X Factor was the Icelandic version of the popular British television show The X Factor. It premiered in Reykjavík on November 17, 2006 with actress Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir hosting the show. The judges were the talent agent and businessman Einar Bárðarson, rock musician Elínborg Halldórsdóttir and pop singer Paul Oscar. Previously both Einar and Páll Óskar had been judges in Idol stjörnuleit, the Icelandic version of Pop Idol.
In the finals of X Factor held in Vetrargarðinum, Smáralind, a large shopping center in Iceland, singer and hair dresser Jógvan Hansen from Faroe Islands was the winner.