Series 12  of The X Factor premiered on August 29, 2015 and ended on December 13, 2015. This series was won by 17-year old soul singer Louisa Johnson who was mentored by Rita Ora. She overtook Joe McElderry to become the youngest winner in the appearance ‘s history. fellow finalists Reggie ‘N ‘ Bollie besides secured a deal with minor success. It was watched by an average of 7.8 million viewers – 800,000 viewers less than the previous year .

production

Dermot O’Leary, who had presented the main read on ITV for eight series, announced his deviation in March 2015 and was replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, who had both previously co-presented by-product show The Xtra Factor on ITV2. Sarah-Jane Crawford, who was the donor of said by-product in Series 11, besides left and was replaced by Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom.

Louis Walsh, the lone judge who had been on the express from its origin in 2004, drop out and was replaced by BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. Mel B was besides replaced by Series 9 guest estimate and early The Voice UK bus, Rita Ora. Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini both returned for their ninth and fifth series as judges, respectively. The indicate ‘s announcer, Peter Dickson, left the read during the pre-live stage of the rival, but former returned In a change to former series, judges ‘ auditions were alone held in Manchester and London .

Judges

Twists/Changes

Arena Auditions: After two series of both board auditions and arena auditions, the room auditions were axe and the format returned to the one introduce since Series 6. Age Limit: The minimal historic period returned to 16, after being 14 on the survive series. besides the historic period limit was raised from 26 to 27, soloists aged 27 and over were part of the Over 27s rather than the Over 25s or Over 26s Public chosen mentors: Fans were able to vote via hashtags on Twitter to determine which of the judges was allocated each of the four categories ( for example, # SimonBoys or # RitaGroups ). The judges learnt the result during the six professorship challenge. Judges’ Houses: For the first gear time always, the results of the Judges ‘ Houses were revealed alive after having all acts and their respective mentors watch the pre-recorded performances. Wildcard: There was one wildcard this season, chosen by all four judges. Shortened Live Shows: Because of ITV being contractually obliged to broadcast the 2015 Rugby World Cup during October, production decided to make the bouncy shows happen through seven weeks alternatively of the regular ten-spot. A rule out option was to air a bumper show on Sunday nights on these weekends. Third Xtra Factor: The Xtra Factor ran a third gear weekly appearance on Thursday nights during the hot stage, previewing what viewers would see on the main testify .

Finalists

note : even though Seann Miley Moore did not finish in the crown 7, frankincense not qualifying for the Live Tour, he was chosen to be separate of it as an eighth act by the judges .

choice process

Auditions

See: List of The X Factor UK auditionees (series 12) The room auditions were scrapped and consequently, the format saw the revert of the sphere auditions. Locations for the auditions included entirely Machester and London. noteworthy returning auditionees included : Havva Rebke, who reached bootcamp in series 9 ; Monica Michael, who was controversially eliminated during the Six Chair Challenge in Series 11, Rumour Has It, who reached judges ‘ houses in Series 11 as an nameless daughter group created by the judges and Megan McKenna who was eliminated at Bootcamp in Series 11 .

Bootcamp

See: Bootcamp (series 12) A full of 180 acts successfully reached the bootcamp this year. The first challenge of bootcamp was to perform in groups of five acts, with a mix of at least three categories in each group, and perform a song from a list. The judges would decide immediately after each performance which of the 180 acts would pass the challenge and which would be eliminated. For the second challenge of bootcamp, the 93 successful acts were to perform a solo performance to the judges, who gave fiddling or no feedback to them. At the end of the challenge, the judges decided on who would be successful and who would be eliminated. Grimshaw was lacking from the second day of the challenge due to his commitments with BBC Radio 1, although partially assisted Cowell, Fernandez-Versini and Ora with their decisions via Skype video liaison. The 64 acts that passed through this stage went on to face the six-chair challenge. It was reported that the standard of auditions were so high that acts who got a “ yes ” from all four judges were not necessarily guaranteed a station at bootcamp .

Six Chair Challenge

See: Six Chair Challenge (series 12)
*Tom Bleasby was in the first place put through, but it was reported on 12 October that he had bow out for personal reasons. On 15 October, it was announced that Mason Noise would replace Bleasby at Judges ‘ Houses.

Judges ‘ Houses

See: Judges’ Houses (series 12)

Summary of judges’ houses
Judge Category Location Guest mentor(s) Contestants eliminated Wildcard
Fernandez-Versini Groups Rome Jess Glynne BEKLN Mile, Melody Stone, New Kings Order N/A
Cowell Over 27s Loire Valley, France Louis Tomlinson Ebru Ellis, Jennifer Phillips, Kerrie-Anne Phillips N/A
Grimshaw Boys The Cotswolds Mark Ronson Ben Clark, Josh Daniel, Simon Lynch N/A
Ora Girls Los Angeles Meghan Trainor Chloe Paige, Havva Rebke Monica Michael

hot Shows

There were seven weeks of be shows, a series first. This happened because ITV was obliged by contract to broadcast the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which took the read ‘s Saturday spot throughout October. One wildcard was elected by all four judges after the survive Judges ‘ Houses results. There would besides be, because of the short-change act of weeks, double eliminations to narrow down the 13 finalists .

