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Ultimate X Factor
XFUSA
Season 1
Broadcast from April 9th, 2014 - April 23rd, 2014
Judges Laurenjade121
Euro
BigBrotherFan132
Host(s) bigbrothermaniac
Broadcaster Tengaged
Winner: 
Beyonce

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Origin Houston, Texas
Solo Song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Genre(s) R&B, pop, soul
Runner-up
Coldplay
Chronology
Proceeded by
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Followed by
Season 2

Ultimate X Factor is a Tengaged based reality music competition based on the original UK series, with the purpose of pitting the best singers in the buisness against each other, and finding out who will come out victorious. The first season begun airing on April 9th 2014 and ended on April 23rd 2014. The competition is split into three main stages: auditions, judge's homes and live shows, with Laurenjade121, Euro and BigBrotherFan132 as judges. 

The season was won by Beyonce who was mentored in the Over 25's category by Sam.

Judges and hostsEdit

It was stated on April 6th that creator and excecutive producer Lauren Jade would become one of three judges to take to the panel on the first season. Later, Big Brother host Euro was announced as the second judge. After many other rumours, Sam was announced as the third and final judge. All 3 judges remained on the panel throughout the season.

Co-Excecutive producer Riley was named as the host of the season after much speculation that he would become a judge. He fronted every show of the season. 

Selection processEdit

Applications and auditionsEdit

Auditions took place across three days starting on April 9th and ending on April 11th. The acts were split by categories. The judges comment and score each act with the top five scorers moving onto the second stage of the competition. In the event of a tie for 5th place, the judges would vote on who they want to join the top 5.

  • Day 1: 16-24's
  • Day 2: Groups
  • Day 3: Over 25's

PerformancesEdit

Scores are given in order by Lauren, Euro and Sam in the tables. 

     – Advanced to the next stage
16-24s Auditions
Act Order Song Scores
Ed Sheeran 1 "The A Team" 26 (9,9,8)
Jena Irene 2 "Rolling In The Deep" 20 (6,7,7)
Sam Smith 3 "Lay Me Down" 18 (5,6,7)
Jessica Sanchez 4 "Bohemian Rhapsody" 23 (7,8,8)
Ariana Grande 5 "Piano" 21 (6,5,10)
Phillip Phillips 6 "Home" 29 (10,9,10)
Madilyn Bailey 7 "Mirrors" 29 (9,10,10)
Lorde 8 "400 Lux" 20 (8,6,6)
Malaya Watson 9 "Take Me To The King" 10 (4,2,4)
Haley Reinhart 10 "Free" 21 (6,8,7)

As Ariana Grande and Haley Reinhart both tied for fifth place, the judges voted to send through
Grande to the top five 16-24's.

Groups Auditions
Act Order Song Scores
Coldplay 1 "Fix You" 26 (8,10,8) 
Maroon 5 2 "Payphone" 22 (7,7.8)
Evanescense 3 "Bring Me To Life" 25 (8,7,10)
Boyce Avenue 4 "A Thousand Years" 21 (7,6,8)
Paramore 5 "Decode" 21 (6,5,10)
The Black Eyed Peas 6 "The Time (Dirty Bit)" 24 (9,8,7)
The Vamps 7 "Story of My Life" 19 (5,8,6)
Before You Exit 8 "Roar" 24 (8,7,9)
5 Seconds of Summer 9 "Try Hard" 12 (4,3,5)
Girls Aloud 10 "The Promise" 22 (7,8,7)

As Maroon5 and Girls Aloud both tied for fifth place, the Lauren and Sam voted to send through
Girls Aloud to the top five Groups. Euro voted for Maroon 5. 

