The X Factor (New Zealand series 1)

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The X Factor (New Zealand)
Broadcast from 21 April 2013 – 22 July 2013
Judges
Coaches
Host(s) Dominic Bowden
Broadcaster TV3
Finals venue Auckland Film Studios, Henderson, Auckland
Winner:
Jackie Thomas
Origin Greymouth
Song "It's Worth It"
Genre(s) Pop, R&B
Runner-up
Whenua Patuwai
Chronology
  2013

The first series of The X Factor was a New Zealand television reality music competition, based on the original UK series, to find new singing talent. It premiered on TV3 on 21 April 2013 and ended on 22 July 2013. The show was open to singers aged 14 and over. The contestants were split into the show's four traditional categories: Boys, Girls, Over-25s and Groups.[1]

The winner was 22-year-old Greymouth singer Jackie Thomas, and her winner's single, "It's Worth It", was released the day of the final.[2][3] As the winner, Thomas received a Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand recording contract and a new car.[1] Runners-up Whenua Patuwai and Benny Tipene each released a single via Sony.[4] Fourth-place-getters Moorhouse were also signed to Sony Music New Zealand, with plans for an album release by Christmas 2013.[5]

The series was hosted by Dominic Bowden. Recording artists Daniel Bedingfield, Melanie Blatt, Ruby Frost and Stan Walker were the show's four judges. Auckland student Georgie Wright was selected from over 100 applicants to present the show's behind-the-scenes video blog Samsung Insider.[6]

The initial pre-audition tour of 27 towns and cities was held in January and early February 2013, with the judges auditions round filmed in late February and early March, and the bootcamp filmed in mid-March in Auckland. The series screened on Sunday and Monday evenings.

Development

The X Factor was created by Simon Cowell in the United Kingdom and the New Zealand version is based on the original UK series. TV3 initially purchased the rights to produce a local version of The X Factor in 2010.[7] In September 2012, TV3 finally confirmed that the show would begin production in early 2013.[8] Broadcast funding agency NZ On Air confirmed they would contribute $1.6 million as a minority investor, for the production of 30 episodes of 60 minutes duration each.[9]

The series was co-produced by MediaWorks and FremantleMedia Australia. The show's key sponsors were Ford New Zealand as broadcast sponsor, Samsung Electronics as technology partner with McDonald's and Coca-Cola as programme partners.[10]

Judges and host

In October 2012 Dominic Bowden was confirmed as the host. Bowden previously hosted NZ Idol and worked behind the scenes on the 2012 series of The X Factor (U.S.) in Los Angeles.[11]

In November 2012 Stan Walker was announced as the first of the show's four judges.[12] Born in Australia but of Maori decent, Walker was the winner of the seventh and final series of Australian Idol in 2009.[13][14]

In December 2012 New Zealand-born, UK-based singer-songwriter Daniel Bedingfield was announced as the second judge.[15]

In January 2013 the last two judges were announced: New Zealand singer-songwriter Ruby Frost, and former All Saints member Melanie Blatt.[16]

Selection process

Pre-auditions

The first appeal for applicants was made on 11 November 2012, with the announcement of the application process and the pre-audition tour details.[17] Pre-auditions in front of the show's producers began on 5 January 2013 and continued through 27 towns and cities across New Zealand.[18] More than 6,000 contestants auditioned, and were either rejected outright with a "no" response or considered for the next round with a "maybe" response.[19][20]

