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X Factor
X Factor Norway logo.jpg
X Factor current logo (2009 – 2010)
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Guri Solberg (2010)
Ravi (2010)
Charlotte Thorstvedt (2009)
Judges Jan Fredrik Karlsen
Marion Ravn
Elisabeth Andreassen
Klaus Sonstad
Original language(s) Norwegian
No. of series 2
Production
Producer(s) FremantleMedia
Syco
Location(s) Exporama Hellerudsletta (Skedsmo), Telenor Arena (Bærum) (Final)
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Broadcast
Original channel TV 2
Picture format 16:9
Original run September 11, 2009 – 2010
External links
Website

X Factor is a Norwegian television music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. It is broadcast on Friday evenings on the TV 2 Network in Norway.

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 Jan Fredrik Karlsen Mira Craig Peter Peters N/A
One Over 25's
Chand Torsvik
Mari Lorentzen
Tommy Fredvang
Stine Terese Tinker Julseth
Groups
Shackles
The Johnsen Sisters
No Name - No Fame
Reaching Horizons
Under 25's
Lise Mæland
Pernille Svensen Øiestad
Gabrielle Leithaug
Rikke Lie
Season Jan Fredrik Karlsen Elisabeth Andreassen Klaus Sonstad Marion Ravn
Two Girls
Annsofi Pettersen
Sofie Braseth
Tanita Kolås
Over 25s
Hans Bollandsås
Marthe Valle
Ole Gustav Johnsen
Groups
Post 4
Irresistible
2 Elements
Boys
Atle Pettersen
Mo
Eivind Nyberg Sagli

Series 1 (2009)[edit]

The first series of the show was aired from September through to December 2009. The contestants were divided into three categories. Groups were mentored by Mira Craig, Over 25s by Jan Fredrik Karlsen and the Under 25s by Peter Peters.

Finalists[edit]

The final 12 acts were confirmed as follows:[1]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runners-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Over 25s (Karlsen) Tommy Fredvang Stine Terese Tinker Julseth Chand Torsvik Mari Lorentzen
Groups (Craig) Reaching Horizons The Johnsen Sisters No Name - No Fame Shackles
Under 25s (Peters) Pernille Svensen Øiestad Lise Mæland Rikke Lie Gabrielle Leithaug

Results summary[edit]

Colour key:

     – Mentored by Karlsen (Over 25s)
     – Mentored by Craig (Groups)
     – Mentored by Peters (16-24s)
     – Contestant was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
     – Contestant has been announced to be participating in round 2 of The X Factor 2009 Final.
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Final
Chand Torsvik Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Shackles Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Bottom
two
Safe Bottom
two
Safe Bottom
two
Safe Runner up
Mari Lorentzen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe 3rd 3rd Place
(Week 10)
Lise Mæland Bottom
two
Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 9)
Tommy Fredvang Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 8)
Pernille Svensen Øiestad Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 7)
Gabrielle Leithaug Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 6)
The Johnsen Sisters Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Rikke Lie Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 4)
No Name - No Fame Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Stine Terese Tinker Julseth Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Reaching Horizons Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Lise Mæland,
Reaching Horizons
Gabrielle Leithaug,
Stine Terese Tinker Julseth
Shackles,
No Name - No Fame
Lise Mæland,
Rikke Lie
The Johnsen Sisters,
Shackles
Mari Lorentzen,
Gabrielle Leithaug
Pernille Svensen Øiestad,
Shackles
Lise Mæland,
Tommy Fredvang
Lise Mæland,
Shackles
No judges' vote or final showdown: public votes alone decide who wins
Karlsen's vote to eliminate Reaching Horizons Gabrielle Leithaug No Name - No Fame Lise Mæland The Johnsen Sisters Gabrielle Leithaug Pernille Svensen Øiestad Lise Mæland Lise Mæland
Craig's vote to eliminate Lise Mæland Stine Terese Tinker Julseth No Name - No Fame Rikke Lie The Johnsen Sisters Gabrielle Leithaug Pernille Svensen Øiestad Tommy Fredvang Lise Mæland
Peters' vote to eliminate Reaching Horizons Stine Terese Tinker Julseth No Name - No Fame Rikke Lie The Johnsen Sisters Mari Lorentzen Shackles Tommy Fredvang Shackles
Eliminated Reaching Horizons
2 of 3 votes
Stine Terese Tinker Julseth
2 of 3 votes
No Name - No Fame
3 of 3 votes
Rikke Lie
2 of 3 votes
The Johnsen Sisters
3 of 3 votes
Gabrielle Leithaug
2 of 3 votes
Pernille Svensen Øiestad
2 of 3 votes
Tommy Fredvang
2 of 3 votes
Lise Mæland
2 of 3 votes
Mari Lorentzen Shackles
Chand Torsvik

