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The X Factor is a British television receiver music competition to find a new singing endowment. The thirteenth series began airing on ITV on Saturday 27 August 2016 and ended on Sunday 11 December 2016. [ 1 ] Dermot O’Leary returned to present the main show on ITV for the ninth time to replace Olly Murs and Caroline Flack, who left after series 12. Simon Cowell was the only estimate from the 12th serial to return; Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, and Louis Walsh all returned, replacing Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and Nick Grimshaw. Matt Edmondson and Rylan Clark-Neal replaced Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom as hosts of The Xtra Factor, which was rebranded as The Xtra Factor Live and was broadcast live doubly every week, with Roman Kemp making appearances as a digital donor and social media reporter. Matt Terry announced the achiever on 11 December 2016, making Scherzinger the winning mentor for the second time. Saara Aalto finished second base.

Judges and presenters.

On 18 February 2016, during series 12 evaluation Nick Grimshaw announced that he would not come back for another series on the evaluation panel. [ 2 ] On 5 April 2016, it was confirmed that Cheryl would not return as an evaluator. [ 3 ] Rita Ora confirmed she was leaving the pronounce panel on 10 May 2016. [ 4 ] On the lapp day, it was reported that early judges Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, and Louis Walsh may return to join Simon Cowell on the evaluation panel to jointly replaced Ora, Cheryl, and Grimshaw. [ 5 ] Walsh confirmed he had signed a shrink on 15 May 2016. [ 6 ] The judging line-up was formally confirmed as Cowell, Walsh, Osbourne, and Scherzinger on 1 June 2016. [ 7 ] On 22 February 2016, during an interview with The Sun, Olly Murs, who had co-hosted the previous series with Caroline Flack, confirmed his decision to quit the series to focus on his music. In a statement, Murs stated, “ This was a fabulously hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I ‘ve actually enjoyed co-hosting The X Factor. ” [ 8 ] Following Murs ‘ decision to exit the series, Flack confirmed she would exit ampere well, stating, “ I have had a brilliant time working on The X Factor over the last few years, and hosting the chief picture was good fantastic – I made some amaze friends. ” [ 9 ] On 29 March 2016, it was confirmed that Dermot O’Leary would return to present The X Factor on ITV for the ninth time, after having quit the previous year, and said he was “ identical flatter to be asked back ”. For series 12, O’Leary was replaced by Murs and Flack, but the see numbers fell and O’Leary was asked back. Richard Holloway, embossed Thames, said he was “ a much-loved part of The X Factor and one of the best presenters in the commercial enterprise ”, while Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of television, said he was “ an important contribution of the ITV family ”. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] On 27 June 2016, it was confirmed that Matt Edmondson will be the fresh host of The Xtra Factor replacing Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom. [ 12 ] On 1 July 2016, it was confirmed that Rylan Clark-Neal will co-host aboard Edmondson, [ 13 ] and that Capital FM DJ Roman Kemp would be a digital presenter and social media reporter. [ 14 ] Mel B joined the panel for one day of London auditions instead of Scherzinger. [ 15 ] Osbourne was absent in the Edinburgh auditions and was not replaced by a node evaluation.

survival process.

Auditions.

The minimum age to audition this year was 16. Contestants needed three or more ‘yeses ‘ from the four judges to progress to Bootcamp. [ 16 ]

mobile auditions.

In addition to the producers ‘ auditions, the “ Mobile Audition Tour ” took place throughout the UK and Ireland. Auditions ran between 7 March and 30 April 2016 and visited Skegness, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Peterborough, Telford, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Sunderland, Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Leicester, Coventry, Ipswich, Scarborough, Chelmsford, Northampton, Southend-on-Sea, Hull, Milton Keynes, Essex, York, Isle of Man, Swindon, Portsmouth, Bognor Regis, Bristol, Blackpool, Preston, Weston-Super-Mare, Brighton, Newquay, Wigan, Truro, Hastings, Exeter, Margate, Yeovil, and Maidstone. [ 17 ] [ unreliable source? ]

loose auditions.

