One ex-boyband member finds his own Direction in an upbeat, folksy gig that promises a bright future
With the X-Factor being an autumn staple for over ten years, Kathryn Murray looks at what we can expect from the show’s style department
Lucy Spraggan returns to Manchester with a bang.
Kate Bullivant talks about her three favorite societies, and the highlights of the year.
We take a look at the history of a festive national institution – the battle for Christmas number one
Union J member and X Factor live finalist Josh Cuthbert talks to us about his passion for music
X-Factor has returned, as predictably as the annual bout of the common cold, turning sensible people (me) into snivelling addicts.
Gone are the gender bending days of Culture Club. You’ve just got to wear a suit of lamb chops and you’re halfway to number one.
2010 was the year of the auto-tune. With the increasingly popular Glee, the controversial use of the plug-in on X Factor and a Billboard number one album from Ke$ha- it’s everywhere. Yet, we forget that 15 years ago, international superstar Cher brought it to the forefront of musical technology, creating almost a revolutionary new sound with her hit ‘Believe’. Today it has created problems of “over produced” sounds, with untalented stars being given an easier pathway to success.