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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There was a delay getting this week’s X Factor review up, as my mind was blown from all the fantastic acts we saw in week one. Yeah right. If you read any of the papers on Monday morning you would have seen that all the talk was about the new judges (only Louis is left […]
How could people not see this coming? How is there so much outrage? A few weeks ago, I compared X Factor to corrupt FIFA, but only now is the real outrage starting, both at FIFA and Simon Cowell’s band of merry women (and Louis). Anyhow, it’s not a fix, it’s a television show. The act […]
I thought the title Sweary Bails Out was much more current and hip than Sweary Bows Out. This is the last week the two of us will be reviewing X Factor 2010 together, but hopefully I can convince her back for the final. Meanwhile, enjoy Sweary’s wonderful lookalike picture involved Michael Palin in the Life […]
This week, Aiden left the show after Deadlock and the people’s votes saved Katie. Seriously there must have been three votes total for the pair of them. Aiden getting the person who mistakenly dialled his number rather than Matt’s. But what did we think of it? Read on…
Another week, another act nobody cared about gone. But that’s how all the early weeks go. It’ll start getting good in a few weeks once Wagner is gone, we promise (well, we hope anyway). That said, who the hell is voting for Wagner?
Sepp Blatter is the Simon Cowell of FIFA, the world soccer governing body. This week (and last), his organisation has been involved in a bribery and corruption scandal. Similarly, it’s scandalous how Katie Waissel keeps coming back on X Factor from week to week. Now how tentative was that title? Soon, I’m going to run […]
You may have seen this already, but if not, it’s really worth checking out. It’s a video from Darren Dutton on Stephen Fry’s love of retired Brazilian PE teacher Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, who has been setting X Factor 2010 alight with his theatrical performances.
Heroes Week on X Factor this week. Whose heroes, I don’t know, but that was the theme. Like one of those costume parties with a theme, where there’s thirteen gangsters and then a priest. Sadly, Sunday night’s eviction show saw the pirate leaving the party, and their was also an exit for the only person […]
Rather than have a big post-X Factor discussion like last year which we found entertaining, but no-one else did, this year both Sweary and myself (Ronan) are doing a joint post where we separately give our take on the previous weekend’s “entertainment”.
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 […]
… 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 […]
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 […]