X Factor Indonesia (season 1)

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X Factor Indonesia
Season 1
Broadcast from December 28, 2012 – May 24, 2013
Judges Ahmad Dhani
Bebi Romeo
Mulan Jameela (auditions)
Host(s) Robby Purba
Broadcaster RCTI
Fatin Shidqia
Origin Jakarta
Song "Aku Memilih Setia"
Genre(s) Pop
Novita Dewi

X Factor Indonesia is an Indonesian television music competition to find new singing talent; the winner of which receives a 1 billion rupiahs recording contract with Sony Music Indonesia. The first season was started on RCTI on December 28, 2012 and ended on May 24, 2013.[1] Fatin Shidqia was announced as the winner with debut single "Aku Memilih Setia", and Rossa emerged as the winning mentor.[2]

Based on the UK format, the competition consists of auditions, in front of producers and then the judges with a live audience; bootcamp; judges' homes and then the live finals. Auditions for the show began in September 2012 and concluded in November 2012. The show was hosted by ex-VJ Robby Purba, while the judging panel consists of Ahmad Dhani, Rossa, Anggun and Bebi Romeo. Pop sensational singer Mulan Jameela filled in for Anggun at the auditions while Anggun was performing in her Europe Live Tour Concert.

Judges and hosts[edit]

Season 1 judges

Many people were rumored to be in the running to join the judging panel, including Indra Lesmana, Titi DJ, Ahmad Dhani, Rossa, Titi Sjuman, Maia Estianty, Vina Panduwinata, Tompi, Anggun, Anang Hermansyah, Sherina Munaf, Agnes Monica, Ruth Sahanaya, Iwan Fals, Jaclyn Victor, Giring Ganesha and Bebi Romeo. On October 30, 2012, RCTI confirmed that Ahmad Dhani and Bebi Romeo will be the judges of this season by a commercial promo, with two remaining female judges still waiting for a confirmation.[3] On November 12, reports surfaced that Rossa officially signed on to judge the show. It was also rumoured that Agnes Monica was in talks to be the judge. On November 16, Rossa has officially confirmed by her Twitter that she will joining as judge.[4] On November 22 during the filming of the judges' auditions, it was announced that Anggun will be joining the show as a member of the judging panel.[5] However, she missed the audition and bootcamp round due to her Europe Live Tour. Pop sensational singer Mulan Jameela filled in for Anggun as guest judge at the auditions.[6]

Numerous people were speculated to host the series, including VJ Boy William and Daniel Mananta, host of Indonesian Idol. On November 23, 2012, ex-VJ Robby Purba was announced as host of the show.

Selection process[edit]

Cities where the auditions were held.


The producers' auditions began on September 29, 2012 at the State University of Medan in Medan, North Sumatra. More producers' auditions were held on October 3 at the Sasana Budaya Ganesha in Bandung, West Java, October 23 at the Balai Prajurit in Surabaya, East Java, November 6 at the Jogja Expo Center in Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta and concluded on November 13–14 at the Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region.[7]

On October 22, 2012, RCTI announced that applicants could upload a video of them singing onto X Factor Indonesia website and it was opened for 5 days only (October 24–28). Selected applicants would appear in front of the judges.

The last set of auditions took place during November 22, 25-28, and December 1–4, 2012 at Studio 8 RCTI. These auditions individually occur simultaneously before both the judges and a live studio audience; and with such audience in attendance able to applaud/cheer approval or disapproval and perhaps influencing the judges.


Filming for bootcamp was held on December 18–20, 2012 in Studio 8 RCTI. As with the auditions, there was no sign of Anggun at bootcamp. The bootcamp stage was broadcast in two episodes on January 25 and February 1. The first day of bootcamp saw judges split the 119 acts into their four categories: Boys, Girls, Over-24s and Groups. They received vocal coaching and each category later performed one song: the Boys sang "Harus Terpisah" or "Hargai Aku", the Girls sang "Butiran Debu" or "Rindu", the Over-24s sang "Separuh Aku" or "Bunga Terakhir" and the Groups sang "Could It Be" or "Tak Pernah Padam". At the end of the day, the number of acts was cut to 72. On the second day, acts were given dance lessons by choreographers. The judges then split the number of acts down to two groups, 22 acts through to the next day, and remaining 50 acts must perform once again, with an a cappella performance.

