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# The X Factor

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# Brendan Murray
Everything you need to know about the 22-year-old Irish plumber on The X Factor semi final this weekend
Let’s be real, you’re definitely not up to date with The X Factor.
# The X Factor
ITV, please stop beating a dead horse: The X Factor has been doomed for years
It’s a no from me.
# Angels
Lots of viewers seem to think The X Factor has now become 'The Robbie Williams Show'
They’ve only seen one episode and they’re already sick of Robbie Williams.
# Ex Factor
Louis Walsh is leaving The X Factor after 13 years
The Mayo man is set to continue working on Ireland’s Got Talent.
# Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has been hospitalised after falling at his home
The extent of his injury remains unknown.
# storming it
Here's the performance that saw Wicklow brothers Sean and Conor through to The X Factor live shows
“That’s the best I think you’ve sang”
# so macho
8 times Sinitta proved she was actually the one with The X-Factor
Petition for Sinitta to get her own spin-off.
# all along the watchtower
Two busking brothers from Wicklow absolutely wowed the judges on The X Factor last night
They even made Simon Cowell get a bit emotional. Yes, really.
# The X Factor
'Newstalk are looking for the next Pat Kenny - if it could be female that would be great'
The Communicorp station is always looking for presenters with that ‘x-factor’, Kenny said.
# honey g
The Honey G backlash is in full swing - here's what you need to know
Honey to the G, that’s you for me…
# Finland
Sharon Osbourne forgot the name of her own act on The X Factor and it was mortifying
You literally have one job, Sharon.
# camel toe
Loads of people thought they saw Simon Cowell's mickey on The X Factor last night
But all was not as it seems.
# mystery tune
People are losing it over a mysterious new Adele song on The X Factor last night
What…. was that?
# Opportunity
Do you have what it takes to succeed in the rugby equivalent of the 'The X Factor'?
The IRFU have issued an open invitation to all male athletes, from all sports, to take part in a Sevens competition.
# The X Factor
Shaqiri reveals failed Liverpool bid
Bayern Munich refused to sell the Swiss international before the World Cup.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later.
# The X Factor
I will never play in the Premier League, Xavi insists
The Barcelona midfielder is a one-club man, he says..
# TV3
TV3 will hold onto X Factor and BGT despite new channel
The station has retained Irish rights for the UK hit shows, which there had been speculation it could lose.
# Passion
What do Roy Keane and rugby have in common?
The new Ireland assistant manager is a passionate fan of both Ireland and Munster.
# X Factor
Here's the X Factor performance that got Dublin teenager Melanie McCabe a standing ovation
Louis Walsh had a cry, and all.
# bye bye louis
8 things we'll miss about Louis Walsh on The X Factor
He’s announced that he will leave the show after this series.
# JUDGING YOU
10 people we never thought would be TV show judges
They’re all in Australia it seems.
# X Factor
Britney Spears joins The X Factor judges' table
Demi Lovato will also sit next to LA Reid and Simon Cowell for the second instalment of the US version of the show.
# Top of the Pops
One Direction make US history with chart-topping album
The X Factor boys sell 176,000 copies of their album ‘Up All Night’ – becoming the first band from the UK to enter at number 1 with a debut album.
# Telly Addicts
Fighting over the remote on Christmas Day? You're not the only one
A UPC survey reveals that two-thirds of Irish people won’t get to watch the programmes they want on Christmas Day.
# The X Factor
Little Mix - who didn't exist four months ago - take X Factor crown
The girl band, created by mentor Tulisa from four failed solo entrants, defeat Marcus Collins and prepare for instant stardom.
# Christmas telly
TV3 at Christmas: #VinB on St Stephen's night and a sneak preview of Tallafornia
Viewers will also get a chance to catch the conclusion of The Apprentice and X Factors on both sides of the Atlantic this Christmas…
# Ex Factor
Janet's X Factor odyssey ends as judges send Tyrone teen home
Just what does an Irish act need to do to win? Janet Devlin is the third Irish entrant to finish fifth in three years.
# X Factor
X Factor judge Tulisa faces probe over arm gesture
The singer faces an investigation over the arm gesture she makes during each programme.
# X Factor
Frankie Cocozza booted from X Factor amid drugs allegations
X Factor hopeful Frankie Cocozza is reported to have been kicked off the show for failing to curb his hard-partying lifestyle.
# Irish Eyes
Tyrone girl Janet installed as early X Factor favourite
Janet Devlin, 16, from Gortin in Co Tyrone, is the 7/2 favourite to win the series outright after her audition broadcast last night.
# Ex Factor
Simon Cowell doesn't want to go away, ever
The X Factor mogul and pop impresario wants to be cryonically frozen when he dies – otherwise he’ll regret it “in 300 years”.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 26) - Running the Parish newsletter
The Not Primate of All Ireland hands over the running of the newsletter to a colleague. Hilarity, inevitably, insues.
LIVE
Mother knows best! Simon Cowell told to slow down by his mum
Cowell’s mother is “freaking out” over the X-Factor judge’s hectic schedule on both sides of the Atlantic.
# Christmas Number One
No luck for Bandits as Cardle claims Irish top spot
The rubbery Limerick hip-hop duo will have to make do with second best: the X Factor champion is Number One for Christmas.
# TV3
TV3 reports ‘unbelievable’ December viewing figures
The audience for last night’s Apprentice wasn’t its highest, but the station still saw 1.12 million tune in for the X Factor.
# X Factor
An emulsion-al night ends with glossy finish for painter Matt
Painter Matt Cardle is crowned X Factor champion after beating off competition from Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction.
# The X Factor
So how's this X Factor finale going to work?
No surprise sing-offs this time, we think – instead, a madcap weekend of voting with one person going out tonight.