The X Factor

8:00pm – Wednesday, September 19 on CTV

The auditions continue as singing hopefuls compete to impress the star-studded judges Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, and L.A. Reid on THE X FACTOR.

8:00pm – Wednesday, September 12 on CTV

THE X FACTOR is back for a second season with even more star power as Britney Spears and Demi Lavato join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel. During the first part of the two-night season premiere the live auditions in front of an audience of thousands begin as singing hopefuls compete to impress the star-studded judging panel. The season premiere Part 2 airs Sept. 13 on CTV Two.

Khloe Kardashian hosting The X Factor USA? It could be a reality.

The reality star is said to be in the running to take up the hosting role left vacant by Steve Jones after the end of season one.

Simon Cowell has already said that he wants a male and female to co-host the series, as was the original plan last season before Cheryl Cole got the flick and Nicole Scherzinger stepped in as judge. Continue reading »

Canada’s Got Talent may not be returning anytime soon but a local version of The X Factor may well grace Canadian screens in the future.

Simon Cowell has expressed his interest in launching a Canadian version of the show, which is a massive hit in the UK.

“Look at the Canadian talent that’s happened, you’d be crazy not to try and do something,” Cowell said during a brief visit to CTV in Toronto.

Cowell said that the project would need the right team behind it with people who get “what’s going on in the market now.”

“It starts, I think, with a record label,” he said.

“And could we get the money? Because you’ve got to get the cash. Have we got enough money to make the show compete with what you would see, say, from the States? Because we can’t make an inferior version. And can we do what we’ve set out to do? If we can get those two elements to agree then we’ve got somewhere to start.”

Cowell also says that it depends on whether the right group of mentors can be assembled.

“What I want to get to is (put) together a judging panel that can actually do the job they’ve been paid to do. Which is find that diamond in the rough. Change that person’s style of music to what he/she or they should be doing and creating a star,” said Cowell, dressed casually in loose blue jeans and a crisp white dress shirt that was open to mid-chest.

“Because for me that’s how I determine the success of one of these shows — has this show been the person that’s discovered and launched X? And frankly, in the past not enough of the shows have done it.”

He fully believes that Canada shouldn’t let its smaller size limit its possibilities.

“I don’t believe this attitude of, ‘We’re a smaller country, therefore we can’t compete with the U.K. or America.’ It’s nonsense,” he said.

“I would be the first to come here and I’d put my name out there and say to all the Canadians who want to enter: Look, maybe forget the past how it’s done, we’re going to do it in a slightly different way. I’m going to back you here financially because I believe that we can find a star. There has to be somebody listening to this who is that person. I have to believe that.”


8:00pm – Thursday, December 22 on CTV

After a season of grueling auditions, breath-taking performances and heartbreaking eliminations, THE X FACTOR will be crowned during the two-hour live finale.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 21 on CTV

The remaining singing acts perform for the final time in the hopes of winning the $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and being named America’s very first X FACTOR.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 14 on CTV

See who steps up their game as the remaining finalists continue to perform live in hopes of winning the $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 7 on CTV

The remaining finalists perform live on an all-new 90-minute episode.

8:00pm – Tuesday, October 25 on CTV

During THE X FACTOR’s first live show, the Top 16 acts perform for the judges and a live audience on THE X FACTOR stage in a special extended two-and-a-half-hour episode.

The “Judges’ Homes” round of THE X FACTOR came to an exciting and dramatic conclusion last night when the judges revealed the 17 acts that will continue in the competition.

In a surprise announcement, Simon Cowell revealed that he had made a mistake in the eliminations and brought back Melanie Amaro, who now will compete as one of the remaining 17 acts.

In a special extended live two-and-a-half hour episode on Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, THE X FACTOR ramps up to an explosive new level as the remaining acts take the stage for their last shot at becoming one of the Top Finalists. The acts are currently training with top choreographers and vocal producers in the music industry and working with leading style teams, in preparation for their most crucial performance yet.

