|The X Factor|
|Original work||The X Factor (UK)|
|Owned by||Syco Entertainment|
|Films and television|
|Television series||The X Factor (independent international versions, see below)|
|First aired||4 September 2004|
The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by British producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol (2001–2003), and has been adapted in various countries. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.
The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants.
Unlike Idols, where the judges only critique the contestants' performances, on The X Factor each judge "mentors" the finalists in a particular category, aiding them with song selection and styling, while also participating together in judging the contestants in the other categories. Not only Idols, but also new singing shows such as The Voice , The Four and All Together Now have become rivals and popular in recent years.
There have been a total of 193 winners of The X Factor worldwide.
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MBC 4 (4)
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|Australia||The X Factor|| Seven Network (2–8)|
Network Ten (1)
|X Factor Adria|| TV Sitel (1–2)|
RTV Pink (1)
RTL Televizija (2)
|Bolivia||Factor X Bolivia||Red Uno|
|Brazil||X Factor|| Band |
|Bulgaria||X Factor|| NovaTv |
|Cambodia||X Factor Cambodia|| Hangmeas |
|Chile||Factor X|| TVN |
|China|| The X Factor: 激情唱响 |
The X Factor: Passionate Singer (1)
The X Factor: 中国最强音
|Liaoning TV (1)|
|Colombia|| El Factor X |
The X Factor
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| El Factor X: Batalla de las Estrellas |
The X Factor: Battle of the Stars
|El Factor Xs|
|El Factor X Familia|
|Czech Republic||X Factor|| TV Nova |
|X Factor|| Prima family |
TV 2 (12–)
|Ecuador||Factor X Kids Ecuador||Ecuavisa|
|France||X Factor|| W9 (1)|
| X Factor Georgia |
| Rustavi 2 (2014-2017)|
Imedi TV (2018)
|Germany||X Factor|| VOX (1–3)|
Sky 1 (4)
|The X Factor|| ANT1 (1–3)|
Skai TV (4–5)
Sigma TV (4–5)
Open TV (6)
|Hungary||X-Faktor|| RTL Klub |
|Iceland||X Factor|| Stöð 2 |
|India||X Factor India|| Sony Entertainment TV |
|Indonesia||X Factor Indonesia|| RCTI |
|Israel|| The X Factor ישראל |
The X Factor Israel
Reshet 13 (3–)
Channel 2 (1–2)
Sky Uno (5–13)
Rai 2 (1–4)
|Japan||X Factor Okinawa Japan|| Okinawa TV |
|Kazakhstan||X Factor|| Perviy Kanal Evraziya |
|Latvia||X Faktors|| TV3 |
|Malta||X Factor Malta||TVM|
|Myanmar||The X Factor Myanmar||MRTV 4|
|Netherlands||X Factor|| RTL 4 |
|New Zealand||The X Factor|| TV3 |
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|Norway||X Factor||TV 2|
|Philippines||The X Factor Philippines||ABS–CBN|
|Poland||X Factor|| TVN |
|Romania||X Factor|| Antena 1 |
|Russia|| Секрет успеха |
Secret of Success (1–2)
The A Factor (3–5)
The Main Stage (6–7)
| RTR (1–2)|
Russia 1 (3–7)
|Slovenia||X Faktor||POP TV|
|South Africa||The X Factor SA|| SABC 1 |
|Spain||Factor X|| Cuatro (1–2) |
|Thailand||The X Factor Thailand|| Workpoint TV |
|Turkey||X Factor: Star Işığı|| Kanal D |
|Ukraine||The X Factor|| STB |
|United Kingdom 2||The X Factor|| ITV |
|The X Factor: Battle of the Stars|
|The X Factor: Celebrity|
|The X Factor: The Band|
|United States||The X Factor|| Fox |
|El Factor X|
The X Factor
(Spanish Kids version)
|Vietnam|| The X Factor Vietnam |
Nhân tố bí ẩn
|West Africa||X Factor|| AIT, NTA, |
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