Audition city/town Dates Venue
Queenstown 5 January 2013 Performing Arts Centre
Invercargill 6 January 2013 Southland Girls' High School
Dunedin 7 January 2013 Logan Park High School
Oamaru 8 January 2013 Oamaru Opera House
Timaru 9 January 2013 West End Hall
Greymouth 11 January 2013 Regent Cinema
Christchurch 12–13 January 2013 Addington Raceway
Nelson 15 January 2013 Nelson School of Music
Blenheim 16 January 2013 Marlborough Girls' College
Wellington 18 January 2013 Wellington High School
Kapiti 19 January 2013 Kapiti College
Wanganui 20 January 2013 Wanganui War Memorial Hall
Palmerston North 21 January 2013 Awapuni Racecourse
Masterton 22 January 2013 Masterton Town Hall
Napier 23 January 2013 East Pier
Gisborne 25 January 2013 Lawson Field Theatre
Tauranga 26 January 2013 16th Ave Theatre
Rotorua 27 January 2013 John Paul College
Taupo 28 January 2013 The Great Lake Centre
Hamilton 29 January 2013 The Meteor
Tairua 30 January 2013 Tairua Community Hall
South Auckland 1 February 2013 Manukau Institute of Technology
Auckland Central 2 February 2013 TAPAC
New Plymouth 3 February 2013 New Plymouth Girls' High School
Whangarei 4 February 2013 The Pulse
Kerikeri 5 February 2013 Kingston House
Kaitaia 6 February 2013 Te Ahu Community Hall

Judges' auditions

The auditionees chosen by the producers were invited back to the last set of auditions that took place in front of the judges and a live studio audience.[20] These auditions were filmed at Skycity Theatre in Auckland from 26 February to 3 March and broadcast from 21 to 29 April. The 120 successful contestants then progressed to the bootcamp round.[21][22]

  • Auditions 1 (21 April 2013)
    Special appearance: Ronan Keating
    Featured successful auditionees: Finlay Robertson, Nick Van de Vlierd, Aotea Beazley, The Steamrollers, Benny Tipene, Maaka Fiso, Meryl Cassie, Madeline Bradley, William Tokelau and Te Ao Te Huia.[23]
  • Auditions 2 (22 April 2013)
    Special appearance: Topp Twins
    Featured successful auditionees: Franko Heke, Ashley Tonga, L.O.V.E, The Talent, Voltech, Gap5, Fletcher Mills, Cameron Luxton, Jessie Matthews, Tia Hunt, Cameron Rota, Sam Yeoward and Renee Maurice.[24]
  • Auditions 3 (28 April 2013)
    Featured successful auditionees: Taiaroa Neho, Alex Familton, Anabac, Liam Kennedy-Clark, Eden Roberts, Tjay Faaosofia, Vasa Faaosofia, Cassie Henderson, Tom Batchelor, Oriana Faaumu and Bryan Townley.[25]
  • Auditions 4 (29 April 2013)
    Featured successful auditionees: 3rd Watch, Shaan Singh, Taye Williams, Anna Wilson, Brianna Phillips, Jordan Edwards, Fadzai Paradza, Sorelle, Finley Brentwood, Preeti Narayan, Puhi Tau, Phebe Martin-Holgate, Sharaine Barrett, Hannah Cosgrove, Jasmyn Kereama, Khona Va’aga-Gray, Esther Crispin, Whenua Patuwai, Tania Pari, Moorhouse and Jackie Thomas.[22]

Fast Ford Boot Camp

The Edge radio station and series sponsor Ford held a second-chance competition called Fast Ford Boot Camp. Chosen from video auditions, five acts attended the week-long Fast Ford Boot Camp in Auckland before auditioning in front of three X Factor judges live on The Edge's breakfast show on 15 March.[26] From there, singers Geordie Meade, Meghan Fraser and Grace Ikenasio were chosen by the judges to continue to the X Factor bootcamp round.[27][28]

Bootcamp

The bootcamp round was filmed at Vector Arena in Auckland from 16 to 21 March and broadcast on 5 and 6 May.[29] Contestants were given two performance challenges. On the first day, the 120 contestants were split into the four category groups - Boys, Girls, Over-25s and Groups. Acts in each category were given one song to sing: "Come On Home" (Boys), "Firework" (Girls), "Iris" (Over-25s) and "Man in the Mirror" (Groups). Contestants were aided by vocal coach Turanga Merito and choreographer Emma McLachlan. After the performances, the judges sent home half the acts. On the second day, the remaining 60 acts were put into ensembles and chose a song which they had to learn and perform for the judges.[30] From the bootcamp, 24 successful acts (six in each category) progressed to the judges' retreats round.[31][32] Rejected soloists Sam Yeoward and Cameron Rota from the Boys category and former 3rd Watch member Peniamina Sofai were brought back by judges and asked to form a group. This group was named The Young Project (TYP).[33]

The elimination of popular contestant Jackie Thomas, who had performed poorly at bootcamp, stirred debate amongst viewers.[34] A Facebook group was formed urging the show to bring her back, while Birdy's 2011 recording of Jackie's audition song "Skinny Love" entered the New Zealand charts, peaking at number 2.[35][36] At judges' retreats, Daniel Bedingfield made the decision to bring back Jackie to join the six girls at his retreat.

