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The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by British producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv.It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol (2001–2003), and has been adapted in various countries.Country/RegionLocal titleNetworkHostsAlbania KosovoArab world Algeria Comoros Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Lybia Mauretania Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Syria Tunisia United Arab Emirates YemenRotana (1–2) CBC (3) MBC 4 (4) Dubai TV / dmc Egypt (5)Nathalie Maamary (1) Joelle Rahme (1–2) Yosra El Lozy (3) Bassel Alzaro (3–4) Wael Mansour (4) Daniella Rahme (4) Samer al-Masry (5) Rami Radwan (5) Maryam Said (5)ArmeniaGrisha Aghakhanyan (3–4) Avet Barseghyan (3) Aram Mp3 (1–2)AustraliaSeven Network (2–8) Network Ten (1)Jason Dundas (8) Luke Jacobz (2–7) Daniel MacPherson (1) Chloe Maxwell (The Xtra Factor,1) Natalie Garonzi (The Xtra Factor, 2)
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The show began airing on September 21, 2011, and aired annually from September through December. The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. Each contestant is assigned to one of four categories. The group acts are one category and the others are based on age or gender. For example, in season 1 the categories were girls, boys, groups, and over 30s. Each judge was assigned to one of the categories, and acted as a mentor to the contestants in his or her categor
On January 11, 2010, News Corporation reported that Cowell would leave American Idol after season nine in order to bring The X Factor to the U.S. in September 2011. Cowell told the Television Critics Association that he was leaving American Idol so that he could judge and act as executive producer of the U.S. version of The X Factor. Additionally, Cowell signed a long-term contract with Sony Music, who already supported Syco Music artists in the UK, under which he was involved with the productio
The show is primarily concerned with identifying singing talent, though appearance, personality, stage presence and dance routines are also an important element of many performances. Each judge is assigned one of four categories, to use their experience to help the artists. For s
There are five stages to the competition: 1. Stage 1: Producers' auditions 2. Stage 2: Judges' auditions 3. Stage 3: Boot camp 4. Stage 4: Judges' houses 5. Stage 5: Live shows
There are four stages to the competition: 1. Stage 1: Producers' audition 2. Stage 2: Judges' auditions 3. Stage 3: Four-chair challenge 4. Stage 4: Live shows
At the time of announcing the U.S. version of The X Factor, Simon Cowell was the only confirmed judge for the show. He later said that he was taking the choices of whom to join him on the show very seriously, saying, "It's pointless hiring judges who don't know anything about the
Cowell initially indicated that The X Factor may have two hosts. Numerous people were speculated to host the series, including High School Musical star Corbin Bleu, model Marisa Miller, and Dermot O'Leary, host of the UK version. On May 8, 2011, Nicole Scherzinger and Welsh prese
The Pepsi Pre-show Live is a podcast, sponsored by Pepsi, that is broadcast through the X Factor website one hour before every episode in the live rounds of the show. This program features behind-the-scenes looks backstage, acoustic performances, and interviews with celebrities, judges, contestants, and X Factor alumni. This program is hosted by Jesse Giddings, Adrienne Bailon, and Jim Cantiello.
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We’re delighted to announce that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are to be the new presenters of The X Factor, becoming the first ever duo to host the hit singing show. Olly and Caroline will bring...
Nov 30, 2012 · Now, he’s joined “The X Factor” as co-host alongside Kardashian. He has already won praise for his ease on the stage—and he’s easy on the eyes as well. PHOTOS: See all of “The X Factor ...
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Sep 06, 2016 · But coming full circle for 2016, with seasoned favourites Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell returning to make the judges lineup (and Dermot and Rylan returning for hosting duties) we take a look at how the show's cast have changed in that time.
- Ciara Sheppard
Series 13 brought back X Factor OGs Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, who joined Simon and Nicole Scherzinger as judges. And DERMOT O'LEARY CAME BACK WOOOOO. Two new hosts, Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson, took on The Xtra Factor role and were quite frankly hilarious.
- Ruby Norris