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# The X Factor

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New rumours of X Factor rigging after Mary Byrne's exit
Britain’s tabloids believe it suspicious that the semi-final include a judges’ vote and sing-off – giving Cher a last-minute reprieve.
Waissel may still face X Factor boot
The deeply unpopular singer has continued her US recording career, despite having apparently severed ties.
Could 273 seconds of silence become the Christmas number 1?
A Facebook campaign seeks to make John Cage’s seminal 4’33″ – a piece composed of silence’ – a festive chart-topper.
Is this the worst X Factor audition ever?
X Factor's Katie faces boot over jazz album
Quirky auditionee has already released an album – and starred in a YouTube ‘reality’ series.
How The X Factor's autotuning really works
Get to grips with the software behind the controversial audio-polishing technique.