Results compendious

Weekly results per act
Week 1 2 3 4 Quarter-Final Semi-Final concluding
Eliminated Bupsimini.png Alienmini.png Kieraweathersmini.png Seannmmooremini.png Maxstonemini.png Monicamichaelmini.png Masonnoisemini.png Antonstephansmini.png 4thimpactmini.png Laurenmurraymini.png Chechestermanmini.png Reggienbolliemini.png Louisajohnsonmini.png
Louisa Johnson 1st
15.9%
1st
15.3%
1st
16.4%
2nd
21.5%
3rd
21.1%
1st
31.5%
1st
44.5%
Winner
53.9%*
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie 7th
7.4%
2nd
13.0%
5th
13.0%
1st
21.6%
2nd
22.1%
2nd
27.0%
2nd
13.0%
Runner-Up
38.9%*
Ché Chesterman 5th
8.7%
3rd
12.5%
3rd
14.0%
5th
12.8%
1st
22.2%
3rd
20.9%
3rd
20.3%
Eliminated
(final)
Lauren Murray 6th
8.4%
4th
11.2%
2nd
14.1%
3rd
14.8%
4th
18.4%
4th
20.6%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
4th Impact 2nd
11.2%
5th
9.0%
4th
13.2%
4th
13.8%
5th
16.2%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Anton Stephans 3rd
10.7%
7th
7.5%
7th
8.0%
6th
12.3%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Mason Noise 9th
6.1%
9th
6.1%
6th
9.8%
7th
3.2%
Monica Michael 4th
9.1%
8th
6.3%
8th
6.1%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Max Stone 10th
5.8%
6th
8.5%
9th
5.4%
Seann Miley Moore 8th
7.3%
10th
5.5%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Kiera Weathers 12th
3.4%
11th
5.1%
Alien Uncovered 11th
4.8%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Bupsi 13th
1.2%
Sing-Off Alien Uncovered,
Weathers
Moore,
Noise
Michael,
Stephans
Chesterman,
Stephans
4th Impact,
Murray
Chesterman,
Murray
No sing-off or judges’ votes: results were based on public votes alone
Grimshaw’s vote
to eliminate
Alien Uncovered Moore Michael Stephans 4th Impact Murray
Ora’s vote
to eliminate
Alien Uncovered Moore Stephans Stephans 4th Impact Chesterman
Fernandez-Versini ‘s vote
to eliminate
Weathers Noise Stephans Stephans Murray Murray
Cowell’s vote
to eliminate
Alien Uncovered Noise Michael Chesterman Murray Chesterman
Eliminated Bupsi
1.2%
to save
Alien Uncovered
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Kiera Weathers
5.1%
to save
Seann Miley Moore
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Max Stone
5.4%
to save
Monica Michael
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Mason Noise
3.2%
to save
Anton Stephans
3 of 4 votes
Majority
4th Impact
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Lauren Murray
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Che Chesterman
20.3%
to save
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie
38.9%
to win
  • In the Sunday Final, Che Chesterman received 7.2% of the public vote despite being eliminated already.

Ratings

Episode Air date Duration (minutes) Share (%) Official ITV rating
(millions)
Official ITV HD rating
(millions)
Total viewers
(millions)
Weekly rank
Auditions 1 August 29,
2015
90 35.9 7.33 1.64 8.97 2
Auditions 2 August 30,
2015
60 27.7 6.14 1.35 7.49 11
Auditions 3 September 5,
2015
75 32.8 6.88 1.64 8.52 4
Auditions 4 September 6,
2015
75 29.6 6.43 1.34 7.77 10
Auditions 5 September 12,
2015
75 36.5 7.22 1.58 8.80 4
Auditions 6 September 13,
2015
60 30.9 6.76 1.38 8.14 8
Auditions 7 September 19,
2015
60 30.9 6.76 1.38 8.14 8
Bootcamp 1 September 20,
2015
120 31.3 6.51 1.70 8.21 9
Bootcamp 2 September 27,
2015
120 31.3 6.33 1.63 7.96 14
Six Chair Challenge 1 October 4,
2015
120 30.8 6.67 1.66 8.33 8
Six Chair Challenge 2 October 11,
2015
120 29.7 6.87 1.66 8.53 9
Six Chair Challenge 3 October 18,
2015
120 31.1 6.79 1.82 8.61 11
Judges’ houses 1 October 24,
2015
145 29.6 6.08 1.67 7.75 16
Judges’ houses 2 October 25,
2015
90 25.5 5.57 1.57 7.14 25
Live show 1 October 31,
2015
145 27.4 5.32 1.63 6.95 25
Live results 1 November 1,
2015
60 27.3 5.65 1.52 7.17 21
Live show 2 November 7,
2015
130 30.2 TBA TBA TBA TBA
Live results 2 November 8,
2015
60 28.7 TBA TBA TBA TBA
Live show 3 November 14,
2015
105 28.6 TBA TBA TBA TBA
Live results 3 November 15,
2015
60 29.2 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Controversies

