• You can watch the entire first episode of X Factor, Simon Cowell‘s UK answer to American Idol, on YouTube. Be sure to check out Rachel Hylton, who’s already looking like a favorite after her soulful rendition of Amy Winehouse‘s “You Know I’m No Good.” (If only Ms. Winehouse was so poised live.)

  • That was fast: Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole are already at odds on X Factor.(Daily Mail)
  • 12.1 million viewers tuned in to see Cheryl Cole’s debut as a judge. Which would be something like 60 million here in the States, considering the UK has one-fifth of our population.(The Sun)
  • Katy Perry hangs on to No. 1 for a second week with her totally rodonk single. And no, it doesn’t look like anyone’s challenging her anytime soon. Norwegian hip-hop duo Madcon is the week’s new entry.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.