THE X Factor is heading to Benidorm and Tenerife this week as Simon Cowell prepares to launch auditions in Spain. Try-outs are taking place in Europe for the first time to tap into talent in the ex-pat communities. The X Factor auditions kick off in the UK on Friday, but they will be followed by try-outs in Benidorm on Saturday. It will take place at the Voices karaoke bar while the Tenerife auditions are being held at St Eugen’s next Tuesday. A source told us: "Benidorm in particular is home to one of the largest communities of ex-pat Brits in Europe. “It makes it an ideal place for the open auditions to attend. "There's talent all over the world and who's to say X Factor isn't going to uncover the next big star in an expat resort?" The auditions are open to solo singers or groups over the age of 14 and will be open to people living in Benidorm or Tenerife and holidaymakers. The hit show returns for its 15th year in the autumn, but The Sun has … [Read more...] about The X Factor IS heading to Benidorm and Tenerife as Simon Cowell launches auditions in Spain this week
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LOUIS Walsh isn't giving up his job as a judge on The X Factor without a fight. By James Cabooter and Sam Mayers / Published 4th April 2018 KEN MCKAY/ITV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK JUDGES: Ex-Westlife star Shane Filan, managed by Louis Walsh, is up for replacing his mentor His role on the panel is in jeopardy as Simon Cowell plans changes for the show. Ex-Westlife star Shane Filan, managed by Louis, is now up for replacing his mentor.Shane told me: "I have done the Judges Houses with Louis a couple of times."Westlife we were on the show so many times, probably the most performed act ever on the show."The X Factor has a lot of positive, happy memories for me, performing and doing Judges Houses was great."And we've had a long relationship with Simon so I suppose there's more history with that show. "But it all depends on schedules, timings and everything."I get asked about reality TV all the time, nothing against any of them, I'm A Celeb or Strictly, I just don't want to do them."We may … [Read more...] about Louis Walsh could lose his judging spot on The X Factor to Westlife’s Shane Filan
CHERYL Tweedy has ruled out a return to X Factor as bosses identify Rita Ora as their top target for the panel. I can also reveal Latino superstar Gloria Estefan is in contention for a judging role in Simon Cowell’s shake-up of the ITV show, which has led to producers threatening to terminate the contracts of show veterans Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne. Cheryl, who has long been tipped to take over from Nicole Scherzinger for a third stint on the series, has chosen to pledge her allegiance to Simon on his new BBC1 show The Greatest Dancer after conceding she cannot do both. The X Factor overhaul could also feature Craig David and Louis Tomlinson, who are in talks to take over the second male position, while Alesha Dixon, Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey have all been approached, along with Rita and Gloria, with a view to filling the female slots alongside Simon. A show source said: “Cheryl loves X Factor but she enjoyed filming the pilot for new BBC … [Read more...] about Cheryl rules out return to the X Factor in favour of new BBC dance show as show bosses make Rita Ora their top target for the panel
NICOLE Scherzinger has broken her silence after being dropped from The X Factor. The 39-year-old is currently in Lake Como, Italy and took to Instagram to post a reflective message alongside a picture of herself looking rather glum. She wrote alongside it: "Happy glorious Easter everyone! Its been raining non stop here in Italy, but when the sun rose today it shined so bright to remind us!" In the picture, Nicole – who is known for being very smiley – can be seen looking stony faced while wearing a woolly hat and sunglasses. It came just hours after The Sun revealed that she had been axed from the popular ITV singing show as part of a massive shake up. The Pussycat Doll singer’s fans rushed to comment on her shot, telling her how much they would miss her on the programme. One person wrote: “Bad move getting rid of you off XF!!”, while another commented: "Have a lovely Easter we will miss you on X Factor.” Yesterday The Sun revealed that Nicole … [Read more...] about Nicole Scherzinger breaks silence after being dropped from The X Factor
NICOLE Scherzinger has been axed from this year's X Factor as Simon Cowell overhauls the show. But what do we know about the former Pussycat Dolls singer? How old is she, who is her 'ace' tennis boyfriend and what is her net worth? Here's the lowdown... Who is Nicole Scherzinger? What is her background? Nicole Scherzinger is 39 years old and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 29, 1978. She first rose to fame through girl group the Pussycat Dolls before launching her solo career. The pretty brunette has been a popular face on TV as talent show judge - having been a judge on the UK and US X Factor. She was judge on the X Factor in 2017 but has been axed from this year's series. Nicole also received high praise for her role in the West End show Cats. Nicole is currently dating tennis ace Grigor Dimitrov. Why has Nicole Scherzinger been axed from The X Factor 2018? Nicole will not return as a judge for year's series of The X Factor following a radical shake-up by Simon … [Read more...] about How old is Nicole Scherzinger, who’s her boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov and why was she axed from The X Factor?