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The X Factor (American TV series)

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The X Factor
GenreReality television
Created bySimon Cowell
Creative directors
Presented by
ComposerSimon Cowell
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes80
Executive producers
  • Simon Cowell (uncredited)
  • Cecile Frot-Coutaz
  • Siobhan Greene
  • Richard Holloway
  • Andrew Llinares
  • Rob Wade[1]
Production locations
Running time60–150 minutes
Production company
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 21, 2011 (2011-09-21) –
December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
The X Factor

The X Factor USA is an American television music competition. The winner gets a recording contract and 5 million dollars. It first aired on September 21, 2011 on Fox.[2] There have been three winners; Melanie Amaro, Tate Stevens and Alex & Sierra.

On February 7, 2014, Fox announced that The X Factor got canceled due to Simon Cowell, who went back at the UK version of the show.

Hosts and judges[change | change source]

Season 1 was hosted by Steve Jones. For season 2, he was replaced by Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez. For season 3, Mario Lopez returned as the host but Kardashian did not.

The original panel consisted of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid. After season 1, Paula and Nicole were replaced by Demi Lovato and Britney Spears. In season 3, L.A. Reid was replaced by Kelly Rowland.

Year Judges
2011 L.A. Reid Nicole Scherzinger Paula Abdul Simon Cowell
2012 Demi Lovato Britney Spears
2013 Paulina Rubio Kelly Rowland

References[change | change source]

  1. "The X Factor Press Release" (PDF) (Press release). Fox Broadcasting Company. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 15, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  2. "Digital Spy - TV, Movies and Entertainment News". Digital Spy.