The judges then went on to cut 24 acts. The 48 remaining acts were then given the task of learning one song, making it their own and performing it in front of judges. The judges then chose the final 24 acts, based on these performances. However, they finally chose 26 acts. At the end of the day, judges suggested that the Over 24s category be changed to 26 and Over, as the quality of older singers was high. The Boys and Girls categories then comprised singers aged 15 to 25, rather than 15 to 23. As the groups category was the weakest, four rejected soloists from the Boys category and four from the Girls category were asked to form two groups, as a Girlband, Ilusia Girls and a Boyband, Nu Dimension.

The 26 successful acts were:

Judges' home visit[edit]

The judges' home visit was the last stage of the selection process. The episode was aired on February 8. This was the debut episode for Anggun as judge and mentor on the show. During this stage, it was revealed that Dhani would mentor the Groups, Rossa would mentor the Girls, Anggun would mentor the Boys, and Bebi would mentor the Over-26s. The final selection process was aided by an assistant per category. Kevin Aprilio joined Dhani at Marina Batavia in Jakarta, Maia Estianty joined Rossa at her private-house in Jakarta, personnel of KLa Project, Lilo joined Anggun at Ubud in Bali, and Sandhy Sondoro joined Bebi at Eco Park in Ancol, Jakarta. At judges' home visit each act performed a song they personally picked and performed it in front of their mentor and his/her assistant.

Summary of judges' home visit
Judge Category Location Assistant(s) Contestants eliminated
Dhani Groups Marina Batavia, Ancol Kevin Aprilio Awan, Jad n Sugy
Anggun Boys Ubud, Bali Lilo KLa Adhi Permana, Dennis Martha, Steven Fasly
Rossa Girls Private houses Maia Estianty Theresia Dina, Pratami Marja, Melissa Putri, Nurul Fadhila
Bebi Over 26s Ecopark, Ancol Sandhy Sondoro Syarifah Raykhan, Lisa Sulistyowati, Taufik Hidayat, Dwi Soraya, Alex Rudiart

Showcase and wildcard[edit]

Showcase is the first live performance for the 12 acts who made it through to the Gala live show. Each mentor will introduce the acts who best they have to the public. Each act will perform one at a time to show their skills. At the beginning of showcase, it was announced that each judge could bring back one further act back as a wildcard. The public then voted for which of the four wildcards would become the thirteenth finalist. This left one judge with an extra act. Dhani chose Awan, Rossa chose Theresia Dina, Anggun chose Adhi Permana and Bebi chose Alex Rudiart. Alex was revealed as the thirteenth act in the end of showcase.

Contestants' performances on the showcase
Act Order Song
Gede Bagus 1 "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
Dicky Adam 2 "Aku Ini Punya Siapa"
Mikha Angelo 3 "Gravity"
Isa Raja 4 "Radioactive"
Novita Dewi 5 "Langit Tak Mendengar"
Agus Hafiluddin 6 "Kiss from a Rose"
Yohanna Febrianti 7 "Harus Terpisah"
Fatin Shidqia 8 "Diamonds"
Shena Malsiana 9 "Pacar 5 Langkah"
Dalagita 10 "Call Me Maybe"
Ilusia Girls 11 "Love You like a Love Song"
Nu Dimension 12 "Crazy"
Contestants' performances on the wildcard
Act Order Song Result
Adhi Permana 1 "Always Be My Baby" Eliminated
Awan 2 "What Makes You Beautiful" / "Beautiful" Eliminated
Theresia Dina 3 "Mengejar Matahari" Eliminated
Alex Rudiart 4 "What It Takes" Advanced


The 13 finalists were confirmed as follows;


‹See Tfm›     – Winner
‹See Tfm›     – Runner-up
‹See Tfm›     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Anggun) Mikha Angelo Gede Bagus Dicky Adam
Girls (Rossa) Yohanna Febrianti Fatin Shidqia Shena Malsiana
Over 26s (Bebi) Isa Raja Agus Hafiluddin Novita Dewi Alex Rudiart
Groups (Dhani) Dalagita Nu Dimension Ilusia Girls

Gala live shows[edit]

Result summary[edit]

