X-Faktor

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X-Faktor
X-Faktor Hungary.jpeg
X-Faktor scene from the intro
Format Talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Nóra Ördög (2010–12)
Balázs Sebestyén (2010)
Bence Istenes (2013–)
Lilu (2013)
Judges Péter Geszti 2010–13)
Feró Nagy (2010–12)
Ildikó Keresztes (2010–12)
Miklós Malek (2010–12)
Róbert Szikora (2013–)
Gabi Tóth (2013–)
Róbert Alföldi (2013–)
Gábor Szűcs (2014–)
Original language(s) Hungarian
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 85 (15 December 2013)
Broadcast
Original channel RTL Klub
Original run 28 August 2010 – present
External links
Website

X-Faktor is the Hungarian version of The X Factor, a show originating from the United Kingdom. It is a television music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. The show premiered in 2010 and it continues its success nowadays in the Fourth series.

The original judging panel was Feró Nagy, Miklós Malek, Ildikó Keresztes and Péter Geszti. Róbert Szikora, Gabi Tóth, and Róbert Alföldi joined the judging panel in the Fourth series replacing Feró Nagy, Miklós Malek, and Ildikó Keresztes, who left the show after the Third series, due to career commitments. In series 5 Gábor Szűcs replaces original judge Péter Geszti, who left the show to focus on his music career. The show was originally hosted by Balázs Sebestyén and Nóra Ördög. Sebestyén left the show after the First series due to other work commitments for RTL Klub. Nóra Ördög herself presented the show in the Second and the Third series. In 2013 she also left X-Faktor due to her pregnancy. Since 2013, the show has been presented by Lilu and Bence Istenes, who replaced original host Nóra Ördög. Lilu left the show before the fifth series, the show was presented by Bence Istenes onwards.

There have been four winners of the show to date: Csaba Vastag, Tibor Kocsis, Gergő Oláh, and Dóra Danics.

Series summary[edit]

     "Boys" category
     "Girls" category
     "Over 25s" or "Over 28s" category
     "Groups" category

Series Start Finish Winner Runner up Third place Winning mentor Host(s) Judges
One 28 August 2010 19 December 2010 Csaba Vastag Nikolas Takács Norbi L. Király Feró Nagy Nóra Ördög
Balázs Sebestyén
Feró Nagy
Péter Geszti
Ildikó Keresztes
Miklós Malek
Two 3 September 2011 18 December 2011 Tibor Kocsis Enikő Muri Gergő Baricz Miklós Malek Nóra Ördög
Three 1 September 2012 16 December 2012 Gergő Oláh Tímea Antal Adél Csobot Péter Geszti
Four 7 September 2013 15 December 2013 Dóra Danics ByTheWay Tünde Krasznai Péter Geszti Lilu
Bence Istenes
Péter Geszti
Róbert Szikora
Gabi Tóth
Róbert Alföldi
Five 2014 2014 Bence Istenes Róbert Szikora
Gabi Tóth
Róbert Alföldi
Gábor Szűcs

Judges' categories and their finalists[edit]

In each season, each judge is allocated a category to mentor and chooses three acts to progress to the live shows. This table shows, for each season, which category each judge was allocated and which acts he or she put through to the live shows.

     – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.

Season Péter Geszti Ildikó Keresztes Miklós Malek Feró Nagy
One Girls
Veca Janicsák
Dorka Shodeinde
Fanni Domokos
Boys
Nikolas Takács
Norbi L. Király
Tamás Vastag
Groups
Non Stop
Summer Sisters'
Mimi és Gergő
Over 25s
Csaba Vastag
Kati Wolf
Mariann Szabó
Two Groups
Rocktenors
Apollo23
Ikrek
Boys
Gergő Baricz
Lil' C.
Tamás Demes
Over 25s
Tibor Kocsis
Tamás Tarány
Tibor Gyurcsík
Girls
Enikő Muri
Vera Kováts
Alexa Bagosi
Three Boys
Gergő Oláh
Dávid Szabó
Zoltán Fehér
Over 28s
László Kovács
Krisztián Zámbó
Bea Lass
Girls
Tímea Antal
Adél Csobot
Andrea Kvaka
Groups
Like
Spirit
P.J.Z.
Season Péter Geszti Gabi Tóth Róbert Szikora Róbert Alföldi
Four Over 25s
Dóra Danics
Tünde Krasznai
Márk Bozsek
Boys
Ákos Csordás
Ádám Szabó
Marcell Tóth
Groups
ByTheWay
Fat Phoenix
MDC
Girls
Lili Péterffy
Lili Batánovics
Anikó Eckert

