Next Monday’s live X Factor NZ results show will include appearances by special guests Annabel Fay and Smashproof.

The two Kiwi acts were announced via the X Factor NZ Twitter feed this morning.


I don’t believe there is a single artist who has performed on American Idol hasn’t seen their work fly up the charts.  All that prime time TV exposure is excellent if you can capitalise on it, even if you’re Ruby Frost it would seem.


It will be fascinating to see what happens to the singles charts once the performances are available on iTunes.

Most watched

  1. One News: 710,390 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 611,380 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 585,430 (TV2, 7:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Fair Go: 562,640 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Border Security: 539,030 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

TheVoteGuyon Espiner and the Affirmative team won last night’s debate regarding decriminalising soft drugs on TV3’s The Vote with a 72% majority.

Viewers voted from around the country and overseas. During the broadcast #thevotenz trended at #1 in New Zealand, and #2 Worldwide on Twitter.

The debate saw the ‘legal highs’ industry controversially admit that their synthetic products are more dangerous than ordinary cannabis – and advise: “If you want to get rid of synthetic cannabis, the best way is to decriminalise natural cannabis.” Continue reading »

ArrowArrow to introduce more DC characters

Season two of Arrow will reportedly introduce more characters from the DC comics. Actor Colton Haynes told MTV that “a few” of the original characters would feature to form a team.

Osbourne returning to X Factor

Sharon Osbourne has been confirmed as a judge on The X Factor in the UK. Osbourne originally appeared in the first four seasons of the show before leaving. Continue reading »

This might be the most interesting debate they’ve done on The Vote.

The ‘legal highs’ industry has admitted to TV3’s The Vote that their products are more dangerous than ordinary cannabis – and advised: “If you want to get rid of synthetic cannabis, the best way is to decriminalise natural cannabis.”

The comments were made by industry representative Grant A Hall, the General Manager of The Star Trust, and came during a debate on the moot ‘Let’s decriminalise soft drugs’ filmed for the monthly current affairs programme, which screens tonight at 8.30pm on TV3. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 50990 (TV2, 8:40pm – 9:05pm)
  2. 2 Broke Girls: 48010 (TV2, 9:05pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Elementary: 47700 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Arrow: 39790 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Harry: 37610 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

Congratulations, you weren’t the first act voted off The X Factor New Zealand. Last week, most of you either ignored my advice or chose to let your nerves get the better of you so let me repeat myself again.  Exude confidence! I cannot emphasize this enough.

You have nothing to fear and the sooner you realise this, the better you will be as performing artists.  The audience that is in front of you at the studios on Sunday nights are there because they want you to entertain them.  They didn’t turn up with a desire to find fault with the way you perform, they turned up because they wanted to be entertained.

Entertain them!  If the audience is being entertained you can be assured that everyone at home will be seeing and hearing the reaction in the studio and will be wishing they were there experiencing the show live rather than on their own couches.  Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky has made a generous pledge to the people of Christchurch by donating $1 million through to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal to support sport and recreation projects for school-aged children.

At an event in Kaiapoi today, SKY chief executive John Fellet presented Prime Minister John Key with a $1 million cheque for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

Fellet says SKY has pledged $200,000 annually for five years and will work with Sport Canterbury and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to select a project each year, with the funds administered through the Appeal Trust. Continue reading »