X-Factor

Objectively Correct Lists

Remember When 'The X Factor' Was Good?

And by 'good' we mean very, very bad. We revisited some old performances as proof that you probably once enjoyed it.
Daisy Jones
Lauren O'Neill
11.28.18
Premieres

Arin Ray Makes Arguments Feel Like Poetry in the Video for "Damn"

The Cincinnati native is blending R&B, hip-hop, and jazz on his debut album 'Platinum Fire.'
Kristin Corry
11.7.18
Remembering Things

Long Live ‘Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes’, the Only Good Music-Based Talent Show

Honestly, why did X Factor even happen after we'd all seen the women of Corrie performing as Spice Girls?
Emma Garland
3.17.17
The Brit Awards 2017

X Factor Rejects and Free Fanta: What It’s Actually Like to Go to the Brits

Behold the ham sandwiches, nosebleed seats and red carpet jostling of this year's awards.
Ryan Bassil
2.23.17
Deep Ass Questions

The Reaction To Little Mix's X Factor Performance Proves Time is Moving Backwards

What did you see? A great pop performance? Or four "prostitutes" in "stripper outfits" who were being "too provocative" for television?
Emma Garland
10.20.16
Op-Eds

When Will Awful, Downbeat Covers of Songs Stop Outperforming the Originals?

Calum Scott’s dismal take on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” is a stark reminder of the chart-dominating power of a bland man sounding sad on a piano.
Grace Medford
8.16.16
Breaking News

Stormzy Just Beat the X Factor Winner's Single in This Week's Charts

"Shut Up" came in at number 8 above Louisa Johnson's "Forever Young", which is the poorest performing Xwinner’s single in the history of X Factor
Noisey Staff
12.18.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Stormzy Launch G Factor, Grime's Answer to the X Factor

One contestant raps half time in a tucked in red Adidas tracksuit while riding a hoverboard.
Joe Zadeh
12.18.15
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

How Do We Stop TV Talent Shows from Ruining People's Lives?

Charting the uncomfortable relationship between television talent shows and society's most vulnerable.
Angus Harrison
2.20.15
Christmas Videos of Particular Importance

Beyoncé and Alexandra Burke

Snot, sobs and "Sing It Girl!"
sam wolfson
12.24.14
Features

Things in Music That People Need to Stop Complaining About

Here is everything in music that people need to get over.
Ryan Bassil
3.14.14
X Fucktor

X Factor Have Already Thrown In The Towel With Sam Bailey

They're throwing her on the scrapheap with whatshisface and that funny looking one.
sam wolfson
2.4.14