X Factor 1018 Week 2 Review: Preaching to the Choir

A general sense of confusion reigned in our comments section after the weekend’s live shows. We can only admit we’re as stumped as anyone. I’ve rarely been as shocked by an X Factor “last announced safe” reveal as when Dermot called Molly over Brendan and LMA Choir.

The most interesting moment on the shows occurred […]

X Factor 2018 Week 1 Review: Goodbye to Ola

Olatunji and Armstrong departed the show, victims of the overcrowded mid-20s-to-early-30s black male demographic niche that was one of the reasons we’d expected a further cull before the first public vote – totally wrongly, as it turned out. We assume the decision to keep Janice was to spare Ayda’s blushes – it would have looked […]

X Factor 2018 Live Shows Preview

After a succession of audition episodes in which it felt to us like producers were just going through the motions, the attempt to make sense of this series was made even more difficult by a ridiculously rushed Six Chair Challenge. Acts were given little or no introduction, with very few reminders of first auditions, and […]