Producers’ auditions commenced on 7 April in Glasgow and ended on 14 May in Liverpool. [ 18 ] [ unreliable source? ]

Judges ‘ auditions.

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EdinburghLeicesterLeicesterclass=notpageimage| Cities in the United Kingdom where the judges ‘ auditions were held.The X Factor (British series 13) is located in IrelandDublinDublinclass=notpageimage| Cities in Ireland where the judges ‘ auditions were held. in the first place, the format for auditions was announced to return to that of series 10 and 11, with both room auditions and attendant stadium auditions before Bootcamp. [ 19 ] however, the arena auditions were scrapped at the end of June, towards the end of the filming of the room auditions. [ 20 ] The auditions started on 10 June in Leicester [ 21 ] and continued in Manchester on 13 June. [ 22 ] The next auditions took target on 17 June in London where Mel B was a node estimate in place of Scherzinger, while Scherzinger had early commitments. [ 23 ] Contestant Philip Hadlow did not progress to Bootcamp but judged one audition in Walsh’s investment. [ citation needed ] Subsequent auditions were held in London on 19 June, with Scherzinger returning, [ 24 ] before moving to Edinburgh on 23 June [ 25 ] and Dublin on 1 July. [ 26 ] Selected auditions were broadcast over seven episodes, between 27 August and 17 September 2016. noteworthy auditionees in this series included Rebekah Ryan, who had UK chart success in the 1990s as an independent artist and previously auditioned in series 4, reaching Bootcamp, [ citation needed ] Saara Aalto, who was the runner-up on series 1 of The Voice of Finland, [ 27 ] and actor Will Rush. [ 28 ]

Bootcamp.

Bootcamp took locate at Alexandra Palace from 6 to 8 July 2016. [ 29 ] [ 30 ] It was broadcast in an individual sequence on 18 September 2016. The contestants all chose a song from a rampart with sheets of paper attached. Each song appeared three times and the three acts who picked the lapp song would perform that song as a group. immediately after each operation, the judges would either put the acts through or eliminate them immediately. 121 acts were successful in this part, and the judges then deliberated to cut the count of contestants down further, to decide who would reach the six-chair challenge. [ 31 ] At the end of Bootcamp, the judges discovered which categories they would mentor: Cowell was given the Girls, Scherzinger was given the Boys, Osbourne was given the Over 25s, and Walsh was given the Groups. [ 32 ]

Six-chair challenge.

The six-chair challenge took target from 9 to 12 July, at The SSE Arena, Wembley. [ 33 ] It was broadcast over two episodes on 24 and 25 September. [ 34 ] [ 35 ] [ 36 ] [ 37 ] Scherzinger and Cowell chose their final six acts during Saturday’s read, while Osbourne and Walsh picked their acts during Sunday’s show. [ 38 ] [ 39 ] [ 40 ] [ 41 ]

Judges ‘ houses.

Filming for judges ‘ houses took stead in belated August and early/mid-September. The locations and guest judges were formally confirmed on 21 September 2016. Walsh was assisted in Ibiza by Fleur East and Alesha Dixon, Cowell went to Malibu with Mel B and Emma Bunton, Osbourne went to her Los Angeles family where she was joined by Robbie Williams, and Scherzinger went to Nice with Calvin Harris. [ 42 ] Filipino singer Ivy Grace Paredes, who was originally selected as one of Osbourne’s over-25s at the six-chair challenge, remove from the contest because her visa would not be issued in time, [ 43 ] and she was replaced by Honey G. [ 44 ] Four more acts were chosen as wildcards to go to judges ‘ houses. Walsh chose Samantha Lavery for Cowell, Cowell chose Ryan Lawrie for Scherzinger, Scherzinger chose Saara Aalto for Osbourne and Osbourne chose Yes Lad for Walsh. [ 45 ] [ unreliable source? ] The judge’s houses episodes were broadcast on 1 and 2 October 2016.

Judges Houses Performances

Boys :
Girls :
Groups :
Over 25s

Contestants.

Key :

– Winner
– Runner-up
– Withdrew

alive shows.

