.

Burke wins 'X-Factor' despite past failure

LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Three years after being dropped from "The X-Factor," contestant Alexandra Burke won the British talent competition in its televised finale.
Cheryl Cole named new judge on 'X Factor'

Cheryl Cole named new judge on 'X Factor'

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Singer Cheryl Cole reportedly was hired to replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge on the British TV talent show "The X Factor."
Sharon Osbourne quits 'X Factor'

Sharon Osbourne quits 'X Factor'

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- British television personality Sharon Osbourne has quit as a judge on the TV talent show "The X Factor," ITV announced.

Fans complain about 'X Factor' voting

LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 viewers reportedly complained to Britain's Ofcom that they weren't able to get calls through to cast their votes for the "X Factor" finale.

Cowell sorry for how firings handled

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- British entertainment mogul Simon Cowell says when it comes time for him to get the hook he'll take it like a man.

David Gest eyed as 'X Factor' host

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- Actor David Gest reportedly is in negotiations to be a judge on the British talent show "The X Factor," replacing Louis Walsh who was fired. Executives at ITV said they hope the "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" star can boost interest and raise saggi

'X Factor' execs make sex ultimatum

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Series executives behind Britain's ITV2 series "X Factor" are threatening to disqualify contestants caught having sex with each other.

Boy band kicked off 'X-Factor'

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The boy band Avenue has been ejected from Britain's popular "X-Factor" TV talent competition for concealing they had a management deal.

Report: Ringers hid on British 'X Factor'

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A TV tempest has erupted in Britain, where an act appearing on the television show "X Factor" wasn't as amateurish as it was supposed to be, a report says.

Girls Aloud turns to new manager

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- British pop band Girls Aloud distanced themselves from manager Louis Walsh and hired former Bananarama manager Hilary Shaw to help them crack the U.S. market. The group, formed on ITV1 show "Popstars" in 2002, has had eight top five hits.

Osbourne must audition for 'The X Factor'

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Britain's judges on "The X Factor," Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, will have to audition if they want to host the U.S. version of the TV show.
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Louis Walsh (born Michael Louis Vincent 5 August 1952, in Kiltimagh, County Mayo) is an Irish music manager and judge on the British television talent show The X Factor.

As of July 2009, his acts have totalled 30 UK Number 1 singles, the first being Words by Boyzone and the 30th being Beat Again by JLS.

While working for a record label in Ipswich, Walsh spotted the talents of singer/songwriter Johnny Logan. Walsh persuaded Logan to enter the 1980 Irish National Song Contest, which he won. This meant automatic inclusion in the 25th Eurovision Song Contest, which Logan won in front of 500 million TV viewers.

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