british television receiver rival

Season of television series
The X Factor is a british television receiver music competition to find new singing endowment. The eleventh series began airing on ITV on 30 August 2014 and finished on 14 December 2014. [ 1 ] Dermot O’Leary presented his one-eighth series of the independent prove on ITV and Sarah-Jane Crawford presented by-product show The Xtra Factor on ITV2, replacing Caroline Flack and Matt Richardson. Louis Walsh was the alone evaluate from series 10 to return and was joined by erstwhile judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, and fresh judge Mel B, who replaced Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger. Former estimate Tulisa returned as a guest evaluate for the final on 13 December due to Mel B being ill. [ 2 ] The series besides saw the lower senesce restrict decreased from 16 to 14, as it was in series 4 and 5. This was Walsh ‘s final series as a judge before returning in series 13. [ 3 ] It was O’Leary ‘s final series as donor on the chief read, as he announced on 27 March 2015 that he was leaving to pursue other projects, before returning in serial 13. [ 4 ] On 11 May, Crawford besides confirmed via chitter that she would leave her position as The Xtra Factor presenter. [ 5 ]

Room auditions took place in Manchester, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh from 16 June to 1 July, followed by stadium auditions in London, that were held between 1 and 4 August. Bootcamp was held in London in August and judges ‘ houses around Nice, Los Angeles, Bermuda and Cancún in September. The be shows began on 11 October. Fernandez-Versini mentored the Girls, Mel B mentored the Boys, Walsh mentored the Groups and Cowell mentored the Over 25s. Ben Haenow won the series against Fleur East on 14 December 2014 with 57.2 % of the votes .

Judges, presenters and other personnel.

During the tenth series, Sharon Osbourne stated that she was lone rear for one series, to “ go out on a eminent ”. [ 6 ] besides, during the first live show of series 10, Gary Barlow revealed that it would be his death series on the express. [ 7 ] Louis Walsh, who had besides been on the read from its first series, announced his purpose to quit vitamin a well, although he belated backtracked and said that he “ might come back ” if Simon Cowell returned. [ 8 ] Midway throughout the live shows, Walsh said “ I ‘m having so much playfulness this class, I might stay ”. [ 9 ] On 7 February 2014, Cowell, who left the UK show after series 7 to launch and estimate the USA prove, announced his return for Gary Barlow ‘s substitute. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] He said, “ I ‘m absolutely thrilled to be returning to The X Factor UK. It ‘s been three years since I last judged the contest and I ‘m arouse to find a ball-shaped ace again. On 13 February, it was reported that Nicole Scherzinger had departed the show, On 14 February, Cowell announced that Scherzinger would not be returning by tweeting, “ Nicole will always be a separate of the X factor kin. now signed to Sony as an artist. Thank you Nicole for everything. On 24 February, early pronounce, Dannii Minogue confirmed that she would remain on The X Factor Australia judgment panel for the 2014 australian series, rather than return as a judge for the UK show to replace Scherzinger, after Minogue joined the Australian read the year earlier, despite popular need in the UK for her to return for the 2014 UK series. [ 12 ] On 10 March, former judge Cheryl Cole announced on her Instagram that she will be returning for the eleventh serial to replace Osbourne, posting an image of herself and Cowell, accompanied by the subtitle : “ GUESS WHAT ! ! .. I ‘m baaaacccckkkkk ! ! ! ! ” [ 13 ] On 30 May, Walsh confirmed he would be returning as a evaluator for his eleventh series. [ 14 ] On 11 June, it was confirmed that series 9 guest judge Mel B, who has besides previously judged the australian version, would join the dialog box as the one-fourth permanent estimate for Scherzinger ‘s substitution. [ 15 ] Following Cole ‘s marry to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on 7 July, it was announced by producers that she would be known throughout the series as her modern marry name, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. On 13 December 2014, it was announced that former judge Tulisa would return as a guest evaluator for the final examination due to Mel B being ill. [ 16 ] Dermot O’Leary confirmed his reappearance for his one-eighth series as donor of the chief show on ITV. [ 17 ] On 3 February 2014, it was reported that Matt Richardson would not return as co-presenter on The Xtra Factor on ITV2. This was subsequently denied, [ 18 ] but it was confirmed on 4 June that Richardson would not return. [ 19 ] On 11 June, Caroline Flack confirmed on chirrup that she will not be returning as presenter of The Xtra Factor. [ 20 ] The next day, it was confirmed that Sarah-Jane Crawford will be the new donor. [ 21 ] Following her departure, Flack began competing as a dissenter in the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One. Brian Friedman, who served as creative director from series 4 – 7 before returning to work on the foremost three live shows of series 9, returned to replace Jerry Reeve and Mark “ Swany ” Swanhart. [ 22 ] Series 11 was in the first place O’Leary ‘s final serial hosting The X Factor, as he announced in March 2015 his decision to exit the series to pursue other projects. He was late replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, the latter of whom was a dissenter during the competition ‘s sixth series. [ 4 ] This was besides in the first place the last series to feature Louis Walsh as a judge after 11 years, as he quit in May 2015 to return to full-time management. It was besides the entirely series to feature new judge Spice Girls headliner Mel B. They were replaced by BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw and The Voice UK passenger car, Rita Ora. [ 23 ] Osbourne, Walsh, Scherzinger ( who jointly replaced Cheryl, Grimshaw and Ora ) and O’Leary returned to the show aboard Cowell for the 13th and 14th series, with O’Leary remaining for serial 15 .

