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Season of television series
The X Factor is a british television music competition to find new singing talent. The tenth series began airing on ITV on 31 August, and finished on 15 December 2013. Dermot O’Leary returned to present the independent express on ITV and Caroline Flack was back to present by-product show The Xtra Factor on ITV2, along with comedian Matt Richardson, who replaced Olly Murs. Flack besides presented offstage segments during the live shows. Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger returned as judges for their respective tenth, third and second base serial, with Sharon Osbourne returning to replace Tulisa after five series aside. This was Barlow ‘s concluding series as a evaluate. Osbourne and Scherzinger besides departed the series, but reprised their roles as judges with Walsh again in series 13 and series 14.

Auditions for the series started in March 2013 with mobile auditions taking stead in 23 towns and cities. After this, open auditions in front man of producers took home in April and May in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow. Auditions in presence of the judges occurred in June and July in the same five cities, with two types of audition : auditionees who were successful in a first gear hearing in an audition board, used for the first meter since serial 5, went on to attend an audition in an arena, which replaced the rooms in series 6. After bootcamp and judges ‘ houses, the live shows began on 12 October 2013, and ran until the final examination on 15 December 2013, which was won by over 25s contestant Sam Bailey. This marked the first time person from the over 25s category had won the display since Steve Brookstein won series 1 in 2004. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] It besides marked the first time that Osbourne had been the winning mentor, having failed during her first least sandpiper on the display. [ 1 ] As the winner, Bailey received a £1 million recording sign with Syco Music, and besides supported Beyoncé at one of her shows during the UK leg of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2014. This was the concluding series of the three-year manage signed by Simon Cowell in 2010, [ 3 ] before it was announced by ITV on 15 November that the show ‘s contract was extended by a farther three years, keeping it on air until 2016. [ 4 ]

Judges, presenters and other personnel [edit ]

It was reported on 22 February 2013 that Tulisa would not return for series 10, after being a evaluate for two series. [ 5 ] She initially denied this and said she wanted to return, [ 6 ] however, Tulisa confirmed on 21 May after months of speculation that she would be departing the prove. The follow day, it was confirmed that former judge Sharon Osbourne, who had been on the control panel from serial 1 to series 4 would join the remaining three judges from series 9, Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger, ending rumours that Scherzinger may leave to focus on her irregular studio album and be replaced by series 9 guest estimate Mel B. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] Osbourne stated in July that she was binding for equitable one series, “ to go out on a gamey ”, [ 9 ] and during the first live show, Barlow revealed that this would be his death series on the usher. [ 10 ] Walsh, who had appeared on the show since its origin, announced he would be leaving the express after this series, although he late said he “ might come second ” if Simon Cowell returned, [ 11 ] and later still he said he would most likely continue, claiming “ I ‘m having indeed much fun this year, I might stay ”. [ 12 ] Walsh finally confirmed his return key for series 11, following the returns of both Cowell and Cheryl Cole. Dermot O’Leary returned to present the main usher on ITV for his seventh series, [ 13 ] [ 14 ] whilst Caroline Flack came back to present by-product indicate The Xtra Factor on ITV2. [ 15 ] Olly Murs, Flack ‘s co-presenter for series 8 and 9, wanted to focus on his music career and consequently did not come second. [ 16 ] On 29 May, it was announced that comedian Matt Richardson would co-present The Xtra Factor with Flack, [ 17 ] after reports that Nick Grimshaw, Dave Berry or Rylan Clark may replace Murs. [ 18 ] Flack besides presented backstage on the main X Factor program, during the live shows on Saturdays. [ 19 ] Yvie Burnett returned as song coach. Brian Burke left as creative director and was replaced by Jerry Reeve and Mark “ Swany ” Hart .

selection process [edit ]

Auditions [edit ]

mobile auditions [edit ]

between 25 March and 1 April 2013, mobile auditions took set in Inverness, [ 20 ] Great Yarmouth, [ 21 ] Warrington, [ 22 ] Aberdeen, [ 23 ] Colchester, [ 24 ] Hull, [ 25 ] Dumfries, [ 26 ] Grimsby, [ 27 ] Romford, [ 28 ] Belfast, [ 29 ] Newport on the Isle of Wight, [ 30 ] Sunderland, [ 31 ] Wakefield, [ 32 ] Bangor, [ 33 ] Middlesbrough, Yeovil, Aberystwyth, Blackburn, Dublin, Blackpool, Cork, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport in Wales. [ 27 ] It was reported that around 20 people attended Colchester auditions on 26 March and producers tried to convince passerby to audition .

open auditions [edit ]

