The X Factor (Greek TV series)
|The X Factor|
|Genre||Interactive reality talent show|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Presented by||Giorgos Lianos
Despina Kampouri (2008–10)
Maria Sinatsaki (2010–11)
|Country of origin||Greece & Cyprus|
|No. of series||4|
|No. of episodes||66|
|Original release||Original series:
4 October 2008 – 11 February 2014
Auditions are held in Greece in the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as in Cyprus in the city of Nicosia. Auditions for the third X Factor were also held in New York City. Applicants from the Greek diaspora are also accepted.
The show is broadcast live in Greece and Cyprus, as well as abroad via ANT1's international stations. Loukas Giorkas, winner of the first series, Stavros Michalakakos, winner of the second series and Haris Antoniou, winner of the third series, are all from Cyprus.
Judges' categories and their finalists
- – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, other contestants in small font.
|Series||Nikos Mouratidis||Giorgos Theofanous||Katerina Gagaki||Giorgos Levendis|
The Burning Sticks
Series 1 (2008–2009)
The first series of the Greek X Factor started airing in October 2008 on ANT1 and was hosted by singer Sakis Rouvas. The judges were Giorgos Levendis, songwriter Giorgos Theofanous, marketing executive of ANT1 TV, Katerina Gagaki and music critic Nikos Mouratidis.
The winner of the 1st X-Factor was Loukas Giorkas, who released his debut EP album on September 2009.
Series 2 (2009–2010)
A second series of X Factor was broadcated by ANT1 TV. The live shows debuted on October 30. The host and the judges remain the same as in the first series.The winner of the 2nd X-Factor was Stavros Michalakakos.
Series 3 (2010–2011)
A third season of X Factor was broadcast from October 2010 to February 2011. The third series of X Factor was won by Greek-Cypriot Haris Antoniou. The program was broadcast by ANT1 TV and the host and the judges remained the same as the previous year. Series 4(2012-2014) Auditions Specials.