forwarding.

On 12 March 2014, Cowell and Cole, the only confirm judges at the time, appeared in a Daybreak interview together to promote the eleventh series for the beginning time. They discussed the approaching series, their person returns, Cole ‘s departure from The X Factor USA and their subsequent feud ; with Cowell admitting, “ I made a mistake ” ( in relation to Cole ‘s sudden passing ). Two advertisements subsequently began to air on ITV featuring Cole and Cowell individually, to encourage likely contestants to audition. [ 24 ] previous contestants Olly Murs, Shayne Ward, One steering, Jahméne Douglas and Little Mix besides appeared in video encouraging electric potential applicants to audition. [ 25 ] Rumored judges for the series included Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Kesha, and Murs. [ 26 ] On 12 June, during ITV ‘s coverage of the afford match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a teaser dawdler with the subtitle “ Things Are About to Get Loud ” first aired. The full preview, featuring all four of the judges, was unveiled on ITV ‘s YouTube impart on 1 August, and received its first television receiver airing the pursue even. [ 27 ]

excerpt process.

eligibility.

On 11 March 2014, Cowell confirmed at a wardrobe conference in London that closed room auditions would return for serial 11, ampere well as the six-seat challenge at bootcamp. [ 17 ] It was besides revealed that the minimum old age was being lowered from 16 to 14, as it was in series 4 and 5. [ 28 ]

Auditions.

mobile auditions.

In summation to the producers ‘ auditions, the “ Mobile Audition Tour ” took place up and down the UK and Ireland throughout March and April. Auditions began to open on 24 March, and visited Cork, Belfast, Newquay, Exeter, Bournemouth, Southampton, Bristol, Newport, Barry, Swansea, Romford, Leicester, Brighton, Norwich, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, South Shields, Durham, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Ayr, Solihull, Dudley, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Warrington, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bolton and Widnes by 28 April. [ 24 ]

open auditions.

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Judges auditions.

Continuing from the format from the final series, both room auditions and arena auditions were held for the judges. In this series four locations were used for the judges auditions, the fewest used in a series at the time ( series 12 use two ). [ 30 ] The auditions started in Manchester ( Old Trafford Cricket Ground ) on 16 and 17 June. [ 31 ] The London auditions ( Emirates Stadium ) took position on 20 June and from 22–24 June, [ 32 ] and were followed by Newcastle ( St. James ‘ Park ) on 26 June, [ 33 ] before concluding in Edinburgh ( Assembly Rooms ) on 1 July. [ 34 ] The lone evaluate missing from an hearing day was Mel B, whose absence occurred during one of the arena audition days, ascribable to commitments with America ‘s Got Talent. [ 35 ] The first board audition episode aired on 30 August, and featured Manchester, London and Edinburgh. More room auditions from London, Edinburgh and Manchester, along with those from Newcastle, were shown in 31 August episode. noteworthy returning auditionees included Fleur East who reached the live shows in series 2 in the girl group Addictiv Ladies ; Chloe Jasmine, who was rejected by the judges at her audition in series 3 ; Amy Connelly, who reached judges ‘ houses in series 5 ; Jake Quickenden, who reached judges ‘ houses in serial 9 ; Lydia Lucy, who reached bootcamp in series 10 ; Tom Mann, who reached bootcamp in series 10 ; Barclay Beales, who reached bootcamp in series 10 ; and Paul Akister, who reached judges houses in series 10. [ 36 ] Mann and Beales were both finally put into the eight-piece boy band Stereo Kicks .