The live shows began on 8 October 2016, with the performance shows taking target on Saturday night and the results showing airing on Sunday night. On 1 October, it was revealed that all the groups would undergo name changes. The raw names were revealed as Bratavio ( Bradley & Ottavio ), Brooks Way ( The Brooks ), and 5 After Midnight (5 AM). [ 46 ] The live shows were all filmed at Fountain Studios in London, apart from the live final and final results appearance, which were filmed at Wembley Arena. This was the stopping point serial to be filmed at Fountain Studios, and the semi-final results show and the pursuit episode of The Xtra Factor were the last programs to be recorded in the studios before its destruction. [ 47 ] [ 48 ] New for this series, the first five results show revealed the acts in the bottom three of the votes, and there was then a moment cycle of ‘flash votes ‘ which lasted approximately four minutes, with voting only available via the official The X Factor mobile app. The act that topped this vote avoided the sing-off. [ 49 ] besides new, the theme for each workweek, excluding workweek 1, is randomly selected via a “ jukebox wheel ” at the end of the former workweek’s read, which is spun by O’Leary ( apart from workweek 6, when it was spun by Ant & Dec, during an alive link-up from Australia ). [ citation needed ] Themes include “ Disco ”, “ Movies ”, “ Fright Night ”, “ 80s ”, “ Divas ”, “ Motown ”, “ Girlband v Boyband ” and “ Louis loves ” β€”named after Louis Walsh. [ 50 ] During the sixth live show, it was revealed that viewers would have a gamble to suggest a root for the jukebox. [ 51 ] During the seventh live results show, the raw composition was revealed as “ Christmas ”. [ 52 ] On 10 October 2016, it was confirmed that Brooks Way would not be taking part in the show after being absent from the first know display. In a statement released by the official website to confirm their death, Josh Brooks said, “ due to events in my personal biography I’ve decided that it’s best not to be on the prove at this time. While not everything that has been claimed is dependable I would like to apologize to everyone involved. ” [ 53 ] A spokesperson for the show added, “ Following the allegations relating to Josh Brooks, we have decided by the common acceptance that Brooks Way should leave the contest. ” [ 53 ] The same day, it was confirmed that Four of Diamonds, who previously made Judges ‘ Houses, would be replacing Brooks Way. talk of their second casual in the competition, the girls said that they “ are sol stimulated to be back ” and “ looking forward to performing hot, working hard and showing everyone what they are made of ”. Speaking approximately why he brought the girl group back, group mentor Walsh stated that he was “ impress with the girls ” but only had “ three spots in the know shows ”. At the time of the episode airing, many viewers were disappointed that they were not chosen and he stated that he’d “ listened to the fans ” and was “ delighted to be bringing the girls back. ” [ 54 ]

musical guests.

Each result show features guest performances, with some guests performing during the main operation show. Performers included 2012 The X Factor winner James Arthur on the first gear results show, [ 55 ] the cast of Motown: The Musical on the second live show, [ 56 ] OneRepublic and 2011 winners little Mix on the second results show, [ 57 ] Busted, Shawn Mendes and John Legend on the third base alive results show, [ 58 ] 2015 winner Louisa Johnson and Bruno Mars on the fourthly live results show, [ 59 ] Emeli SandΓ© and Robbie Williams on the one-fifth live results show, [ 60 ] Sister Sledge on the sixth alive usher, [ 61 ] 2009 runner up Olly Murs and Nathan Sykes on the sixth exist results show, [ 62 ] the mold of School of Rock, [ 63 ] Craig David and Alicia Keys on the seventh exist results show, [ 64 ] and Busted [ 65 ] Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie [ 66 ] on the eighth live results show, Zara Larsson [ 67 ] and Lady Gaga [ 68 ] on the semi-final alive results show, The Weeknd, [ 69 ] Louis Tomlinson featuring Steve Aoki and Honey G in the first final performances show, and Kylie Minogue, [ 70 ] Madness and Little Mix featuring Charlie Puth [ 71 ] in the final results show .

Results summary.

