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#X Factor

X Factor's Irish hopeful... and 4 other weekend TV picks

Whether you’re staying in or going wild, we’ve got the telly for you.

The X Factor is getting a fifth judge - here's who the internet thinks it'll be

There will be a surprise addition to the judging panel this year.

8 things we'll miss about Louis Walsh on The X Factor Bye Bye Louis This post contains videos

8 things we'll miss about Louis Walsh on The X Factor

He’s announced that he will leave the show after this series.

Forgotten Irish reality TV stars: where are they now?

At one point we couldn’t get rid of them.

Listen to the conversation that got X-Factor judge Tulisa arrested Drugs Arrest This post contains videos

Listen to the conversation that got X-Factor judge Tulisa arrested

The N-Dubz singer was caught in a sting by The Sun newspaper.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: If we want to get more done, we need to start a war with our televisions Read Me

Extract: If we want to get more done, we need to start a war with our televisions

Watching television eats up your valuable time when you could be doing so much more with your life. It’s time to wrestle control back from that box in the corner of the living room, writes Ruth Field.

7 gas Twitter reactions to the JLS split

They’re calling it a day after five years in the spotlight.

From The42 VIDEO: AC Milan murder Wham's Last Christmas Silly Season

VIDEO: AC Milan murder Wham's Last Christmas

Some of this is okay, most will make you want to cut off your ears.

From The42 The Score.ie Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar Months Of Fun

The Score.ie Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar

Your pommel horse, X Factor, and Strictly-loving chum will thank you for this.

QUIZ TIME! Should you watch the X Factor final?

Do you have what it takes to watch telly this evening?

From The42 Pick 6: featuring Ireland v Argentina and much, much more Pick 6

Pick 6: featuring Ireland v Argentina and much, much more

In which six of our writers answer the questions that nobody has even asked.

The Dredge: I Belieb in a thing called love OMG

The Dredge: I Belieb in a thing called love

The best of this morning’s celebrity dirt…

The Dredge: Who called Kristen Stewart 'a miserable c***'? OMG This post contains videos

The Dredge: Who called Kristen Stewart 'a miserable c***'?

We get our hands mucky with the best of the day’s dirt.

These are just some of the things you can't ask One Direction

Or Harry will give you stink-face.

From The42 Barcelona hope to secure Xavi future X Factor

Barcelona hope to secure Xavi future

“We will do everything we possibly can and I think he would also really like to finish his career here,” said Nou Camp chief Rosell.

"Go at 'em like dogs" - Celebrity Bainisteoir gets fierce*

*In more ways than one.

X Factor returns: 6 of the show's most painfully embarrassing moments X Factor This post contains videos

X Factor returns: 6 of the show's most painfully embarrassing moments

From Louis Walsh’s jokes to the man who was more than usually excited… the best of those ‘So, who’s for tea?’ moments.

From The42 Bainisteoir Byrne hoping to give St Patrick's the X Factor Small Screen

Bainisteoir Byrne hoping to give St Patrick's the X Factor

Reality TV star Mary Byrne will manage will manage the Tullow club in the upcoming series of RTÉ’s Celebrity Bainisteoir.

Coldplay's flashing wristbands are costing them dearly Light Up Light Up This post contains videos

Coldplay's flashing wristbands are costing them dearly

Singer Chris Martin says tour gimmick is costing them a fortune.

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.

One Direction are being sued by... One Direction

The English-Irish boyband – who are currently conquering the pop world while on a global press tour – are being sued by an American all-male band over the use of their name.

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.

From The42 What do you think of the latest unofficial anthem for Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign? On Song This post contains videos

What do you think of the latest unofficial anthem for Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign?

Tallinn rhymes with hammering. Who knew?

X Factor's Rachel Crow gets her own television show Child Star This post contains videos

X Factor's Rachel Crow gets her own television show

We’re guessing her Mom is pretty happy about it.

Damien Rice pays almost $500k for Bono's guitar

The singer-songwriter bid on the customised guitar at a fundraising auction for Haiti in Beverly Hills at the weekend.

From The42 Twitter wars, part 8625: Wayne Rooney vs X Factor's Frankie Cocozza Brutally Honest

Twitter wars, part 8625: Wayne Rooney vs X Factor's Frankie Cocozza

There was only ever going to be one winner here, wasn’t there?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know by 9am…

HMV denies X Factor fix after posting Amelia Lily's 'winner's single'

The music chain denies being part of an X Factor fix after allowing pre-orders for the winner’s single – days before they’re crowned.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

X Factor winner "to cover Damien Rice song" X Factor This post contains images

X Factor winner "to cover Damien Rice song"

The winner of this year’s X Factor competition is reported to be to covering Cannonball by Ireland’s own Damien Rice… and Rice fans aren’t very happy about the news.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am: More details on Budget 2012 pain, Archbishop denies media “anti-Catholic bias”, good news from BoI, and the end of Janet’s X Factor odyssey

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

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 delay delights Twitter users Technical Difficulties This post contains images

X Factor delay delights Twitter users

IT’S TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC…oh, hang on, wait, it’s not #TechnicalDifficulties

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.

X Factor USA viewers can now vote using Twitter

They can also use Facebook – and are allowed to submit up to 50 votes from each account.

From TheJournal.ie TV3 launches new on-demand player for iPhone and iPad TV3

TV3 launches new on-demand player for iPhone and iPad

The broadcaster’s new 3player will allow viewers to watch shows including X Factor on mobile devices.

US critics praise Cheryl Cole - and wonder why she was dumped from show

American TV critics couldn’t work out the reason behind Cheryl getting the boot from the US X Factor – saying that her accent was perfectly intelligible and that she was “adorable”.

Watch: the Irish woman who brought one X Factor judge to tears X Factor This post contains videos

Watch: the Irish woman who brought one X Factor judge to tears

Michelle Barrett wowed judges with her performance on last night’s programme.