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

Main article: X-Faktor (series 1)

The auditions started in the summer of 2010, with more than 5,000 candidates for the first series in Hungary.

Finalists[edit]

The final twelve acts were confirmed as follows:

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Keresztes) Norbi L. Király Nikolas Takács Tamás Vastag
Girls (Geszti) Fanni Domokos Veca Janicsák Dorka Shodeinde
Over-25s (Nagy) Mariann Szabó Csaba Vastag Kati Wolf
Groups (Malek) Mimi és Gergő Non Stop Summer Sisters

Season 2 (2011)[edit]

Main article: X-Faktor (series 2)

The auditions started in the spring of 2011, with thousands of candidates for the second series in Hungary.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Keresztes) Gergő Baricz Tamás Demes Lil C.
Girls (Nagy) Alexa Bagosi Vera Kováts Enikő Muri
Over 25s (Malek) Tibor Gyurcsík Tibor Kocsis Tamás Tarány
Groups (Geszti) Apollo23 Ikrek Rocktenors

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

Main article: X-Faktor (series 3)

The producers' auditions started at the Spring of 2012. Thousands of hopefuls were waiting for their auditions. The judges auditions took place at Budapest on 25–28 June.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Geszti) Zoltán Fehér Gergő Oláh Dávid Szabó
Girls (Malek) Tímea Antal Adél Csobot Andrea Kvaka
Over 28s (Keresztes) László Kovács Bea Lass Krisztián Zámbó
Groups (Nagy) Like P.J.Z. Spirit

Season 4 (2013)[edit]

Main article: X-Faktor (series 4)

On 16 December 2012 the show's host Nóra Ördög announced, that the show will be back for its 4th season in 2013. The apply for the auditions started on the same day.

Three of the original judges left the show after the third series; Miklós Malek, Feró Nagy and Ildikó Keresztes. The original host Nóra Ördög left the show due to her pregnancy.

On April 29 RTL announced the new judges. Péter Geszti is the only original judge, who returned for season 4. The three new judges are: Gabi Tóth, Róbert Szikora and Róbert Alföldi.[1] The RTL announced in May, that two new hosts will present the show in 2013. They are Lilu and Bence Istenes.[2]

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
     – Withdrew
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Tóth) Ákos Csordás Ádám Szabó Marcell Tóth
Girls (Alföldi) Lili Batánovics Anikó Eckert Lili Péterffy
Over 25s (Geszti) Márk Bozsek Dóra Danics Tünde Krasznai
Groups (Szikora) ByTheWay Fat Phoenix MDC

Season 5 (2014)[edit]

Main article: X-Faktor (series 5)

Péter Geszti, the only original judge left, announced his intention to leave the show after the fourth series to concentrate on his music career. The three other judges returned for a second series alongside new judge Gábor Szűcs.[3]

Original host Nóra Ördög was to return to the show for this series, but she became pregnant.[4] RTL asked Bence Istenes back to host the show for a second run.[5]

Series averages[edit]

Series Series premiere Series finale Episodes
(inc. results shows)
Average Hungary viewers
in millions
(inc. results shows)
Series 1 28 August 2010 19 December 2010 19 2.26
Series 2 3 September 2011 18 December 2011 19 2.13
Series 3 1 September 2012 16 December 2012 19 2.09
Series 4 7 September 2013 15 December 2013 28 1.89

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