June 30, 2011

Official US X Factor Raves: “Tonight has been a great night for Seattle! The land of ‘yes’!”

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Day two of the X Factor audition tapings in Seattle sounded like an exciting one. The Official X Factor twitter raved calling Seattle “The Land of Yes”!! Last night, they had a full house of 4,000 fans versus a disappointing 2,500 fans the night before. At one point in the night, L.A. Reid commented that he had seen the ‘best audition’ he has seen yet!!

Yesterday was also X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger’s birthday and, as you can see below, Simon gave her a special gift in honor of the event. Would Nicole or anyone else expect anything else from him? He also gave her a birthday cake with the same image. LOL!!

You can read more on last night’s birthday festivities as well as viewing more pictures of the judges at the second day of auditions in Seattle >>>HERE!!

Stay tuned for coverage of X Factor Day three is Seattle soon!


June 29, 2011

Audio Interview Of X Factor Judges In Seattle

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Below is a fun audio of Rachel Belle from My Northwest.com interviewing the X Factor judges upon their arrivals yesterday in Seattle. Even though she and the crowd had to wait three hours for them to come, you can feel her excitement as she only had 5 minutes with each judge. Simon and Paula remark about how “strange” their last American Idol experience was in Seattle, but, are still full of hope since the area is known for good talent. Simon looked forward to Seattle “proving a point”. He also talks of songs he never wants to hear performed again. All of this and more below!!! Great interviews even though these radio personalities in Seattle are a little annoying.

More audio at MyNorthwest.com

US X Factor Day 1 Coverage In Seattle, Washington

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Simon Cowell, his new judging panel, and thousands of fans and contestants converged upon the Key Arena in Seattle, WA for day one of the Seattle auditioning tapings. This is the first time Simon has been in Seattle since he hosted the “American Idol” auditions in 2007. At the time, he made headlines for criticizing the talent in the area. Yesterday, he told a reporter from KPTV, “It was so bad last time, I thought it’s got to be better this time. I love the people here. As we say in England, β€˜They’re up for it.'” LA Reid told the Seattle Times, ‘Seattle is a town that is known for producing a really different kind of ground breaking star, like Kurt Cobain and Quincy Jones. ‘I’m hoping that will surface in an X Factor, pop kind of way, I was listening to Jimi Hendrix in my dressing room, to find a talent like that would be to end on a real high”. Below are all four judges arriving for the event!

L.A. needs to be on the cover of GQ Magazine and SOON! πŸ˜€

Nicole looking sexy and fit as always.

Paula in all of her glory!!

And last but not least, the ever naughty and foxy Simon.

You can view more takes at the official X Factor facebook page. They must have found several fantastic contestants because the X Factors official twitter commented that there were several “Yes'” and standing ovations from the crowd. One contestant had Nicole and Paula up on their feet DANCING!! Simon had this to say on the contestant;

“You are one to watch. I really, really like you!” – Simon Cowell


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So, here’s to today’s auditions! We’ll be back later with more coverage. πŸ˜‰