X Factor twins John and Edward in final six

Jedward fans were in rhapsody last night as their idols breezed through another round of the X Factor thanks to the public vote.

Calvin Harris 'sorry' for Jedward stunt

Calvin Harris has apologised after being kicked out of The X Factor studios for running on to the stage during John And Edward's performance.

Cameron and Osborne the 'Jedward of politics'

Labour spin chiefs dubbed David Cameron and George Osborne the "Jedward" of British politics today, warning voters: "You won't be laughing if they win."

Leading article: Brothers beyond

One hopes that the bullock which knocked out David Dimbleby, causing him to miss chairing his first episode of Question Time in more than 15 years, was suitably ashamed of itself. We are hardly so blessed with distinguished broadcasters that we can afford to have their safety threatened by rogue livestock.

Matthew Norman: Resistance is futile in the face of this master of psychology

Simon Cowell has no need to play God. On Greek mythological lines, he is a god

Jedward: X Factor twins John and Edward can't win, says Louis Walsh

They have divided nations and been dismissed as a "clown act". Now Jedward's mentor, pop mogul Louis Walsh, has confessed he doesn't think his act can win 'The X Factor'.

'Deluded' Jedward getting worse, says Cowell

X Factor judge Simon Cowell may have saved John and Edward, but today he blasted them as "deluded" and declared: "They're not aware how bad they are."

Maureen Coleman: X Factor judge Simon Cowell pulls off a PR master-stroke with Jedward

He’s been accused of hypocrisy, branded a coward and slated by viewers for saving the Terrible Grimes Twins.



Jedward 'racked with guilt' over Lucie's departure

Twins John and Edward Grimes have been racked with guilt after knocking Lucie Jones out of The X Factor, she revealed today.

Why Simon Cowell didn't boot Jedward out of The X Factor

He had the power to send them packing — but when it came to the crunch, he couldn't let them go.

Katy Guest: Can't sing, really annoying... Jedward are bound to win

For every trash culture format in our post-postmodern, multimedia world, there are at least two ways in which one can choose to view it. One group of over-analytical people, for instance, still insists on seeing Big Brother as a unique and fascinating insight into the fragile human psyche long after the rest of the world has noticed that it's just a 21st-century equivalent of Bethlem in which one can have fun watching stupid people fight over cider. The over-thinkers in the first personality type are now the ones who craft Pulitzer-worthy novellas out of their Facebook status updates when all of their "friends" are merely cataloguing their breakfast choices. (The same ones who still put Facebook "friends" inside quote marks to distinguish them qualitatively from "real" friends.) This group, obviously, looks down on people who see The X Factor as a poptastic talent contest. We know better. We know that it's really a daring experiment in social control.

Leading article: Cultural diplomacy

Sino-British relations have had their share of ruptures over the centuries, from the Opium Wars to the disturbed progress of the Beijing Olympic torch through London's streets a few years ago. And until yesterday it looked as though The X-Factor had created another awkward diplomatic incident. There were reports that the Chinese ambassador, Madam Fu Ying, had been annoyed by the noise from the fans of the ITV show's contestants (who are being housed near Madam Fu's London residence). But not a bit of it.

X Factor twins John and Edward Grimes to perform Ghostbusters

Irish X Factor hopefuls John and Edward Grimes will be performing the Ghostbusters theme song on Saturday night, it can be revealed.

X Factor's Rachel cries her heart out as Irish Jedward twins survive

X Factor's most controversial act has survived another week after the public gave their rendition of Queen's We Will Rock You the thumbs up.

Road closed as fans flock to X Factor house

The road next to the X Factor house which has been flooded with crowds of teenage fans is being shut off amid "safety fears", the local council said today.

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