The X Factor is an American reality television music competition show created by Simon Cowell and produced by FremantleMedia North America and SYCOtv, a partnership between Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, which aired on Fox. Based on the original UK show, and an addition to The X Factor franchise, the series found new singing talent (solo ...
- September 21, 2011 –, December 19, 2013
The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began broadcasting on 4 September 2004 with 445 episodes broadcast over fifteen series as of 2 December 2018. The show is produced by Fremantle's Thames and Cowell's production company Syco Entertainment.
- Selection Process
- Live Shows
- Criticism and Controversies
Due to dwindling ratings for the original series, it was announced in September 2018 that the show would be put on hiatus. It was later revealed that a celebrity version of the show would be screened. Simon Cowell judged alongside Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger, with Dermot O'Learypresenting the series. Among the celebrities participating was ex-footballer turned actor Vinnie Joneswho originally withdrew due to the death of his wife. He was invited to sit out the auditions but was put straight through to the live shows.
Auditions:The audition process for this edition differed to the usual format of a room/live arena audience. The celebrities sang for the three judges at Simon's mansion in Malibu as well as an audience of industry professionals. Category Change: The Boys and Girls categories were replaced by the “Under 31s” category and the Over 31s were replaced by the “Overs” category. Bootcamp: Bootcamp was replaced by a judge eliminating one contestant in their category. Six Chair Challenge: The Six Chair Challenge was axed in this series and was not replaced by any new rounds. This is the first time a series did not feature the Six Chair Challenge since series 10. Judges Houses: The judges houses was also axed in this series and was not replaced by any round like the Six Chair Challenge. This is the second series to not feature Judges Houses with the first being The X Factor: Battle of the Stars. Results Show: For the first time since Series 5in 2008, there was no results show on Sundays with t...
The celebrity auditions were held in the garden of Simon‘s mansion in Malibu. There were two episodes of the auditions. After the auditions the judges categories were revealed. Each judge had to eliminate one contestant from their category.
Notable celebrities who had previously auditioned included The Only Way is Essex star Megan McKenna, who had auditioned for both Series 11 and Series 12of the original show, before being eliminated at bootcamp both times. Her appearances were never aired.
The live shows spanned across 6 weeks. Each week results in a double elimination. Each judge had one “Safe Seat” to advance a contestant immediately thought to the next week.
The X Factor: Celebrity was one of the most criticised and controversial series ever in The X Factorhistory. It was deemed “fixed” several of times thought the series and due to heavy criticism, the “Safe Seat” feature was removed from the live shows. Jenny Ryan's elimination During episode twos elimination process, Jenny Ryanwas among the three celebrities eliminated despite receiving a standing ovation. Her elimination attracted heavy criticism across social media which lead to the decision of bringing her back into the show. Martin Bashir Celebrity Martin Bashir survived being in the bottom three for the first two live shows. His first survival was decided by judge Simon Cowell. His second survival was by surviving deadlock after Simon Cowell refused to choose who to eliminate. Viewers later called the show a "fix". Simon Cowell Simon Cowell was criticised after he decided Martin Bashirwould go through to the next live shows. He was also criticised after he decided not to choose...
This was the final series to feature Louis Walsh on The X Factor UK. He was the longest standing judge, appearing on every series except for Series 12 and Series 15.
- 12 October-30 November 2019
- Dermot O'LearyVick Hope ( Xtra Bites UK)
- Louis WalshNicole ScherzingerSimon Cowell
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During the results show, Cowell originally told the acts that the final six would go on The X Factor Live Tour in 2019. After the elimination of Shan Ako, Cowell stated that he would allow both her and Penfold to join the final six on tour as well. His statement meant that the final eight would perform on the tour rather than the final six.
George previously auditioned for The X Factor UK in 2009 as part of a group called Triple Trouble. He caused a stir back then, blowing up at the judges and throwing his microphone on the ground as he stormed off the stage. The 19-year-old returned to the show in 2011, saying he had vowed to change his behavior from the last time.
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Main article: Series 1 Series 1 began in September 4, 2004 with a judging lineup of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne and hosted by Kate Thornton . This season was eventually won by 35-year-old Steve Brookstein who was mentored by Simon Cowellin the Over 25s category.
Main article: Series 2 Series 2 started in August 20, 2005, and utilised the same panel from the first season, as well as the host, Kate Thornton. This season was eventually won by 21-year-old Shayne Ward who was mentored by Louis Walshin the 16-24s category.
Main article: Series 3 Series 3 started in August 19, 2006, and utilised the same panel from the first two seasons, as well as the host, Kate Thornton. This season was eventually won by 21-year-old Leona Lewis who was mentored by Simon Cowellin the 16-24s category.
The Xtra Factor
Main article: The Xtra Factor UK The Xtra Factor was a tv program that premiered in 2004. It showed unreleased footage of the the show. The program ended in 2016 and was replaced by Xtra Bites UK.
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The X Factor: Battle of the Stars
Main article: The X Factor: Battle of the Stars The X Factor: Battle of the Stars was a celebrity version of The X Factor which aired from the 29th of May to the 5th of June. Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne returned as judges with Kate Thornton returning as the host. The competition was eventually won by actress Lucy Benjamin.
The X Factor: Celebrity
Main article: The X Factor: Celebrity The X Factor: Celebrity is a British celebrity special edition of The X Factor, which premiered from 12 October to 30 November 2019 on ITV.
The X Factor: The Band
Main article: The X Factor: The Band The X Factor: The Bandis a upcoming Band version of the X Factor. The series will premiere on 9 December 2019.
The X Factor: All Stars
Main article: The X Factor: All Stars The X Factor: All Stars was a planned All Stars soon off series that was going to air near the end of 2019. The series was axed and replaced by The X Factor: The Band.Read more...
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