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Glasgowclass=notpageimage| Cities where auditions were held. For the first base time since series 6, auditions took target in five cities alternatively of six. loose auditions in presence of the show ‘s producers began in London ( ExCeL London ) on 6 April [ 34 ] and continued in Birmingham ( International Convention Centre ) on 13 April, Cardiff ( Millennium Stadium ) on 20 April, and Manchester ( Old Trafford ) on 27 April, before concluding in Glasgow ( SECC ) on 1 May. [ 35 ] Auditions were not held in Liverpool this year, after it was one of the locations in the past two series. [ 36 ] Producers said that they were “ mixing it up ”, although reports claim that they were unimpressed with talent in Liverpool, despite three back-to-back finalists— Rebecca Ferguson ( series 7 ), Marcus Collins ( series 8 ) and Christopher Maloney ( serial 9 ) —coming from Liverpool. [ 36 ] Additionally, auditions returned to Birmingham after being replaced by Newcastle in series 9. Producers previously held auditions in Newcastle alternatively of Birmingham because they thought that Birmingham provided “ no memorable talent ”, but reportedly decided to return there after “ disappoint ” results in Newcastle. [ 37 ] Almost 8,000 auditionees attended in London, [ 34 ] whilst Cardiff attracted at least 3,000, [ 38 ] Birmingham produced around 5,000, [ 39 ] over 4,000 auditioned in Manchester [ 40 ] and over 2,000 in Glasgow. [ 41 ]

Judges ‘ auditions [edit ]

This series saw the return of the original auditions format last used in serial 5, where auditionees performed in a board in front of the judges. Those who were successful in the room auditions then faced a second audition in an arena—the format used since series 6—to prove they can impress an audience. If they were successful in this audition, they entered the bootcamp stage of the contest. Cowell hoped the “ inner ” board auditions would increase ratings. [ 13 ] [ 42 ] The room auditions in front of the judges began in Glasgow on 4 June at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel [ 43 ] and continued in Birmingham on 10 June at the International Convention Centre. [ 44 ] Manchester auditions took set over three days from 13 to 15 June at Old Trafford, [ 45 ] [ 46 ] followed by London auditions which besides took station over three days, from 19 to 21 June at ExCeL London. [ 47 ] [ 48 ] [ non-primary source needed ] Due to a miss of successful groups, extra auditions specifically for groups took plaza on 1 July at Price Studios in Battersea, London. [ citation needed ] Auditions then concluded in Cardiff on 3 July at the Motorpoint Arena. [ 49 ] The arena auditions took put at a single venue, Wembley Arena, over four days, from 15 to 18 July. [ 50 ] The broadcast of auditions started on 31 August 2013, with room auditions being shown on Saturday nights and arena auditions on Sundays. [ 51 ] The inaugural room hearing sequence aired on 31 August, and featured auditions from Cardiff, Manchester, London and Birmingham. The second room audition episode featured auditions from Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow. The third base room hearing episode showcased auditions from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. numerous contestants from previous series returned to audition again for this series, including : Amy Mottram, who was Tulisa ‘s wildcard contestant in serial 9 and failed to be chosen ahead of Maloney as the 13th finalist ; [ 52 ] Terry Winstanley, who made it to judges ‘ houses in series 8 ; [ 53 ] Johnny Rocco, whose hearing in series 4 ended with him “ cursing ” Walsh after getting a “ no ” from all four judges ; [ 54 ] John Adams, who reached bootcamp in series 8 ; [ 53 ] Curtis Golden, Joseph Whelan and Gathan Cheema, all of whom got to bootcamp in series 9 ; [ 53 ] [ 55 ] [ 56 ] Stephanie Woods, who got to judges ‘ houses in series 4 ; [ 57 ] Jade Richards, who got to judges ‘ houses in serial 8 and bootcamp in series 9 ; [ 58 ] and Melanie McCabe, who got to bootcamp in series 5 and 9 and to judges ‘ houses in series 8. [ 53 ] [ 58 ] besides auditioning again were groups Rough Copy, who were initially to through to judges ‘ houses in series 9 but had to back out due to visa problems, The Dolly Rockers, who made it to judges ‘ houses in series 3 and James Bellamy and Duane Lamonte from Brick City who both made it to judges ‘ houses in series 2 and series 6 respectively. [ 58 ] Another luminary group to audition were 1990s pop rock band Next of Kin, who were once labelled “ the british Hanson “. [ 59 ]

Bootcamp/Six Chair Challenge [edit ]

On 17 April 2013, it was reported that this serial ‘ bootcamp could be changed and be conducted abroad like judges ‘ houses, [ 60 ] [ 61 ] however, it was subsequently confirmed that bootcamp would take position at Wembley Arena [ 62 ] over four days, across three sessions between 9 and 12 August. [ 63 ] It was reported that Cowell was planning to give advice on which acts should progress through this phase, meeting with the judges on his yacht to give opinions on the acts, [ 64 ] [ 65 ] but foster reports claimed that due to a pregnancy scandal, Cowell would rather speak to the judges by telephone, as he did in series 9. [ 65 ] however, this did not happen. In a change to the common format, the judges were allocated their categories before bootcamp, [ 65 ] via a phonecall from executive producer Richard Holloway. [ 66 ] Walsh has the Boys, Scherzinger had the Girls, Osbourne has the Over 25s and Barlow has the Groups. [ 63 ] On the first day of bootcamp, soloists were put into groups of three within their class, and groups were put into pairs. They had to perform within that pair or group, and the category pronounce would then decide who would continue. [ 66 ] There was then a change in the format, that saw the judges choose the acts to advance to judges ‘ houses immediately after their bootcamp performance, alternatively of waiting until everyone had performed. Each estimate had six places to their judges house, and they granted a ‘seat ‘ to the performers they wanted to advance in their class. however, if a pronounce already choose six acts for their class, they could replace them if they preferred a late performer, consequently causing bootcamp to be branded the ‘ultimate game of musical chairs ‘ or even Six Chair Challenge was introduced. [ 67 ] Bootcamp was broadcast over two episodes, each of 90 minutes, on 28 and 29 September. [ 68 ] [ 69 ]

