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The X Factor

The X Factor
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Created by
Original workThe X Factor (UK)
Owned bySyco Entertainment
Films and television
Television seriesThe X Factor (independent international versions, see below)
Miscellaneous
First aired4 September 2004 (2004-09-04)
DistributorFremantle
Official website
https://www.itv.com/xfactor

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. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.[1]

The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants.

Unlike Idols, where the judges only critique the contestants' performances, on The X Factor each judge "mentors" the finalists in a particular category, aiding them with song selection and styling, while also participating together in judging the contestants in the other categories. Not only Idols, but also new singing shows such as The Voice and All Together Now have become rivals and popular in recent years.

The X Factor around the world

Location of different franchises of The X Factor
  Own version
  Joint version
  Regional version

There have been a total of 193 winners of The X Factor worldwide.

     Franchise currently airing
     Franchise not currently airing, but slated to return in the future
     Ended franchise
     Franchise cancelled during production
     Franchise whose status is unknown

Local title Network Hosts Judges Winner
Albania
Kosovo
X Factor TV Klan
  • Arab world
  • Algeria
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Lybia
  • Mauretania
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
The X Factor
X
Rotana (1-2)
CBC (3)
MBC 4 (4)
  • Armenia
-
X-Factor
Shant TV
  • Season 1, 2010-11: Vrezh Kirakosyan
  • Season 2, 2012-13: Kim Grigoryan
  • Season 3, 2014: Vahé Margaryan
  • Season 4, 2016-17: Edgar Ghandilyan
Australia The X Factor Seven Network (2-8)
Network Ten (1)
  • Balkan countries
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
X Factor Adria TV Sitel (1-2)
Federalna (1-2)
RTV Pink (1)
RTL Televizija (2)
Prva (2)
RTRS (2)
  • Ana Grubin (live shows, 1)
  • Bane Jevti? (1, Auditions, backstage, 1)
  • Snezana Velkov (1, Auditions, backstage, 1)
  • Una Seni? (X Star, judges' houses, 1)
  • Antonija Bla?e (selection process, live shows, 2)
  • Aleksandar Radoji?i? (selection process, live shows, 2)
  • Nikolina Pi?ek (backstage, 2)
Belgium X Factor vtm
Bolivia Factor X Bolivia Red Uno
  • Season 1, 2018: Juan Lovera
  • Season 2, 2019: DÚO MÍA
Brazil X Factor Band
Website
TNT
Bulgaria X Factor NovaTv
Website
  • Maria Ignatova (2-5)
  • Alexandra Raeva (2-5)
  • Deo (1)
Cambodia X Factor Cambodia Hangmeas
Website
  • Chea Vibol
  • Chan Keonimol
  • Season 1, 2019: Chan Sopanha
Chile Factor X TVN
Website
China The X Factor: ?
The X Factor: Passionate Singer (1)

The X Factor:
The X Factor: China's Strongest Voice (2)

Liaoning TV (1)

HBS:Hunan TV (2)

