ABC’s reincarnated Idol is nearly identical to the original, and a new panel of celebrity judges can’t compensate for the changing realities that made the show’s promise of blockbuster stardom impossible to keep.
Did you choose your time wisely?
Because obviously you don't fancy him.
How good is your memory?
What is with Simon's bootcut jeans?
"I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the world and she's amazing."
Would you rather win Masterchef or The Great British Bake Off?
"There are many grey areas about the offer for me to perform that I'm unable to share right now, but I will not be singing," the star said.
Louis has thanked his fans for their "incredible support."
Liam hit out after Louis Walsh told a reporter to "Fuck off" after a question about Cheryl returning to the X Factor panel.
That's one way to kick off a party!
Many people have claimed that the Honey G character looks like a racist parody who is appropriating and mocking black culture. The X Factor host doesn't agree.
Five years on and they're still friendship goals.
Shout-out to their haters.
She told The Sun that allegations of racism are "ridiculous".
Dare you to not get chills watching this.
Matthieu Tota est un personnage bien plus complexe qu'il n'y paraît.
Singer. Photographer. Nice guy.
Do you have the x-factor?
Almost fooled you though, right?
QUIET — the queens are talking!
Newspaper reports suggest the BBC will be ordered to move Strictly so it doesn't clash with hit shows on ITV. But a Whitehall source told BuzzFeed News this was "nonsense".
OMG OMG OMG.
Because everyone knows Doctor Who is just Harry Potter with a screwdriver.
Turns out she's really good at drawing reindeer.
BuzzFeed UK talked to this year's X Factor winner about pizza, pet peeves, and lots and lots of Beyoncé.
*Calls up salon*
Which is actually the better show: MasterChef or MasterChef Junior?
Move over, everyone else.
It has been a wonderfully WTF year. Some bits are a bit NSFW.
Minogue sisters 4eva.
Five years later, the band revisited the song that ~started it all~.
Famous contestants, an extensive audition period, and a whole bunch of court cases.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
These guys still have The X Factor.
Natalia Kills is now Teddy Sinclair.
Warning: high levels of guyliner and spiked hair ahead.
And she brought us puppies.
The past is a foreign country. They call old ladies bigots there.
Having presented the show for the last eight years, he's issued a statement on Twitter saying that it is time for him to "move on".
And you thought Rihanna was #unapologetic.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Shelton Woolright are the newest additions to the panel.
"... what you see isn't always the whole story."
The husband and wife duo were fired from New Zealand's X Factor on Monday.
"No matter how many people make fun of me... I'm being me - and that's what's important."
The double dismissal comes less than 24 hours after a scathing attack on a contestant.
Have they never heard of intellectual property?