Season of television serial
The X Factor was an australian television world music competition, based on the original british interpretation, to find new singing endowment ; the achiever of which received a Sony Music Australia recording sign. [ 1 ] The eighth season, branded as X Factor: Next Generation, premiered on Seven Network on 3 October 2016. [ 2 ] Jason Dundas replaced Luke Jacobz as host ; with the judge panel consist of Guy Sebastian, Iggy Azalea, Adam Lambert and Mel B. The winner was Isaiah Firebrace and his winner ‘s single “ It ‘s Got tantalum Be You “ was released after the final. He was mentored by Lambert, who won as mentor for the first and entirely prison term .

Judges and host.

In February 2016, reports claimed that Seven Network was mulling over whether or not to delay the series ‘ planned eighth season until 2017. [ 3 ] It was late confirmed that The X Factor would return in 2016. [ 1 ]

Dannii Minogue reported that she would not be returning to the program after three series on the judge panel. [ 1 ] On 12 June 2016, Iggy Azalea was announced as Chris Isaak ‘s refilling, with Guy Sebastian. The follow sidereal day, Adam Lambert was confirmed to be the third base judge for the eighth season replacing James Blunt. [ 4 ] On 11 October 2016, curtly before the three-seat challenge, former evaluator Mel B was announced as the “ underdog judge ” besides to replace Minogue, after months of rumours, whereby three acts who failed to secure a seat in this challenge can be recruited by her for inclusion in the “ underdog ” class. [ 5 ] On 24 November 2015, Luke Jacobz announced on his chirrup account that he would not be returning as the host for the eighth season in 2016. [ 6 ] On 25 June 2016, Jason Dundas was announced as Jacobz ‘s successor. [ citation needed ]

survival work.

overt auditions in front of the picture ‘s producers took place in 17 cities and ran from 18 April to 21 May 2016 .

Auditions.

open auditions.

open auditions began on 18 April in Geelong and concluded on 21 May 2016 in Melbourne .

City Dates Venue
Geelong 18 April 2016 Novotel Geelong
Ballarat 19 April 2016 Mercure Ballarat
Bendigo 20 April 2016 All Seasons Bendigo
Wagga Wagga 21 April 2016 Commercial Club
Orange 22 April 2016 Orange Ex-Services Club
Gosford 26 April 2016 The Youth Arts Warehouse, Regional Youth Support Services Inc
Port Macquarie 27 April 2016 Rydges Port Macquarie
Gold Coast 30 April 2016 Brisbane Sofitel
Toowoomba 2 May 2016 Burke & Wills Hotel
Bundaberg 3 May 2016 Brothers Sports Club
Sydney 7 May 2016 Sydney Olympic Park
Cairns 11 May 2016 Shangri-La Hotel
Darwin 13 May 2016 Oaks Elan Darwin
Perth 15 May 2016 Parmelia Hilton Perth
Bunbury 17 May 2016 Mercure Sanctuary Resort
Adelaide 19 May 2016 AAMI Stadium
Melbourne 21 May 2016 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center

Judges ‘ auditions.

Judges ‘ auditions took at Sydney Olympic Park from 29 June to 1 July and again from 5 to 6 July 2016 .

City Dates Venue
Sydney 29 June to 1 July 2016 Sydney Olympic Park
5 to 6 July 2016

Bootcamp.

Bootcamp was concisely shown during the last audition episode, where the judges found out which category they would mentor. Once the judges found out their categories, they had each of their acts sing acapella for their judge and once everyone sing, the class evaluate narrowed their class down to 12 acts who would move on to the Three Chair Challenge .

Three seat challenge.

The three seat challenge round of the contest was held at the Sydney Olympic Park between 28 and 29 July 2016. This will be a substitution as the ace home visits used in previous seasons. Three acts who were not successful were recruited by underdog judge Mel B. Key :

– Act was immediately eliminated after performance without given a seat
– Act was given a seat but swapped out later in the competition and eventually eliminated
– Act was given a seat and made the final three of their own category
– Act did not make the final three of their own category but was later saved by Mel B

Contestants.

Key :

– Winner
– Runner-Up

*AYA ( primitively named Chai ) was previously known as collage. Their name was changed a moment prison term after the three-seat challenge .

live shows.

The live shows began airing on 23 October 2016. initially, ten live shows were planned, but they had to be cut down to five, apparently due to the scheduling conflicts. Guy Sebastian mentored the Over 22s, Iggy Azalea mentored the Groups and Adam Lambert mentored the 14-21s. Mel B was announced as the mentor of the Underdogs category, where she chose three acts who were eliminated in the three-seat challenge, join her category ; the contestants of this class were not revealed until the first live show. [ 7 ] The survive shows concluded on 21 November 2016, where this would be the final episode of The X Factor to be aired, as the program had to be cancelled in January 2017 due to the declining ratings .

Results drumhead.

