X Factor (Icelandic TV series)

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X Factor, the Icelandic version of the popular British television show The X Factor premiered Reykjavík on November 17, 2006. The host is actress Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir and the judges are talent agent and businessman Einar Bárðarson, rock musician Elínborg Halldórsdóttir and pop singer Paul Oscar. Einar and Páll Óskar were both judges in Idol stjörnuleit, the Icelandic version of Pop Idol. The finals were held in Vetrargarðinum (roughly translated as Wintergarden) which is in Smáralind, the largest shopping center in Iceland. The winner was Faroese singer and hair dresser, Jógvan Hansen.