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The X Factor
Series 1
Broadcast from 1 January (2016-01-01) – 1 January 2016 (2016-01-01)
Judges
  • Adele
  • Cheryl
  • Leona Lewis
  • Emeli Sandé
Presenter(s) Nina Dobrev
Broadcaster BBC
Finals venue Wembley Arena
Winner
Dua Lipa
Origin Croydon
Song "Be The One"
Genre(s) Pop
Mentor Cheryl
Runner-up
Fleur East
Chronology

The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. The first series began airing on BBC on 1 January 2016 and finished on 1 April 2016. Nina Dobrev presented the series of the main show on BBC and Ian Somerhalder presented spin-off show The Xtra Factor on BBC Two.

Room auditions took place in Manchester, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh from 16 June to 1 July, followed by arena auditions in London, that were held between 1 and 4 August. Bootcamp was held in London in August and judges' houses around Nice, Los Angeles, Bermuda and Cancún in September. The live shows began on 11 October. Fernandez-Versini mentored the Girls, Mel B mentored the Boys, Walsh mentored the Groups and Cowell mentored the Over 25s. Ben Haenow won the series against Fleur East on 14 December 2014 with 57.2% of the votes.

Judges, presenters and other personnelEdit

PromotionEdit

Selection processEdit

EligibilityEdit

AuditionsEdit

Mobile auditionsEdit

Open auditionsEdit

Audition city Open audition date Open audition venue
Dublin 5 April 2014 Convention Centre Dublin
Plymouth 8 April 2014 Holiday Inn Plymouth
Cardiff 10 April 2014 Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
London 13 April 2014 Emirates Stadium
Birmingham 23 April 2014 St. Andrew's
Edinburgh 27 April 2014 Murrayfield Stadium
Gateshead 30 April 2014 Sage Gateshead
Manchester 3 May 2014 Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Liverpool 5 May 2014 Liverpool Convention Centre

Judges auditionsEdit

City Room auditions Arena auditions
Date(s) Venue Date(s) Venue
Manchester 16–17 June 2014 Old Trafford Cricket Ground N/A
London 20 June 2014 Emirates Stadium 1–4 August 2014 The SSE Arena, Wembley
22–24 June 2014
Newcastle 26 June 2014 St James' Park N/A
Edinburgh 1 July 2014 Assembly Rooms

BootcampEdit

Judges' housesEdit

Summary of judges' houses
Judge Category Location Guest mentor(s) Contestants eliminated Wildcard
Cowell Over 25s Los Angeles Sinitta Helen Fulthorpe, Lizzy Pattinson Stevi Ritchie
Fernandez-Versini Girls Nice Tinie Tempah Kerrianne Covell, Emily Middlemas Lola Saunders
Brown Boys Cancún Emma Bunton Danny Dearden, Jordan Morris Jack Walton
Walsh Groups Bermuda Tulisa Contostavlos Concept, New Girl Group, The Brooks Overload Generation*

FinalistsEdit

Key:

  †  – Winner
  ‡  – Runner-up
  §  – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (TBA)
Girls (TBA)
Over 25s (TBA)
Groups (TBA)

Live showsEdit

Results summaryEdit

Colour key
     –Contestant was in the bottom two/three and had to perform 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
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Saturday Sunday
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Sing-off No sing-off or judges' votes: results were based on public votes alone
TBA's vote
to eliminate
TBA's vote
to eliminate
TBA's vote
to eliminate
TBA's vote
to eliminate
Eliminated

Live show detailsEdit

Week 1 (1/2 January)Edit

  • Theme: TBA
  • Group performance: "TBA"
  • Musical guests: Artist ("Song") and Artist ("Song")
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
TBA 1 "TBA" Safe
TBA 2 "TBA" Safe
TBA 3 "TBA" Safe
TBA 4 "TBA" Safe
TBA 5 "TBA" Safe
TBA 6 "TBA" Safe
TBA 7 "TBA" Safe
TBA 8 "TBA" Safe
TBA 9 "TBA" Safe
TBA 10 "TBA" Safe
TBA 11 "TBA" Safe
TBA 12 "TBA" Safe
TBA 13 "TBA" Safe
TBA 14 "TBA" Safe
TBA 15 "TBA" Safe
TBA 16 "TBA" Safe
Sing-off details
TBA 1 "TBA" Safe
TBA 2 "TBA" Eliminated
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Judge: Act – reason
  • Judge: Act – reason
  • Judge: Act – reason
  • Judge: Act – reason

RatingsEdit

Episode Air date Duration (minutes) Share (%) Official ITV rating
(millions)
Official ITV HD rating
(millions)
Total viewers
(millions)
Weekly rank
Auditions 1 30 August 85 40.9 8.33 1.76 10.09 2
Auditions 2 31 August 60 32.2 7.48 1.36 8.84 3
Auditions 3 6 September 80 39.4 8.08 1.52 9.60 2
Auditions 4 7 September 65 28.4 7.03 1.46 8.49 4
Auditions 5 13 September 80 38.9 8.09 1.62 9.71 2
Auditions 6 14 September 60 32.9 7.61 1.47 9.08 3
Auditions 7 20 September 80 39.2 8.13 1.57 9.70 3
Auditions 8 21 September 60 35.2 7.72 1.63 9.35 4
Bootcamp 1 26 September 60 23.3 5.62 1.19 6.81 17
Bootcamp 2 27 September 80 32.3 7.16 1.31 8.47 5
Bootcamp 3 28 September 60 35.4 8.16 1.42 9.58 2
Judges' houses 1 3 October 60 27.7 6.08 1.20 7.28 17
Judges' houses 2 4 October 80 30.4 6.76 1.40 8.16 7
Judges' houses 3 5 October 60 33.9 7.78 1.80 9.58 4
Live show 1 11 October 150 31.3 6.74 1.57 8.31 8
Live results 1 12 October 60 33.7 7.57 1.75 9.32 4
Live show 2 18 October 140 33.2 6.74 1.65 8.39 8
Live results 2 19 October 60 33.6 7.45 1.52 8.97 4
Live show 3 25 October 130 31.6 6.49 1.53 8.02 9
Live results 3 26 October 60 31.1 6.82 1.39 8.21 8
Live show 4 1 November 135 31.7 6.83 1.34 8.17 8
Live results 4 2 November 60 28.9 6.69 1.42 8.11 9
Live show 5 8 November 105 33.2 7.01 1.57 8.58 7
Live results 5 9 November 60 27.6 6.54 1.31 7.85 10
Live show 6 15 November 100 32.6 6.74 1.54 8.28 9
Live results 6 16 November 60 31.9 7.22 1.64 8.86 6
Live show 7 22 November 100 32.4 6.84 1.39 8.23 9
Live results 7 23 November 60 30.4 6.84 1.43 8.27 8
Live show 8 29 November 105 33.1 6.96 1.42 8.38 11
Live results 8 30 November 60 30.4 6.84 1.46 8.30 12
Live show 9 6 December 90 31.0 6.25 1.48 7.73 15
Live results 9 7 December 60 31.4 7.12 1.53 8.65 11
Live final 13 December 125 35.8 7.34 1.59 8.93 4
Live final results 14 December 125 35.2 8.03 1.85 9.88 3
Series average N/A 32.7 7.11 1.49 8.61 N/A

ControversiesEdit

See alsoEdit

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