Judges ‘ houses [edit ]

Judges ‘ houses took place in September. Each pronounce took the remaining members of their class to an oversea placement, and had guests to assist them in their decisions. Walsh was assisted by Nicole Appleton, Sinitta and Shane Filan when he mentored the Boys in Saint-Tropez, France, in a place worth £10.5 million, adjacent door to a property owned by Nicolas Sarkozy, whose gardeners interrupted filming. [ 70 ] Osbourne took the Over 25s to her own dwelling in Beverly Hills, California, [ 70 ] assisted by Robbie Williams ; Barlow was assisted by series 6 runner-up and former The Xtra Factor co-presenter Olly Murs to mentor the Groups in New York City ; and Scherzinger took the Girls to Antigua with Mary J. Blige, [ 71 ] staying at the St James Club fall back. [ 70 ] Groups Code 4 and Rough Copy were forced to lose a penis each during judges ‘ houses because of visa problems. [ 72 ] At judges ‘ houses each act performed two songs for their mentor and his/her guest estimate, although only one song was mentioned and shown on the main picture, with the other sung shown on The Xtra Factor rather ( although only the acts who made it to the populate shows had their second gear songs shown ). Judges ‘ houses was broadcast over two programmes, on 5 and 6 October. [ 73 ] [ 74 ]

Judges Houses Performances

Boys :
Groups :
Over 25s :
Girls :

Contestants [edit ]

Key :

– Winner
– Runner-Up

live shows [edit ]

The exist shows started on 12 October. [ 79 ] As in former series, each week ‘s song choices followed a particular composition. Each dissenter performed on Saturday, while eliminations and guest performances took topographic point on Sunday. For the first base three weeks, a newly “ dart vote ” took put at the end of each Saturday night show, where the vote lines opened for about eight minutes, and the act with the fewest votes faced the “ sing-off ” ( once called the “ final confrontation ” ) on Sunday. Voting lines for the remaining contestants then reopened, and stayed exposed until the Sunday shows, [ 80 ] where the second gear dissenter to face the “ sing-off ” was revealed. [ 81 ] “ Deadlock ”, where the act with the fewest public votes is eliminated after the judges ‘ votes are tied, was eliminated while there was a flash vote, [ 82 ] and alternatively, in the event that judges ‘ votes were tied, the contestant that lost the flash vote was eliminated. however, in week 4 the flash vote was rested because of Nile Rodgers and Chic ‘s performance, meaning there was not adequate time at the end of the show for the flash vote, and “ deadlock ” would have returned if the judges ‘ votes had been tied, [ 83 ] and the blink of an eye vote did not return after this. Deadlock was used in weeks 8 and 9 due to tie votes from the judges. [ 84 ] [ 85 ] The final took place at the normal venue, Wembley Arena [ 86 ] on 14 and 15 December 2013. [ 87 ]

musical guests [edit ]

Each results show sport melodious performances from at least two artists, while occasionally, artists performed on the chief performances show. Ellie Goulding and Cher performed on the first gear results show, [ 88 ] Robin Thicke and Katy Perry performed on the second, [ 89 ] and The Wanted and Lady Gaga performed on the third base. [ 90 ] Nile Rodgers and Chic performed a medley of three songs on the fourthly live express, in what was billed as a “ particular version ” of The X Factor. [ 91 ] Little Mix performed on the fourth exist results show, followed by Taylor Swift with Gary Lightbody. [ 92 ] Robbie Williams and Celine Dion appeared on the fifth results show, [ 93 ] though Dion ‘s performance was pre-recorded. [ 94 ] The sixth live results show have performances from judge Gary Barlow, [ 95 ] who was relaunching his solo career, [ 96 ] and Miley Cyrus. [ 95 ] Olly Murs performed on the one-seventh live appearance, [ 97 ] then JLS, Mary J. Blige with Jessie J, and One Direction performed on the seventh live results show. [ 97 ] Rebecca Ferguson and James Arthur performed on the one-eighth results show, [ 84 ] Leona Lewis and Michael Bublé performed on the semi-final live results show, [ 85 ] Tom Odell and The Killers performed in the inaugural show of the final, [ 98 ] and One Direction, Perry, Elton John and Barlow performed in the second express of the final. [ 99 ]

Results summary [edit ]