Bootcamp/Six Chair Challenge.

It was reported in March 2014 that Cowell was considering axing the bootcamp degree in favor of the “ six-seat challenge ” from series 10, whereby judges were assigned their categories at the startle of bootcamp and contestants took it in turns to perform for their pronounce. [ 38 ] The six-seat challenge involves successful contestants being offered one of “ six seats ”, representing places at the judges ‘ houses stage of the competition. however, if a pronounce had already chosen six acts for their category, they could replace them if they preferred a later act. [ 39 ] This was a controversial input to the series as many were disappoint to see acts sent home in such a harsh way. Despite the reports, both bootcamp and the six-seat challenge took set. Mel B ‘s commitments to America’s Got Talent delayed her re-entry to the UK until the conclusion of the boot camp stage, after Cowell, Fernandez-Versini and Walsh had finished deliberating on the remaining contestants earlier that day. It was only then that all four judges learned their categories : Walsh was given the Groups class, Mel B was given the Boys, Fernandez-Versini was given the Girls and Cowell was given the Over 26s. [ 40 ] The six-seat challenge took place at The SSE Arena, Wembley [ 41 ] on 9 and 10 August. A total of 114 acts successfully reached the bootcamp this year. They were put into groups within their own categories and took part in a sing-off, where the judges cut half of the acts, leaving only 57 acts to compete for the “ six-seat challenge ”. [ 42 ] Any dissenter under 16 could not be swapped out if they were given a seat. [ 43 ]

Judges ‘ houses.

For judges ‘ houses, Walsh took the Groups to Bermuda and was assisted by former judge Tulisa Contostavlos ; Mel B took the Boys to Cancún, with aid from boyfriend Spice Girls member Emma Bunton ; Fernandez-Versini took the Girls to Nice and was assisted by Tinie Tempah ; [ 44 ] and Cowell took the Over 26s to Los Angeles, where he was assisted by Sinitta. [ 45 ] Girls :
Boys :
Groups :
Over 26s
clog Generation were primitively eliminated during Boot Camp after being switched out in the six moderate challenge. Despite this, Mel B chose them as Walsh ‘s Wildcard work over the three groups that had been eliminated during the Judges Houses orotund .

Contestants.

Key :

– Winner
– Runner-Up
Playing card club A.svg – Wildcard (Live Shows)

live shows.

On September 24, 2014, a wildcard twist was announced for the bouncy shows. however, in a switch to former years, the judges selected the wildcard acts for each other ‘s categories. [ 46 ] Fernandez-Versini chose Stevi Ritchie for the Over 26s ; Mel B chose Overload Generation for the Groups ; Cowell chose Jack Walton for the Boys ; and Walsh chose Lola Saunders for the Girls. This intend that there would be 16 contestants, and there would be double eliminations like in serial 7 and 8. [ 47 ] For the first fourth dimension in the show ‘s history, all votes via the official app will be exempt of charge. Mark Brittain, Global Head of Commercial at Syco Entertainment, announced, “ We are constantly looking to innovate around the indicate. Giving the viewers the ability to vote complimentary through the app will allow viewers, we believe, an flush greater opportunity to interact with their favorite indicate and, of course, play the enormously significant function in deciding the ultimate winner of the series. ” [ 48 ] The live shows began on 11 October 2014. Pharrell Williams and Taylor Swift performed on the first live results show, [ 49 ] whilst Jessie J and Maroon 5 performed on the second know results show. [ 50 ] The third live results show featured performances from OneRepublic and Ed Sheeran. [ 51 ] The Script performed on the one-fourth live appearance, [ 52 ] whilst John Legend and The X Factor evaluate Cheryl Fernandez-Versini performed on the following results show. [ 53 ] The fifth know results show have performances from Sam Smith and 2010 finalists One Direction, [ 54 ] and the sixth live results show featured performances from erstwhile judge Nicole Scherzinger and 2009 runner-up Olly Murs. [ 55 ] In addition, this results show had the universe premiere of the official music video recording for Band Aid 30. [ 56 ] The seventh know indicate included a performance from David Guetta featuring Emeli Sandé, while Labrinth and Take That performed on the be results show. [ 57 ] Queen + Adam Lambert, series 9 semi-finalists Union J and series 9 contestant Ella Henderson performed on the eighth know results show on 30 November. [ 58 ] 2012 US X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony, 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey, and Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé performed on the semi-final live results show on 7 December 2014. [ 59 ] Take That, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran performed on the know final examination on Saturday 13 December 2014, while Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato, One guidance featuring Ronnie Wood and Sam Smith performed on the exist final results show on Sunday 14 December 2014. [ 60 ]

