The X Factor USA

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Simon Cowell Calls This Performance Straight Out Of ‘Lunatic Asylum’ [VIDEO]

X Factor USA contestant Neal Macomber delivered one of the most terrifying talent show auditions we’ve ever seen in 2013. It’s not often that singers scare the judges — that’s usually just the danger acts and contortionists. Neal’s high-energy audition…

‘X Factor’ Contestant Makes Britney Spears Cringe With His Cover [VIDEO]

A Britney Spears superfan on the American version of The X Factor in 2012 made the star very uncomfortable. Things were only made worse when the contestant refused to leave the stage after being rejected. Patrick Ford shared just how…

20-Something Girl Group Calls Themselves Teenagers But What Happens Next Will Confuse You [VIDEO]

Sometimes contestants on shows like The X Factor manage to confuse the judges before they even start singing. That was the case with one girl group, called Drama Drama, who auditioned in 2013. The group couldn’t seem to decide if…

‘American Idol’ Reject Reunites With Simon Cowell On ‘X Factor’ 10 Years Later

Keith Beukelaer has faced Simon Cowell on television twice — on American Idol and The X Factor USA. Things didn’t go so well the first time, but Keith persevered, and he actually won Simon over the second time. Keith’s X…

She Was 14 When Her Mother Was Murdered — WATCH Ashly’s Emotional Tribute

In 2013, singer Ashly Williams blew the judges away with her cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on The X Factor USA. The moment was made even more emotional by the reveal of Ashly’s tragic past. Watch…

Demi Lovato Compares ‘X Factor’ Contestant To Whitney Houston [VIDEO]

Singer Lillie McCloud wowed the X Factor USA judges in 2013. First they were shocked when she revealed her age, and then she blew them away with her powerhouse voice. Judge Demi Lovato was particularly moved, comparing Lillie to music…

The Shocking Suicide Of ‘X-Factor’ Contestant That Lead To The Entire Girl Band Splitting

In 2014, former X Factor contestant Simone Battle died by suicide. She had been part of a girl group called G.R.L. since 2012. After her death, the group decided to disband. Before splitting up, G.R.L. released a song paying tribute…

Inspirational 13-Year-Old Singer Battling Multiple Medical Conditions Blows Simon Cowell’s Mind [VIDEO]

It’s rare to hear Simon Cowell call a performer “extraordinary,” but he used that exact word to describe X Factor USA contestant Rion Paige in 2013. The 13-year-old shared her inspiring story and went on to wow the judges with…

Contestant Leaves Simon Cowell SPEECHLESS … And Not In A Good Way [VIDEO]

We know Simon Cowell doesn’t hold back when it comes to criticizing bad singers, but one X Factor USA contestant actually left him speechless in 2013. The contestant seemed to think it was a good sign, but it definitely wasn’t.…

CRINGE! Contestant Reads Lyrics On Her Phone, Blatantly Ignores Simon Cowell [VIDEO]

What would talent shows like The X Factor USA be without a few cringeworthy auditions? Take, for example, Yosselin Marquez, a singer who auditioned for the show in 2013. Yosselin’s audition was awkward for a number of reasons, and the…