  • Da Zuo (1)
  • Shao Wenjie (1)
  • Zhu Dan (2)
  • He Jiong (2)
  • Season 1, 2011: Li Shangshang
  • Season 2, 2012: Chen Yumeng
Colombia El Factor X
The X Factor
RCN TV
Website
  • Marbelle (2005-2015)
  • José Gaviria
  • Juan Carlos Coronel (2005-2015)
El Factor X: Batalla de las Estrellas
The X Factor: Battle of the Stars
  • Season 1, 2006: Luz Amparo Álvarez
El Factor Xs
  • Season 1, 2006: Andres Camilo Hurtado
  • Season 2, 2007: Camilo Echeverry Correa
  • Season 3, 2011: Shaira Selena Peláez
El Factor X Familia
  • Season 1, 2015: Dúo Herencia
Czech Republic X Factor TV Nova
Website
Czech Republic
Slovakia
X Factor Prima family
Website
TV JOJ
Website
Denmark X Factor Current
TV 2 (12-)
Former
DR (1-11)
  • Current
  • Sofie Linde Ingversen (9-)
  • Former
  • Eva Harlou (7-8)
  • Lise Rønne (1-2, 4-5)
  • Signe Muusmann (3)
  • Signe Molde (6)
  • Emil Thorup (Xtra Factor, 6)
  • Thomas Skov (X Factor Backstage, 8)
  • Joakim Ingversen (11 from 1st to 2nd live shows)
  • Joakim Ingversen (Ultra Factor, 9-11)
  • Jacob Riising (Ultra Factor, 11)
  • Rasmus Brohave (Z Factor, 12)
Ecuador Factor X Kids Ecuador Ecuavisa
  • Season 1, 2015: Celena Rosero
Finland X Factor MTV3
  • Current
  • Heikki Paasonen (1)
  • Jukka Rossi (Xtra Factor, 1)
  • Ile Uusivuori (2)
  • Viivi Pumpanen (2)
France X Factor W9 (1)
M6 (2)
RTL-TVI
  • Georgia
X Factor Georgia
X ?
Rustavi 2 (2014-2017)
Imedi TV (2018)
  • Gega Palavandishvili (1)
  • la Sukhitashvili (1)
  • Giorgi Kipshidze (2)
  • Ruska Makashvili (3-5)
  • Erekle Getsadze (3)
  • Vaniko Tarkhnishvili (4-5)
  • Season 1, 2014: Tornike Kipiani
  • Season 2, 2015: Giorgi Nakashidze
  • Season 3, 2016: Avto Abeslamidze
  • Season 4, 2017: Sandro Kurcxalidze
  • Season 5, 2018: Anri Guchmanidze
Germany X Factor VOX (1-3)
Sky 1 (4)
Greece
Cyprus
The X Factor ANT1 (1-3)
Skai TV (4-5)

