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THE X FACTOR made its way to the U.S. In its first season, millions tuned in on Wednesday and Thursday nights (8/7C on FOX) to see stars born, drama unfold, and talent unleashed.

THE X FACTOR has been picked up for a third season by FOX.

Since its debut in 2004, THE X FACTOR has remained the U.K.'s #1 program for the last seven years, peaking with an audience of 21 million for its 2010 finale. The format swiftly broke similar records around the world, where local versions have consistently rated #1. The series has received numerous honors worldwide, and more than 100 million records have been sold by artists launched through the series, including over 90 #1 singles and albums and 150 Top Ten records.

In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time contestants audition for THE X FACTOR judges they will do so in front of an audience of thousands - raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

THE X FACTOR is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America.

On May 14, 2012 Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were announced as judges for THE X FACTOR.

Latest Articles About The X Factor on FOX

AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT to Play Extended Harrah Photo AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT to Play Extended Harrah's Residency
by A.A. Cristi - July 21, 2021

The boundary-breaking hologram concert spectacle, AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT, featuring the voice of one of the world's greatest entertainers virtually performing among a live band, backup singers and dancers while being surrounded by cinematic special effects will...
Lucy Durack, Dami Im, and Sheldon Riley Will Join Aussie Pops Orchestra NYE Concert a Photo Lucy Durack, Dami Im, and Sheldon Riley Will Join Aussie Pops Orchestra NYE Concert at Hamer Hall
by Stephi Wild - November 22, 2021

Lucy Durack, Dami Im and Sheldon Riley are joining the line-up of the Aussie Pops Orchestra's New Year's Eve concert spectacular featuring Marina Prior, Josh Piterman and John Foreman. The performance will dazzle audiences with a wonderful selection of popular classics and Broadway hits on New Year'...
Celia Rose Gooding and Renee Rapp to Host 'The Reckoning Halloween Party' Presented b Photo Celia Rose Gooding and Renee Rapp to Host 'The Reckoning Halloween Party' Presented by BFRJ x BROADWAY BLACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 19, 2021

BFRJ x BROADWAY BLACK will host The Reckoning Halloween Party at RPM Underground in New York City on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 starting at 8pm. Hosted by Celia Rose Gooding and Renee Rapp, this event is the first of its kind since the return of New York Theatre and will raise funds to benefit Broad...
VIDEO: Lucie Jones Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Lucie Jones Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 25, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with West End superstar Lucie Jones, who appears in a new virtual production of cult favorite [title of show]- available starting today on BroadwayHD....
Darren Day Joins Faye Brookes, Sinitta and More in CHICAGO UK & Ireland Tour Photo Darren Day Joins Faye Brookes, Sinitta and More in CHICAGO UK & Ireland Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 03, 2021

David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that West End and TV star Darren Day will play ‘Billy Flynn’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the international musical sensation CHICAGO opening at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow on Saturday 11 September 2021....
VIDEO: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Now Running at Photo VIDEO: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Now Running at the London Palladium
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - July 21, 2021

Last night the West End revival of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat played to a full capacity audience at the London Palladium for the very first time, having begun socially distanced previews at the iconic venue on 12 July....
Hackney Empire Announces Plans For 2021; Leona Lewis Becomes A Patron Photo Hackney Empire Announces Plans For 2021; Leona Lewis Becomes A Patron
by Stephi Wild - June 21, 2021

In August, Hackney Empire will present ADP 2021: Romeo & Juliet (Title TBC); The Artist Development Programme (ADP) is a two-week summer programme giving a company of 40 young artists, aged 13-19, the opportunity to create an original piece of musical theatre....
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT to Welcome Olivier Award-Winner Clive Rowe Photo THE PRINCE OF EGYPT to Welcome Olivier Award-Winner Clive Rowe
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2021

This July, Olivier Award-winning actor Clive Rowe will join the West End cast of The Prince of Egypt....
Brenda Edwards, Norman Pace and Alex Bourne Will Star in HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Royal B Photo Brenda Edwards, Norman Pace and Alex Bourne Will Star in HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Royal Brighton
by Stephi Wild - September 07, 2021

It has been announced that musical theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor, Loose Women and Songs of Praise) will star as Motormouth Maybelle in the UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray.  Comedy legend Norman Pace (ITV's The Hale and Pace Show) will ...
BWW Review: HAMILTON Is a Handsome Production That Is Undermined by a Lack of Cast Ch Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Is a Handsome Production That Is Undermined by a Lack of Cast Chemistry
by Harker Jones - September 01, 2021

The costumes are exquisite, the score is as fresh as it was when it first premiered, and the lighting and sound are phenomenal, but there is a muted quality to the production....
Final Programme Released For Liverpool Theatre Festival 2021 Photo Final Programme Released For Liverpool Theatre Festival 2021
by Stephi Wild - August 13, 2021

Now added to the programme are shows Perfectly Frank, Twice Nightly and Swan Song, with cast announcements for 2Gorgeous4U, Everybody’s Talking About Musicals, Boing…Meow! The Musical, and Broken Biscuits. Tickets are on sale for all shows. ...
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast For UK Tour Photo Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast For UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - April 30, 2021

