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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.

Judges, presenters and other personnelEdit

Selection processEdit

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

Six-chair challengeEdit

Judges' housesEdit

Summary of judges' houses
Judge Category Location Guest mentor(s) Contestants eliminated Wildcard
TBA Over 25s TBA TBA TBA TBA
TBA Girls TBA TBA TBA TBA
TBA Boys TBA TBA TBA TBA
TBA Groups TBA TBA TBA TBA

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 BBC rating
(millions)
Official BBC HD rating
(millions)
Viewers
(millions)
Weekly rank
Auditions 1 30 August
Auditions 2 31 August
Auditions 3 6 September
Auditions 4 7 September
Auditions 5 13 September
Auditions 6 14 September
Auditions 7 20 September
Auditions 8 21 September
Bootcamp 1 26 September
Bootcamp 2 27 September
Bootcamp 3 28 September
Judges' houses 1 3 October
Judges' houses 2 4 October
Judges' houses 3 5 October
Live show 1 11 October
Live results 1 12 October
Live show 2 18 October
Live results 2 19 October
Live show 3 25 October
Live results 3 26 October
Live show 4 1 November
Live results 4 2 November
Live show 5 8 November
Live results 5 9 November
Live show 6 15 November
Live results 6 16 November
Live show 7 22 November
Live results 7 23 November
Live show 8 29 November
Live results 8 30 November
Live show 9 6 December
Live results 9 7 December
Live final 13 December
Live final results 14 December
Series average

ControversiesEdit

See alsoEdit

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