Open TV (6)
Omega (6)
Hungary X-Faktor RTL Klub
Website
Iceland X Factor Stöð 2
Website
  • Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir (1)
India X Factor India Sony Entertainment TV
Website
Indonesia X Factor Indonesia RCTI
Website
  • Robby Purba (1-2)
Iran Stage Manoto
Israel The X Factor
The X Factor Israel
Current
Reshet 13 (3-)
Website
Former
Channel 2 (1-2)
Reshet (1-2)
Italy X Factor Current
Sky Uno (5-13)
TV8 (10-)
Website
Former
Rai 2 (1-4)
Japan X Factor Okinawa Japan Okinawa TV
Website
  • Season 1, 2013-14: Sky's the Limit
Kazakhstan X Factor Perviy Kanal Evraziya
Website
  • Current
  • Daniyar Dzumadilov
  • Former
  • Adil Liyan (1)
  • Arnur Istybaev (2-6)
  • Current
  • Nagima Eskalieva
  • Nurbergen Makhambetov (5 from live-)
  • Dilnaz Akhmadieva (4-5, until live, 7)
  • Former
  • Alexander Shevchenko (1-5)
  • Sultana Karazhigitova (1-2, until live)
  • Ismail Ig?lmanov (2, from live)
  • Erlan Kokeev (3)
  • Eva Becher (6)
  • Season 1, 2011: Dariya Gabdull
  • Season 2, 2012: Andrey Tikhonov
  • Season 3, 2013: Evgeniya Barysheva
  • Season 4, 2013: Kairat Kapanov
  • Season 5, 2014: Evgeny Vyblov
  • Season 6, 2015: Astana Kargabay
  • Season 7, 2018: Dilnura Birzhanova
Latvia X Faktors TV3
Website
  • Season 1, 2017: Art?rs Gruzdi
  • Season 2, 2018: Kattie
  • Season 3, 2019: El?na Gluzunova
Lithuania X Faktorius TV3
  • Season 1, 2012-13: Giedr? Vokietyt?
  • Season 2, 2013-14ygimantas Ge?as
  • Season 3, 2015-16: Monika Pundzi?t?
  • Season 4, 2016-17: Igl? Bernotaityt?
  • Season 5, 2017-18: 120
  • Season 6, 2018-19: Good Time Boys
  • Season 7, 2019: Milda Martink?nait?
Malta X Factor Malta TVM[3]
  • Ben Camille
  • Howard Keith Debono
  • Ray Mercieca
  • Alexandra Alden
  • Ira Losco
Myanmar The X Factor Myanmar MRTV 4
  • Zaw Htet (1)
  • Hmu Thiha Thu (2)
  • Si Thu Lwin (1-2)
  • Nge Nge (1-2)
  • Eaint Chit (1)
  • Za War (1-2)
  • Zam Nuu (2)
Netherlands X Factor RTL 4
Website
  • Wendy van Dijk (1-4)
  • Martijn Krabbe (2-5)
  • Nathalie Bulters (Backstage, 3)
  • Eva Treurniet (Backstage, 3)
  • Lieke van Lexmond (Backstage, 4)
  • Ferry Doedens (Backstage, 5)
New Zealand The X Factor TV3
Website[dead link]
Norway X Factor TV 2
  • Ravi (2)
  • Guri Solberg (2)
  • Peter Moi Brubresko (Xtra Factor)
  • Katarina Flatland (Xtra Factor)
  • Charlotte Thorstvedt (1)
Philippines The X Factor Philippines ABS-CBN
Poland X Factor TVN
Website
Portugal Factor X SIC
  • Sónia Tavares (1-2)
  • Paulo Junqueiro (1-2)
  • Paulo Ventura (1-2)
  • Miguel Guedes (2)
  • Season 1, 2013-14: Berg
  • Season 2, 2014: Kika Kardoso
Romania X Factor Antena 1
Website
Russia
Secret of Success (1-2)
?
The A Factor (3-5)
?
The Main Stage (6-7)
RTR (1-2)
Website
Russia 1 (3-7)
Website
Slovenia X Faktor POP TV
  • Damjan Damjanovi?
  • Jadranka Juras
  • Ale? Uranjek
  • Season 1, 2012: Demetra Malalan
South Africa The X Factor SA SABC 1
Website
  • Andile Ncube
  • Season 1, 2015: FOUR
Spain Factor X Cuatro (1-2)[5]
Telecinco (3)
Sweden X Factor TV4
Thailand The X Factor Thailand Workpoint TV
Website
  • Season 1, 2017: Slow
Turkey X Factor: Star I? Kanal D
Website
  • Season 1, 2014: Cancelled[7]
Ukraine The X Factor STB
Website
Current
United Kingdom2 The X Factor ITV
Website
The X Factor: Battle of the Stars
The X Factor: Celebrity
The X Factor: The Band
United States The X Factor Fox
Website
El Factor X
The X Factor
(Spanish Kids version)
MundoFox
  • Season 1, 2013: Los Tres Charritos
Vietnam The X Factor Vietnam
Nhân t? bí ?n
VTV3
  • Thành Trung (2)
  • Gil Lê (2)
  • Nguyên Khang (1)
  • Thu Th?y (1)
  • Season 1, 2014: Giang H?ng Ng?c
  • Season 2, 2016: Tr?n Minh Nh?
West Africa X Factor AIT, NTA,
STV, ViaSat,
WAP TV
  • Season 1, 2013: DJ Switch
Notes
  1. ^ As a one-off judge replacing Pr?saitis
  2. ^ Also shown in Republic of Ireland and in series 3, 4, 7 and 13 auditions were held in Dublin, and viewers in Ireland were allowed to vote. The UK version of The X Factor is also shown in Malta on channel TVM.

See also

References

  1. ^ Described as "something you can't quite put your finger on" by Cheryl Pole, a judge on the UK version of The X Factor, The Xtra Factor, 23 November 2009
  2. ^ The network cancelled a second season last minute after failing to find suitable air dates
  3. ^ "The X Factor Malta minn Ottubru - TVM".
  4. ^ "Mihai Bendeac ?i Vlad Dr?gulin, prezentatorii noului sezon X Factor". A1.RO.
  5. ^ "Factor X". Cuatro. Archived from the original on 6 December 2009.
  6. ^ Telecinco initially had plans for a fourth season, but eventually got cancelled before the aired dates were confirmed. As of January 2020, it is unknown if Telecinco will reconsider a fourth season
  7. ^ Kanal D cancelled the series during one of the live episodes in July 2014 due to poor ratings.

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