Tag Archives : X-Factor


Royseven talk Need for Speed Most Wanted, Nerds and X-Factor.

It was in the plush surrounds of the Radisson Hotel Golden Lane that I caught up with the golden boys of the Irish rock scene – Royseven. Still fresh from the success of their album ‘You Say, We Say’, the likeable Dubliners had been invited along to sample EA’s latest release – Need for Speed […]

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X Blather: Top 6 Auditions

If I’ve missed a few X Blathers it’s because Gary Barlow’s scripted barbs are sending me to sleep. Rather than the usual dose of sarcasm and negativity, this week’s X Blather will actually list my favourite six auditions so far. Something positive? Yay! P.S. the people at X Factor won’t let you embed videos, so […]


X Blather 2011: Fawnfest

While the opening week of X Factor 2011 was all about the new judges, and showcased little or no talent, this week’s was…exactly the same. But rather than repeatedly highlight Gary Barlow’s scowl, they highlighted the fact that every man in the world loves Kelly Rowland. Yes, that came as news to me too! Sure […]

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The Rage Factor

Woo! It looks like Simon Cowell’s four year domination of the Christmas charts has ended after a hugely popular Facebook campaign helped US metal band Rage Against the Machine nab the Christmas number one slot from X-factor’s Joe McEdlerry. More than half a million people downloaded Rage Against the Machine’s famously anti-authoritarian and expletive laden track […]


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X Blather, With Ronan and Sweary … THE FINAL!

… and you’ve got to say THE FINAL like X Factor’s continuity announcer bloke, or it’s just not funny. Yes, with the final all finalised, it’s time for Ronan and Sweary to look back fondly on what was a stellar astounding ‘nother year. But how was it for you, readers? Let’s divide it into bite-sized […]


Sweary’s Jaw

Surreptitiously on Tiger’s side, so you don’t have to be… … although it is hard to be on Tiger’s side when you’ve got a gossip post to write and he and that all-encompassing libido of his have a monopoly on everyone’s attention. Jennifer Aniston could set fire to her personal chef in the middle of […]

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