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (9 October 2009)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Shackles 1 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Safe
Gabrielle Leithaug 2 "Ambitions" Safe
Tommy Fredvang 3 "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" Safe
Reaching Horizons 4 "We Are the Champions" Eliminated
Pernille Svensen Øiestad 5 "Because of You" Safe
Mari Lorentzen 6 "Alone" Safe
No Name - No Fame 7 "I Get Around" Safe
Rikke Lie 8 "All This Time (Pick-Me-Up Song)" Safe
Chand Torsvik 9 "Diamanten" Safe
The Johnsen Sisters 10 "Potential Breakup Song" Safe
Stine Terese Tinker Julseth 11 "Poker Face" Safe
Lise Mæland 12 "Say My Name" Bottom two
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Peters: Reaching Horizons
  • Craig: Lise Mæland
  • Karlsen: Reaching Horizons

Week 2 (16 October 2009)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Stine Terese Tinker Julseth 1 "I Want You Back" Eliminated
No Name - No Fame 2 "Lollipop" Safe
Gabrielle Leithaug 3 "Be Mine!" Bottom two
Chand Torsvik 4 "Æ e trønder æ" Safe
Lise Mæland 5 "No Air" Safe
Shackles 6 "I'm So Excited" Safe
Tommy Fredvang 7 "Me to går alltid aleina" Safe
Rikke Lie 8 "Jolene" Safe
The Johnsen Sisters 9 "Hit the Road Jack" Safe
Mari Lorentzen 10 "Livin' on a Prayer" Safe
Pernille Svensen Øiestad 11 "A Thousand Miles" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Gabrielle Leithaug
  • Peters: Stine Terese Tinker Julseth
  • Craig: Stine Terese Tinker Julseth

Week 3 (23 October 2009)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
The Johnsen Sisters 1 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Safe
Lise Mæland 2 "Eg Ser" Safe
Tommy Fredvang 3 "Use Somebody" Safe
Pernille Svensen Øiestad 4 "Bleeding Love" Safe
No Name - No Fame 5 "Help!" Eliminated
Mari Lorentzen 6 "Cryin'" Safe
Rikke Lie 7 "Better Off" (original song) Safe
Shackles 8 "Circle of Life" Bottom two
Chand Torsvik 9 "Eg Komme" Safe
Gabrielle Leithaug 10 "These Words" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: No Name - No Fame
  • Peters: No Name - No Fame
  • Craig: No Name - No Fame

Week 4 (30 October 2009)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Chand Torsvik 1 "En Jävel På Kärlek" Safe
Rikke Lie 2 "Lovefool" Eliminated
The Johnsen Sisters 3 "Sober" Safe
Gabrielle Leithaug 4 "Is This Love" Safe
Shackles 5 "Survivor" Safe
Lise Mæland 6 "Wish I Didn't Miss You" Bottom two
Tommy Fredvang 7 "Wake Up Call" (original song) Safe
Pernille Svensen Øiestad 8 "Måndagsbarn" Safe
Mari Lorentzen 9 "Säg Det Igjen" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Lise Mæland
  • Craig: Rikke Lie
  • Peters: Rikke Lie

Week 5 (6 November 2009)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Lise Mæland 1 "The Power of Love" Safe
Shackles 2 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"/"Voulez-Vous" Bottom two
Mari Lorentzen 3 "Unintended" Safe
Gabrielle Leithaug 4 "Valerie" Safe
Pernille Svensen Øiestad 5 "I Will Always Love You" Safe
Tommy Fredvang 6 "Man in the Mirror" Safe
The Johnsen Sisters 7 "Can't Fight the Moonlight Eliminated
Chand Torsvik 8 "Sånne Som Oss" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: The Johnsen Sisters
  • Peters: The Johnsen Sisters
  • Craig: The Johnsen Sisters

Week 6 (13 November 2009)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song Result
Chand Torsvik 1 "Levva Livet" Safe
Pernille Svensen Øiestad 2 "Imagine" Safe
Mari Lorentzen 3 "Stop!" Bottom two
Gabrielle Leithaug 4 "En natt forbi" Eliminated
Tommy Fredvang 5 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Safe
Shackles 6 "Free Your Mind" Safe
Lise Mæland 7 "Gabriellas sång" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Gabrielle Leithaug
  • Peters: Mari Lorentzen
  • Craig: Gabrielle Leithaug

Series 2 (2010)[edit]

The second series of the show was aired from September to December 2010. Auditions were held in Tromsø (28–29 April 2010), Trondheim (7–9 May), Bergen (26–28 May), Kristiansand (5–6 June) and Oslo (17–20 June 2010).

