Sunday, 21 October 2012

When big events happen, they happen on Twitter, and one of the biggest events we see fans coming together and sharing on Saturday and Sunday nights is the X Factor.

The hashtag #XFactor connects conversations about the show together so that fans, critics and celebrities can share their opinions about the show, as it happens.

Whether it is messages of support for the acts, a timely joke or a hot debate you want to get involved in, Twitter is the place to be. Last night (Saturday 20 October) we saw some great Tweets about the show.

Olympic diver Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) was retweeted over 2,500 times as he threw his support behind the band District 3 (@District3Music):

And a Tweet from Adele (@OfficialAdele) was still the talk of the town. The singer, who has over 10 million followers, has only tweeted 163 times, and used one of those Tweets to lend her support to contestant Ella Henderson (@Ella_Henderson). Ella was shown reading the Tweet in amazement on this week’s show:

And Ella won the support of a slightly different Twitter user this week - here’s what politician @JohnPrescott had to say:

Philip Schofield (@Schofe) took a break from the washing up to to tweet his support for contestant James Arthur (@JamesArthur23), who gets his vote:

James also won the support of One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson).  James retweeted this vote of confidence, along with 5,900 others:

It is not just the music that gets people tweeting during the spectacle that is #XFactor. It was the outfits that sparked off this banter between Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw (@Grimmers) and fashion designer Henry Holland (@henryholland):

On the topic of fashion, judge Gary Barlow (@GBarlowOfficial) modelled his outfit for the night on Twitter ahead of the live show:

And fellow judge Nicole (@NicoleScherzy) retweeted this message from @BritishVogue to her followers, describing her choice of outfit:

To keep up-to-date with all of the #XFactor action, make sure you tune in this evening (Sunday) for the live results show and watch the action unfold on Twitter!