The X Factor (Greek TV series)

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The X Factor
X Factor Logo.png
Genre Interactive reality talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Giorgos Lianos
Sakis Rouvas
Despina Kampouri (2008–10)
Maria Sinatsaki (2010–11)
Judges George Levendis
Giorgos Theofanous
Katerina Gagaki
Nikos Mouratidis
Country of origin Greece & Cyprus
Original language(s) Greek
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 66
Production
Producer(s) ENA Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ANT1
Picture format 16:9
Original airing Original series:
4 October 2008 – 11 February 2011
External links
Website

The X Factor is the Greek version of The X Factor, a show originating in the United Kingdom. It is a television music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions.

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[edit]

Key:

     – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, other contestants in small font.
Series Nikos Mouratidis Giorgos Theofanous Katerina Gagaki Giorgos Levendis
One Over 25s
Kelly Kaltsi
Konstantinos Tsimouris
Giorgos Klakoumanos
Vasiliki Tsiomi
Groups
Triimitonio
Kokkina Xalia
Juke Box
Crowns
Boys 16-24s
Loukas Giorkas
Nikolas Metaxas
Louis Georgiou
Christos kalliatsas
Girls 16-24s
Ioanna Protopappa
Eirini Papadopoulou
Polyxeni Bifsa
Anthi Simiou
Two Boys 16-24s
Stavros Michalakakos
Hovig Demirjian
Nikiforos
Dimitris Maniatis
Girls 16-24s
Nini Shermadini
Ivi Adamou
Eleftheria Eleftheriou
Giouli Tassou
Over 25s
Eleni Alexandri
Polina Christodoulou
Elena Andreou
Harikleia Charitsavvidou
Groups
48 Ores
Pale Faces
360 Moires
X-odos
Three Over 25s
Alexandros Notas
Grigoris Georgiou
Elena Anagiotou
Patrick Guibert
Groups
T.U
The Burning Sticks
Revolt
Tik Tok
Girls 16-24s
Nikki Ponte
Maria Katikaridou
Kirki Katsarou
Elena Georgiou
Boys 16-24
Haris Antoniou
Dimitris Theodorakoglou
Kostantinos Anastasiadis
Alexis Zafeirakis

Series overview[edit]

Series 1 (2008–2009)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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.

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