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

Little Mix win X Factor 2012

Girl band Little Mix became the first group to win X Factor on Sunday, beating Scouse hairdresser and longtime favourite, Marcus Collins in the final. The quartet, aged between 18 and 20, screamed with delight following the announcement of the outcome of a public vote, and performed a cover of Damien Rice’s ‘Cannonball’, which will … 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

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