The X Factor (2011– )

TV Series  -  Music | Reality-TV
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 4,785 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 1 critic

In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 24 Dec 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 01 Aug 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The X Factor" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The X Factor (2011– )

The X Factor (2011– ) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The X Factor.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2013   2012   2011  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

American Idol (TV Series 2002)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell
Britain's Got Talent (TV Series 2007)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Amateur singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, ventriloquists and novelty acts perform for a live audience and a panel of three judges. If all three judges buzz them off they must stop their act.

Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden
America's Got Talent (TV Series 2006)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel
The Voice (TV Series 2011)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

Stars: Carson Daly, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine
The X Factor (TV Series 2004)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A British music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions.

Stars: Louis Walsh, Dermot O'Leary, Simon Cowell
X Factor (2000)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An 'everyman' courier struggles to impress his dream girl on their first date but must face a series of challenges from a group of deadly thugs who mistake him for someone else, making for a wild and adventurous night out for the couple.

Director: Eric Monteiro
Stars: Jeffrey Grellman, Karen Waldmann, Danny Duque-Estrada
The X Factor (TV Series 2005)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Stars: Luke Jacobz, Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian
X Factor II (TV Series 2010)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Stars: Jochen Schropp, Sarah Connor, H.P. Baxxter
X Factor I (TV Series 2008)
Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Danish version of the X Factor format, promoted as the ultimate talent show.

Stars: Thomas Blachman, Remee, Lina Rafn
X Factor II (TV Series 2008)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

"The X Factor" Italian version.

Stars: Marco Castoldi, Simona Ventura, Mara Maionchi
X Factor (TV Series 2011)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Stars: Marta Jandová, Dara Rolins
The Xtra Factor (TV Series 2004)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Stars: Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Dermot O'Leary
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Judge (80 episodes, 2011-2013)
...
 Herself - Judge / ... (54 episodes, 2012-2013)
...
 Himself - Judge (54 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Himself - Host (42 episodes, 2012-2013)
Edit

Storyline

In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Unforgettable. UnXpected. See more »

Genres:

Music | Reality-TV

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

X Factor  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.6 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What You See Is What You Get
25 September 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This kind of show has been seen and done a dozen of times. Due to my travels I was able to see The X-Factor in the UK, Germany and Australia already and the US Version is not much different but bigger.

Obviously you need to like casting shows to enjoy the program, having said that, people giving this a 1 star rating should be banned from further reviews and ratings since there is more to the production of a TV Show than the likable factor. This program is produced and directed very well, there is a nice flow and speed going on, the scenery shots from the cities alone are worth more than 1 star so what's it to ya? Let me be very clear, it is Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and LA. Reid, you get exactly what is on the package and someone who's rating 9 stars for American Idol and 1 Star for The X Factor is a hypocrite. If you like American Idol you like this show, if you don't like American Idol you won't like this either. Opening the age limits is a fantastic decision because that gets really interesting later when the contestants will be split into Boys, Girls, Groups and over 30s and receive personal training from the judges and coaches. This is where the show will be different from Idol and since it has worked in other countries very well, it will work in American just fine, despite the hypocritical ratings on this website.

If you're looking for something entirely different you won't find it here, but if you feel entertained by great voices and quirky auditions this is a great show to watch. As long there are 20,000 people auditioning in every city this show clearly deserves it's space.


21 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Demi quit. racheljclear
Carlito should be disqualified peaches1698
Anybody know if Jeff Gutt has kids? embargolifted
Mario to Simon: 'you just won The X Factor!' kade5233
Jeff Gutt: am I the only one who.... cbrady126
This is the first time in a while the right contestant won (XF/AI) morphinapg-1
Discuss The X Factor (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page