Colour key
‹See Tfm›     – Contestant was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
‹See Tfm›     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
‹See Tfm›     – Contestant received the most public votes
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 102 Week 11 Finals
Round 1 Round 2
Fatin Shidqia 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st Winner
Novita Dewi 10th 4th 6th 4th 3rd 6th 5th 4th 4th 1st 2nd Runner-up
Nu Dimension 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 2nd 3rd 3rd Eliminated
(Week 13)
Mikha Angelo 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 6th 1st 3rd 4th Eliminated
(Week 11)
Shena Malsiana 7th 5th 5th 5th 9th 4th 1st 3rd 5th Eliminated
(Week 10)
Isa Raja 3rd 11th 10th 8th 6th 5th 4th 6th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Gede Bagus 8th 8th 4th 9th 7th 8th 7th Eliminated
(Week 7)
Alex Rudiart 4th 6th 7th 7th 5th 7th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Agus Hafiluddin 6th 7th 8th 6th 8th Eliminated
(Week 5)
Ilusia Girls 12th 10th 9th 10th Eliminated
(Week 4)
Yohanna Febrianti 9th 9th 11th Eliminated
(Week 3)
Dalagita 11th 12th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Dicky Adam 13th Eliminated
(Week 1)
Final showdown Dicky Adam,
Ilusia Girls
Isa Raja
Isa Raja,
Yohanna Febrianti
Gede Bagus,
Ilusia Girls
Agus Hafiluddin,
Shena Malsiana
Alex Rudiart,
Gede Bagus
Gede Bagus,
Mikha Angelo
Isa Raja,
Nu Dimension
No final showdown or judges' votes; results were based on public votes alone
Dhani's vote to save Ilusia Girls Dalagita Yohanna Febrianti Ilusia Girls Shena Malsiana Gede Bagus Mikha Angelo Nu Dimension
Rossa's vote to save Ilusia Girls Isa Raja Yohanna Febrianti Gede Bagus Shena Malsiana Gede Bagus Mikha Angelo Nu Dimension
Anggun's vote to save Dicky Adam Isa Raja Isa Raja Gede Bagus Shena Malsiana Gede Bagus N/A1 Isa Raja
Bebi's vote to save Dicky Adam Isa Raja Isa Raja Gede Bagus Agus Hafiluddin Alex Rudiart Mikha Angelo Isa Raja
Eliminated Dicky Adam
2 of 4 votes
1 of 4 votes
Yohanna Febrianti
2 of 4 votes
Ilusia Girls
1 of 4 votes
Agus Hafiluddin
1 of 4 votes
Alex Rudiart
1 of 4 votes
Gede Bagus
0 of 3 votes
Isa Raja
2 of 4 votes
Shena Malsiana
Public vote
to eliminate
Mikha Angelo
Public vote
to eliminate
Nu Dimension
Public vote
to eliminate
Novita Dewi
Runner Up
Fatin Shidqia
  • ^1 Anggun was not required to vote as there was already a majority.
  • ^2 There was no elimination on Week 9 as a part of Kartini's day celebration. All the votes cast will be accumulated to the next week's show.

Gala live show details[edit]

Week 1 (February 22)[edit]

  • Theme: Mentor's choice
  • Group performance: "One More Night"
  • Musical guest: Sandhy Sondoro ("Tak Pernah Padam" / "End of The Time" / "Malam Biru")
Contestants' performances on the first gala live show
Act Order Song Result
Novita Dewi 1 "Love on Top" Safe
Gede Bagus 2 "Tak Bisa ke Lain Hati" Safe
Ilusia Girls 3 "Impossible" Bottom two
Agus Hafiluddin 4 "Sadis" Safe
Fatin Shidqia 5 "Rumour Has It" Safe
Dicky Adam 6 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Bottom two
Nu Dimension 7 "Careless Whisper" Safe
Shena Malsiana 8 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Safe
Mikha Angelo 9 "Like I Love You" Safe
Dalagita 10 "My Favorite Things" Safe
Isa Raja 11 "Losing My Religion" Safe
Yohanna Febrianti 12 "Sang Dewi" Safe
Alex Rudiart 13 "Locked Out of Heaven" Safe
Final showdown details
Ilusia Girls 1 "Set Fire to the Rain" Safe
Dicky Adam 2 "My Same" Eliminated
Judges' decisions to save
  • Anggun: Dicky Adam – backed her own act
  • Dhani: Ilusia Girls – backed his own act
  • Bebi: Dicky Adam – thought Dicky Adam gave a massive progress than Ilusia Girls
  • Rossa: Ilusia Girls – believed Ilusia Girls has a "strength" in singing

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Dicky Adam was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.