Results drumhead.

Colour key

Act mentored by Mel B Act mentored by Simon Act mentored by Cheryl Act mentored by Louis

 – Act was in the bottom two/three and had to perform again in the sing-off
 – Act was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
 – Act received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no sing-off)
 – Act received the most public votes
Weekly results per act[61]
Act Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
Saturday Vote Sunday Vote
Ben Haenow 4th
8.7%
4th
9.1%
3rd
10.1%
1st
12.2%
1st
14.8%
1st
16.4%
1st
19.4%
1st
26.4%
1st
36.5%
1st
45.1%
Winner
57.2%
Fleur East 5th
6.0%
7th
6.0%
5th
9.3%
6th
9.4%
5th
10.8%
2nd
14.0%
2nd
16.1%
3rd
17.9%
2nd
24.3%
2nd
32.7%
Runner-Up
34.3%
Andrea Faustini 1st
19.2%
1st
14.5%
1st
14.4%
2nd
11.9%
2nd
14.0%
4th
12.7%
6th
13.2%
2nd
21.0%
4th
19.1%
3rd
22.2%
Eliminated
(final)
Lauren Platt 2nd
10.4%
2nd
12.7%
2nd
11.8%
4th
11.0%
3rd
13.1%
3rd
13.2%
3rd
16.0%
4th
17.8%
3rd
20.1%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
Stereo Kicks 11th
4.6%
12th
4.4%
6th
8.9%
9th
8.3%
4th
12.4%
5th
12.2%
4th
15.3%
5th
16.9%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Stevi Ritchie 10th
4.9%
8th
5.9%
7th
7.4%
3rd
11.5%
6th
10.3%
7th
10.8%
5th
14.7%
Eliminated
(week 7)
Only The Young 13th
4.0%
9th
5.6%
11th
5.2%
7th
9.0%
7th
8.5%
6th
12.2%
7th
5.3%
Jay James 7th
5.5%
5th
7.6%
8th
7.1%
8th
8.3%
8th
8.1%
8th
8.5%
Eliminated
(week 6)
Paul Akister 3rd
10.0%
3rd
9.9%
4th
9.4%
5th
9.5%
9th
8.0%
Eliminated
(week 5)
Lola Saunders 6th
5.7%
6th
7.6%
9th
6.9%
10th
6.3%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Jack Walton 9th
5.0%
10th
5.3%
10th
5.3%
11th
2.6%
Jake Quickenden 8th
5.1%
11th
4.8%
12th
4.2%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Chloe Jasmine 12th
4.3%
13th
4.0%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Stephanie Nala 14th
2.9%
14th
2.6%
Overload Generation 15th
2.7%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Blonde Electra 16th
1.0%
Final Showdown Nala,
Overload Generation
Jasmine,
Stereo Kicks
Only The Young,
Quickenden
Saunders,
Stereo Kicks
Akister,
James
James, Ritchie Faustini, Ritchie Platt,
Stereo Kicks
Faustini,
Platt
No sing-off or judges’ votes: results were based on public votes alone
Walsh’s vote
to eliminate (Groups)
Nala Jasmine Quickenden Saunders Akister Ritchie Ritchie Platt Platt
Mel B’s vote
to eliminate (Boys)
Nala Jasmine Only The Young Saunders James James Ritchie Platt Platt
Fernandez-Versini’s vote
to eliminate (Girls)
Overload Generation Stereo Kicks Quickenden Stereo Kicks James James Ritchie Stereo Kicks Faustini
Cowell’s vote
to eliminate (Over 26s)
Overload Generation Jasmine Quickenden Stereo Kicks Akister Ritchie Faustini Stereo Kicks Platt
Eliminated Blonde Electra
1.0%
to save
Stephanie Nala
2.6%
to save
Jake Quickenden
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Jack Walton
2.6%
to save
Paul Akister
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Jay James
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Only The Young
5.3%
to save
Stereo Kicks
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Lauren Platt
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Andrea Faustini
22.2%
to save
Fleur East
34.3%
to win
Overload Generation
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Chloe Jasmine
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Lola Saunders
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Stevi Ritchie
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Reference(s) [62] [63] [64] [65][66] [67] [68] [69][70] [71] [72] [73]