Bootcamp

It was reported that before bootcamp, some contestants who were given three or four “ yes ” votes from the judges were sent emails from the producers of the testify saying that they would not be attending bootcamp due to limited places and a higher standard of auditions. One dissenter who received such an e-mail said, “ I feel ten Factor needs to be shamed for this lurid incidental. They are playing with people ‘s lives. ” A spokesperson for the testify said this was “ kind and fair than an contiguous ‘cull ‘ of singers on arrival at bootcamp, which has happened in previous series. ”

Mason Noise

During the six electric chair challenge, after performing for his mentor Nick Grimshaw, 22-year-old singer Mason Noise complained that his hearing was alone broadcast for 47 seconds while other contestants were featured for up to 10 minutes. Head estimate Simon Cowell responded by saying “ You should feel lucky to be on this picture. Why do n’t you shut up ? ” and called Noise an “ arse ”. Noise was booed by the crowd before walking off the stage. noise former told the Daily Mirror : “ [ Simon ] lost control and it was uncalled for. specially as all I was doing was saying an opinion. I think that no one has ever questioned him before and no one has questioned the format of the show. Something needs to change on that appearance. Listen to the kids, at the end of the day I have a fortune of support on Twitter. ” On 12 October, Tom Bleasby had withdrawn from the show and consequently, there was a spare locate at judges ‘ houses. On 15 October, Grimshaw announced that Noise would replace Bleasby at judges ‘ houses .

Monica Michael

Monica Michael issued an apology when, after being eliminted in week 3, she appeared to make a gunman gesture with her hand and shouted “ spang, bang, bang ”. Viewers called her “ inconsiderate ” and “ offensive ”, as it was not long after the November 2015 Paris attacks. Michael took to Twitter to say, “ I want to apologies [ sic ] for any crime caused on the @ TheXFactor tongiht. I was n’t thinking beyond the moment & it was insensitive, regretful. ”

Caroline Flack and Olly Murs

Presenters Flack and Murs were criticised throught the series. Flack ‘s absense from several auditions caused confusion and their miss of chemistry was criticised, with a reservoir from the show saying, “ Bosses have been mindful of the criticism aimed at Olly and Caroline over their lack of chemistry. They were expected to inject some fun and energy but that has yet to be seen. We ‘ve seen this year ‘s line-up undertake a boastfully reorganization and Olly and Caroline were considered to be a safe count. ” It was besides stated that Flack ‘s other commitments were discussed ahead. A spokesperson said : “ Olly and Caroline have been big additions to the show, We ‘re identical happy with them and look ahead to them being concentrate stage when presenting on the live shows at the end of the calendar month. ” however, when the populate shows started, viewers called for the tax return of Dermot O’Leary and called the pair ‘s presenting “ awkward ” and “ cringe-worthy ”. They were criticised for “ awkward glances, retentive pauses and over-enthusiastic cheering ” and the hashtag “ # bringbackdermot ” appeared on Twitter. In week 3, when Monica Michael was in the bed two, Murs told her she had been eliminated when in fact the judges ‘ vote had gone to deadlock and the result was yet to be announced. Murs late issued an apology saying : “ I apologise to everyone tonight I made a massive farad — k up at the end. It was indeed tense ! ! I ‘m placid learning & promise that never happens again ! ” Isabel Mohan from The Daily Telegraph said, “ We were always dreading Flack and Murs taking over from Dermot O’Leary—we knew they would n’t be able to hack it populate on primetime television receiver. Dermot could build up tension. Dermot could read autocues. Dermot could speak properly with no faineant talk of ‘the bottom complimentary ‘. And, most of all, DERMOT DID N’T TELL PEOPLE THEY ‘D BEEN VOTED OFF BEFORE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO ! [ … ] What an absolute shambles. ”

team Rankings

1. Girls ( mentored by Rita Ora )
2. Groups ( mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini )

3. Boys ( mentored by Nick Grimshaw )
4. Over 27s ( mentored by Simon Cowell )

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