Colour key

Act in team Nicole Act in team Gary Act in team Sharon Act in team Louis

 – Act did not face the public vote because they were already in the sing-off
 – Act received the fewest public votes or was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the sing-off
 – Act received the fewest public votes and was eliminated immediately
 – Act was given a “Bye Week” and automatically advanced to the following week
 – Act received the most public votes
Weekly results per act[100]
Act Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Quarter-Final Semi-Final Final
Saturday Vote Sunday Vote Saturday Vote Sunday Vote Saturday Vote Sunday Vote Saturday Vote Sunday Vote
Sam Bailey 1st
23.4%
2nd
23.3%
2nd
16.8%
2nd
17.4%
1st
27.0%
1st
27.0%
1st
31.1%
1st
28.4%
2nd
26.5%
1st
36.0%
1st
27.4%
1st
29.6%
1st
38.2%
Winner
53.4%
Nicholas McDonald 2nd
23.3%
1st
23.5%
1st
28.1%
1st
27.1%
2nd
25.3%
2nd
24.8%
2nd
18.2%
2nd
20.2%
1st
31.4%
2nd
23.9%
2nd
25.1%
2nd
28.2%
2nd
32.1%
runner-up
36.3%
Luke Friend 9th
3.4%
9th
3.5%
7th
5.9%
8th
6.0%
3rd
7.9%
4th
7.5%
6th
7.0%
5th
9.0%
6th
8.0%
3rd
13.0%
4th
19.3%
3rd
26.7%
3rd
29.7%
Eliminated
(final)
Rough Copy 3rd
18.4%
3rd
16.4%
5th
8.6%
4th
10.2%
8th
6.2%
6th
6.7%
5th
7.5%
4th
11.1%
4th
8.7%
6th
8.7%
3rd
19.7%
4th
15.5%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
Tamera Foster 6th
4.9%
7th
5.1%
4th
9.4%
5th
9.2%
4th
7.7%
3rd
7.6%
9th
4.7%
3rd
11.2%
5th
8.4%
4th
9.3%
5th
8.5%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Hannah Barrett 5th
5.3%
5th
5.2%
3rd
12.7%
3rd
10.4%
7th
6.2%
9th
5.9%
3rd
12.0%
7th
7.1%
3rd
9.9%
5th
9.1%
Eliminated
(week 7)
Sam Callahan 8th
3.5%
6th
5.1%
8th
5.1%
7th
6.6%
9th
4.8%
8th
6.0%
4th
7.6%
6th
8.0%
7th
7.1%
Eliminated
(week 6)
Abi Alton 4th
9.2%
4th
9.0%
6th
6.1%
6th
6.9%
5th
6.6%
5th
7.1%
7th
6.7%
8th
6.2%
Eliminated
(week 5)
Kingsland Road 7th
3.7%
8th
4.1%
10th
3.6%
N/A 6th
6.5%
7th
6.6%
8th
5.2%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Miss Dynamix 10th
1.8%
10th
2.2%
Bye Week 10th
1.8%
N/A Eliminated
(week 3)
Shelley Smith 12th
1.5%
N/A 9th
3.7%
9th
4.3%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Lorna Simpson 11th
1.6%
11th
1.7%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Final Showdown Simpson,
Smith
Kingsland Road,
Smith
Barrett,
Miss Dynamix
Foster,
Kingsland Road
Alton,
Barrett
Cahallan,
Friend
Barrett,
Rough Copy
Foster,
Friend
Friend,
Rough Copy
No sing-off or judges’ votes: results based on public votes alone
Judges voted to Eliminate Send Through
Walsh’s vote (Boys) Simpson Smith N/A Kingsland Road N/A None (abstained) Barrett Foster Friend
Osbourne ‘s vote (Over 25s) None (abstained) Kingsland Road Miss Dynamix Kingsland Road Alton N/A Barrett Foster Friend
Barlow’s vote (Groups) Smith Smith Barrett Foster Alton Callahan Barrett Friend Rough Copy
Scherzinger ‘s vote (Girls) Simpson Smith Miss Dynamix Kingsland Road None (abstained) Callahan Rough Copy Friend Rough Copy
Eliminated Lorna Simpson
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Shelley Smith
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Miss Dynamix
2 of 3 votes
Flash Vote
Kingsland Road
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Abi Alton
2 of 2 votes
Majority
Sam Callahan
2 of 2 votes
Majority
Hannah Barrett
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Tamera Foster
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Rough Copy
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Luke Friend
29.7%
to save
Nicholas McDonald
36.3%
to win
Reference(s) [88] [101] [90] [102] [93] [95] [97] [84] [85] [103] [1]

Live show details [edit ]

workweek 1 ( 12/13 October ) [edit ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[88]
  • Osbourne abstained from voting as both acts were in her category.
  • Walsh: Lorna Simpson – gave no reason.
  • Barlow: Shelley Smith – said that Smith was only in the bottom two through a poor song choice, but felt that Simpson would go further in the competition.
  • Scherzinger: Lorna Simpson – thought that there was “more to see from” Smith.

however, if the resultant role was tied, Simpson would have been saved .

week 2 ( 19/20 October ) [edit ]