The 25 successful acts were:[37]

  • Boys: Tom Batchelor, Liam Kennedy-Clark, Fletcher Mills, Taiaroa Neho, Whenua Patuwai, Benny Tipene
  • Girls: Aotea Beazley, Madeline Bradley, Oriana Faaumu, Cassie Henderson, Eden Roberts, Finlay Robertson, Jackie Thomas
  • Over-25s: Maaka Fiso, Grace Ikenasio, Jessie Matthews, Bryan Townley, Taye Williams, Anna Wilson
  • Groups: Anabac, Gap5, L.O.V.E, Moorhouse, Voltech, The Young Project (TYP)

Judges' retreats

The judges retreats episodes were filmed over the month of April in locations in New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Australia.[38] The judges received news of their categories from the show's producer via telephone, seen during the second bootcamp episode on 6 May. Daniel Bedingfield also brought previously eliminated contestant Jackie Thomas back to the Girls category. Bedingfield mentored the Girls in Rarotonga, assisted by his sister Natasha Bedingfield; Blatt joined the Groups at Mahurangi with S Club 7 member Rachel Stevens; Frost took the Boys to Sydney, assisted by former Australian X Factor judge Guy Sebastian; and Walker had the Over-25s in Queenstown with New Zealand singer Hollie Smith. Each act performed one song for their mentor and assistant. The judges then selected their top three contestants, which make up the final 12 and progressed to the live shows.[23][39]

At the end of judges' retreats, it was announced that each judge could bring one further act back as a wildcard. The public then voted for which of the four wildcards would become the 13th finalist. This left one judge with an extra act.[40] Fletcher Mills was revealed as the winner on 14 May.[41] The show's producers had originally intended for the wildcard to be announced on the first live show on 19 May, but after judge Melanie Blatt mistakenly tweeted the news on 14 May, the official announcement was made early.[42]

Key:

     – Wildcard winner
Summary of judges' retreats [39]
Judge Category Location Assistant Contestants eliminated Wildcards
Bedingfield Girls Rarotonga Natasha Bedingfield Madeline Bradley, Oriana Faaumu, Finlay Robertson Aotea Beazley
Blatt Groups Mahurangi Rachel Stevens Anabac, Voltech The Young Project (TYP)
Frost Boys Sydney Guy Sebastian Liam Kennedy-Clark, Taiaroa Neho Fletcher Mills
Walker Over-25s Queenstown Hollie Smith Jessie Matthews, Bryan Townley Grace Ikenasio

Finalists

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts[43]
Boys (Frost) Tom Batchelor Fletcher Mills Whenua Patuwai Benny Tipene
Girls (Bedingfield) Cassie Henderson Eden Roberts Jackie Thomas
Over-25s (Walker) Maaka Fiso Taye Williams Anna Wilson
Groups (Blatt) Gap5 L.O.V.E Moorhouse

Live shows

The live shows began on 19 May and were filmed at Auckland Film Studios in Henderson, Auckland.[44] The shows were simulcast on national radio network More FM.[45]