Disney's Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast today announces the cast to star in the re-imagined and re-designed new production. Staged by members of the original award-winning creative team, Beauty and the Beast will open a UK & Ireland Tour at The Bristol Hippodrome on Wednesd...
Martin Nievera Returns to M Resort Spa Casino October 2021 Photo Martin Nievera Returns to M Resort Spa Casino October 2021
by A.A. Cristi - July 26, 2021

Multi-platinum recording artist and international superstar Martin Nievera announces the return to M Resort Spa Casino, alongside Best Actor nominee Travis Cloer, for a live performance fans won't want to miss. Tickets, starting at $25, go on sale this Wednesday, July 28 at noon and can be purchased...
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Broadway Cast Recording Will Be Released Next Month Photo CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Broadway Cast Recording Will Be Released Next Month
by Stephi Wild - November 16, 2021

Caroline, or Change (The New Broadway Cast Recording) will be made in collaboration with Roundabout Theatre Company under the new Broadway Records label imprint, Roundabout Records....
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Come To Birmingham Hippodrome In 2022 Photo Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Come To Birmingham Hippodrome In 2022
by Stephi Wild - October 01, 2021

Disney's beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team – will come to Birmingham in 2022, as part of the recently opened UK & Ireland Tour....
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Panto Will Return to Kings Theatre This Holiday Season Photo JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Panto Will Return to Kings Theatre This Holiday Season
by Stephi Wild - June 22, 2021

Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk are available now! Learn more and purchase tickets here....
Lucie Jones, Matt Willis, Sandra Marvin, and Evelyn Hoskins Announced For WAITRESS UK Photo Lucie Jones, Matt Willis, Sandra Marvin, and Evelyn Hoskins Announced For WAITRESS UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - April 20, 2021

Casting has been announced for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of WAITRESS opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 4 September 2021. The show will star Lucie Jones as 'Jenna', Sandra Marvin as 'Becky', Evelyn Hoskins as 'Dawn' and Busted's Matt Willis as 'Dr Pomatter'. ...
Three Female Artists Travel From Mainhattan and Manhattan to Iceland at The Reykjavik Photo Three Female Artists Travel From Mainhattan and Manhattan to Iceland at The Reykjavik Fringe Festival
by A.A. Cristi - July 01, 2021

One Musical Cabaret with the musical theatre actress Stefanie Rummel situated in Frankfurt, Germany (also called Mainhattan) and Two Plays with the actresses Heather Massie and Valerie David from New York City (Manhattan) in the US have been invited to the RVK Fringe Festival 2021 in Iceland....
BWW Review: LEE MEAD, 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, London Palladium Photo BWW Review: LEE MEAD, 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, London Palladium
by Charlotte Downes - June 11, 2021

From Any Dream Will Do to a dream come true, Lee Mead took to the London Palladium stage for one night only, to celebrate his 40th birthday and his twenty-year career. Mead talked of walking past the theatre as a boy and his joy at being able to hold his own concert there....
Eric Darius to Perform at Maxwell C. King Center for The Performing Arts Photo Eric Darius to Perform at Maxwell C. King Center for The Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

Saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Eric Darius likes to play by his own rules. Fearlessly pushing all musical boundaries, he is one of the most exciting musicians to enter the Contemporary Jazz scene in the last decade....
'One Human' Single to Raise Funds for UNICEF Photo 'One Human' Single to Raise Funds for UNICEF
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 28, 2021

The recording features performances from Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Juno award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo, Grammy award winner Dobet Gnahoré, Grammy award winner Al Walser, Greek superstar George Perris, New York City Opera soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke, and many more....
The Pussycat Dolls' Kimberly Wyatt to Make Stage Debut in DEAD LIES Photo The Pussycat Dolls' Kimberly Wyatt to Make Stage Debut in DEAD LIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 25, 2021

RED Entertainment has announced that Kimberly Wyatt will join the previously announced Clive Mantle, Harriet Thorpe, John Lyons, Jacqueline Leonard, Patrick Pearson, and and Ashford Campbell in the UK tour of Dead Lies....
Star Studded Musical Comedy Comes To St Helens This Week Photo Star Studded Musical Comedy Comes To St Helens This Week
by A.A. Cristi - September 13, 2021

Musical comedy Girls Just Wanna Have Fun comes to St Helens Theatre Royal this week – and promises audiences a show packed with fun, laughter and uplifting hit songs. ...
VIDEO: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Now Running at Photo VIDEO: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Now Running at the London Palladium
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - July 21, 2021

Last night the West End revival of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat played to a full capacity audience at the London Palladium for the very first time, having begun socially distanced previews at the iconic venue on 12 July....
Alexandra Burke Joins JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT for Summer Return Photo Alexandra Burke Joins JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT for Summer Return
by A.A. Cristi - April 08, 2021

Alexandra Burke will join the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Techniolor Dreamcoat when it resumes performances this July. ...