^1 Due to band member SeSe Foster being in the hospital, Miss Dynamix did not perform and were given a adieu workweek which automatically advanced them to the be week. [ 104 ] They would have performed “ Dreams “, [ 108 ] but actually performed the birdcall the follow week. [ 109 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[101]
  • Barlow: Shelley Smith – gave no reason but effectively backed his own act, Kingsland Road.
  • Osbourne: Kingsland Road – backed her own act, Shelley Smith.
  • Scherzinger: Shelley Smith – based on the fact that she saved Smith the previous week.
  • Walsh: Shelley Smith – felt Kingsland Road had more potential.

however, if Walsh tied the result, Kingsland Road would have been eliminated .

workweek 3 ( 26/27 October ) [edit ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[90]
  • Scherzinger: Miss Dynamix – backed her own act, Hannah Barrett.
  • Barlow: Hannah Barrett – backed his own act, Miss Dynamix, but was surprised Barrett was in the sing off due to her performance from the previous night being one of his favourites.
  • Osbourne: Miss Dynamix – gave no reason.
  • Walsh was not required to vote, but stated he would have eliminated Miss Dynamix.

workweek 4 ( 2/3 November ) [edit ]

The flare vote was cancelled this week because of lack of clock, ascribable to Rodgers and Chic ‘s operation, and the two acts receiving the fewest votes were announced during Sunday ‘s results show. [ 83 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[102]
  • Scherzinger: Kingsland Road – backed her own act, Tamera Foster.
  • Barlow: Tamera Foster – backed his own act, Kingsland Road.
  • Osbourne: Kingsland Road – gave no comment; she later said on The Xtra Factor that she could not think of a reason to send them home nor to justify keeping them in the competition despite her own fondness for them.
  • Walsh: Kingsland Road – said that Foster “sang her heart out” in her sing-off performance and had “star quality”.

however, voting statistics revealed that Kingsland Road received more votes than Foster which meant that if Walsh sent the result to deadlock, Kingsland Road would have been saved .

week 5 ( 9/10 November ) [edit ]

The acts performed with a 36-piece live band, alternatively of a back track. [ 93 ] The flash vote did not return this workweek, and a show generator said there were no plans for it to return. [ 113 ] Cowell made an appearance during rehearsals via VT this workweek and told the concluding 8 they would be taking depart in the 2014 know tour. [ 114 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[93]
  • Scherzinger abstained from voting as both acts were in her category.
  • Barlow: Abi Alton – based on the sing-off performances.
  • Osbourne: Abi Alton – gave no reason.
  • Walsh was not required to vote but stated he would have eliminated Alton.

week 6 ( 16/17 November ) [edit ]

A minimal of 15p from every dissenter vote draw, plus a minimum of 50p from every path downloaded from this weekend ‘s live performances, will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee ‘s relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan. [ 118 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[95]
  • Walsh abstained from voting as both acts were in his category.
  • Scherzinger: Sam Callahan – said Friend was the better singer.
  • Barlow: Sam Callahan – gave no reason.
  • Osbourne was not required to vote, but stated she would have eliminated Callahan.

week 7 ( 23/24 November )

[edit ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[97]
  • Scherzinger: Rough Copy – backed her own act, Hannah Barrett.
  • Barlow: Hannah Barrett – gave no reason, but effectively backed his own act, Rough Copy.
  • Osbourne: Hannah Barrett – because it was Barrett’s third time in the bottom two.
  • Walsh: Hannah Barrett – gave no reason, but on The Xtra Factor he said that it was because Barrett had been in the sing-off three times and Rough Copy had more to give.[122]

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

workweek 8 : Quarter-Final ( 30 November/1 December ) [edit ]

For the first time this series, the acts performed two songs each. One song was chosen by a public vote via the official The X Factor app. [ 123 ] On 24 November, the sung choices for the public were revealed. [ 127 ]

Judges’ votes to eliminate[84]
  • Scherzinger: Luke Friend – backed her own act, Tamera Foster, but said that Friend had a gift that no one could take away from him.
  • Walsh: Tamera Foster – backed his own act, Luke Friend, whom he said was better in the sing-off.
  • Osbourne: Tamera Foster – said that Friend delivered “an organic natural performance” in the sing-off.
  • Barlow: Luke Friend – could not decide and sent the result to deadlock; he further explained his statement by saying that Friend had one of his “best nights” but thought Foster had “come back strong” in the quarter-final and that she was going to be “one of the biggest stars after the series”.

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the solution went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier populace vote. Foster was eliminated as the dissemble with the fewest public votes .

workweek 9 : Semi-Final ( 7/8 December ) [edit ]

Judges’ votes to send through to the final[85]
  • Barlow: Rough Copy – gave no reason but essentially backed his own act, Rough Copy.
  • Walsh: Luke Friend – gave no reason but essentially backed his own act, Luke Friend.
  • Scherzinger: Rough Copy – gave no reason.
  • Osbourne: Luke Friend – could not decide and sent the result to deadlock.