Results summary

Colour key
     – Contestant announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform in the final showdown
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Jackie Thomas Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
46.4%
Whenua Patuwai Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th Safe Runner-up
35.6%
Benny Tipene Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe 3rd
17.8%
Moorhouse Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Cassie Henderson Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two 5th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Gap5 Safe Safe Safe Bottom three Bottom two Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 7)
Tom Batchelor Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 6)
Anna Wilson Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Maaka Fiso Safe Safe Safe Bottom three Eliminated
(Week 4)
Fletcher Mills Safe Safe Safe 10th Eliminated
(Week 4)
L.O.V.E Bottom two 11th Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
Taye Williams Safe 12th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Eden Roberts Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Final showdown Eden Roberts Taye Williams L.O.V.E Maaka Fiso Gap5 Tom Batchelor Gap5 Whenua Patuwai No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who is eliminated
L.O.V.E L.O.V.E Moorhouse Gap5 Anna Wilson Benny Tipene Cassie Henderson Cassie Henderson
Bedingfield's vote to eliminate L.O.V.E Taye Williams L.O.V.E Maaka Fiso Anna Wilson Tom Batchelor Gap5 Whenua Patuwai
Blatt's vote to eliminate Eden Roberts Taye Williams N/A Maaka Fiso Anna Wilson Benny Tipene Cassie Henderson Whenua Patuwai
Frost's vote to eliminate Eden Roberts L.O.V.E N/A Maaka Fiso Anna Wilson N/A Gap5 Cassie Henderson
Walker's vote to eliminate Eden Roberts L.O.V.E L.O.V.E Gap5 Gap5 Tom Batchelor Gap5 Cassie Henderson
Eliminated Eden Roberts
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Taye Williams
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
L.O.V.E
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Fletcher Mills
Public vote to save

Maaka Fiso
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Anna Wilson
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Tom Batchelor
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Gap5
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Cassie Henderson
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Moorhouse
Public vote to save
Jackie Thomas
Winner
Whenua Patuwai
Runner-Up
Benny Tipene
Third place

Live show details

Week 1 (19/20 May)

Contestants' performances on the first live show[47]
Act Order Song Result
Gap5 1 "Hollaback Girl" Safe
Benny Tipene 2 "Crazy" Safe
Jackie Thomas 3 "Video Games" Safe
Taye Williams 4 "Breakeven" Safe
Tom Batchelor 5 "Mercy" Safe
Eden Roberts 6 "Jolene" Bottom two
Whenua Patuwai 7 "Rolling in the Deep" Safe
Cassie Henderson 8 "I Want You Back" Safe
Anna Wilson 9 "Landslide" Safe
L.O.V.E 10 "Rapture" Bottom two
Maaka Fiso 11 "Titanium" Safe
Fletcher Mills 12 "Paradise" Safe
Moorhouse 13 "Boyfriend" Safe
Final showdown details[48]
Act Order Song Result
Eden Roberts 1 (original) Eliminated
L.O.V.E 2 (original) Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Bedingfield: L.O.V.E - backed his own act, Eden Roberts
  • Blatt: Eden Roberts - backed her own act, L.O.V.E
  • Frost: Eden Roberts - felt L.O.V.E were more entertaining
  • Walker: Eden Roberts - felt that Eden had received all the exposure she needed from the show

Week 2 (26/27 May)

Contestants' performances on the second live show[51]
Act Order Song Result
Taye Williams 1 "Settle Down" Bottom two
L.O.V.E 2 "How Bizarre" / "Push It"[note 1] Bottom two
Tom Batchelor 3 "Slice of Heaven" Safe
Jackie Thomas 4 "Maybe Tomorrow" Safe
Whenua Patuwai 5 "Bathe In the River" Safe
Anna Wilson 6 "Deciphering Me" Safe
Moorhouse 7 "Why Does Love Do This To Me" Safe
Fletcher Mills 8 "Sway" Safe
Maaka Fiso 9 "Don't Forget Your Roots" Safe
Benny Tipene 10 "Not Given Lightly" Safe
Gap5 11 "Royals" / "You're the Voice" [note 2] Safe
Cassie Henderson 12 "Something in the Water" Safe
Final showdown details[52]
Act Order Song Result
Taye Williams 1 "Forget You" Eliminated
L.O.V.E 2 "Swing" Safe
  1. ^ Judge Mel Blatt explained the inclusion of a song by American rappers Salt-n-Pepa by joking that "Pepa's great-grandmother was [a Kiwi]"."THE X FACTOR episode 11". TV3. 
  2. ^ Blatt also explained the inclusion of a song by Australian singer John Farnham by joking that Farnham had "a great grandma or great grandpa who was Kiwi.""THE X FACTOR episode 11". TV3. 
Judges' vote to eliminate[53]
  • Blatt: Taye Williams - backed her own act, L.O.V.E
  • Walker: L.O.V.E - backed his own act, Taye Williams
  • Bedingfield: Taye Williams - did not give a reason
  • Frost: L.O.V.E - felt she could see Taye as a recording artist

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Taye Williams was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.