Over 25's Auditions
Act Order Song Scores
Beyonce 1 "Halo" 30 (10,10,10)
Kelly Clarkson 2 "Dark Side" 28 (9,9,10)
Rihanna 3 "Take A Bow" 21 (7,7,7)
City and Colour 4 "The Grand Optimist" 19 (8,5,6)
P!nk 5 "F**kin' Perfect" 29 (9,10,10)
Will Champlin 6 "Demons" 22 (9,7,6)
Shakira 7 "Can't Remember To Forget You" 30 (10,10,10)
Lita Ford 8 "Close My Eyes Forever" 9 (3,3,3)
Katy Perry 9 "Roar" 26 (8,9,9)
Naya Rivera 10 "Girl On Fire" 24 (7,8,9)

Judges HomesEdit

In this round, the 15 acts (five for each judge) went to the "homes" of their respective mentors, where they performed again. Once the acts performed and critiques are given, all 15 acts and the three judges flew to Hollywood where they each revealed their three acts moving onto the live shows.

Summary of judges' houses
Judge Category Location Contestants eliminated
Lauren 16-24's Sydney, Australia Madilyn Bailey, Jessica Sanchez
Euro Groups Belfast, Northern Ireland Before You Exit, Girls Aloud
Sam Over 25's Paris, France Katy Perry, P!nk

FinalistsEdit

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
16-24's (Lauren) Ariana Grande Phillip Phillips Ed Sheeran
Over 25's (Sam) Beyonce Kelly Clarkson Shakira
Groups (Euro) Coldplay Evanescence The Black Eyed Peas

Live ShowsEdit

FormatEdit

There will be a total of five live shows including a finale. The first live show featured the 'mentors save' where each mentor could save one of their own acts from the polls, no final showdown featured. Double eliminations occured during week 2 and week 4. 

Results SummaryEdit

Colour key
     –Contestant was in the bottom two/three and had to sing again in the sing-off
     –Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
     –Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no sing-off)
     –Contestant received the most public votes
     –Contestant was saved in first live show by mentor before the polls closed.
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Round 1 Round 2
Beyonce 5th
12.5%
4th
16.3%
5th
11.7%
3rd
19.9%
1st
39.5%
Winner
55.2%
Coldplay 8th
6.9%
2nd
18.4%
4th
14.6%
2nd
21.6%1
2nd
33.5%
Runner-up
44.8%
Ariana Grande 5th
12.5%
2nd
18.4%
2nd
20.4%
1st
22.2%
3rd
27.1%
Eliminated
(week 5)
Kelly Clarkson 2nd
15.3%
5th
12.2%
3rd
19.5%
4th
19.7%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Shakira 5th
12.5%
4th
16.3%
1st
23.2%
5th
11.8%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Evanescence 2nd
15.3%
7th
8.2%
6th
10.8%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Phillip Phillips 7th
9.7%
7th
8.2%
Eliminated
(week 2)
The Black Eyed Peas 6th
11.1%
8th
2.0%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Ed Sheeran 9th
4.2%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Sing-off (none) Phillip Phillips Beyonce Kelly Clarkson No sing-off or judges' votes; results were based on public votes alone
Evanescence Evanescence Beyonce
Judges vote to Save Eliminate Send through
Lauren's vote Grande Evanescence Evanescence Beyonce
Euro's vote Coldplay Phillips Beyonce Clarkson
Sam's vote Shakira Phillips Evanescence Beyonce
Eliminated Ed Sheeran
Public vote
to save
The Black Eyed Peas
Public vote
to save
Evanescence
2 of 3 votes
majority
Shakira
Public vote
to save
Ariana Grande
Public vote
to win
Coldplay
Public vote
to win
Phillip Phillips
2 of 3 votes
majority
Kelly Clarkson
2 of 3 votes
majority
Beyonce
Public vote
to win

^1 Coldplay received a penalty of -5% due to inactivity.

Live show detailsEdit

Week 1 (15 April)Edit

Before the public poll closed, each judge got to save one of their own acts. The act with the least votes out of the remaining six would then automatically be eliminated.

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Ed Sheeran 1 "I See Fire" Eliminated
The Black Eyed Peas 2 "Imma Be" Safe
Evanescence 3 "Everybody's Fool" Safe
Shakira 4 "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" Saved
Phillip Phillips 5 "Raging Fire" Safe
Kelly Clarkson 6 "People Like Us" Safe
Coldplay 7 "Viva La Vida" Saved
Beyonce 8 "Sweet Dreams" Safe
Ariana Grande 9 "The Way" Saved

Judges' votes to save

  • Lauren: Ariana Grande - Felt like she improved the most.
  • Sam: Shakira - Gave no reason.
  • Euro: Coldplay - Felt they could do the best.