Color key

Act mentored by Scherzinger Act mentored by Cowell Act mentored by Osbourne Act mentored by Walsh

Act was in the bottom three/two and had to perform again in the survival elimination
Act was in the bottom three but was saved by voters in the lifeline vote and did not have to perform in the sing-off
Act received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no survival)
Act received the most public votes
Act was ejected from performing but remained in the competition
Act withdrew from the competition
Weekly results per act[72]
Act Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Quarter-final Semi-final Final
Saturday Vote Sunday Vote
Matt Terry 1st
22.2%
1st
19.5%
1st
17.8%
2nd
18.7%
1st
16.7%
3rd
16.7%
1st
21.1%
3rd
21.2%
3rd
22.5%
2nd
33.4%
Winner
48.5%
Saara Aalto 9th
5.3%
9th
6.4%
2nd
13.7%
3rd
11.3%
6th
9.4%
2nd
18.4%
2nd
20.1%
1st
23.7%
1st
28.8%
1st
35.3%
Runner-up
40.4%
5 After Midnight 2nd
13.3%
2nd
15.6%
4th
11.5%
4th
10.6%
2nd
15.5%
1st
19.0%
3rd
17.5%
4th
20.3%
2nd
26.6%
3rd
31.3%
Eliminated
(final)
Emily Middlemas 3rd
11.9%
3rd
11.0%
3rd
11.9%
1st
18.7%
3rd
15.3%
4th
13.4%
4th
16.8%
2nd
22.6%
4th
22.1%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
Honey G 4th
10.9%
4th
9.3%
5th
9.4%
6th
9.2%
5th
11.6%
5th
11.7%
6th
11.2%
5th
12.2%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Ryan Lawrie 8th
6.2%
10th
4.6%
8th
7.4%
7th
8.7%
4th
14.1%
6th
11.1%
5th
13.3%
Eliminated
(week 7)
Sam Lavery 5th
9.8%
5th
8.8%
6th
8.1%
5th
10.1%
8th
8.5%
7th
9.7%
Eliminated
(week 6)
Four of Diamonds Eliminated
( judges ’ houses )
6th
7.3%
10th
6.1%
9th
6.1%
7th
8.9%
Eliminated
(week 5)
Gifty Louise 7th
6.6%
8th
6.4%
7th
7.9%
8th
6.6%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Relley C 6th
7.8%
7th
6.6%
9th
6.2%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Freddy Parker 10th
3.4%
11th
4.5%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Brooks Way Ejected Withdrew
(week 2)
Bratavio 11th
2.6%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Lifeline Vote 1st Parker
52.0%
Lawrie
37.9%
Lawrie
37.9%
Lawrie
41.2%
Lavery
46.1%
No Lifeline Vote
2nd Aalto
38.5%
Aalto
32.0%
Relley C
36.0%
Louise
35.0%
Four of Diamonds
27.3%
3rd Bratavio
9.5%
Parker
30.0%
Four of Diamonds
26.1%
Four of Diamonds
23.8%
Aalto
26.6%
Final Showdown Aalto,
Bratavio
Aalto,
Parker
Four of Diamonds,
Relley C
Four of Diamonds,
Louise
Aalto,
Four of Diamonds
Lavery,
Lawrie
Honey G,
Lawrie
5 After Midnight,
Honey G
Middlemas,
Terry
No sing-off or judges’ votes: results were based on public votes alone
Judges voted to Eliminate Send Through
Walsh’s vote (Groups) Aalto Parker Relley C Louise Aalto Lawrie Lawrie Honey G Terry
Osbourne’s vote (Over 25s) Bratavio Parker Four of Diamonds Louise Four of Diamonds Lavery Lawrie 5 After Midnight Terry
Scherzinger’s vote (Boys) Bratavio Aalto Relley C Louise Four of Diamonds Lavery Honey G Honey G Terry
Cowell’s vote (Girls) Bratavio Aalto Relley C Four of Diamonds Four of Diamonds Lawrie Lawrie Honey G Middlemas
Eliminated Bratavio
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Freddy Parker
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Relley C
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Gifty Louise
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Four of Diamonds
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Sam Lavery
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Ryan Lawrie
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Honey G
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Emily Middlemas
1 of 4 votes
Minority
5 After Midnight
31.3%
to save
Saara Aalto
40.4%
to win
Reference(s) [73] [57] [74] [59] [75] [76] [77]

Live show details.

workweek 1 ( 8/9 October ).

