X Factor (Kazakh TV series)
|Format||Interactive reality talent show|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Directed by||Lev Mariupolskiy|
|Presented by||Adil Liyan
|Country of origin||Kazakhstan|
|Producer(s)||Art Centre Pro, FremantleMedia, Syco|
|Running time||60–120 mins (inc. adverts)|
|Original channel||Perviy Kanal Evraziya (1-3 season);
KTK (4 season)
|Original run||23 January 2011 – present|
X Factor is a television music talent show in Kazakhstan contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. It is the Kazakh version of the international The X Factor series and is broadcast on the Perviy Kanal Evraziya channel in Kazakhstan.
Judges' categories and their finalists
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.
|Series||Alexander Shevchenko||Nagima Eskalieva||Sultana Karazhigitova|
|Alexander Shevchenko||Nagima Eskalieva||Sultana Karazhigitova / Ismail Igilmanov|
|Alexander Shevchenko||Nagima Eskalieva||Erlan Kokeev|
|Alexander Shevchenko||Nagima Eskalieva||Dilnaz Akhmadieva|
"Under 25s" category
"Over 25s" category
|Series||Air date||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Host(s)||Judges||Winning mentor|
||23 January 2011 –
23 May 2011
|Daria Gabdulla||Spasibo||Asel Karsybaeva||Adil Liyan||Nagima Eskalieva
||14 January 2012 –
19 May 2012
|Andrey Tikhonov||Mezzo||Sanda||Arnur Istybaev||Nagima Eskalieva
Sultana Karazhigitova / Ismail Igilmanov
||12 January 2013 –
18 May 2013
|Evgeniya Barysheva||Arman Kamerdinov||Baibulat Sandybekov||Arnur Istybaev||Nagima Eskalieva
||14 September 2013 -
07 December 2013
|Kairat Kapanov||Alexandra Samarina||Tatyana Kim||Arnur Istybaev||Nagima Eskalieva
Series 1 (2011)
The first series was aired from January to May 2011 with Nagima Eskalieva, Sultana Karazhigitova and Alexander Shevchenko as judges. On 22 May, Daria Gabdull (Дәрия Ғабдұлл), labeled by the judges as the "Kazakh Beyoncé, won the show ahead of the trio Spasibo. Gabdulla won a two-years-contract with Sony Music.
Series 2 (2012)
The second series was aired from January to May 2012 with Nagima Eskalieva, Sultana Karazhigitova/Ismail Igilmanov and Alexander Shevchenko as judges. On 5 May, Andrei Tikhonov (Андрей Тихонов) won the show ahead of the quartet Mezzo. Andrey won a two-years-contract with Sony Music.
Series 3 (2013)
The third series was aired from January to May 2013 with Nagima Eskalieva, Erlan Kokeev and Alexander Shevchenko as judges. On 4 May, Evgenia Barysheva (Евгения Барышева) won the show ahead of the Arman Kamerdinov (Арман Камердинов).
Series 4 (2013)
The fourth series was aired from 14 September to 7 December 2013 with Nagima Eskalieva, Dilnaz Akhmadieva and Alexander Shevchenko as judges. On 7 December, Kairat Kapanov (Кайрат Капанов) won the show ahead of the Alexandra Samarina (Александра Самарина)
Series 5 (2014)
- "Газета "Караван" / Битва за 10 миллионов". Caravan.kz. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Смотрите на КТК каждую субботу в 20:00 с повтором в воскресенье в 12:00". Xfactor.kz. Retrieved 2013-10-13.