The X Factor show has been cancelled in the US after three seasons following judge Simon Cowell’s decision to return to the UK show.
The Fox network show has been unable to match the ratings success of Simon Cowell’s previous singing contest American Idol.
The X Factor‘s audience dropped from 12 million in 2011 to six million last year.
The X Factor show has been cancelled in the US after three seasons following judge Simon Cowell’s decision to return to the UK show
The news follows Simon Cowell’s announcement that he will be back on the UK version in the autumn after three years away.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol,” Simon Cowell said in a statement about the US show’s cancellation.
“And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public – most of the time!”
Demi Lovato has confirmed she is quitting as a judge on The X Factor to focus on her music career.
“I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I’m going to go back to that,” the singer said on the show’s red carpet on Wednesday evening.
“It’s been really great but I’m so excited for 2014. I’m going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music, touring and making a new album.”
Demi Lovato also told The Hollywood Reporter she would most miss her fellow female judges.
“Being able to sit next to Kelly [Rowland] and Paulina [Rubio] and see them twice a week, and also helping mentor the contestants,” she said.
Demi Lovato has confirmed she is quitting as a judge on The X Factor to focus on her music career
Series creator Simon Cowell added: “I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that.”
Demi Lovato, 21, joined the show in 2012 and took part as a judge and mentor for two series.
On Monday, Simon Cowell revealed he was planning changes to the format of The X Factor USA.
The series has suffered record low ratings this year, but Simon Cowell told reporters in a teleconference that he expected it to return in 2014.
The music mogul said the judging panel would change, but declined to comment on who he wanted to recruit.
Simon Cowell also said he envisioned a “different kind of role” for himself, but gave no specifics.
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Around 200 viewers have complained about Lady Gaga’s performance on The X Factor UK on Sunday, according to British regulator Ofcom.
The people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about Lady Gaga’s outfit of shells and flesh-colored underwear.
“We will assess all the complaints received on this issue before deciding whether to investigate,” said a spokesman.
Around 200 viewers have complained about Lady Gaga’s performance on The X Factor UK
Another 60 viewers have complained directly to ITV about Lady Gaga’s appearance, before the 9 p.m. watershed.
An ITV spokeswoman said: “We do not believe Lady Gaga’s performance was inappropriate for the family audience of the X Factor Results show, which has an established tradition of featuring performances from the biggest music stars.
“Lady Gaga is well known for her highly individual performance style.”
In 2010, The X Factor final featured Christina Aguilera in a routine which was described as being “at the very margin of acceptability” by Ofcom.
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