Week 3 (2/3 June)

  • Theme: Best of British[54]
  • Musical guests: Stan Walker ("Bulletproof")[55] and Joseph & Maia ("Nothing I Can Do")
Contestants' performances on the third live show[56]
Act Order Song Result
Whenua Patuwai 1 "Somebody to Love" Safe
Moorhouse 2 "Every Breath You Take" Bottom two
Cassie Henderson 3 "Unwritten" Safe
Fletcher Mills 4 "Your Song" Safe
Gap5 5 "Pure Shores" Safe
Tom Batchelor 6 "Come Together" Safe
Maaka Fiso 7 "The Scientist" Safe
L.O.V.E 8 "Pass Out" Bottom two
Jackie Thomas 9 "Dreams" Safe
Benny Tipene 10 "This Charming Man" Safe
Anna Wilson 11 "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" Safe
Final showdown details[57]
Act Order Song Result
L.O.V.E 1 "No Scrubs" Eliminated
Moorhouse 2 "With or Without You" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate[58]
  • Blatt: refused to send home either of her acts
  • Walker: L.O.V.E - felt they had a lot of fight in them and would do well after the show
  • Bedingfield: L.O.V.E - felt whatever happened would be good for them
  • Frost: was not required to vote since there was already a majority

Week 4 (9/10 June)

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show[63]
Act Order Song[64] Result
Maaka Fiso 1 "Never Too Much" Bottom three
Benny Tipene 2 "Sexual Healing" Safe
Anna Wilson 3 "At Last" Safe
Gap5 4 "Mr. Big Stuff" Bottom three
Whenua Patuwai 5 "When a Man Loves a Woman" Safe
Tom Batchelor 6 "Feeling Good" Safe
Cassie Henderson 7 "I Say a Little Prayer" Safe
Moorhouse 8 "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" Safe
Fletcher Mills 9 "Ain't No Sunshine" Eliminated
Jackie Thomas 10 "Son of a Preacher Man" Safe
Final showdown details[65]
Act Order Song Result
Maaka Fiso 1 "Is This Love" Eliminated
Gap5 2 "Turning Tables" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Walker: Gap5 - backed his own act, Maaka Fiso
  • Blatt: Maaka Fiso - backed her own act, Gap5
  • Bedingfield: Maaka Fiso - felt Gap5 would sell records
  • Frost: Maaka Fiso - felt Gap5 were better suited to the competition

Week 5 (16/17 June)

  • Theme: Top 40[66]
  • Musical guests: Sons of Zion ("Superman") and Jamie McDell ("Life in Sunshine")[67]
Contestants' performances on the fifth live show[68]
Act Order Song Result
Cassie Henderson 1 "Pompeii" Safe
Moorhouse 2 "#thatPower" Safe
Whenua Patuwai 3 "Impossible" Safe
Anna Wilson 4 "Radioactive" Bottom two
Benny Tipene 5 "Lost" Safe
Gap5 6 "Blurred Lines" Bottom two
Jackie Thomas 7 "Stay" Safe
Tom Batchelor 8 "Ho Hey" Safe
Final showdown details[69]
Act Order Song Result
Gap5 1 "No Diggity" / "Thrift Shop" Safe
Anna Wilson 2 "Imagine" Eliminated
Judges' vote to eliminate[70]
  • Blatt: Anna Wilson - backed her own act, Gap5
  • Walker: Gap5 - backed his own act, Anna Wilson
  • Frost: Anna Wilson - felt Anna didn't have a clear identity
  • Bedingfield: Anna Wilson - felt Gap5 had more potential as popstars

Week 6 (23/24 June)

