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The X Factor Series
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Genre Reality television
Format Interactive talent show
Created by TommyD
Presented by TommyD
Judges TommyD (season 1-)

Neme91 (season 1, 4-6, 9-)
J4ckWilko (season 3, 11-)
stuartlittle16 (season 11-)
tswiftlover13 (season 9-10)
chris2pei (season 7-8, 10)
Jameslu (season 4-9)
Carlyjordan14 (season 1-3, 8)
Spinfur (season 4-8)
melindaMrskk (season 7)
brandonh1 (season 1, 3)
epicwafflez23 (season 2)
Shaootyquiqui3 (season 2)

Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 12
No. of episodes 217 (as of Aug 6, 2020)
Production
Executive producer(s) TommyD
Running time 30-65 minutes
Broadcast
Broadcaster Tengaged
Original run Original series:
June 3, 2017 – present

For the current season see The X Factor (season Twelve).

The X Factor Series is the tengaged version of The X Factor, a show originating in the UK. 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. From the ninth season, this changed to teams. Each judge is assigned to one of the categories/teams, and acts as mentor to the contestants in his or her category/teams. They compete with each other to try to get one of the contestants in their category/team to win the competition, thus making them the winning judge. So far there has been ten winning acts; The Script portrayed by Maicolx3, Adele portrayed by Giraffez, Sam Tsui portrayed by Spinfur, Tessanne Chin portrayed by dlmax365, Jessica Sanchez portrayed by carlyjordan14, Chris Blue portrayed by Rubes, 4th Power portrayed by Iconique, Christina Grimmie portrayed by Brandonh1, Faouzia portrayed by Rubes, Grace Potter portrayed by 1001games and Twenty One Two portrayed by Moviemusicguy123. Rubes became the series first two-time winner, winning both season six and nine respectively.

Judges and presenters Edit

To date there has been 13 judges across the 12 seasons of the series. The debut season judging panel consisted of creator TommyD, carlyjorday14, brandonh1 and Neme14. Rodrigueseve served as a guest judge for two audition dates in season 1. A second season was announced at the first season finale, where it was announced that new judges were going to be revealed. Tommy and Carly both announced on June 27, 2017 that they would be returning for the second season. On June 28, 2017 it was revealed that epicwafflez23 and Shabootyquiqui3 would replace Brandon and Nehemiah respectively. On July 24 and July 25, both Tommy and Carly announced that they had signed on for their third seasons on the judging panel. Brandon returned for the third season after a one season hiatus, whilst aria_grande joined the panel after the announcement of both Eli and Drizella stepping down. Towards the end of the third season, Brandon and Carly announced their departure after three and two seasons respectively. Jameslu and Spinfur were announced as their replacements. Tommy announced that he would be returning for his fourth season (Brandon served as guest judge during season four auditions). All judges returned for the fifth season. After a hiatus, it was announced by TommyD that the X Factor would be returning to tengaged, it was confirmed on November 17th 2018 that auditions had opened and that all four judges from the previous season would return. In the finale of season six, it was announced that Nehemiah would step down and two new judges would join the five judge panel for the seventh season, they were Melinda and Chris. Chris only served as an impartial fifth judge at the live shows carrying the majority of the vote. Melinda stepped down as a judge for the eighth season. After a 4 season hiatus, Carly Jay returned as her replacement. For the renewal of the ninth season of the franchise it was revealed that Tommy and Aili James would return as judges, after a two season hiatus, Nehemiah would also return to judge for his fifth season on the show. Taylor was announced as a brand new judge for this new look season. For season ten, Aili James stepped down after six seasons, the remaining judges are set to return. Chris was announced as Aili James' replacement, Chris previously acted as a live show judge in seasons seven and eight making this his third season after a one season hiatus. At the finale of The X Factor: The All Stars, Tommy and Nehemiah were announced to be returning to the panel for The X Factor 11. Taylor and Chris both stepped down. Jack and Michael were announced as their replacements, Jack originally served as a judge in season three meaning a return after a seven season hiatus, This marks Michael's first season on the panel. All four judges returned for the twelve season.

