X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins debuts single Seven Nation Army

X Factor 2011 runner-up, Marcus Collins is set to release his debut single, ‘Seven Nation Army’, on Simon Cowell’s SyCo Music label. The song, sees Collins cover a cover; it seems that once again the Cowell-owned label has sent out another post-X Factor act with a carbon-copy track. Marcus Collins proved himself to be a competent … Continue reading

Arctic Monkeys gain 4th successive No. 1 album

Arctic Monkeys achieved their fourth successive No. 1 album on Sunday, knocking Lady Gaga into third spot and becoming only the second band to be this successful with British album debuts. Arctic Monkeys’ success with ‘Suck It And See’ (unfortunately not an ode to Sherbert Dip Daps as I hoped it might be) means they … Continue reading

Jai McDowall wins this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, beating bookies’ favourite Ronan Parke

And so this, in the end, was what it all came down to, a male-dominated Britain’s Got Talent final featuring an impressionist, some warblers, a loony organist who may well have been Peter Kay in sequins, and the old bloke from accounts. No space for the man who sings nursery rhymes to the tunes of Celine … Continue reading

Country is the big winner as Scotty McCreery wins season 10 of American Idol

Deep-voiced country singer Scotty McCreery won the tenth season of “American Idol” on Wednesday, defeating rival Lauren Alaina who had been dubbed the front-runner by the show’s judges heading into the night. It shows the strength of country music that both finalists were of that genre, a mile away from the usual pop winners in … Continue reading

Lady Gaga ousts Oprah on Forbes celebrity power list

Flamboyant pop singer Lady Gaga ousted U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey to top this year’s Forbes celebrity power list released on Wednesday. Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, moved up four positions from last year to claim the top spot in Forbes’ annual “The Celebrity 100” 2011 list that measures power by entertainment-related earnings, … Continue reading

Simon Cowell: I want Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole for US X Factor

Simon Cowell wants his former “American Idol” sparring partner Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole to join him on the U.S. version of “The X Factor”. But the music impresario told entertainment industry website Deadline Hollywood that no deals had yet been signed to complete the line-up for the show, which is due to start airing … Continue reading