X Factor (Finnish TV series)

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X Factor
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Heikki Paasonen
Jukka Rossi
Judges Linda Brava
Renne Korppila
Gugi Kokljuschkin
Original language(s) Finnish
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 18 + 8(as of May 30, 2010)
Broadcast
Original channel MTV3
Original run January 24, 2010 – May 16, 2010
External links
Website

X Factor is the Finnish version of 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 first season concluded in May 2010, and it has not been announced when the second season will begin.

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.

Key:

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


Season Gugi Kokljuschkin Linda Brava Renne Korppila
One 16-24s
Elias Hämäläinen
Samuli Taskinen
Merja Niekka
Groups
Enchant
Soul Sisters
Fearless
Over 25s
Leena Tirronen
Yrjänä Salmela
Christian Palin

Series summary[edit]

     "16-24s" category
     "Over 25s" category
     "Groups" category

Season Air date Winner Runner-up Third place Host(s) Judges Winning mentor Special Guests
One
2008 Elias Hämäläinen Samuli Taskinen Leena Tirronen Heikki Paasonen
(X Factor)
Jukka Rossi
(Xtra Factor)
Linda Brava
Renne Korppila
Gugi Kokljuschkine
Gugi Kokljuschkine Anna Abreu
Anna Puu
Maija Vilkkumaa
Adam Lambert
Amy Macdonald
Paloma Faith

2010: Season 1[edit]

The show's inaugural Finnish season was in 2010. It was broadcast on MTV3 television station and hosted by Heikki Paasonen with Jukka Rossi hosting the affiliated Xtra Factor. The three judges were Linda Brava (groups), Gugi Kokljuschkin (16- to 24-year-olds) and Renne Korppila (25 and over). And the finalists for each category were chosen by he judges on 28 March.

Auditions were held 24 January to 28 February 2010, and the camps on 7, 14 and 21 March. The nine finalists, three in each category (groups, 16- to 24-year-old, 25 and over) were chosen end of March 2010.

Episode Air Date Audition City Date
January 24, 2010 Kuopio November 7, 2009
January 31, 2010 Helsinki November 14, 2009
February 7, 2010 Tampere November 28, 2009
February 14, 2010 Rovaniemi December 5, 2009
February 21, 2010 Helsinki December 12, 2009
February 28, 2010 Tampere December 17, 2009
Finalists

(date of elimination in parenthesis)

  • Fearless (28 March 2010)
  • Merja Niekka (4 April 2010)
  • Christian Palin (11 April 2010)
  • Soul Sisters (18 April 2010)
  • Yrjänä Salmela (25 April 2010)
  • Enchant (2 May 2010)
  • Leena Tirronen (9 May 2010)
  • Samuli Taskinen (16 May 2010) -- runner-up
  • Elias Hämäläinen (16 May 2010) -- winner
Guest performers

Guest performers included Anna Abreu, Anna Puu, Maija Vilkkumaa, Adam Lambert, Amy Macdonald and Paloma Faith

Results table[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Renne Korppila's contestants (over 25s)
     – Gugi Kokljuschkin's contestants (16–24s)
     – Linda Brava's contestants (groups)
     – Bottom two
     – Safe
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Elias Hämäläinen 1st Safe 1st Safe 1st Safe 2nd Winner
(Week 8)
Samuli Taskinen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 1st Runner-up
(Week 8)
Leena Tirronen Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 7)
Enchant Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Bottom
two
4th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Yrjänä Salmela Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Soul Sisters Bottom
two
Bottom
two
Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Christian Palin Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Merja Niekka Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Fearless Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Fearless,
Soul Sisters
Merja Niekka,
Soul Sisters
Christian Palin,
Leena Tirronen
Enchant,
Soul Sisters
Enchant,
Yrjänä Salmela
- - -
Korpilla's vote to eliminate Merja Niekka Christian Palin Enchant - - -
Kokljuschkin's vote to eliminate Soul Sisters Christian Palin Yrjänä Salmela
Brava's vote to eliminate Merja Niekka Christian Palin Yrjänä Salmela
Eliminated Fearless
? of 3
Votes
Merja Niekka
2 of 3
Votes
Christian Palin
3 of 3
Votes
Soul Sisters
? of 3
Votes
Yrjänä Salmela
2 of 3
Votes
Enchant
Bottom
Leena Tirronen
Bottom
Samuli Taskinen
Runner-up
Elias Hämäläinen
Winner

External links[edit]