     Main Judge
     Live Show Judge

Judges Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tommy
Carly Jay
Brandon
Nehemiah
Eli
Drizella
Jack
Aili James
Drake
Melinda
Chris
Taylor
Michael

Stages Edit

The show is split into different stages, following the contestants from auditions through to the final. Successful auditionees go through to a selection round(s), where the judges narrow down the acts in their category to three or four acts to mentor in the live shows, where the judges vote for their favourite acts following live performances by the contestants.

  • Judges' auditions
  • Bootcamp (seasons 1-5) or Six-Chair Challenge (season 6-8)
  • Judges' Homes (seasons 1-4, 6-8) or Three-Chair Challenge (season 5)
  • Lives Shows

From the ninth season onwards the stages were as follows:

  • The Auditions
  • The Judges Judgement
  • The Knockouts
  • The Showcases
  • Live Shows (usually comprising of a Quarter Final, Semi Final and Season Finale)

Series overviewEdit

To date, twelve seasons have been broadcasted, as summarised below.

Season One through to Season Eight

     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Boys" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Girls" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Over 30s" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Groups" category

Season Nine onwards
     Team Tommy (S9-)
     Team Nehemiah (S9-)
     Team Jack (S11-)
     Team Michael (S11-)

     Team Aili James (S9)
     Team Taylor (S9-S10)
     Team Chris (S10)

Season Duration Judges and their finalists Winning Mentor
First place Second place Third Place Fourth Place
One 3 Jun, 2017
26 Jun, 2017
The Script
(Maicolx3)
Fifth Harmony
(Shabootyquiqui3)
Ed Sheeran
(Maicolx3)
No Fourth Place
In Season Finale
Tommy
(TommyD)
Two 2 Jul, 2017
25 Jul, 2017
Adele
(Girrafez)
Shawn Mendes
(aria_grande)
Imagine Dragons
(LittleMe2000)
Carly
(carlyjordan14)
Three 27 Jul, 2017
18 Aug, 2017
Sam Tsui
(Spinfur)
The Nor'easters
(Neme91)
Madilyn Bailey
(Neme91)
Tommy
(TommyD)
Four 22 Aug, 2017
15 Sep, 2017
Tessanne Chin
(dlmax365)
Carrie Underwood
(carlyjordan14)
Louisa Johnson
(MelindaMrskk)
Drake
(Spinfur)
Five 20 Sep, 2017
23 Oct, 2017
Jessica Sanchez
(carlyjordan14)
Saara Aalto
(iDarryn)
Samantha Harvey
(kgamer2218)
Nehemiah
(Neme91)
Six 19 Nov, 2018
13 Dec, 2018
Chris Blue
(Rubes)
Brooke Simpson
(Rubes)
Sam Smith
(sloth_roman)
Tommy
(TommyD)
Seven 15 Dec, 2018
14 Jan, 2019
4th Power
(Iconique)
Dalton Harris
(Iconique)
Celine Dion
(carlyjordan14)
Aili James
(Jameslu)
Eight 18 Jan, 2019
21 Feb, 2019
Christina Grimmie
(brandonh1)
Matt Terry
(aria_grande)
Boyce Avenue
(brandonh1)
Tommy
(TommyD)
Nine 16 Apr, 2020
5 May, 2020
Faouzia
(Rubes)
Morissette
(Glambert_Icon)
Jessie J
(Glambert_Icon)
Maelyn Jarmon
(hellocat)
Taylor
(tswiftlover13)
Ten 12 May, 2020
1 June, 2020
Grace Potter
(1001games)
Jennifer Hudson
(Rubes)
Haley Reinhart
(Jameslu)
Joshua Ledet
(Jameslu)
Chris
(chris2pei)
Eleven 18 June, 2020
7 July, 2020
Twenty One Two
(Moviemusicguy123)
Kelly Clarkson
(Jameslu)
JoJo
(DrG2)
Dillon James
(Jameslu)
Jack
(J4ckWilko)
Twelve 16 July, 2020
8 Aug, 2020