With the acts in the bottomland two receiving two votes each, the leave went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Friend advanced to the concluding as the dissemble with the most public votes. [ 85 ]

week 10 : Final ( 14/15 December ) [edit ]

14 December

Luke Friend received the fewest public votes and was automatically eliminated. [ 103 ]

15 December

Prize [edit ]

As the winner, Sam Bailey received a £1 million recording condense with Syco Music, she went on to join Beyoncé Knowles for one night in Birmingham, on the UK peg of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2014. [ 136 ] Bailey ‘s winner ‘s single “ Skyscraper “ was released on 16 December, the day after she won, [ 135 ] [ 137 ] and sold over 100,000 copies to become the Christmas number one on 22 December. This made Bailey the first base X Factor winner since Matt Cardle in 2010 to gain the Christmas number one ( series 8 winners fiddling Mix and series 9 winner James Arthur both released their winners ‘ singles two weeks before the Christmas chart, frankincense avoiding the Christmas number-one battle, although they both charted in the top three of the Christmas chart regardless ). [ 137 ] On 24 November, it was revealed that the achiever ‘s one, like Arthur ‘s, would be a charity let go of to raise money for Together for Short Lives, and besides the Great Ormond Street Hospital. [ 138 ] If Nicholas McDonald had won, he would have released “ Superman ( It ‘s not Easy ) “ as his winner ‘s single. [ 135 ]

reception [edit ]

Ratings [edit ]

The series launching on 31 August 2013 received average overnight ratings of 8.78 million, a 40 % share of the viewing consultation at that time, and peaked at 9.08 million. The average rat was 680,000 more viewers than the series 9 establish, but even 2.5 million fewer than the series 8 establish. [ 139 ] The beginning Sunday show the trace night attracted average nightlong ratings of 9.21 million, a 36.2 % hearing share. [ 140 ] This was formally the highest rat episode of the series. [ 141 ] The come Saturday, on 7 September, the ratings dropped to 840,000 fewer than the establish, an overnight fink of 7.94 million. [ 142 ] The second Sunday show saw viewers fall by 300,000 viewers compared to the previous Sunday, but it was up by more than 1 million on the fourth auditions sequence of serial 9. [ 143 ] [ 144 ] The ratings for the third Saturday indicate were up on the second by 710,000, with an average overnight rat of 8.65 million. [ 145 ] The next day, the average nightlong ratings reached 9.08 million [ 146 ] and peaked at 10.7 million. [ 147 ] The final weekend of auditions saw viewers decrease by around 200,000 on the Saturday, [ 148 ] though the next day saw the express reach a new top out hearing of 9.42 million, according to overnight figures. [ 149 ]

Summary of episode ratings
Episode Air date Duration (minutes) Share (%) Official ITV rating
(millions)[141]
Official ITV HD rating
(millions)[150]
Total viewers
(millions)
Weekly rank[141]
Auditions 1 31 August 80 40.0[139] 8.69 1.30 9.99 3
Auditions 2 1 September 60 36.2[140] 9.21 1.20 10.41 1
Auditions 3 7 September 60 36.3[142] 7.94 1.30 9.24 8
Auditions 4 8 September 60 35.5[143] 8.89 1.38 10.27 2
Auditions 5 14 September 60 40.0[145] 8.33 1.44 9.77 7
Auditions 6 15 September 60 34.7[146] 8.86 1.34 10.20 2
Auditions 7 21 September 60 38.2[148] 8.30 1.37 9.67 5
Auditions 8 22 September 60 37.3[149] 9.14 1.47 10.61 2
Bootcamp 1 28 September 90 34.6[151] 7.75 1.21 8.96 11
Bootcamp 2 29 September 90 37.3[152] 9.12 1.38 10.50 4
Judges’ houses 1 5 October 110 34.8[153] 8.14 1.46 9.60 8
Judges’ houses 2 6 October 110 32.8[154] 7.85 1.28 9.13 12
Live show 1 12 October 135 33.3[155] 7.72 1.30 9.02 11
Live results 1 13 October 60 35.8[156] 8.79 1.28 10.07 5
Live show 2 19 October 125 32.9[157] 7.50 1.10 8.60 14
Live results 2 20 October 60 32.9[158] 8.12 1.25 9.37 10
Live show 3 26 October 120 33.7[159] 7.40 1.32 8.72 16
Live results 3 27 October 60 33.5[160] 8.29 1.40 9.69 8
Live show 4 2 November 110 33.2[161] 7.53 1.15 8.68 14
Live results 4 3 November 60 31.7[162] 7.90 1.10 9.00 11
Live show 5 9 November 95 34.5[163] 8.14 1.19 9.33 11
Live results 5 10 November 60 34.1[164] 8.38 1.36 9.74 9
Live show 6 16 November 90 34.9[165] 7.74 1.39 9.13 12
Live results 6 17 November 60 33.0[166] 8.59 1.29 9.88 6
Live show 7 23 November 90 27.2[167] 7.26 1.24 8.50 21
Live results 7 24 November 60 33.3[168] 8.34 1.21 9.55 16
Live show 8 30 November 90 32.2[169] 7.29 1.20 8.49 19
Live results 8 1 December 60 29.4[170] 6.86 1.31 8.17 24
Live show 9 7 December 90 35.5[171] 7.84 1.23 9.07 15
Live results 9 8 December 60 34.3[172] 8.34 1.23 9.57 11
Live final 14 December 125 34.9[173] 7.79 1.32 9.11 7
Live final results 15 December 120 36.3[174] 8.92 1.28 10.20 3
Series average N/A 34.5 8.16 1.29 9.45 10

Includes advert breaks
Excludes ITV+1
The rank and file for the ITV broadcast, compared with all channels for that workweek, from Monday to Sunday .

