The X Factor TV show is a 60 minute competitive singer musical series that premiered on September 21, 2011 on FOX. Step aside American Idol! Simon Cowell is bringing his hit UK series to America. Singers will be competing on this series with no age limits with an "over 25" category. Judges will also aide contestants in song choices and styling/staging their performances. The winner gets a five million dollar recording contract!
The X Factor Judges, Host and Winners
Season One .... Steve Jones
Season Two .... Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez
Season Three .... Mario Lopez
Demi Lovato (2012-)
Kelly Rowland (2013-)
Paulina Rubio (2013-)
Paula Abdul (2011)
Cheryl Cole (2011)
L.A. Reid (2011-12)
Britney Spears (2012)
Nicole Scherzinger (2011)
Season One .... Melanie Amaro/Simon Cowell
Season Two .... Tate Stevens/L.A. Reid
Season Three .... Alex Kinsey & Sierra Deaton/Simon Cowell
The X Factor Trivia
Competitive categories are "girls 12-25", "boys 12-25", "over 25" and "groups". Some of the groups are made up of soloists that were rejected at audition.
While the X Factor may be new to American audiences, at the time of the U.S. premiere its already been on the air in 17 other countries with a worldwide audience of over 500 million viewers! It's the #1 TV entertainment format in Europe!
Don't worry UK fans. Simon Cowell is not abandoning you. He will remain as the executive producer and judge on your version of The X Factor.
Corporate American seems pretty confident that the U.S. version of The X Factor will be just as big a hit as it is around the world. Pepsi, Chevrolet and Sony all signed on board as sponsors prior to the premiere and all also agreed to partner with the show in both on-air and off-air marketing!
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