Series 8 of The X Factor premiered on August 20, 2011 and ended on December 11, 2011. Girl group Little Mix, who were separate of the Groups category mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos, became the first-ever group to win the original series. Fellow finalists Marcus Collins and Amelia Lily besides secured record deals but Collins finally moved into musical dramaturgy. It was watched by 12.04 million viewers – over 2 millon less than the previous series .

production

This serial marked the departures of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue with Louis Walsh the merely original judge remaining. He was accompanied by Tulisa, Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow. Dermot O’Leary returned to present the testify for the fifth year while by-product show The Xtra Factor was presented by Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

Judges

Twists/Changes

Wildcards: The wildcard from the previous series was scrapped. Acts Performing Alongside Their Mentors: This was the first base series to feature the crown 3 acts performing with their mentors preferably than a fame couple. Act Ejection: This is the entirely series to have an act ejected from the rival rather than actually retreat or eliminated on the Saturday operation or Sunday result show. Return Vote: Due to Frankie Cocozza ’ south expulsion in Week 6, one of the four acts who were eliminated by their mentors in week 1 would to return to the competition to replace Cocozza. Amelia lily returned to the competition with 48.8 % of the public vote .

Finalists

note : even though Frankie Cocozza finished in the top 9, frankincense qualifying for the Live Tour, he was not given a blot due to his expulsion from the show, which led to Amelia Lily ‘s render and eventual placement on the go .

survival process

Auditions

See: List of The X Factor UK auditionees (series 8) luminary returnees included Jade Thirwall previously auditioned during auditioned twice ( during Series 5 and Series 7 ) but was eliminated at Bootcamp .

Bootcamp

See: Bootcamp (UK series 8)

Judges ‘ Houses

See: Judges’ Houses (UK series 8)

Summary of judges’ houses
Judge Category Location Guest mentor(s) Contestants eliminated
Barlow Boys Los Angeles Robbie Williams Joe Cox, Luke Lucas, Max Vickers, John Wilding
Rowland Girls Miami Jennifer Hudson Melanie McCabe, Holly Repton, Jade Richards, Sarah Watson
Tulisa Groups Mykonos Jessie J Girl v Boy, The Estrelles, The Keys, The Lovettes
Walsh Over 25s Barcelona Sinitta Sami Brookes, Joseph Gilligan, Carolynne Poole, Terry Winstanley

bouncy Shows

Results drumhead

Weekly results per act
Week 1 2 3 4 5

6 7 Quarter-Final Semi-Final final
Eliminated Jonjokerrmini.png Jamesmichaelmini.png 2shoesmini.png Nuvibemini.png Samibrookesmini.png Sophiehabibismini.png Theriskmini.png Johnnyrobinsonmini.png Frankiecocozzamini.png Kittybrucknellmini.png Craigcoltonmini.png Janetdevlinmini.png Mishabmini.png Amelialilymini.png Marcuscollinsmini.png Littlemixmini.png
Little Mix Saved 4th
8.7%
6th
6.0%
2nd
13.7%
4th
11.9%
N/A 3rd
15.3%
1st
26.1%
2nd
22.4%
1st
34.4%
1st
39.0%
Winner
48.2%*
Marcus Collins 7th
6.8%
4th
11.2%
6th
10.1%
2nd
16.0%
4th
12.9%
4th
14.4%
3rd
21.0%
2nd
24.0%
2nd
34.5%
Runner-Up
42.8%*
Amelia Lily Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
1st
48.8%
1st
27.4%
5th
11.3%
1st
23.8%
3rd
21.4%
3rd
26.5%
Eliminated
(final)
Misha B Saved 5th
7.8%
3rd
11.8%
10th
5.1%
3rd
12.2%
N/A 7th
8.0%
2nd
22.5%
5th
14.5%
4th
20.2%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
Janet Devlin 1st
23.6%
1st
17.2%
1st
14.7%
1st
18.0%
2nd
17.4%
3rd
14.8%
4th
18.3%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Craig Colton 6th
6.9%
8th
6.0%
3rd
13.0%
5th
10.1%
5th
10.6%
6th
10.9%
Eliminated
(week 7)
Kitty Brucknell 10th
5.9%
11th
5.0%
4th
12.9%
8th
7.6%
6th
8.4%
Eliminated
(week 6)
Frankie Cocozza 11th
5.2%
7th
6.0%
8th
5.7%
6th
8.7%
Ejected
(week 6)
Johnny Robinson 8th
6.5%
2nd
17.1%
5th
12.2%
7th
8.3%
Eliminated
(week 5)
The Risk 2nd
10.9%
5th
8.3%
7th
7.2%
9th
7.2%
Sophie Habibis 3rd
8.9%
9th
5.8%
9th
5.4%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Sami Brookes 9th
6.2%
10th
5.6%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Nu Vibe 12th
2.6%
Eliminated
(week 2)
2 Shoes Eliminated Eliminated
(week 1)
4th
11.3%
Not Returned
(week 6)
James Michael 2nd
26.7%
Jonjo Kerr 3rd
13.2%
Bottom Two None Cocozza,
Nu Vibe
Brookes,
Brucknell
Habibis,
Misha B
Brucknell,
Robinson
No final showdown or judges’ votes;
results were based on public votes alone
Brucknell,
Misha B
Colton,
Lily
Devlin,
Misha B
No final showdown or judges’ votes;
results were based on public votes alone
Walsh’s vote
to eliminate
Kerr Nu Vibe Brookes Habibis Robinson Misha B Colton Devlin
Tulisa’s vote
to eliminate
2 Shoes Cocozza Brucknell Habibis Robinson Brucknell Lily Devlin
Rowland’s vote
to eliminate
Lily Nu Vibe Brookes Habibis Robinson Brucknell Colton None (abstained)
Barlow’s vote
to eliminate
Michael Nu Vibe Brookes N/A* N/A* Brucknell Lily N/A*
Eliminated Jonjo Kerr
James Michael
2 Shoes
Amelia Lily
Nu Vibe
3 of 4 Votes
Majority Vote
Sami Brookes
3 of 4 Votes
Majority Vote
Sophie Habibis
3 of 3 Votes
Majority Vote
The Risk
7.2%
to save
Johnny Robinson
3 of 3 Votes
Majority Vote
Frankie Cocozza
Ejected
Kitty Brucknell
3 of 4 Votes
Majority Vote
Craig Colton
2 of 4 Votes
Deadlock
Janet Devlin
2 of 2 Votes
Majority Vote
Misha B
20.2%
To Save
Amelia Lily
26.5%
To Save
Marcus Collins
42.8%
To Win
  • In Weeks 4 and 5, as well as the Quarter-Final, Barlow did not need to vote as there was already a majority. However, he confirmed that he would have voted to eliminate Sophie Habibis (in Week 4), Johnny Robinson (in Week 5), and Janet Devlin (in the Quarter-Final).
  • In the Sunday Final, Amelia Lily received 8.9% of the public vote, despite being eliminated already.

