In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".
Reviews
Popularity
3,209 ( 105)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2013   2012   2011  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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, Simon Cowell, Dermot O'Leary
American Idol (2002–2016)
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, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson
Britain's Got Talent (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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 5.6/10 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, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne
The Voice (TV Series 2011)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly
The X Factor (TV Series 2005)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

It is about getting new singers

Stars: Luke Jacobz, Guy Sebastian, Ronan Keating
Deal or No Deal (2005–2009)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal

Stars: Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine
The Voice UK (TV Series 2012)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Aspiring singers do their audition whilst the judges only listen with their backs turned. If a judge likes what they hear, they turn their chair.

Stars: Will.i.am, Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue
The Voice I (TV Series 2012)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Contestants compete in a singing competition that focuses on the quality of their voice.

Stars: Joel Madden, Darren McMullen, Delta Goodrem
Minute to Win It (TV Series 2010)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Contestants can win $1 million by completing ten tasks involving common household objects, with a one-minute time limit for each task.

Stars: Guy Fieri, Sean L. Malin, Kimberly Fox
Fear Factor I (TV Series 2001)
Game-Show | Reality-TV | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses, siblings or best friends) recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Rogan, Meghan Allen, Meg Daleske
Wipeout (2008–2014)
Comedy | Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Contestants make their way through a giant obstacle course to win a cash prize.

Stars: John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner
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?

Goofs

It's obvious the judges make their decision before the contestant starts performing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Glee: Britney 2.0 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Show
13 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

I love this show. Much more than American Idol and all the other that are out there. Some of the auditions are breathtakingly good and you can really see true talent. I like how they decide which auditions to show and what not. This is the only show that I would watch every single episode off. The drama between the judges are more funny than annoying and it ads to the humor.

When the show progresses the performances just gets better. I takes a lot more than just a singers voice to make it out there and in this show that is implemented. Plus it's a lot harder to sing good while your dancing all over the stage, and the outfits just make it that much more fun to watch. Almost like your at a real concert.

I think that the choice of judges was good. You can see they speak out of experience when they talk and they try to help the contestants to improve on their performances. Naturally the judges are gonna be voting for the group they worked for but that doesn't mean they stand blind to the wrongs. On the topic of Simon Cowell, I think he is great, yea he can be mean but he is straightforward and when he gives someone a compliment they can really appreciate it because you know he won't just say something unless he really means it.

I would recommend this show to everyone!!!

And to the people who say bad things, well, why don't you start your own show then?


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Carlito should be disqualified peaches1698
Demi quit. racheljclear
Mario to Simon: 'you just won The X Factor!' kade5233
Jeff Gutt: am I the only one who.... cbrady126
Why didn't Kelly perform? kade5233
X Factor winners... acilu-1
Discuss The X Factor (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page