Live show details.

week 1 ( 11/12 October ).

The wildcard acts were announced at the begin of the show with Jack Walton chosen by Cowell for the Boys, Lola Saunders was chosen by Walsh for the Girls, Stevi Ritchie was chosen by Fernandez-Versini for the Over 26s, and Overload Generation were chosen by Mel B for the Groups. [ 75 ]

  • Owing to the addition of four wildcard acts, two acts were eliminated from the series’ first results show. The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges’ votes.
Judges’ vote to eliminate[62]
  • Cowell: Overload Generation – stated that he thought Nala’s sing-off performance was better than Overload Generation’s “shockingly bad” performance and said that he “absolutely cannot support an act [he has] no belief in at all”, and Nala is someone he could work with; he reiterated his statement on The Xtra Factor, saying he was not surprised about Overload Generation ending up in the bottom three and that Nala’s saving was a “lucky escape” on his doing.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Overload Generation – backed her own act, Stephanie Nala, whom she said sang better in the sing off.
  • Mel B: Stephanie Nala – stated that she had to stay true to whom she picked as Walsh’s wildcard act.
  • Walsh: Stephanie Nala – backed his own act, Overload Generation.

With the acts in the sing-off receive two votes each, the result went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Overload Generation were eliminated as the act with the fewest populace votes. [ 62 ]

week 2 ( 18/19 October ).

  • Owing to the addition of four wildcard acts, two acts were eliminated from the series’ second results show. The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges’ votes.[63]
Judges’ vote to eliminate[63]
  • Fernandez-Versini: Stereo Kicks – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Chloe Jasmine.
  • Walsh: Chloe Jasmine – gave no reason but effectively backed his own act, Stereo Kicks.
  • Mel B: Chloe Jasmine – based on the sing-off performances.
  • Cowell: Chloe Jasmine – stated that he thought Walsh did not know “what to do with” Stereo Kicks, but that they had more potential; he stated on The Xtra Factor that he felt they wanted their place in the competition more.

week 3 ( 25/26 October ).

Judges’ vote to eliminate[64]
  • Mel B: Only The Young – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Jake Quickenden.
  • Walsh: Jake Quickenden – backed his own act, Only The Young.
  • Cowell: Jake Quickenden – criticised both acts’ sing-off performances but felt that Only The Young had more potential.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Jake Quickenden – felt that Only The Young had not identified their “comfort zone yet” and had “the most potential to go forward in the competition”.

workweek 4 ( 1/2 November ).

Notes
  • On 31 October, it was revealed that, after warnings by Cowell to the contestants, the act with the fewest votes on Saturday’s live show would be eliminated immediately.[81] Walton was eliminated after receiving the fewest votes.[65] The two acts with the next fewest votes on Sunday’s results show then performed in the sing-off for the judges’ votes.[66]
Judges’ vote to eliminate[66]
  • Walsh: Lola Saunders – backed his own act, Stereo Kicks, although he later stated on The Xtra Factor that he did not want to send Saunders home as he chose her as Fernandez-Versini’s wildcard.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Stereo Kicks – backed her own act, Lola Saunders.
  • Mel B: Lola Saunders – based on the sing-off performances, but complained about Stereo Kicks’ lack of consistency.
  • Cowell: Stereo Kicks – said that Saunders was the “clear better singer” and had more potential.

With the acts in the sing-off receive two votes each, the consequence went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Saunders was eliminated as the act with the fewest populace votes. [ 66 ]

week 5 ( 8/9 November ).