Then, beginning Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, THE X FACTOR enters a new phase of the competition, in which the Top Finalists from all categories compete against each other for the first time. The finalists will perform not only for the praise of Simon, Paula, L.A. and Nicole, but for America’s votes as well, when the voting lines open immediately after the show. The one-hour results episodes air following the performance shows beginning Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two.




The Girls whom Simon Cowell is mentoring:



Age: 19

Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Currently Resides: Coral Springs, FL/Sunrise, FL

Keep up with Melanie at: (@ItsMelanieAmaro)



Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA

Keep up with Simone at: (@simonebattle)




Age: 13

Hometown: Longmont, CO/Mead, CO

Currently Resides: Burbank, CA

Keep up with Rachel at: (@IamRachelCrow)



Age: 14

Hometown: Chino Valley, AZ

Currently Resides: Chino Valley, AZ

Keep up with Drew at:



Age: 20

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

Currently Resides: Bremerton, WA

Keep up with Tiah at:


The Boys whom L.A. Reid is mentoring:



Age: 15

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY

Keep up with Astro at: (@Astronomicalkid)


MARCUS CANTY                        

Age: 20

Hometown: Bowie, MD

Currently Resides: Bowie, MD

Keep up with Marcus at:


PHILLIP LOMAX                                    

Age: 22

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Currently Resides: Seattle, WA

Keep up with Phillip at:


CHRIS RENE                             

Age: 28

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA

Keep up with Chris at: (@mrchrisrene)


The Over 30s whom Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring: 



Age: 60

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Currently Resides: Edmonds, WA/Seattle, WA

Keep up with LeRoy at: (@LeRoyBell)


STACY FRANCIS                                    

Age: 42

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA

Keep up with Stacy at: (@StacyFrancis)


DEXTER HAYGOOD                    

Age: 49

Hometown:  Memphis, TN

Currently Resides: Chicago, IL

Keep up with Dexter at: (@dexterhaygood)


JOSH KRAJCIK                          

Age: 30

Hometown: Wooster, OH

Currently Resides: Columbus, OH

Keep up with Josh at: (@theJoshKrajcik)


The Groups that Paula Abdul is mentoring:  



Justin Brewer, Age: 17, Hometown: Temecula, CA

Nathan Brewer, Age: 14, Hometown: Temecula, CA

Keep up with the Brewer Boys at: (@theBrewerBoys)



Nick Dean, Hometown: Rochester, NY, Age: 15

Francesca Duncan, Hometown: Orange Co., NY, Resides: Brockport, NY, Age: 17 

John Lindahl, Hometown: Travuco Canyon, CA, Age: 14

Emily Michalak, Hometown: Pine Brook, NJ, Age: 13

Austin Percario, Hometown: Warren, NJ , Age: 15

Arin Ray, Hometown: Cincinnati, OH, Age: 16

Lauren Ashley Redmond, Hometown: Houston, TX, Resides: DeSoto, TX, Age: 17 

Ellona Santiago, Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA, Age: 15 

Ma’at Bingham Shango, Hometown: Houston, TX, Age: 12

Emily Wilson, Hometown: Warren, NJ, Age: 15

Keep up with InTENsity at: (@its_inTENsity)



Cari Fletcher, Age: 17, Hometown: Wall Township, NJ 

Dani Knights, Age: 22, Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Paige Ogle, Age: 18, Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Hayley Orrantia, Age: 17, Hometown: Highland Village, TX

Keep up with Lakoda Rayne at: (@lakoda_rayne)



Kregg Gibson (aka KG), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

Jonathan Glenn (aka Jon Glenn), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

George Jenkins III (aka Trae Badd), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

Leeland Stephenson (aka Trace Kennedy), Age: 24, Hometown: Houston, TX

Justin Williams,(aka Just’n), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

Keep up with Stereo Hogzz at: (@thestereohogzz)