X Factor (Norwegian TV series)

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X Factor
X Factor Norway logo.jpg
X Factor current logo (2009 – 2010)
Format Interactive reality talent show
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
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 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)
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
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 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 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 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
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

Series 2 (2010)[edit]

The second series of the show is being 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 are 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 singer 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

References[edit]

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