Watch The X Factor (UK) Online

  • Watch The X Factor (UK) Online

    Watch The X Factor (U.K.) Online

    Created by Simon Cowell, the biggest television talent competition in Europe tries to find new singing talent. The original judging panel consisted of Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Dannii Minogue joined in series 4, and Cheryl Cole replaced Sharon Osbourne in series 5. Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole departed after series 7 and were replaced by Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos in series 8. Nicole Scherzinger replaced Kelly Rowland in series 9, and Sharon Osbourne returned to the panel in series 10 as a replacement for Tulisa Contostavlos. Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger will not return for series 11 and will be replaced by Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole. The first three series of the show were presented by Kate Thornton. Since series 4, the show has been presented by Dermot O’Leary. Also, since series 10, Caroline Flack has served as a backstage presenter during the Saturday night live shows. The show is split into different stages, following the contestants from auditions through to the final. In the original televised audition stage of the show, contestants sang in an audition room in front of just the judges, but from series 6 onwards, auditionees sing on a stage in front of the judges and a live audience. In series 10, both auditions formats were used. Successful auditionees go through to “bootcamp” and then to “judges’ houses”, where judges narrow down the acts in their category down to three or four acts to mentor for the live shows, where the public vote for their favourite acts following weekly live performances by the contestants.

    First Aired: September 1, 2004
    Air Day: Saturday
    Air Time: 8:00 PM
    Runtime: 90 minutes
    Network: ITV1
    Genre: Game Show, Reality

    Watch The X Factor Online