Judges categories and their finalistsEdit

     Winning artist/mentor

Season
Tommy Carly Jay Brandon Nehemiah
1 Groups
Fifth Harmony
Pentatonix
The Script
Over 30s
Beyonce
Lady Gaga
Kelly Clarkson
Boys
Ed Sheeran
Jeffery Austin
Sam Tsui
Girls
Ariana Grande
Hailee Steinfield
Kiana Lede
2
Tommy Carly Jay Eli Drizella
Boys
Alex Aiono
Joe McElderry
Shawn Mendes
Girls
Adele
Emeli Sande
Halsey
Groups
Imagine Dragons
Little Mix
Queen
Over 30s
Cher
Madonna
Marina Diamandis
3
Tommy Carly Jay Brandon Jack
Boys
Hozier
James Arthur
Matt Terry
Sam Tsui
Groups
Before You Exit
Cascada
O'G3NE
The Nor'easters
Girls
Aliyah Moulden
Madilyn Bailey
Reigan Derry
Savannah Outen
Over 30s
Cynthia Erivo
Kina Grannis
Sam Bailey
Sia
4
Tommy Aili James Drake Nehemiah
Groups
AHMIR
Little Mix
Neon Jungle
Pentatonix
Girls
Demi Lovato
Ella Eyre
Lauren Murray
Louisa Johnson
Over 30s
Ben Haenow
Carrie Underwood
Guy Sebastian
Tessanne Chin
Boys
Ben Platt
Brendan Murray
Leroy Sanchez
Sam Smith
5 Over 30s
Bruno Mars
Paloma Faith
Saara Aalto
Groups
HAIM
One Direction
Paramore
Boys
Chris Jamison
Jaylen Roach
Max Schneider
Girls
Jessica Sanchez
Natalie Ong
Samantha Harvey
6 Boys
Ada Vox
Chris Blue
Sam Smith
Girls
Brooke Simpson
Sheena McHugh
Zhavia Ward
Over 30s
Karen Waldrup
Kelly Clarkson
Sam Bailey
Groups
Mayday Parade
Shinedown
The Fugees
7
Tommy Aili James Drake Melinda
Over 30s
Ali Caldwell
Celine Dion
Katherine Jenkins
Kyla Jade
Groups
4th Power
Little Mix
The Wood Brothers
Why Don't We
Boys
Dalton Harris
Kirk Jay
Jahmene Douglas
Rag 'N' Bone Man
Girls
Brynn Cartelli
Kennedy Holmes
La’Porsha Renea
Leah McFall
8
Tommy Carly Jay Drake Aili James
Girls
Chloe Kohanski
Bella Paige
Pleun Bierbooms
Christina Grimmie
Boys
Conor Maynard
Jordan Smith
Matt Terry
Joshua Ledet
Over 30s
Amanda Brown
Kevin Davy White
Calum Scott
Lucy O’Bryne
Groups
Walk Off The Earth
Boyce Avenue
Pentatonix
Place on Earth
9
Team Tommy Team Aili James Team Taylor Team Nehemiah
Cynthia Erivo
Fernando Daniel
Maelyn Jarmon
Jessie J
MaKenzie Thomas
Rose Short
Diana Rouvas
Faouzia
Morissette
Chloe x Halle
Inês Simõnes
Sheldon Riley
10
Team Tommy Team Chris Team Taylor Team Nehemiah
Jason Warrior
Jennifer Hudson
Rak-Su
Grace Potter
Joshua Ledet
Pentatonix
Sam Bailey
Ali Caldwell
Haley Reinhart
Sasha Allen
Alex & Sierra
Marc Broussard
Nicholas Mcdonald
11
Team Tommy Team Jack Team Michael Team Nehemiah
Candice Glover
Dillon James
Pia Toscano
Sarah Ikumu
Mo Adeniran
Rose Short
Twenty One Two
JONA
Kelly Clarkson
Matt Bloyd
Alexandra Burke
Garrett Bolden
JoJo
12 Johnny Manuel
Noah Guthrie
Scarlett Lee
Sheldon Riley
Brian Justin Crum
Daneliya Tuleshova
James Graham
Masha Mnjoyan
First To Eleven
Melodores
Toneisha Harris
Tori Kelly
Ella Eyre
Paramore
Twenty One Pilots
Zach Seabaugh
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