Colour key

Act in Team Mel B
Act in Team Guy
Act in Team Iggy
Act in Team Adam

– Act in the bottom two and had to perform again in the final showdown
– 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 final showdown)
Weekly results per act
Act Week 1[8]1 Week 2 Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
Sunday Vote Monday Vote
Isaiah Firebrace Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Davey Woder Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Vlado Saric Safe Safe Safe Bottom Two 3rd Eliminated (Final)
Amalia Foy Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th
Beatz Safe 7th 5th Bottom Two Eliminated (Semi-Final)
Chynna Taylor Safe Safe 6th Eliminated (Quarter-Final)
Brentwood Safe Safe 7th
AYA Safe 8th Eliminated (Week 2)
Maddison Milewski Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
Timmy Knowles Eliminated
Time and Place Eliminated
Natalie Ong Eliminated
Final Showdown No final showdown; public eliminates one act from each category Beatz, AYA Chynna Taylor, Beatz Beatz, Saric No bottom two/judges’ vote; public votes alone decide who wins
Judges voted to Eliminate Send Through
Lambert’s vote (14-21s) Beatz Beatz Saric
Azalea’s vote (Groups) Beatz Taylor Saric
Sebastian’s vote (Over 22s) AYA Beatz Saric
Mel B’s vote (Underdogs) AYA Taylor N/A2
Eliminated Timmy Knowles
Public Vote To Save
AYA
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Brentwood
Public Vote To Save
Beatz
0 of 3 votes
Minority
Vlado Saric
Public Vote To Save
Davey Woder
Public Vote To Win
Maddison Milewski
Public Vote To Save
Natalie Ong
Public Vote To Save
Chynna Taylor
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Amalia Foy
Public Vote to Save
Time and Place
Public Vote To Save

Notes

  • 1 In week 1, one act from each category was eliminated, hence each category was ranked individually.
  • 2 Mel B was not required to vote as there was already a Majority.

Live read details.

workweek 1 ( 23/24 October ).

One dissemble from each class was eliminated from the rival after the beginning show, as voted by viewers [ 11 ]

week 2 ( 30/31 October ).

Judges’ vote to eliminate
  • Mel B: AYA – backed her own act, Beatz.
  • Azalea: Beatz – backed her own act, AYA.
  • Lambert: Beatz – said AYA had stronger vocals.
  • Sebastian: AYA – could not decide and sent the result to deadlock.

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the leave went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. AYA were eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes .

workweek 3 : Quarter-Final ( 6/7 November ).

The viewers were given the world power to choose this week ‘s songs. [ 14 ]

Dundas confirmed during Sunday ‘s hot picture that this week would be a double elimination. [ 15 ]

Judges’ vote to eliminate
  • Sebastian: Beatz – backed his own act, Chynna Taylor.
  • Mel B: Chynna Taylor – backed her own act, Beatz.
  • Azalea: Chynna Taylor – wanted a group to stay in the competition.
  • Lambert: Beatz – could not decide and sent the result to deadlock.

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the consequence went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Chynna Taylor was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes .

workweek 4 : Semi-Final ( 13/14 November ).

For the first time this temper, the contestants will sing two songs each .

Judges’ vote to send through
  • Lambert: Vlado – went with his gut.
  • Azalea: Vlado – has said multiple times Vlado was her favourite in the competition.
  • Sebastian: Vlado – also trusted his gut feeling.
  • Mel B was not required to vote as there was already a majority and did not say how she would have voted as both acts were in her category.

workweek 5 : Final ( 20/21 November ).

20 November
  • Theme: Showstoppers & Duets
  • Celebrity performer: James Arthur (“Safe Inside”)
21 November
Acts’ performances on the Monday Final
Act Category (Mentor) Order Winner’s Song Result
Isaiah Firebrace 14-21s (Lambert) 1 “It’s Gotta Be You” Winner
Davey Woder Over 22s (Sebastian) 2 “Coming Home” Runner-Up

reception.

Ratings.

Ratings data is from OzTAM and represents the average viewership from the 5 largest australian metropolitan centres ( Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide ) .

X-Factor Australia (Season 8) ratings, with overnight ratings and timeshift viewers.
Week Episode Air date Source
Viewers Rank Viewers overall Rank
1 1 “Auditions 1” 3 October 2016 904,000 #6 60,000 964,000 #8 [19][20]
2 “Auditions 2” 4 October 2016 895,000 #6 45,000 940,000 #7 [21][22]
3 “Auditions 3” 5 October 2016 809,000 #7 34,000 843,000 #8 [23][24]
2 4 “Auditions 4” 9 October 2016 914,000 #7 28,000 941,000 #8 [25][26]
5 “Auditions 5” 10 October 2016 833,000 #7 39,000 872,000 #9 [27][28]
6 “Auditions 6” 11 October 2016 838,000 #7 43,000 881,000 #7 [29][30]
3 7 “Three seat challenge 1” 16 October 2016 815,000 #5 30,000 845,000 #5 [31][32]
8 “Three seat challenge 2” 17 October 2016 798,000 #8 43,000 841,000 #8 [33][34]
9 “Three seat challenge 3” 18 October 2016 806,000 #8 41,000 847,000 #7 [35][36]
4 10 “Live show 1” 23 October 2016 752,000 #6 30,000 782,000 #6 [37][38]
11 “ alive decider 1 ” 24 October 2016 756,000 #10 64,000 820,000 #9 [39][40]
5 12 “ Live show 2 ” 30 October 2016 676,000 #7 44,000 720,000 #7 [41][42]
13 “ know decider 2 ” 31 October 2016 603,000 #14 54,000 657,000 #15 [43][44]
6 14 “ Live show 3 ” 6 November 2016 700,000 #7 32,000 732,000 #6 [45][46]
15 “ live decider 3 ” 7 November 2016 732,000 #10 53,000 785,000 #11 [47][48]
7 16 “ Live show 4 ” 13 November 2016 559,000 #10 24,000 578,000 #9 [49][50]
17 “ hot decider 4 ” 14 November 2016 697,000 #11 17,000 715,000 #12 [51][52]
8 18 “ bouncy fantastic final examination ” 20 November 2016 665,000 #6 24,000 677,000 #6 [53][54]
19 “ live grand final decider ”

21 November 2016 751,000 #11 27,000 779,000 #10 [55][56]

References.

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