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show[72]
Act Order Song Movie Result
Tom Batchelor 1 "All Day and All of the Night" The Boat That Rocked Bottom two
Cassie Henderson 2 "A Thousand Years" The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Safe
Whenua Patuwai 3 "I Wish" Happy Feet Safe
Benny Tipene 4 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" 10 Things I Hate About You Bottom two
Gap5 5 "Paper Planes" Slumdog Millionaire Safe
Jackie Thomas 6 "Lovefool" Romeo + Juliet Safe
Moorhouse 7 "Take It Easy" Mt. Zion Safe
Final showdown details[73]
Act Order Song Result
Tom Batchelor 1 "Whole Lotta Love" Eliminated
Benny Tipene 2 "Can't Help Falling in Love" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Frost: refused to send home either of her acts
  • Blatt: Benny Tipene - felt his heart wasn't in it
  • Bedingfield: Tom Batchelor - gave no reason
  • Walker: Tom Batchelor - gave no reason

Week 7 (30 June/1 July)

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show[77]
Act Order Song Result
Moorhouse 1 "OMG" Safe
Jackie Thomas 2 "Toxic" Safe
Whenua Patuwai 3 "Empire State of Mind" Safe
Cassie Henderson 4 "Love Story" Bottom two
Gap5 5 "Bills, Bills, Bills" / "Independent Women" Bottom two
Benny Tipene 6 "California" Safe
Final showdown details[78]
Act Order Song Result
Gap5 1 "Locked Out of Heaven" Eliminated
Cassie Henderson 2 "The Climb" Safe
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Blatt: Cassie Henderson - backed her own act, Gap5
  • Bedingfield: Gap5 - backed his own act, Cassie Henderson
  • Frost: Gap5 - felt their recent performances had been unprofessional
  • Walker: Gap5 - felt Cassie still had a lot of potential

Week 8 (7/8 July)

Coke Choice

Songs performed during week eight were chosen by public vote from a shortlist of three songs from the contestant's birth year. Voting was done via The X Factor Facebook page, running from 17 to 29 June.[79]

Key:

     – Chosen song
Act Birth year Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Cassie Henderson 1998 "Torn" "I'll Be" "You're Still the One"
Moorhouse 1993 "I Swear" "All For Love" "When Can I See You"
Whenua Patuwai 1995 "I'll Make Love to You" "You Are Not Alone" "Holding on to You"
Jackie Thomas 1990 "Black Velvet" "Roam" "It Must Have Been Love"
Benny Tipene 1990 "Free Fallin'" "Nothing Compares 2 U" "Another Day in Paradise"
Contestants' performances on the eighth live show[82]
Act Order Song Result
Jackie Thomas 1 "Black Velvet" Safe
Whenua Patuwai 2 "You Are Not Alone" Bottom two
Benny Tipene 3 "Free Fallin'" Safe
Cassie Henderson 4 "Torn" Bottom two
Moorhouse 5 "I Swear" Safe
Final showdown details[83]
Act Order Song Result
Whenua Patuwai 1 "I Believe I Can Fly" Safe
Cassie Henderson 2 "Skyscraper" Eliminated
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Bedingfield: Whenua Patuwai - backed his own act, Cassie Henderson
  • Frost: Cassie Henderson - backed her own act, Whenua Patuwai
  • Walker: Cassie Henderson - gave no reason
  • Blatt: Whenua Patuwai - felt the business would be too harmful for Whenua

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Cassie Henderson was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.

Week 9: Semi-final (14/15 July)

  • Themes: Love and heartbreak; the best of rock
  • Musical guests: Stan Walker ("Inventing Myself")[84] and Ginny Blackmore ("Bones")[85]
Contestants' performances on the ninth live show[86][87]
Act Love and heartbreak The best of rock Result
Order Song Order Song
Jackie Thomas 1 "Angel" 7 "Wonderwall" Safe
Benny Tipene 2 "Boxes" (original) 8 "Sweet Child o' Mine" Safe
Moorhouse 3 "When I Was Your Man" 5 "Use Somebody" Eliminated
Whenua Patuwai 4 "If You're Not the One" 6 "Piece of My Heart" Safe
Notes[87]
  • For the first time this series, each act performed two songs.
  • The semi-final did not feature a final showdown and instead the act with the fewest public votes, Moorhouse, was automatically eliminated. After their elimination, Moorhouse performed "Mirrors".