It was announced at the beginning of Saturday’s populate picture that Brooks Way would not be performing. A spokesperson for the show said: “ Due to circumstances that have arisen, Brooks Way will not be appearing on tonight’s show. ” [ 80 ]
^1 Brooks Way was suspended from performing alone the first week. They withdrew the day after the foremost result was shown. They were due to perform “ Cake by the Ocean “. Brooks Way was then late replaced by Four of Diamonds.

Judges’ votes to eliminate[73]
  • Walsh: Saara Aalto – backed his own act, Bratavio.
  • Osbourne: Bratavio – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Saara Aalto.
  • Scherzinger: Bratavio – based on the sing-off performances.
  • Cowell: Bratavio – based on the sing-off performances.

week 2 ( 15/16 October ).

On 10 October 2016, it was confirmed that Brooks Way would nobelium long be taking part in the show after being absent from the first live show. [ 53 ] It was by and by confirmed that Four of Diamonds, who were eliminated at Judges ‘ Houses, would replace them. [ 54 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[57]
  • Scherzinger: Saara Aalto – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Freddy Parker.
  • Osbourne: Freddy Parker – backed her own act, Saara Aalto.
  • Walsh: Freddy Parker – gave no reason.
  • Cowell: Saara Aalto – said the decision was harder than last week and chose to go with his gut.

With the acts in the sing-off receiving two votes each, the resultant role went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Freddy Parker was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes. [ 57 ]

week 3 ( 22/23 October ).

Judges’ votes to eliminate[74]
  • Walsh: Relley C – backed his own act, Four of Diamonds, who he said had more potential.
  • Osbourne: Four of Diamonds – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Relley C.
  • Scherzinger: Relley C – based on the sing-off performances.
  • Cowell: Relley C – said that Four of Diamonds had more potential.

however, voting statistics revealed that Relley C received more votes than Four of Diamonds which meant that if Cowell sent the leave to deadlock, Relley C would have been saved.

week 4 ( 29/30 October ).

Judges’ votes to eliminate[59]
  • Cowell: Four of Diamonds – gave no reason but effectively backed his own act, Gifty Louise. However, he did initially say Louise’s name in response, before backtracking.
  • Walsh: Gifty Louise – backed his own act, Four of Diamonds, who he said had more potential.
  • Scherzinger: Gifty Louise – gave no reason.
  • Osbourne: Gifty Louise – gave no reason.

however, voting statistics revealed that Louise received more votes than Four of Diamonds which meant that if Osbourne sent the result to deadlock, Louise would have been saved.

week 5 ( 5/6 November ).

During the fifth live results show, O’Leary confirmed that the concluding 8 would be a function of The X Factor UK Live Tour 2017. [ 88 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[75]
  • Walsh: Saara Aalto – gave no reason but effectively backed his own act, Four of Diamonds.
  • Osbourne: Four of Diamonds – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Saara Aalto.
  • Scherzinger: Four of Diamonds – based on the sing-off performances.
  • Cowell: Four of Diamonds – said he thought Four of Diamonds would be safe based on their first performance but concluded that Aalto was more likely to consistently improve following a bad week.

however, voting statistics revealed that Aalto and Four of Diamonds received more votes than Lavery which meant that if there was not a lifeline right to vote, or if Aalto won the lifeline vote, Lavery would have faced Four of Diamonds in the concluding confrontation and in that scenario, if the result went to deadlock, Lavery would have been eliminated. In summation, if Four of Diamonds won the lifeline vote, Lavery would have faced Aalto in the final confrontation, and in that scenario, if the leave went to deadlock, Lavery would have been eliminated.

workweek 6 ( 12/13 November ).

