X factor

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X factor

n
informal an unknown or unexplained element that makes something more interesting or valuable
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By NICK PUREWAL GEORGE NORTH believes it is up to the British and Irish Lions players to conjure up the X-factor Warren Gatland is searching for.
FORMER X-Factor contestant Wagner, above, has given his namesake and Town boss David Wagner his backing for the play-off final.
When the judges interrogated Paredes on the reason behind joining the show, Paredes answered, 'For me, I believe this is the biggest competition and I want to be a part of it, and X-Factor [UK] can give me the stepping stones I need to do good in the future because this is all for my daughter.
After their last On The Road Again tour at Sheffield Arena in England, British boy band One Direction is back to their roots, X-Factor UK, for the group's alleged final performance before they go on hiatus for at least a year.
IT always surprised me that Strictly Come Dancing regularly beat X-Factor in the ratings until I watched SCD - then it amazed me.
SIMON Cowell has announced a shake-up of announced a shake-up of X-Factor which could see its stars lose their jobs - while he keeps his.
This condition would represent an x-factor value of 1.
I SWORE I wouldn't get sucked into the commercial manipulation that is ITV's X-Factor.
After last year's X-Factor success, Egypt's hip-hop darlings are lining up new releases and a music video
SIMON Cowell is set to return to UK screens as a judge on X-Factor after the US version of the show was axed.
The bottom line is the player has a true character and he added an x-factor for us today.
DOING a Diana (eyes downcast, lips a-tremble) X-Factor contender Lorna Simpson is "distraught" to be the first voted off the Saturday night cess-pit.