The X Factor Korea

The X Factor Korea

The title "X Factor" refers to a singing & stage talent which is "unique" and "something" that makes for star quality. Network Ten held rights for The X Factor in 2005, but dropped the show after the first season due to poor ratings. In 2010, the Seven Network went into a "bidding war" to gain rights for the show, and later won and a second season went into production. Cowell wanted the Australian version to match his "own specifications", and said that it would cost at least $20 million for 21 hours of television. The X Factor is primarily concerned with identifying singing talent, though appearance, personality, and stage presence. Dance routines are also important elements of many performances. Throughout the live shows, the judges act as mentors to their category, helping to decide song choices, styling and staging, while judging contestants from other categories. For each season, each judge is assigned a category and they mentor their three acts individually, with all acts having a shared amount of time with their mentor. Each of the 12 acts also have rehearsal time in the studio with their mentor. In some cases, if a solo artist is not strong enough, the judges will put together a group of solo artists which have potential to be great as a band. In season six , a wildcard was introduced to add one more act to the live shows, thus making it 13 finalists. In season one, the show was split into three categories: 16-24s (soloists aged 16–24), Over 25s (soloists aged 25 and over) and Groups (including duos). In seasons two–four, the 16-24s category was split into separate male and female sections, making four categories in all: Under 25 Boys, Under 25 Girls, Over 25s, and Groups. In season five only, the Over 25s was changed to Over 24s, with the Boys and Girls categories age group becoming 14–23. The first set of auditions is held in front of the show's producers, months before The X Factor is aired. The open auditions are not televised and anyone can attend. The successful auditionees chosen by the producers are invited back to the last set of the audition phase, which takes place in front of the show's judging panel and a live audience. If there are three judges present during the auditions, the act needs at least two "yes" votes (three if there are four judges present) to gain the majority vote. The judges' auditions are held on selected dates and locations in a number of major cities of Australia, and are broadcast over the first few weeks of The X Factor. The show is open to solo artists and vocal groups aged 14 and above, with no upper age limit. Only a selection of auditions in front of the judges are broadcast, usually the best, the worst and the most bizarre. During the first season of The X Factor, each act entered an audition room and delivered a stand-up unaccompanied performance of their chosen song to the judges, without any instrumental music playing. It is held on three days. In seasons one, two and three, each judge was given 24 acts and had to decide on their 12 acts after day two, and their six acts after day three. Each judge was assisted by a celebrity guest judge who would help them choose their acts. In season one, the judges narrowed down their acts to five instead of six. From season four , all four judges work together to collectively choose 24 acts (six from each category) for the next round, home visits, where they find out which category they will mentor. During the home visits stage (formerly judges' houses in seasons one and two),. the judges disband and visit different places of the world and begin to mentor the acts in their category before narrowing their final six acts down to three acts for the live shows. The judges receive help from celebrity guest judges at this stage. The finals consist of two live shows, the first featuring the contestants' performances and the second revealing the results of the public voting, culminating in one act being eliminated each week. In season two, the live shows were broadcast on Sunday and Monday nights, but moved to Monday and Tuesday nights for seasons three and four. In season five, the live shows returned to Sunday and Monday nights.In the initial performance shows, each act performs one song (two songs each during the Semi-Final and three songs each during the Grand Final) in front of the judges and a studio audience. The acts usually sing over a pre-recorded backing track, and backup dancers are commonly featured as well as stage props. Acts occasionally accompany themselves on guitar or piano. In the first season, acts usually chose a cover of a pop standard or contemporary hit. the x factor korea Much was made of the idea that each performer-mentor combination was free to present the performance whichever way they wanted, including the performer playing live instruments, or the addition of choirs, backing bands, and dancers. From the second season, each performance show has a different theme; each act's song is chosen according to the theme. The acts' mentors pick the song for them and critique their performance in order to get it perfect for the live shows. A celebrity guest connected to the theme is often invited onto The X Factor, and clips are shown of the guest conversing with the contestants at rehearsal. After each act has performed, the judges comment on their performance. Heated disagreements, usually involving judges defending their acts against criticism, are a regular feature of the show. Once all the acts have performed, the phone lines open and the viewing public vote on which act they want to keep in the competition.The results are announced during the live decider show the following day, in aid to give the Australian public time to vote. The two acts that received the lowest number of votes perform again in the "final showdown", and the judges vote on which of the two to send home. In the first season, there would never be an even number, therefore one act would always be eliminated by a majority. However, once a fourth judge was added to the panel, this was possible and "deadlock" was introduced in case of a tie vote. If the final showdown goes to deadlock, the act with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the competition. The actual number of votes cast for each act is not revealed, nor is the order. The results show also features a number of celebrity guest performers promoting their singles or albums , usually their latest ones.      Contestant in (or mentor of) "16-24s" category     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Over 25s" or "Over 24s" category     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Groups" category. When it was announced that The X Factor would return in 2010, British reality television star Peter Andre was linked to the role. However, he declined the offer as he did not want to be away from his children for so long. On 16 March 2011, Sandilands announced that he would not be returning for the third season, stating that he left the show because "it's just too hectic, it's too much work". Bassingthwaighte said she would focus on bringing an honest critique to the show and will guide "the artists through the competition",. while Mel B said, "[The contestants] are either going to love me or hate me but it's going to be a fun ride. I'm really easy to get on with and I'm a hard worker. I'm firm but nice.". However, on 22 August 2010, it was revealed that Newton had to withdraw after an altercation in Rome with his now ex-girlfriend Rachael Taylor . Newton flew from Rome to Dublin , where he was to film segments for The X Factor with Keating. However, he was escorted back to Australia by a producer of the show after they decided he was in no state to film. On 23 August 2010, it was announced that actor Luke Jacobz would take over as host and all original audition footage with Newton was removed with footage of Jacobz being shot instead. In each season, each judge is allocated a category to mentor and chooses a small number of acts (three acts) to progress to the live finals. This table shows, for each season, which category each judge was allocated and which acts he or she put through to the live finals.Key:. The show featured behind-the-scenes footage of The X Factor and the emotional responses of the contestants after the judges commented on their performances. A celebrity panel was usually featured, who gave their opinions on the contestants. The judges and contestants also answered phone calls from viewers, while Facebook statuses, tweets , and SMS messages appeared on screen. The Xtra Factor also showed extra auditions, bootcamp performances and the judges' houses performances.During the finalists time on The X Factor, The Xtra Factor camera crew followed the finalists about during their day. The footage which was filmed throughout the week would be broadcast once the show went live, once a week. There would also be an exclusive interview of the act which had been eliminated during that week of the show, and an exclusive interview with the winner and their mentor. The X Stream was an online live streaming show that was broadcast via The X Factor‍ '​s official website during the season four live performance shows on Monday nights. The X Stream featured behind-the-scenes footage of the green room where contestants stay before and after their performances, a view of them waiting backstage as well as the contestants' responses after the judges commented on their performances. They also answered questions from viewers via Twitter. To-date, Mastin is the most successful contestant, having released two top-five albums and three number-one singles (two in Australia and one in New Zealand). After the winner of The X Factor is declared, their winner's single would be released onto iTunes . A few weeks later, their debut album would be released, which would contain their winner's single and cover versions of songs they performed as a contestant on the show. Since season three, the contestants' weekly performances are released onto iTunes for a limited time only, which lead to a number of downloads and in some cases their performances appear on the ARIA Singles Chart. The show's second charity single, a cover of Pharrell Williams ' " Happy ", was also released to help raise funds for the You Can program.