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X factor

n
informal an unknown or unexplained element that makes something more interesting or valuable
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A FORMER X-Factor contestant and writer of songs for Atomic Kitten is set to perform at a Llandudno school graduation this June.
Simon Cowell shocked X-Factor fans this evening after announcing he was 'changing the rules' when his act was sent home.
The X-Factor runner up reckons going on the show will be way tougher than performing live on stage and facing Simon Cowell on The X-Factor.
An SEM-MMT X-Factor 150 scanning electron microscope has been added to the company's testing and research laboratory.
"X-Factor" host Dermot O'Leary recently talked about his encounter with Prince William alongside the hosts of the popular reality TV competition in the United Kingdom.
FORMER X-Factor contestant Wagner, above, has given his namesake and Town boss David Wagner his backing for the play-off final.
A Filipino singer received the nod of judges, including Simon Cowell, during her astonishing audition on 'X-Factor UK' on Sunday, Sept.
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.
The term "x-factor" refers to a dimensionless value of relative server failure rate vs.
I SWORE I wouldn't get sucked into the commercial manipulation that is ITV's X-Factor. I've turned a blind eye to the build-up and sniffed at the TV plugs with Cheryl (Cole/ Fernandez -whatsit) and Simon Cowell.