Controversy and criticism [edit ]

trailer [edit ]

The mash-up video recording preview promoting the one-tenth series was published as a “ squash up of all the best a decade of X Factor has to offer ” on 25 July 2013. The trailer consists of versatile music video recording from 13 past contestants : winners Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Little Mix and James Arthur, and finalists One focus, JLS, Olly Murs, Union J, Amelia Lily, Cher Lloyd and Misha B. [ 175 ] however, fans questioned the absence of successful contestants Diana Vickers and Rebecca Ferguson, and winners Steve Brookstein, Leon Jackson and Matt Cardle were besides not included. [ 176 ] Cardle ‘s coach Will Talbot said that he believed the picture was “ attempting to erase Matt from the history books. [ … ] In accuracy, it pretty much sums up Syco ‘s attitude to him during the months after he inconveniently ( for them ) won the show. unfortunately there is a misconception that Matt has slagged off the express and fallen out with Sony but this is not true. ” [ 177 ] Cardle late described being omitted from the mention as “ disappointing ”, particularly for fans who would have liked to have seen him in it. [ 178 ] Melanie C, who has collaborated with Cardle, was more critical, saying : “ I think it ‘s actually bally rude the way they have left him out. ” [ 179 ]

Format changes [edit ]

The change to the format of the auditions was criticised by Alex Fletcher from entertainment news web site Digital Spy, who said he could not see the logic in having auditions broadcast on both Saturdays and Sundays, as complaints from series 9 were not about needing extra auditions, but about “ dogged judges ” and “ underwhelming finalists ”. [ 180 ] He praised the rejoinder of the audition board but felt that “ the producers and [ Simon ] Cowell obviously were n’t confident in the format change and have kept the sphere auditions as an extra second rung, ” stating that the Bootcamp stagecoach of the rival could have been used to show “ how the acts cope under pressure with a populate audience, ” adding that “ the Sunday show feels like a bit of a formality ” [ 180 ] and “ broadly the singers who stun us on Saturday will impress again on Sunday. ” [ 180 ] He said that “ the extra Sunday helping of The X Factor will still pace much higher than anything else that was going to breeze in that time slot for ITV. thus for the attic counters and X Factor PR machine it will probably be labelled a hit. In the long-run, however, I fear this ‘Supersized X Factor ‘ may lead some viewers to reach for their remotes suffering from reality television receiver fatigue duty. ” [ 180 ] additionally, Fletcher was critical of the format change to bootcamp, saying “ The display can be barbarous for those taking separate, brutal for those who do n’t make the grade, and its faithlessness is nothing compared to the harsh realities of the music industry. however, the argumentation that ‘the music industry is meaner ‘ fell apart this week. [ … ] I refuse to believe that anyone in the music industry has even been given a sign, told they ‘re brilliant and then forced to watch 15 other people sing and have that condense ripped up in battlefront of their faces. And even if they have, I bet they did n’t have an audience of 4,000 people chanting at them to be on their way. This was world television receiver at its most barbarous. ” [ 181 ] He wondered if the exchange was a “ desperate attack to create interest in a series that has performed solidly in the ratings, but without creating any substantial talking points or memorable moments ”, [ 181 ] and said that “ watching Karen Harding, Lydia Lucy and Sheena McHugh grow put into the top 6 and then have the dream of a spot at Judges ‘ Houses snatched away from them felt needlessly mean. Whether the trio deserved to make Judges ‘ Houses or not felt irrelevant. The audience finger-pointing and the chant of ‘Swap ! swap ! swap ! ‘ made the wholly summons terribly ugly. ” [ 181 ] He questioned the show ‘s producers ‘ “ need to make it even more condemnable ”, opined that the new twist “ decidedly undermines the credibility of the show ‘s judges ”, and said, “ The hale twist felt contrived and unpleasant, and I hope it wo n’t be returning in 2014. ” [ 181 ] Fans and viewers of the show besides criticised the bootcamp format, with some viewers said to be fearing for the contestants ‘ wellbeing, with one calling it “ blood sport ”. Singer Lily Allen, who watched the show, said, “ When did become okay to fuck with people ‘s minds. X Factor has got fully mean. ” [ 182 ] Contestant Lydia Lucy, who was initially chosen to be in Scherzinger ‘s final examination six but was replaced by Abi Alton, said, “ It calm has n’t sunk in. I ‘ve been absolutely devastated. [ … ] If Simon Cowell was in front of me nowadays I ‘d tell him to change the format back to how it was. This way is like dangling a carrot in front of person and then taking it off. ” [ 183 ] The new “ flash vote ” device during the live shows was met negatively by Lorna Simpson, who was the first dissenter to be eliminated. Simpson said it was unfair that she had far less prison term to prepare than fellow sing-off contestant Shelley Smith, claiming “ They set me up to go out in the inaugural week ”. [ 184 ] It was reported that Cowell was planning to axe the flash vote after The X Factor was heavily beaten by Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings for the second alive express. [ 185 ] The flash vote was not used in week 4 due to a performance at the start of the display by Nile Rodgers and Chic, [ 83 ] and was not used again in week 5. A source from the appearance said, “ at the moment it is not scheduled to return ”. [ 113 ] The flash right to vote was not used again after week 3 .