Replacing Charlotte Thorstvedt as new program presenters were Ravi and Guri Solberg after Thorstvedt received much criticism for her efforts in the first season. The judges were Elisabeth Andreassen, Klaus Sonstad, Jan Fredrik Karlsen and Marion Ravn.

The format had changed with 4 categories instead of three (with Under 25s now divided between Boys Under 25 and Girls Under 25). Each category had three finalists instead of the earlier four.

24 reached judges houses. Andreassen was helped by Alexander Rybak, Sonstad by Mariann Thomassen, Karlsen by Chand Torsvik and Ravn by Sveinung Sundli. Singer Benn was a guest judge.

The 12 eliminated acts were:

  • Boys: Adrian Jørgensen, Bjørn Henrik Brandtenborg, Jonas Nybakk Benyoub
  • Girls: Ingrid Galadriel Aune Brosveet, Ingrid Haukland, Madeleine Christensen
  • Over 25s: Marianne Solberg Follestad, Jan Hedelund, Dilsa Calimli
  • Groups: Nemesis, Skatebirds, Mama's Garden

Finalists[edit]

The final 12 acts were confirmed as follows:[2]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runners-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Over 25s (Andreassen) Ole Gustav Johnsen Marthe Valle Hans Bollandsås
Groups (Sonstad) Irresistible 2 Elements Post 4
Girls (Karlsen) Annsofi Pettersen Sofie Braseth Tanita Kolås
Boys (Ravn) Mo Eivind Nyberg Sagli Atle Pettersen

Results summary[edit]

Colour key:

     – Mentored by Karlsen (Girls)
     – Mentored by Sonstad (Groups)
     – Mentored by Ravn (Boys)
     – Mentored by Andreassen (Over 25s)
     – Contestant was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Final
Round 1 Round 2
Hans Bollandsås 11th Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe WINNER
Atle Pettersen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe RUNNER UP
Annsofi Pettersen Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe 6th Safe Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 10)
Mo Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Eivind Nyberg Sagli Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe 5th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Post 4 Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 6th Eliminated
(Week 7)
Marthe Valle Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe 7th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Ole Gustav Johnsen Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Irresistible Safe 10th Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Sofie Bratseth Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Tanita Kolås Safe 11th Eliminated
(Week 2)
2 Elements 12th Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Hans Bollandsås,
2 Elements
Irresistible,
Tanita Kolås
Marthe Valle,
Sofie Bratseth
Annsofi Pettersen,
Irresistible
Eivind Nyberg Sagli,
Ole Gustav Johnsen
Annsofi Pettersen,
Marthe Valle
No judges' vote or final showdown: public votes alone decide who wins
Karlsen's vote to eliminate Hans Bollandsås Irresistible Sofie Bratseth Irresistible Ole Gustav Johnsen Marthe Valle
Ravn's vote to eliminate 2 Elements Tanita Kolås Sofie Bratseth Irresistible Ole Gustav Johnsen Marthe Valle
Sonstad's vote to eliminate Hans Bollandsås Tanita Kolås Sofie Bratseth Annsofi Pettersen Ole Gustav Johnsen Annsofi Pettersen
Andreassen's Vote to eliminate 2 Elements Irresistible Sofie Bratseth Irresistible Eivind Nyberg Sagli Annsofi Pettersen
Eliminated
2 Elements
2 of 4 votes - televote
Tanita Kolås
2 of 4 votes - televote
Sofie Bratseth
4 of 4 votes
Irresistible
3 of 4 votes
Ole Gustav Johnsen
3 of 4 votes
Marthe Valle
2 of 4 votes - televote
Post 4 Eivind Nyberg Sagli Mo Annsofi Pettersen Atle Petterson
Hans Bollandsås