It was revealed during the sixth life indicate that the lifeline vote would not return for the remainder of the series. [ 91 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[76]
  • Cowell: Ryan Lawrie – gave no reason, but effectively backed his own act, Sam Lavery.
  • Scherzinger: Sam Lavery – gave no reason, but effectively backed her own act, Ryan Lawrie.
  • Walsh: Ryan Lawrie – stated that Lavery was who he picked as Cowell’s wildcard.
  • Osbourne: Sam Lavery – could not decide and sent the result to deadlock; although while deliberating, she appeared as though she was going to vote against Lawrie due to him being in the bottom three times prior; but she eventually said Lavery’s name, indicating she was voting to eliminate Lavery.

With the acts in the sing-off getting two votes each, the leave went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier populace vote. Sam Lavery was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes. [ 76 ]

week 7 ( 19/20 November ).

Judges’ votes to eliminate[77]
  • Cowell: Ryan Lawrie – said that despite Lawrie being his wildcard choice for Scherzinger, he felt that Honey G wanted to advance to the quarter-final more.
  • Osbourne: Ryan Lawrie – backed her own act, Honey G.
  • Scherzinger: Honey G – backed her own act, Ryan Lawrie.
  • Walsh: Ryan Lawrie – gave no reason.

however, voting statistics revealed that Lawrie received more votes than Honey G which meant that if Walsh sent the result to deadlock, Lawrie would have advanced to the quarter-final and Honey G would have been eliminated.

workweek 8: Quarter-Final ( 26/27 November ).

For the inaugural time in this series, the acts performed two songs. [ 94 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate
  • Walsh: Honey G – backed his own act, 5 After Midnight, saying they were better than Honey G.
  • Osbourne: 5 After Midnight – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Honey G.
  • Scherzinger: Honey G – gave no reason.
  • Cowell: Honey G – said that he had to do what the public would expect and that Honey G had gone as far as she could in the competition; and although he expected 5 After Midnight to be in the sing-off, he believed that they would continue to improve in the competition.

week 9: Semi-Final ( 3/4 December ).

Judges’ votes to send through to the final
  • Cowell: Emily Middlemas – gave no reason but effectively backed his own act, Emily Middlemas.
  • Scherzinger: Matt Terry – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Matt Terry.
  • Walsh: Matt Terry – gave no reason.
  • Osbourne: Matt Terry – gave no reason.

week 10: Final ( 10/11 December ).

10 December

5 After Midnight received the fewest populace votes and was mechanically eliminated.

11 December

Following the announcement that Terry had won, he performed his winner’s one, “ When Christmas Comes Around “.

Winner’s individual.

On 4 December 2016, it was announced that all VAT from the winner’s single would be donated to charity, meaning that the charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase would receive 100 % of all profits from sales of the single. It is the sixth year running that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has waived the VAT on The X Factor‘s achiever’s single. [ 99 ]

reception.

Ratings.

Episode Airdate Duration
(minutes)[100]
Official rating
(millions)[101]
Official rating
(millions inc. HD)[101]
Official rating
(millions inc. HD & +1)[101]
Weekly rank[101]
Auditions 1 27 August 90 6.34 7.89 8.52 1
Auditions 2 28 August 60 6.04 7.45 8.07 4
Auditions 3 3 September 60 7.56 9.67 10.21 3
Auditions 4 4 September 60 6.98 8.76 9.18 4
Auditions 5 10 September 60 6.66 8.47 9.14 2
Auditions 6 11 September 60 6.66 8.26 8.63 4
Auditions 7 17 September 60 7.36 9.01 9.35 2
Bootcamp 18 September 90 6.36 7.95 8.31 3
Six-chair challenge 1 24 September 110 6.66 8.57 8.91 4
Six-chair challenge 2 25 September 120 6.32 8.03 8.62 5
Judges’ houses 1 1 October 110 6.47 8.33 8.70 4
Judges’ houses 2 2 October 90 6.00 7.52 7.87 5
Live show 1 8 October 120 5.55 7.25 7.67 7
Live results 1 9 October 60 5.64 7.23 7.46 10
Live show 2 15 October 120 5.22 6.68 7.07 16
Live results 2 16 October 60 5.67 7.07 7.38 11
Live show 3 22 October 110 5.43 6.90 7.21 20
Live results 3 23 October 60 5.48 7.03 7.27 19
Live show 4 29 October 110 5.09 6.74 7.08 17
Live results 4 30 October 60 5.15 6.69 6.99 22
Live show 5 5 November 100 5.00 6.51 6.83 18
Live results 5 6 November 60 5.18 6.87 7.17 15
Live show 6 12 November 90 5.42 7.00 7.22 16
Live results 6 13 November 60 5.31 6.82 6.99 19=
Live show 7 19 November 85 5.37 6.95 7.18 17
Live results 7 20 November 60 5.02 6.58 6.80 25=
Live show 8 26 November 110 4.98 6.51 6.57 27
Live results 8 27 November 60 4.98 6.39 6.66 31
Live show 9 3 December 90 5.14 6.55 6.69 24
Live results 9 4 December 60 5.03 6.55 6.71 23
Live final 10 December 125 4.79 6.22 6.38 25
Live final results 11 December 125 5.82 7.44 7.61 1