Contestants [edit ]

Before judges ‘ houses, urban act Code 4 had to drop one of their members, Mark Wyman, after it emerged that he had a condemnable record, and a spokesman for The X Factor said, “ unfortunately due to problems in getting a visa Mark was unable to travel to Judges ‘ Houses in America, meaning that he ended up having to leave the band to carry on in the rival as a three slice. ” [ 72 ] Code 4 did not make it to the be shows. Three-piece band Rough Copy besides had to lose member Kazeem “ Kaz ” Ajobe before the six-chair challenge ascribable to visa problems. The lapp had happened to the group in series 9, but this year the early two members, Sterling Ramsay and Joey James, continued without Ajobe and advanced to judges ‘ houses as a couple. [ 72 ] Fans questioned the events, and the extent to which ITV wanted to resolve them, saying they had a class to get a visa, [ 186 ] and Barlow could have stayed in the United Kingdom, the latter sentiment to which Barlow admitted to Ajobe he should have done during the judges ‘ houses episodes. [ 187 ] Barlow put Rough Copy through to the know shows and Ajobe was allowed to rejoin the ring. [ 188 ] [ 189 ] Furthermore, just after Ajobe was reinstated, controversy was caused when his condemnable past was publicised. Ajobe responded by stating : “ I ‘ve done things I am not gallant of. I have n’t been an angel but I am a change man now. ” [ 190 ] There was criticism over SeSe Foster of Miss Dynamix being allowed to compete in the show, because she was five months fraught when the exist shows began. Some viewers besides thought it was unfair that Miss Dynamix got an automatic bye to the following workweek when Foster collapsed before the second exist show. Foster dismissed this, saying that she “ deserve [ s ] a photograph at a better life ” and insisted her collapse was not relate to her pregnancy. [ 191 ] The be week, Miss Dynamix were eliminated after losing the flash-vote and the sing-off to Hannah Barrett. Following this, Barlow stated that he felt that all public hopes of the group continuing in the rival had ended with their absence in week 2, despite him previously hoping that Foster ‘s crash would have gained more sympathy for them from the public. [ 192 ]
Some viewers were shocked by a comment made by Osbourne following 16-year-old Nicholas McDonald ‘s performance of “ She ‘s the One “ during the second gear alive appearance. As McDonald got to the end of the song, a female back dancer walked towards him and he kissed her buttock after the song finished. Despite the minimum age of intimate accept in the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies standing at 16, Osbourne then said to McDonald, who was 16 and consequently legal, “ Who on earth was that piece of whatever following to you ? That pedophile. You ‘re merely 16. You ca n’t be doing that. That ‘s a discredit ITV. ” [ 193 ] She was late spoken to by producers, but Walsh defended her, saying “ She meant nothing improper by it. We all say things we should n’t and X Factor is not scripted. ” [ 194 ] The dancer declined to comment, but a source close to her said that she was embarrassed by Osbourne ‘s gloss. [ 193 ]

Guest performances [edit ]

Ofcom received around 200 complaints about Lady Gaga ‘s operation, including her costume and lyrics, during the third base results show on 27 October 2013. ITV received 60 complaints directly. [ 195 ] Lady Gaga wore nude-coloured underwear and her lyrics included “ do what you want with my body ”. [ 196 ] A spokeswoman for ITV said, “ We do not believe Lady Gaga ‘s performance was inappropriate for the family consultation of The X Factor results show, which has an established tradition of featuring performances from the biggest music stars. Lady Gaga is well known for her highly individual performance style. ” [ 195 ] Ofcom said, “ We will assess all the complaints received on this issue before deciding whether to investigate. ” [ 195 ] Robin Thicke ‘s performance, which featured a large total of scantily-clad female dancers, besides received a total of 317 complaints. [ 197 ] On 16 December, both Gaga and Thicke were cleared of any wrongdoing, with an Ofcom spokesman stating, “ We assessed the complaints and concluded there were no grounds to investigate. ” [ 197 ]

final

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There were technical problems during Sam Bailey ‘s couple performance with Scherzinger, [ 198 ] when Jedward ‘s voices could be heard as they completed a microphone test. [ 199 ] The couple was panned by viewers who accused Scherzinger of being “ selfish ” by singing the “ best ” lines and notes of the song. [ 200 ]

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