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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 5 December, 2019

#X Factor

Tyrone girl Janet installed as early X Factor favourite Irish Eyes This post contains videos

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.

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”.

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

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch up on the day’s big news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning: Victory on our bailout interest, former NotW editor drops bombshell on James Murdoch, and Simon Cowell’s latest legal headache

Hacked? Sony Music Ireland website claims members of The Script have died

The site is now inaccessible after three unsavoury stories appeared overnight…

From TheJournal.ie "Trial by X Factor": increasing evidence of jurors using Facebook to discuss active court cases Facebook Trial

"Trial by X Factor": increasing evidence of jurors using Facebook to discuss active court cases

In one case in the UK, a multi-million pound trial collapsed after a juror communicated with a defendant on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

U-turn: Cheryl Cole definitely NOT returning to US X Factor

First she was dropped, then she was on her way back, now it appears certain that Cheryl Cole has been dropped by the makers of the US X Factor.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

Cheryl Cole dropped from US X-Factor Too Thick? This post contains a poll

Cheryl Cole dropped from US X-Factor

She and Paula Abdul also “lacked chemistry”.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI

Complaints over the X-Factor’s controversial sing-off elimination are resolved by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – but Hook, Tubridy and D’Arcy are all scolded.

Cheryl Cole named as American 'X Factor' judge

Singer Cheryl Cole has been confirmed as a judge for this year’s American version of the X Factor.

Shayne Ward 'dropped from record label'

This would make Ward the fourth male winner of the X Factor to be dropped from the SyCo label.

Lily Allen to replace Cheryl Cole as X Factor judge?

News comes as Konnie Huq announces she will not be returning to host The Xtra Factor.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: General election postponed to late March; AG called in to mediate between warring coalition partners, and Hotmail users hit by vanishing email syndrome.

Cher Lloyd signs with Jay Z's label

The 17-year-old rapper has reportedly signed up with Jay Z.

From The42 Limerick councillor wishes Rubberbandits well despite radio rugby comments West Coast

Limerick councillor wishes Rubberbandits well despite radio rugby comments

Hip-hop stars should represent the city’s sport positively after Blind Boy says he knows “nothing about rugby, kid”

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.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the Vatican was “offended” at the Murphy Inquiries, the bailout is back in doubt, and the Old Enemy could still be coming to Dublin.

Mary Byrne says she won't return to her old job

Mary says she’s looking forward to her new career in music, and that she won’t return to her old supermarket job.

Hundreds complain over Cheryl Cole's refusal to vote X Factor This post contains videos

Hundreds complain over Cheryl Cole's refusal to vote

Controversial decision by X Factor host saw Trecy Cohen eliminated from the show instead of Katie Waissel. Dermot denies show’s producers set it up, saying no one knew what way Cole would vote in advance.

Storm Lee: 'I was too polished for X Factor' X Factor This post contains videos

Storm Lee: 'I was too polished for X Factor'

The singer who finished bottom of the public vote says he lost out despite his rivals being “more amateur”.

X Factor fans cry foul over Mary's TV3 ad X Factor This post contains videos

X Factor fans cry foul over Mary's TV3 ad

Tesco comes under fire after telling its 300,000 staff to vote for Mary Byrne, and paying for a TV3 advertisement.

The **** Factor: Nicolò can tweet "what he f-ing wants" X Factor This post contains videos This post contains images

The **** Factor: Nicolò can tweet "what he f-ing wants"

The X Factor: now officially bigger than Jesus. Or, at least, that’s what its first discarded singer thinks…

From TheJournal.ie X Factor Gamu threatened with UK deportation X Factor

X Factor Gamu threatened with UK deportation

The rejected Zimbabwean-born singer may have been rejected because her visa was up for renewal.

Cheryl launches ring collection

The singer has attended her first public engagement since contracting malaria earlier this year.