Week 2 (17 April)Edit

A double elimination featured during this show, the bottom three were announced and then the act with the least votes would immediately be eliminated, the other two performed in the sing-off where the judges had to send home one of the two.

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Coldplay 1 "Clocks" Safe
Shakira 2 "Empire" Safe
Ariana Grande 3 "Baby I" Safe
Evanescence 4 "My Heart Is Broken" Bottom 3
Kelly Clarkson 5 "Since U Been Gone" Safe
The Black Eyed Peas 6 "Just Can't Get Enough" Eliminated
Beyonce 7 "Dangerously In Love" Safe
Phillip Phillips 8 "Gone, Gone, Gone" Bottom 3
Sing-off details
Phillip Phillips 9 "Raging Fire" Eliminated
Evanescence 10 "My Heart Is Broken" Safe

Judges' votes to eliminate

  • Lauren Jade: Evanescence - backed her own act
  • Euro: Phillip Phillips - backed his own act
  • Sam: Phillip Phillips - Said Evanescence would do better in the future of the competition.

Week 3 (19 April)Edit

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order First Song Order Second Song Result
Shakira 1 "Loca (Spanish Version)" 11 "You Don't Care About..." Safe
Ariana Grande 2 "ABC" 12 "Daydreamin'" Safe
Kelly Clarkson 3 "My Life Would Suck Without.." 7 "Tie It Up" Safe
Evanescence 4 "Call Me When You're Sober" 8 "Swimming Home" Bottom 2
Beyonce 5 "Ring The Alarm" 9 "Daddy" Bottom 2
Coldplay 6 "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" 10 "Sleeping Sun" Safe
Sing-off details
Beyonce 13 "Get Me Bodied" Safe
Evanescence 14 "Whisper" Eliminated

Judges' votes to eliminate

  • Sam: Evanescence - Backed his own act 
  • Euro: Beyonce - Backed his own act
  • Lauren Jade: Evanescence - Felt Beyonce was more consistent throughout

Week 4 (21 April)Edit

The producers picked a second song for the final five to perform to the public. This week the act with the least amount of votes was immediately eliminated, the acts in 4th and 3rd place would sing-off and the judges would vote to send the final act into the finale meaning that two acts would leave this week.

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order First Song Order Second Song Result
Beyonce 1 "Baby Boy" 10 "1+1" Bottom 3
Ariana Grande 2 "Right There" 8 "Emotions" Safe
Shakira 3 "Hips Don't Lie" 7 "Whenever, Wherever" Eliminated
Coldplay 4 "Paradise" 6 "Amsterdam" Safe
Kelly Clarkson 5 "Stonger (What Doesn't Kill You)" 9 "A Moment Like This" Bottom 3
Sing-off details
Kelly Clarkson 11 "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Eliminated
Beyonce 12 "Love On Top" Safe

Judges' votes to send through

  • Sam: Beyonce - Claimed the other judges would vote for Kelly so gave Beyonce his support. 
  • Euro: Kelly Clarkson - Said she improved throughout the live shows
  • Lauren: Beyonce - Said she showed more variety in performances

Week 5 (23 April)Edit

Round 1Edit
  • Theme: "Contestant's Choice" and "Mentor's Choice"

Wach of the finalists performed two songs before polls froze and one of them finished in third place. The final two then moved onto round two of the night. 

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order First Song Order Second Song Result
Ariana Grande 1 "Almost Is Never Enough" 6 "Tattooed Heart" Eliminated
Beyonce 2 "Heaven" 4 "Run The World (Girls)" Safe
Coldplay 3 "The Scientist" 5 "Charlie Brown" Safe
Round 2Edit
  • Theme: "Song of The Season" and "Winning Single"

The final two went on to perform two final performances including their potential winning singles. The winner was then announced after they oth performed. 

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Third Song Order Fourth Song Result
Coldplay 7 "Fix You" 9 "Violet Hill" Runner-up
Beyonce 8 "Halo" 10 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Winner
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