The X Factor (American TV series)

U.S. television series

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.

The X Factor
GenreReality television
Created bySimon Cowell
Creative director(s)
Presented by
Composer(s)Simon Cowell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes80
Executive producer(s)
  • Simon Cowell (uncredited)
  • Cecile Frot-Coutaz
  • Siobhan Greene
  • Richard Holloway
  • Andrew Llinares
  • Rob Wade[1]
Production location(s)
Running time60–150 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorFremantleMedia Enterprises
Original networkFox
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 21, 2011 (2011-09-21) –
December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
Related showsThe X Factor
Other websites

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

Hosts and judges change

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

  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.