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Coldplay Sings 'Adventure of a Lifetime' on 'X Factor UK' (Video)

Chris Martin hits the stage for Coldplay‘s performance on The X Factor UK finale on Sunday (December 13) in London, England.

The 38-year-old singer and his band – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion – performed their latest single “Adventure of a Lifetime,” off their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. Watch below!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Coldplay

“.@TheXFactor Final begins in 20 minutes, feat Adventure Of A Lifetime live. Watch on @ITV in the UK. A #XFactorFinal,” Coldplay tweeted earlier in the day.

In case you missed the exciting news, the band is set to headline the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show with special guests!

Coldplay Performs on The X Factor UK Finale
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Adele Gets Short Haircut, Sings 'Hello' at 'X Factor' Finale (Video)

Adele shows off her new short hair while belting out on stage during her performance on The X Factor UK finale on Sunday (December 13) in London, England.

The 27-year-old entertainer performed her record-breaking single “Hello,” which you can watch below!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adele

In case you missed the exciting news, Adele‘s latest album 25 recently surpassed five million copies sold in the United States!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Adele’s new haircut?

Adele Sings “Hello” on The X Factor UK Finale
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L.A. Reid Calls 'X Factor' the 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

L.A. Reid has some harsh words for his stint as a judge on the first two seasons of The X Factor.

The 59-year-old music exec says that it was “the worst thing I’ve ever done.”

“The first season, yes, I had a great time,” L.A. told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was a little bit of a vacation. I’d been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, ‘Let me just have some fun.’ But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn’t fun anymore.”

“And more importantly, it really affected my taste — it almost destroyed it,” he continued. “It completely threw me off — by the way, I have a book coming out soon, and it’ll all be on my book,” he interjected with a laugh. “But yeah, what works for television isn’t necessarily the thing that works in the traditional journey of music, so I adjusted my taste for television. But the truth is, I lowered my bar — my bar was quite high, if I’m being honest, and as a result I didn’t have the same level of success. The bar is quite high again now, but it was damaging. I worked with Simon Cowell, who I love and have great respect for and he has great taste, but being around him for that long, I started to take on his taste, and I’m an amateur at having his taste — I’m good at my kind of taste.”

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'The X Factor' Cancelled After Three Seasons

The X Factor has been cancelled after three seasons by Fox.

“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol..Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the U.K. and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!” Simon Cowell, who was one of the creators and judges on the show, shared after the cancellation.

Kevin Reilly, who is Fox’s chairman added, “To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time –he’s part of our family. A consummate showman and partner, there’s no one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years. Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”

ARE YOU SURPRISED that The X Factor has been cancelled?

Lea Michele Performs 'Cannonball' on 'X Factor' - Watch Now!

Lea Michele takes the stage on the season three finale of The X Factor for her first live performance of her single “Cannonball” on Thursday (December 19) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old entertainer tweeted about how excited – and nervous – she was to perform on the show that night.

“AHHH! I WAS JUST ON @TheXFactorUSA!!!! #CANNONBALL #LeaOnXFactor OMG!!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️” Lea tweeted after the show.

Earlier in the week, Lea flashed a big smile as she left a studio with a bottle of water and a healthy, green drink in hand in Hollywood.

FYI: Lea is wearing J Brand leather pants, an Isabel Marant tank, an Iro jacket, and Jerome C. Rousseau shoes.

Lea Michele Performs “Cannonball”

Who Won 'X Factor' 2013? Season 3 Winner Revealed!


It has been a year full of a ton of great and diverse talent on the third season of The X Factor and now it has come to a close with a new winner crowned!

The final three came down to Alex & Sierra (from Simon Cowell‘s Groups), Jeff Gutt (from Kelly Rowland‘s Over 25s), and Carlito Olivero (from Paulina Rubio‘s Boys).

Throughout the season, the boyfriend-girlfriend singing duo of Alex & Sierra have been dominating the iTunes charts each week with several of their cover songs going straight to number one.

Click inside to find out who won The X Factor season three… More Here! »

Demi Lovato Officially Leaving 'X Factor,' Simon Cowell Confirms

Demi Lovato is officially leaving The X Factor after serving as a judge on the show for the past two seasons.

“I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that,” the show’s creator and lead judge Simon Cowell told the Hollywood Reporter.

Demi will be kicking off her Neon Lights tour on February 9 and she will tour through the end of March. She will be bringing X Factor acts Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd, and Little Mix on the road with her!

It is also being reported that Demi is working on a memoir after the success of her book “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year.”

ARE YOU SAD that Demi Lovato is leaving The X Factor?