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Photo Flash: THE FACTOR Concludes Boot Camp Round!
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2011

Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR made its highly anticipated debut last month on FOX. THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger began their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. This week boot camp began! (more...)
Photo Flash: Boot Camp Begins on THE X FACTOR
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2011

Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR made its highly anticipated debut last week on FOX. THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger began their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. This week boot camp began! (more...)
THE X FACTOR: Boot Camp Begins!
by Nicole Rosky - October 5, 2011

The auditions are over ladies and gents. Meaning it's now time to separate the good from the great, the vocally talented from the vocally strained and, of course, the sane from the crazies. Over the next two nights, the remaining 162 acts will compete with each other in a Boot Camp intensive that will bring them that much closer to becoming the winner of The X Factor. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE X FACTOR Visits New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2011

Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR made its highly anticipated debut last week on FOX. THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger began their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. This week the judges travelled to New Jersey for auditions. (more...)
THE X FACTOR: The Final Auditions!
by Nicole Rosky - September 29, 2011

This is it people- the final round of X Factor auditions! And if an intense ‘O Fortuna' montage of audition highlights, followed by a ‘Livin on a Prayer' intro to tonight's New Jersey auditions wasn't enough to get you pumped for the grand finale of round one, I just don't know what could have. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE X FACTOR Visits Chicago & Seattle!
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2011

Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR made its highly anticipated debut last week on FOX. THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger began their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. This week the judges travel to Chicago and Seattle for auditions. (more...)
THE X FACTOR: A Night of Rain, Creeps, and Planet Paula
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2011

The X Factor came back with its third round of auditions this week, in none other but the very rainy and windy cities of Chicago and Seattle. The rain didn't seem dampen the contestants' spirits however. The night included a wide range of performances; some of which left me misty eyed and yearning to hear more and others left me wondering what sort of strange drugs the contestants ingested before heading onto the stage. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE X FACTOR Visits Dallas!
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2011

Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR made its highly anticipated debut with a two-night series premiere event Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Be there as THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger begin their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE X FACTOR Premieres on FOX!
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2011

Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR made its highly anticipated debut with a two-night series premiere event Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Be there as THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger begin their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: FOOTLOOSE's Stacy Francis Shows Off Her 'Natural' Talent on THE X FACTOR
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 22, 2011

THE X FACTOR just premiered on American television last night, September 22,and the first episode featured the talents of Broadway veteran Stacy Francis, who starred as Rusty in the original Broadway cast of FOOTLOOSE! Check out Francis' performance of 'Natural Woman' by click ing below! (more...)
Simon Cowell Developing X FACTOR Musical for West End!
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2011

According to Deadline.com, Simon Cowell, who will soon launch his new seris 'The X Factor' in the United States, is currently working on developing a stage show based on the series. Cowell has reportedly joined forces with comedian Harry Hill and music producer Steve Brown to create the book and music for the project, which is being created to open in a West End theatre. Additional details on the premise of the musical have not not been announced. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: FOX Releases New X-FACTOR Promo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 12, 2011

An all-new extended preview of THE X FACTOR, the new competition series that gives viewers the opportunity to help choose the next global superstar or breakout music group, debuted following the NFL ON FOX late doubleheader match-ups this Sunday, Sept. 11 on FOX. The 8-minute preview features never-before-seen footage including an exclusive first look at the auditions from Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as an inside look at the drama, raw emotion and behind-the-scenes action of THE X FACTOR. Check it out below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Inside THE X FACTOR's Photo Shoot
by TV News Desk - August 24, 2011

THE X FACTOR is the new competition series that gives viewers the opportunity to help choose the next global superstar or breakout music group. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. Go behind the scenes of a photo shoot with the show's judges below! (more...)
Winner of THE X FACTOR Gets Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial
by TV News Desk - August 5, 2011

Pepsi, the premier partner of The X Factor, today announced that the winner(s) of the singing competition will be featured in a Pepsi commercial scheduled to air on NBC during Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Simon Cowell Talks ANNIE 'X Factor' Promo
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 17, 2011

The newest X FACTOR promo was recently released and features Simon Cowell and the judges reacting to the ever-popular 'Tomorrow' from ANNIE amongst other tunes. Check out the video below to hear Cowell talk about the making of the promo! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New X FACTOR Promo Takes Aim at ANNIE's 'Tomorrow'
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 13, 2011

The anticipation is heating up for Simon Cowell's return to TV this Fall on Fox on THE X FACTOR and today a new promo has been released that show's Cowell and the judges reacting to the ever-popular 'Tomorrow' from ANNIE amongst other tunes in a new parody video... Check it out below! (more...)
The X Factor Announces Official Sponsors
by TV News Desk - June 9, 2011

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America today announced Chevrolet as the official automotive sponsor of THE X FACTOR, the award-winning international phenomenon created and executive-produced by Simon Cowell that makes its highly anticipated stateside debut in fall 2011 on FOX. (more...)
The X Factor and Pepsi Announce YouTube Partnership
by TV News Desk - June 2, 2011

THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX, is giving fans an additional opportunity to audition for the show online via YouTube. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New X FACTOR Promo Released!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2011

Simon Cowell's upcoming reality competition The X Factor is a television talent show originating in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol. It is a singing competition, now held in various countries, which pits contestants against each other. These contestants are aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. The programs are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company Syco TV. (more...)
Paula Abdul to Join Cowell as Judge on 'X Factor'
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2011

Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell will be reunited as judges on 'The X Factor,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. Abdul has finally finished the deal which will have her join previously announced judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio 'L.A.' Reid on the show. 'The X-Factor' will begin taping the judges rounds today in Los Angeles and the show will debut on Fox in September. (more...)
Simon Cowell's X FACTOR Doubles Number of Audition Cities
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2011

Simon Cowell's upcoming reality competition The X Factor has doubled the number of its audition cities. In addition to the 6 open call auditions which are now ongoing, the Fox series is adding 6 more locations, Honolulu, HI, and Phoenix, AZ, Nashville, TN, Anchorage, AK, Kansas City, KS, and Denver, CO, where hopefuls can audio- and video-record their a cappella audition in high-definition mobile recording studios. (more...)
BWW EXCLUSIVE: Simon Cowell Talks X FACTOR, Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, Broadway & More!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 22, 2011

Earlier today I had the extreme privilege of speaking to the most powerful man in the recording industry and one of the most accomplished and successful producers of the modern era, Simon Cowell, about his new reality competition show beginning in the US this September, THE X FACTOR, as well as his thoughts on Broadway in general, Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Harry Connick, Jr. and much more. Though our time was expectedly limited given his impossibly busy schedule, Simon was kind enough to open up and talk about what aspects of musical theatre work in pop music and which do not and that good performances know no bounds, as well as elaborate on his past 'too Broadway' and 'too cabaret' AMERICAN IDOL criticisms and also share what his favorite movie musical is, among many other illustrative and interesting comments. Plus, will Mariah Carey be co-judging X FACTOR after all? (more...)
L.A. Reid Set to Judge X FACTOR
by TV News Desk - March 18, 2011

Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, former Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group and one of the most influential names in music today, will join Simon Cowell on the judging panel of THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX. (more...)

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