But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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FOX is done f*cking with X Factor!
The network has been screwing with the reality show all season, but now they're throwing them a freaking bone.
Today, the head of FOX's "Alternative Entertainment" announced X Factor has been renewed for a third season!
As you can imagine, Simon Cowell is on cloud nine! He shared his jubilation via a statement, saying:
“I couldn't be happier about already The X Factor being renewed for another season. I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. I want to thank our incredible sponsors for their support and creativity, and FOX for going out of their way to do everything they can to make this show a success. Most importantly, I have to personally thank our amazing fans for the support and enthusiasm they have given to The X Factor."
Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let's not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows. The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!”
The gloves are off, eh?
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