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (8 October 2010)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Hans Bollandsås 1 "Bad Things" Bottom two
2 Elements 2 "Long Train Runnin'" Eliminated
Sofie Bratseth 3 "The Scientist" Safe
Atle Pettersen 4 "Iris" Safe
Tanita Kolås 5 "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)"/"Russian Roulette" Safe
Eivind Nyberg Sagli 6 "Who Says" Safe
Post 4 7 "You Get What You Give" Safe
Marthe Valle 8 "Angel" Safe
Ole Gustav Johnsen 9 "Everything" Safe
Irresistible 10 "(You Drive Me) Crazy" Safe
Annsofi Pettersen 11 "Stay with Me" Safe
Mo 12 "Jailhouse Rock" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Andreassen: 2 Elements
  • Sonstad: Hans Bollandsås
  • Ravn: 2 Elements
  • Karlsen: Hans Bollandsås

Week 2 (15 October 2010)[edit]

  • Theme: Love songs
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Tanita Kolås 1 "Bed of Roses" Eliminated
Ole Gustav Johnsen 2 "Min første kjærlighet" Safe
Post 4 3 "Everything" Safe
Eivind Nyberg Sagli 4 "Let's Just Fall In Love Again" Safe
Irresistible 5 "There You'll Be" Bottom two
Hans Bollandsås 6 "If It Wasn't For You" (original song) Safe
Annsofi Pettersen 7 "Genie in a Bottle" Safe
Mo 8 "Bad Romance" Safe
Sofie Bratseth 9 "Miss You Like Crazy" Safe
Atle Pettersen 10 "Dancing on My Own" Safe
Marthe Valle 11 "Need You Now" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Irresistible
  • Ravn: Tanita Kolås
  • Sonstad: Tanita Kolås
  • Andreassen: Irresistible

Week 3 (22 October 2010)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs from childhood
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Mo 1 "Heal the World" Safe
Sofie Bratseth 2 "Unforgivable Sinner" Eliminated
Marthe Valle 3 "Benen i kors" Bottom two
Eivind Nyberg Sagli 4 "In My Head" Safe
Post 4 5 "Walking the Unknown" (original song) Safe
Annsofi Pettersen 6 "Think Twice" Safe
Hans Bollandsås 7 "Hoochie Coochie Man" Safe
Ole Gustav Johnsen 8 "Lost In the Tango" Safe
Irresistible 9 "AM to PM" Safe
Atle Pettersen 10 "Sex on Fire" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Sofie Bratseth
  • Andreassen: Sofie Bratseth
  • Ravn: Sofie Bratseth
  • Sonstad: Sofie Bratseth

Week 4 (29 October 2010)[edit]

  • Theme: Unplugged songs
Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Atle Pettersen 1 "Free Fallin'" Safe
Ole Gustav Johnsen 2 "Tir Na Noir" Safe
Annsofi Pettersen 3 "Nothing Else Matters" Bottom two
Mo 4 "Faith" Safe
Irresistible 5 "Irreplaceable" Eliminated
Hans Bollandsås 6 "Hunting High and Low" Safe
Eivind Nyberg Sagli 7 "Tears in Heaven" Safe
Post 4 8 "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" Safe
Marthe Valle 9 "Inni dæ sjøl" (original song) Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Irresistible
  • Ravn: Irresistible
  • Sonstad: Annsofi Pettersen
  • Andreassen: Irresistible

Week 5 (5 November 2010)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs from films
Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Film Result
Ole Gustav Johnsen 1 "As Time Goes By" Casablanca Eliminated
Post 4 2 "Everybody's Changing" One Tree Hill Safe
Eivind Nyberg Sagli 3 "A Thousand Miles" White Chicks Bottom two
Hans Bollandsås 4 "Footloose" Footloose Safe
Annsofi Pettersen 5 "Proud Mary" What's Love Got to Do with It Safe
Atle Pettersen 6 "We All Die Young" Rock Star Safe
Marthe Valle 7 "Both Sides, Now" Love Actually Safe
Mo 8 "You're the One That I Want" Grease Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Andreassen: Eivind Nyberg Sagli
  • Sonstad: Ole Gustav Johnsen
  • Ravn: Ole Gustav Johnsen
  • Karlsen: Ole Gustav Johnsen

Week 6 (12 November 2010)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs about friendship
Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song Result
Marthe Valle 1 "Pride (In the Name of Love)" Eliminated
Atle Pettersen 2 "Umbrella" Safe
Mo 3 "That's What Friends Are For" Safe
Post 4 4 "Ordinary World" Safe
Hans Bollandsås 5 "Moments" (original song) Safe
Annsofi Pettersen 6 "Black Velvet" Bottom two
Eivind Nyberg Sagli 7 "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Karlsen: Marthe Valle
  • Andreassen: Annsofi Pettersen
  • Ravn: Marthe Valle
  • Sonstad: Annsofi Pettersen

References[edit]

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