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The X Factor 

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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".
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Series cast summary:
Simon Cowell ...  Himself - Judge 80 episodes, 2011-2013
Demi Lovato ...  Herself - Judge / ... 54 episodes, 2012-2013
L.A. Reid ...  Himself - Judge 54 episodes, 2011-2012
Mario Lopez ...  Himself - Host 42 episodes, 2012-2013
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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

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It's time to face the music. See more »

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Music | Reality-TV

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English

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September 2011 (USA) See more »

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X Factor See more »

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16:9 HD
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The judges make their decision before the contestant starts performing because many sing or dance unusually just so they can on national television. See more »

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Version of X Factor (2008) See more »

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What You See Is What You Get
25 September 2011 | by alex-frey-pattayaSee all my reviews

This kind of show has been seen and done a dozen of times. Due to my travels I was able to see The X-Factor in the UK, Germany and Australia already and the US Version is not much different but bigger.

Obviously you need to like casting shows to enjoy the program, having said that, people giving this a 1 star rating should be banned from further reviews and ratings since there is more to the production of a TV Show than the likable factor. This program is produced and directed very well, there is a nice flow and speed going on, the scenery shots from the cities alone are worth more than 1 star so what's it to ya? Let me be very clear, it is Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and LA. Reid, you get exactly what is on the package and someone who's rating 9 stars for American Idol and 1 Star for The X Factor is a hypocrite. If you like American Idol you like this show, if you don't like American Idol you won't like this either. Opening the age limits is a fantastic decision because that gets really interesting later when the contestants will be split into Boys, Girls, Groups and over 30s and receive personal training from the judges and coaches. This is where the show will be different from Idol and since it has worked in other countries very well, it will work in American just fine, despite the hypocritical ratings on this website.

If you're looking for something entirely different you won't find it here, but if you feel entertained by great voices and quirky auditions this is a great show to watch. As long there are 20,000 people auditioning in every city this show clearly deserves it's space.


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