Ratings

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Controversies

Allegation of bullying Misha B was involved in a controversy during the third base live show when Tulisa accused her of making “ mean comments ” and Walsh accused her of being a “ bang-up ” backstage. Both by and by apologised. The early two judges, Barlow and Rowland, and respective contestants defended Misha B during and after the show. Barlow later said he believed the wrongful allegations had ended her chances of winning the rival. ” Frankie Cocozza’s ejection On 8 November, Frankie Cocozza was ejected from the competition. He released a statement saying “ I ‘d like to apologise to Gary, my chap contestants and everyone who has voted for me, but, as of today, I will no longer be in The X Factor. My liveliness during the show has gone out of command and my behavior off stage has overstepped the rules of the competition. ” The Sun newspaper claimed Cocozza had been catch boasting about using cocaine. The rules of the series rigorously forbid drug use during the testify. Cocozza ‘s mentor, Barlow, said that he was “ enormously disappoint ” by Cocozza ‘s behavior, but wished him luck with his future. Cocozza ‘s behavior earlier in the serial has led to two Ofcom investigations – he affirm during a know show and was besides shown drinking heavily with some friends .

team Rankings

1. Girls ( mentored by Kelly Rowland )
2. Boys ( mentored by Gary Barlow )

3. Groups ( mentored by Tulisa )
4. Over 25s ( mentored by Louis Walsh )

triviality

  • As with Series 2 to Series 6, the winning act and runner-up performed the same potential winner’s single.
  • This was the only UK series to feature Kelly Rowland as a judge.
  • This is the only series to have only female acts win the public vote throughout the live shows.
  • This is the first series where a group won the show.
  • This is the only series to feature an act who was permanently ejected from the show and banned from performing in The X Factor Live Tour.
  • Unlike the previous series, the category age limit was lowered from 28 to 25, therefore any solo contestant older than the age of or aged 25 was placed in the Over 25s category.
  • Most of the judges decisions during the majority of the final showdowns this year were unamious e.g. Sophie’s, Johnny’s and Janet’s departure. During these three occasions Barlow didn’t need to vote.
    • This year had five weeks where the act who lost the final showdown received more public votes than the act who survived the final showdown.
    • This is the second consecutive series and fourth series overall where only one judge sent the result to deadlock.
    • This is the second series where the result went to deadlock only once.
    • In this series, the second to perform in each final showdown always advanced to the following week.
  • This is also arguably Walsh’s worst year as a mentor since his last survivng act this year placed 7th, the lowest rank of any of his final acts as well as being the first judge for the third consecutive year to lose all his acts.

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