The X Factor Semi Final will be broadcast live on ITV in the UK, with catchup on ITV Hub. Available simulcast on UTV in Northern Ireland, STV in Scotland and TV3 in Ireland.
Saturday 25th November, 7.30pm and Sunday 26th November, 7.30pm – The X Factor Semi-Finals.
The 14th series of Britain’s biggest singing competition, the X Factor Semi-Finals start this weekend as the nerve-racking live shows continue. After weeks of gruelling auditions and surprise challenges for those taking part, the contest has now moved onto the semi-finals. High drama and top talent remain the order of the day as this year’s batch of hopeful singers and groups vie for that all important and highly coveted recording contract in the X Factor Semi-Finals.
Music and talent show mogul Simon Cowell leads the judging panel at the X-Factor Semi-Finals, alongside music industry experts and seasoned judges Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. Presenter and TV favourite Dermot O’Leary, who offers his own unique take on all the X Factor action, doles out friendly support for the hopeful contestants in the X Factor Semi-Finals and deals with the formidable four on the judging panel as only he knows how. Each of the acts – Louis’s boys, Sharon’s girls, Nicole’s overs and Simon’s groups – will need to give their best performances in order to survive another week in the competition of the X Factor Semi-Finals.
There have been some big format changes already this season, but what surprises will the semi-finals have in store for the aspiring stars? Which of the hopeful contestants will find themselves leaving the competition so close to the final, and who will be a step closer to the coveted record contract in the X Factor Semi-Finals?
There have been 13 winners of the show to date: Steve Brookstein, Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Matt Cardle, Little Mix, James Arthur, Sam Bailey, Ben Haenow, Louisa Johnson and Matt Terry, each of them made it through their respective X Factor Semi-Finals
Separate global editions of The X Factor have been broadcast in USA (until 2013) and Australia (ongoing).
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X Factor Judges
- Simon Cowell (current)
- Sharon Osbourne (current)
- Louis Walsh (current)
- Nicole Scherzinger (current)
- Dannii Minogue
- Brian Friedman
- Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
- Gary Barlow
- Kelly Rowland
- Mel B
- Nick Grimshaw
- Rita Ora