Controversy and criticism.

Brooks Way’s withdrawal.

equitable hours before the inaugural live indicate, duet Brooks Way, consisting of counterpart brothers Kyle and Josh Brooks, was suspended from the competition, over allegations that Josh had been violent with his ex-girlfriend Amelia Clark, allegedly breaking her nozzle and kicking her in the side during a New Year Eve party earlier in the year. It was reported throughout the weekend that Josh was regularly beating up Kyle. Kyle and Amelia came to Josh’s defense, saying respectively that the allegations were false and that they were written by a friend and fan who chose to exploit the proof. During the broadcast, presenter Dermot O’Leary acknowledged the brothers ‘ absence stating that it was due to “ circumstances that have arisen ”. The following Monday, the couple released a statement saying that they were withdrawing from the competition, from “ reciprocal consent ” with the producers, whilst denying the “ false allegations ” and saying that “ truth always wins ”. [ 102 ] They were replaced by a girl group, Four of Diamonds late that workweek. [ 103 ]

Fix claims.

The X Factor was forced to deny that the contest was fixed when cabaret Kittys & Kandy, in Kirkcaldy, posted on Facebook that Honey G would be performing there on 10 December 2016, the like night as the display’s final. The post was deleted and the venue said they had secured the date in shell Honey G was eliminated before that date, but a spokesperson for The X Factor said, “ This report is not genuine and there is no foundation to any fasten claims. The cabaret was mistaken in their mail that she would be there on 10 December and the mail has since been removed. ” [ 104 ] respective viewers suspected that the jukebox roulette wheel was rigged after it selected “ Fright Night ” for the root for week 4, two days before Halloween. [ 105 ] O’Leary insisted the bicycle was not rigged, calling it “ the most rudimentary hamster steering wheel you’ve ever seen in your life ”. [ 106 ] Scherzinger besides said she thought it was not fixed because, “ I can’t pick my songs until we know what root we’re doingβ€”and the producers aren’t picking anything ampere well. ” [ 107 ] Contestant Middlemas said of the wheel: “ It’s not computerized, it’s an antique steering wheel. We can see it at the side and there’s no one else around apart from Dermot [ O’Leary ] pulling the steering wheel. We do it at rehearsals and it lands on something different each time. All of the producers knew people would say it was fixed. But we know how it works. ” [ 108 ]

Voting.

At the beginning of the third hot show, O’Leary announced that the vote lines were open for all contestants before they had performed, alternatively after they performed as it had been in the foremost two bouncy shows. Isobel Mohan from The Daily Telegraph claimed this was unfair and gave an advantage to those performing first and turned it into a popularity contest alternatively of an endowment picture. [ 82 ] During the one-fifth results show, many viewers claimed that they were unable to vote via the fluid app. This besides led to claims of a fix. [ 109 ]

Swearing.

Ofcom received five complaints from viewers after Gifty Louise was heard cursing when she said, “ I fucking told you ” during the third base live results show, when Sam Lavery was announced as the inaugural act through to the following week. O’Leary issued an apology after the results. Ofcom confirmed that they were assessing the complaints before deciding whether to investigate. [ 110 ]

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