Judges vote to eliminate[67]
  • Cowell: Paul Akister – backed his own act, Jay James, stating that he needed the opportunity the show has given him.
  • Mel B: Jay James – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Paul Akister.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Jay James – based on the sing-off performances.
  • Walsh: Paul Akister – could not decide and sent the result to deadlock; he was hesitant to say who he wanted to eliminate, as he had previously eliminated Akister at judges’ houses in series 10.

With the acts in the sing-off receive two votes each, the result went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Akister was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes. [ 67 ]

workweek 6 ( 15/16 November ).

musical guests : Nicole Scherzinger ( “ Run “ ) and Olly Murs ( “ Wrapped Up “ ) [ 55 ] The world premier play and official video of the Band Aid 30 cut “ Do They Know It ‘s Christmas ? “ were aired during the results show. [ 56 ] Bob Geldof appeared on the results show to talk about the recording and promote the single. [ 68 ]

Judges vote to eliminate[68]
  • Cowell: Stevi Ritchie – conflicted about both his acts in the bottom two; said although Ritchie was the better performer, James was the better singer.
  • Walsh: Stevi Ritchie – said James was the better singer.
  • Mel B: Jay James – said James did amazing in the sing off but Ritchie surprised her by singing.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Jay James – stated she would miss Ritchie’s presence if she sent Ritchie home as she reinstated him as Cowell’s wildcard.

With the acts in the sing-off receive two votes each, the resultant role went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. James was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes. [ 68 ]

week 7 ( 22/23 November ).

Notes
  • This week featured a double elimination. The first of the eliminations happened on Saturday night after the special guest performance from David Guetta and Emeli Sande.[88] Only The Young were eliminated after receiving the fewest votes.[69] The two acts with the next fewest votes on Sunday’s results show then performed in the sing-off for the judges’ votes.[70]
Judges’ votes to eliminate[70]
  • Mel B: Stevi Ritchie – based on the sing-off performances, effectively backing her own act, Andrea Faustini.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Stevi Ritchie – based on the sing-off performances and the fact that she saved Ritchie the previous week.
  • Cowell: Andrea Faustini – backed his own act, Stevi Ritchie.
  • Walsh: Stevi Ritchie – stated that he admired Faustini from the beginning.

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

week 8 : Quarter-Final ( 29/30 November ).

For the first base time this series, the acts performed two songs each. One song was chosen by a public right to vote via the official The X Factor app. [ 58 ] The second sung was chosen by diverse music artists. [ 89 ]

Judges’ vote to eliminate[71]
  • Walsh: Lauren Platt – backed his own act, Stereo Kicks.
  • Mel B: Lauren Platt – based on the sing-off performances, although she expressed her reluctance to vote before Fernandez-Versini.
  • Fernandez-Versini: Stereo Kicks – backed her own act, Lauren Platt.
  • Cowell: Stereo Kicks – based on the sing-off performances stating that Platt sang the best in the sing-off.

With the acts in the sing-off pick up two votes each, the result went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. stereo Kicks were eliminated as the act with the fewest populace votes. [ 71 ]

week 9 : Semi-Final ( 6/7 December ).

Judges vote to eliminate[72]
  • Fernandez-Versini: Andrea Faustini – gave no reason but effectively backed her own act, Lauren Platt.
  • Mel B: Lauren Platt – backed her own act, Andrea Faustini, but called Platt’s vocals one of her best.
  • Walsh: Lauren Platt – gave no reason.
  • Cowell: Lauren Platt – noted that this was both contestants’ second time in the bottom two, and despite supporting his decision to send Platt through to the semi-final and criticising Faustini’s oversinging, decided that Faustini had earned his overall place in the final throughout the series more.

however, voting statistics revealed that Platt received more votes than Faustini which meant that if Cowell sent the resultant role to deadlock, Platt would have advanced to the final examination and Faustini would have been eliminated .

week 10 : Final ( 13/14 December ).

Mel B did not appear on the judgment jury on Saturday ‘s indicate due to illness and was replaced by early evaluate Tulisa. [ 16 ]

13 December

Andrea Faustini received the fewest public votes and was mechanically eliminated. [ 73 ]

14 December
Acts’ performances on the Sunday Final
Act Category (Mentor) Order Favourite Song[94] Originally Performed In Order Winner’s Song[96] Result
Ben Haenow Over 26s (Cowell) 1 “Man in the Mirror” The Fifth Week 3 “Something I Need” Winner
Fleur East Over 26s (Cowell) 2 “Uptown Funk” The Semi-Final 4 “Something I Need” Runner-Up

Ratings.

