1. 'X Factor's' Melanie Amaro Working With Tricky Stewart, 'Surprise' Writers

    March 06, 2012 3:30 PM EST "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro has completed four or five songs for her debut album, a mixture of ballads and upbeat pop songs. "Before 'X Factor,' I wasn't recording, just singing in church and at small events. So being in the studio is a brand new world for me…

  2. Josh Krajcik of 'X Factor' Working With Adele's Producer

    February 22, 2012 9:35 AM EST "X Factor" runner-up Josh Krajcik is well on his way to a major label debut. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the former burrito slinger is in the studio with British producer and two-time Ivor Novello Award recipient Eg White, best known for producing Adele's breakout…

  3. 'X Factor' Exorcism: Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger Out

    January 31, 2012 1:40 AM EST Host Steve Jones Also Axed From Simon Cowell's Music Reality Show The "X Factor" news came fast and furious on Monday night -- first, that host Steve Jones would not be returning, then that judge Nicole Scherzinger was exiting and finally that Paula Abdul also would be shown…

  4. 'X Factor': The Best & Worst Moments

    December 23, 2011 2:00 PM EST Last night (Dec. 22) marked the final episode of "X Factor's" debut U.S. season, and while some moments will live on in our hearts, there are also a few things that we can never unsee. Melanie Amaro Crowned 'X Factor' Winner Of course all of the finalists'…

  5. 'X Factor' Semi-Finals: Three Contestants Shine, One Performance 'Horrific'

    December 15, 2011 11:00 AM EST Following last week's shocking elimination, Wednesday's episode of "X Factor" began on a somber note as the final four contestants continued to compete for a spot in next week's finale episodes. Each performer sang two songs, including one chosen by the fans -- a…

  6. 'X Factor': Deadlock Decision Ends in Tears All Around

    December 09, 2011 10:05 AM EST All in all, Thursday's "X Factor" elimination wasn't really a good night for anyone. The contestant who stayed had to feel like the audience didn't want him there, the performer sent home only did so after collapsing onstage in tears, Nicole was booed off the stage…

  7. 'X Factor': Jackson Family Attends MJ Night, Plus Another Double Elimination

    December 01, 2011 11:52 AM EST It was Michael Jackson night last night on "X Factor," and the Jackson family was there to see the contestants pay tribute to the King of Pop. Brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, children Paris, Prince, Blanket and mother Katherine Jackson were in the audience, upping the intimidation…

  8. 'X Factor' Decides They'll Cut Two, While Simon & L.A. Bicker

    November 23, 2011 9:45 AM EST In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, last night's episode of "X Factor" was themed around giving thanks. Each contestant chose an important, inspirational person to sing for, but like Simon said, "it's still a competition." And rather than giving the…

  9. 'X Factor': Rihanna Performs, Astro Gets Berated & Someone Goes Home

    November 18, 2011 10:00 AM EST Simon's girls are all still safe, but for the first time this week, it wasn't Paula's groups landing in the bottom two on "The X Factor." Over 30s contestant Stacy Francis and boys performer Astro received the least of America's votes and last night had to…

  10. 'X Factor': Simon & L.A. Bicker Through the Rock Songs Round

    November 17, 2011 10:45 AM EST It may have been the week's rock theme or maybe the news that Simon Cowell had finally joined Twitter , but something got into the judges during last night's episode of "X Factor." They were extra feisty and did more arguing than they did judging during the two-hour…

  11. 'X Factor' Results: Paula Cracks Under The Pressure

    November 11, 2011 4:00 PM EST Last night on "X Factor," with elimination looming, it wasn't the contestants cracking under the pressure, it was a judge. Two of Paula's groups landed in the bottom again, and the mentor was forced to play judge and choose between her contestants for the second week in a…

  12. 'X Factor' Results: Paula Abdul's Groups Have a Bad Night

    November 04, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Wednesday night after the top 12 finalists performed live on "X Factor," America finally got the chance to vote -- via call, text, mobile app, online or Twitter -- for their favorite contestants. The votes were in last night, and two of Paula's groups landed in the bottom…

  13. 'X Factor' Live Voting Begins After Final 12 Perform

    November 03, 2011 9:50 AM EDT After 162 contestants emerged from "X Factor" auditions, the judges have slowly been narrowing down the competition. With 12 contestants left, it's finally America's turn to have a say. After tonight's live two-hour episode of "X Factor," viewers were able…