Week 10: Final (21/22 July)

21 July
  • Themes: Judges' choice; duets[88]
Contestants' performances on the ninth live show[89]
Act Judges' choice Duets
Order Song Order Song
Jackie Thomas 1 "Next to Me" 5 "Getting Stronger"
(with Adeaze)
Whenua Patuwai 2 "I Won't Give Up" 4 "Bathe In the River"
(with Hollie Smith)
Benny Tipene 3 "Laura" 6 "Love Love Love"
(with Avalanche City)
Notes
  • In the duets section, acts duetted with a New Zealand artist, singing a previous hit for that artist.[89]
22 July
Contestants' performances on the final live show[3]
Act Audition song Winner's single Result Votes[91]
Order Song Order Song
Benny Tipene 1 "Hey Ya!" N/A N/A (already eliminated) Third place 99,302
Whenua Patuwai 2 "A Change Is Gonna Come" 4 "Something Special" Runner-up 197,523
Jackie Thomas 3 "Skinny Love" 5 "It's Worth It" Winner 257,151
Notes
  • For the first time this series there was no theme.[3]

Ratings

  • The grand final decider episode on Monday 22 July had a cume (cumulative audience) of 1,326,000 viewers in the 5+ demographic and an average audience of 598,100.[91]
  • During the series, 3,285,500 viewers watched the show at some stage.[91]
Episode Original airdate Timeslot Viewers Rank Time-shifted
viewers
Rank Ref.
Auditions 1 21 April 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 467,360 4 15,280 7 [92][93]
Auditions 2 22 April 2013 Monday 7:30 pm8:45 pm 449,740 6 17,480 9 [94][95]
Auditions 3 28 April 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 446,890 4 20,360 5 [96][97]
Auditions 4 29 April 2013 Monday 7:30 pm8:45 pm 426,170 6 27,010 4 [98][99]
Bootcamp 1 5 May 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 380,110 4 20,460 6 [100][101]
Bootcamp 2 6 May 2013 Monday 7:30 pm8:35 pm 331,880 7 19,700 3 [102][103]
Judges' retreats 1 12 May 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 395,500 4 33,020 1 [104][105]
Judges' retreats 2 13 May 2013 Monday 7:30 pm8:35 pm 317,010 7 TBC TBC [106]
Live show 1 19 May 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm9:05 pm 401,840 4 31,590 1 [107][108]
Results 1 20 May 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 384,450 6 18,990 6 [109][110]
Live show 2 26 May 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm9:05 pm 456,610 4 3900 20 [111][112]
Results 2 27 May 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 376,840 6 4310 17 [113][114]
Live show 3 2 June 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm9:05 pm 319,000 5 31,300 1 [115][116]
Results 3 3 June 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 363,980 6 5510 19 [117][118]
Live show 4 9 June 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm9:05 pm 412,850 3 8700 15 [119][120]
Results 4 10 June 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 396,700 7 7750 19 [121][122]
Live show 5 16 June 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 473,320 3 19,940 7 [123][124]
Results 5 17 June 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 356,850 6 TBC TBC [125]
Live show 6 23 June 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 431,200 3 6950 16 [126][127]
Results 6 24 June 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 399,070 6 6720 16 [128][129]
Live show 7 30 June 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:05 pm 436,680 3 5980 12 [130][131]
Results 7 1 July 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 402,280 6 TBC TBC [132]
Live show 8 7 July 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:05 pm 397,930 4 TBC TBC [133]
Results 8 8 July 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 409,120 6 5950 17 [134][135]
Live show 9 14 July 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 366,100 3 TBC TBC [136]
Results 9 15 July 2013 Monday 8:00 pm9:05 pm 297,350 9 TBC TBC
Live final 21 July 2013 Sunday 7:00 pm8:35 pm 553,120 3 24050 5 [137]
Final results 22 July 2013 Monday 7:30 pm9:35 pm 598,100 3 38900 1 [138]

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