Episode Air date Duration (minutes) Share (%) Official ITV rating
(millions)[97]
Official ITV HD rating
(millions)[98]
Total viewers
(millions)
Weekly rank[97]
Auditions 1 30 August 85 40.9[99] 8.33 1.76 10.09 2
Auditions 2 31 August 60 32.2[100] 7.48 1.36 8.84 3
Auditions 3 6 September 80 39.4[101] 8.08 1.52 9.60 2
Auditions 4 7 September 65 28.4[102] 7.03 1.46 8.49 4
Auditions 5 13 September 80 38.9[103] 8.09 1.62 9.71 2
Auditions 6 14 September 60 32.9[104] 7.61 1.47 9.08 3
Auditions 7 20 September 80 39.2[105] 8.13 1.57 9.70 3
Auditions 8 21 September 60 35.2[106] 7.72 1.63 9.35 4
Bootcamp 1 26 September 60 23.3[107] 5.62 1.19 6.81 17
Bootcamp 2 27 September 80 32.3[108] 7.16 1.31 8.47 5
Bootcamp 3 28 September 60 35.4[109] 8.16 1.42 9.58 2
Judges’ houses 1 3 October 60 27.7[110] 6.08 1.20 7.28 17
Judges’ houses 2 4 October 80 30.4[111] 6.76 1.40 8.16 7
Judges’ houses 3 5 October 60 33.9[112] 7.78 1.80 9.58 4
Live show 1 11 October 150 31.3[113] 6.74 1.57 8.31 8
Live results 1 12 October 60 33.7[114] 7.57 1.75 9.32 4
Live show 2 18 October 140 33.2[115] 6.74 1.65 8.39 8
Live results 2 19 October 60 33.6[116] 7.45 1.52 8.97 4
Live show 3 25 October 130 31.6[117] 6.49 1.53 8.02 9
Live results 3 26 October 60 31.1[118] 6.82 1.39 8.21 8
Live show 4 1 November 135 31.7[119] 6.83 1.34 8.17 8
Live results 4 2 November 60 28.9[120] 6.69 1.42 8.11 9
Live show 5 8 November 105 33.2[121] 7.01 1.57 8.58 7
Live results 5 9 November 60 27.6[122] 6.54 1.31 7.85 10
Live show 6 15 November 100 32.6[123] 6.74 1.54 8.28 9
Live results 6 16 November 60 31.9[124] 7.22 1.64 8.86 6
Live show 7 22 November 100 32.4[125] 6.84 1.39 8.23 9
Live results 7 23 November 60 30.4[126] 6.84 1.43 8.27 8
Live show 8 29 November 105 33.1[127] 6.96 1.42 8.38 11
Live results 8 30 November 60 30.4[128] 6.84 1.46 8.30 12
Live show 9 6 December 90 31.0[129] 6.25 1.48 7.73 15
Live results 9 7 December 60 31.4[130] 7.12 1.53 8.65 11
Live final 13 December 125 35.8[131] 7.34 1.59 8.93 4
Live final results 14 December 125 35.2[132] 8.03 1.85 9.88 3
Series average N/A 32.7 7.11 1.49 8.61 N/A

^1 Includes attend breaks
^2 Excludes ITV+1
^3 The social station for the ITV broadcast, compared with all channels for that week, from Monday to Sunday .

Controversies.

Adam Miller.

In July 2014, it was reported that auditionee Adam Miller was suing producers of the read for “ barbarous ” treatment, claiming that they urged him to audition and persuaded him that he “ would n’t be embarrassing ” himself, but he was then laughed at by Cowell during his hearing which caused much controversy. Miller reportedly required rede, and said, “ I ‘ve been lied to, manipulated and used by the show and I ca n’t be the merely one. It might be Simon Cowell and it might be The X Factor, but that ‘s improper and I ‘m not going to let them get aside with it. They approached me. They gave me a bite of assurance, then cruelly and intentionally stripped it away to make good television. ” A spokesperson confirmed that Miller ‘s audition would not be broadcast. [ 133 ]

Chloe Jasmine.

There were allegations of favoritism after Chloe Jasmine was allowed to audition doubly. She apparently fluffed her arena audition by forgetting her words and bursting into tears, but none of this was shown on television receiver. alternatively, viewers saw Jasmine sail through to bootcamp after wowing the judges on a unlike night and singing the sung “ Why Do n’t You Do right “, tricking them into thinking that that had been her alone audition. however, a show insider claimed that Chloe was given a second gear luck because she was going through a harsh meter : “ Chloe was given a second chance as she was disorder during her first performance. She had recently split up with her boyfriend so she was n’t in a fit state to perform. We gave her the probability to go away and compose herself. This does happen and the only argue it was n’t seen on the appearance was that there was n’t adequate time to fit all of this into one episode. ” [ 134 ]

stereo Kicks.

During The Xtra Factor after the second results show, in which Stereo Kicks took separate in the sing-off, Crawford asked Walsh, their mentor, about them. He said, live on television, that he “ never wanted eight boys in the band ”, “ Simon put them together ” and by and large insinuated that he wanted to cut several members from the band. [ 135 ] During respective interviews between the workweek 2 results and the workweek 3 performance, Stereo Kicks mentioned how defeated they were that their mentor did n’t seem to want them, and there were rumours that the band would be split up during the workweek 3 live performances. [ 136 ] These rumours turned out to be false, and Cowell made Walsh apologize to the band after their workweek 3 performance. [ 137 ] Cowell besides offered Stereo Kicks the opportunity to be mentored by him, although it is not sealed whether he was dangerous. [ 138 ] Stereo Kicks announced they had split up on 18 July 2015. [ citation needed ] Stereo Kicks extremity Reece Bibby joined a new ring, New Hope Club, that November. [ 139 ]

Fleur East.

After Fleur East completed her performance in week 2, Mel B commented that East had allowed the back vocals of the cut to drown out her own, and accused her of “ cheat on. ” This caused a massive hubbub wing after the survive picture had ended, specially between Mel B and Cowell, East ‘s mentor. [ 140 ] besides, as the semi-finals approached, the early semi-finalists, Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow and Lauren Platt, were reported to have complained about the judges apparently setting East up to win, with a informant saying “ It ‘s beginning to look obvious the judges want her to win. It may a well be called The F Factor – it ‘s identical unfair. ” [ 141 ] Haenow subsequently stated in an interview that the rumours were false, and that their mentor Cowell is not biased towards any of his acts. [ 142 ]

halloween dancers.

During the fourthly exist show, Fernandez-Versini said that her act, Lola Saunders, kept to the theme of Halloween by having dancers dressed in straitjackets behind her, while performing the Gnarls Barkley birdcall “ brainsick “. This caused problems [ clarification needed ] to charities that help mental health suffers that felt that the operation and comments helped to normalise the stereotype that genial health sufferers are dangerous. No public apology was issued. [ 143 ]

Idina Menzel and Michael Buble performance.

During the results testify of the semi-final, Idina Menzel and Michael Buble were invited to perform Baby, It’s Cold Outside from Menzel ‘s latest album. After the operation had finished Cowell and Walsh gave the couple a standing ovation while Mel B and Fernandez-Versini remained seated without applauding. many viewers or the show and fans of the artists critiqued the judges as being “ aweless ” of the guests and ignoring coarse decency. [ 144 ] The day after, Fernandez-Versini issued a affirmation saying that her and Mel B were besides focused on their acts being in the penetrate two to applaud and her dress made it unmanageable to stand. [ 145 ]

Louis Walsh unwittingly groping Mel B on exist television.

During The Xtra Factor after the semi-final results show, Mel B scolded Walsh for by chance grabbing her tramp during an interview. visibly irritate she moved aside from Walsh, who said he was only looking after her. Crawford and the early judges, Cowell and Fernandez-Versini, tried to reassure her that she was “ safe ” while laughing off the gesticulate. After resurfacing on social media in July 2018, the clip sparked rape around the normality of intimate harassment. The video recording caused a debate among users with some defending Walsh based on his alleged homosexuality and the justification that he was unaware of what he was doing. Others pointed out if it can happen so openly in a public sic there is a correlation to how frequently it may happen behind close up doors. [ 146 ] [ 147 ] Walsh stated on 21 July that he grabbed Mel B ‘s bottom as a joke, but conceded that the gesture was no longer politically right due to social media chemical reaction. [ 148 ]

References.

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