Week 2 (March 1)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs from my mentor
  • Group performance: "I Gotta Feeling"
  • Musical guest: Slank ("Kuil Cinta")
Contestants' performances on the second gala live show
Act Order Song Result
Nu Dimension 1 "Cinta Itu Buta" Safe
Agus Hafiluddin 2 "Andai Aku Bisa" Safe
Isa Raja 3 "Aku Cinta Kau dan Dia" Bottom two
Mikha Angelo 4 "Jadi Milikmu (Crazy)" Safe
Dalagita 5 "Roman Picisan" Bottom two
Ilusia Girls 6 "Satu-satunya Cinta" Safe
Shena Malsiana 7 "Cinta" Safe
Gede Bagus 8 "Snow on the Sahara" Safe
Yohanna Febrianti 9 "Tak Berpaling Darimu" Safe
Alex Rudiart 10 "Perbedaan" Safe
Novita Dewi 11 "Selamat Jalan Kekasih" Safe
Fatin Shidqia 12 "Pudar" Safe
Final showdown details
Dalagita 1 "The Lonely Goatherd" Eliminated
Isa Raja 2 "The Only Exception" Safe
Judges' decisions to save
  • Dhani: Dalagita – backed his own act
  • Bebi: Isa Raja – backed his own act
  • Anggun: Isa Raja – gave no reason
  • Rossa: Isa Raja – gave no reason

Week 3 (March 8)[edit]

  • Theme: My favourite song
  • Group performance: "Malam Ini Indah"
  • Musical guest: Cakra Khan ("Harus Terpisah")
Contestants' performances on the third gala live show
Act Order Song Result
Ilusia Girls 1 "Stayin' Alive" Safe
Isa Raja 2 "Where the Streets Have No Name" Bottom two
Gede Bagus 3 "Time After Time" Safe
Shena Malsiana 4 "Turning Tables" Safe
Agus Hafiluddin 5 "Cry Me a River" Safe
Mikha Angelo 6 "The A Team" Safe
Fatin Shidqia 7 "Girl on Fire" Safe
Yohanna Febrianti 8 "Cinta Ini Takkan Mati" Bottom two
Alex Rudiart 9 "We Are Young" Safe
Novita Dewi 10 "Cinta di Ujung Jalan" Safe
Nu Dimension 11 "Thriller" Safe
Final showdown details
Yohanna Febrianti 1 "1-2-3" Eliminated
Isa Raja 2 "Human" Safe
Judges' decisions to save
  • Rossa: Yohanna Febrianti – backed her own act
  • Bebi: Isa Raja – backed his own act
  • Dhani: Yohanna Febrianti – gave no reason
  • Anggun: Isa Raja – gave no reason

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Yohanna Febrianti was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.

Week 4 (March 15)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth gala live show
Act Order Song Result
Agus Hafiluddin 1 "Iris" Safe
Nu Dimension 2 "One Last Cry" Safe
Mikha Angelo 3 "Ordinary World" Safe
Novita Dewi 4 "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" Safe
Gede Bagus 5 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Bottom two
Alex Rudiart 6 "Suci Dalam Debu" Safe
Isa Raja 7 "Give Me One Reason" Safe
Fatin Shidqia 8 "Don't Speak" Safe
Ilusia Girls 9 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Bottom two
Shena Malsiana 10 "Inikah Cinta" Safe
Final showdown details
Gede Bagus 1 "You Give Me Something" Safe
Ilusia Girls 2 "You and I" Eliminated
Judges' decisions to save
  • Anggun: Gede Bagus – backed her own act
  • Dhani: Ilusia Girls – backed his own act
  • Rossa: Gede Bagus – gave no reason
  • Bebi: Gede Bagus – believed Ilusia Girls will be more successful as solo artists after the show

Week 5 (March 22)[edit]

  • Theme: Mega Hits Indonesia
  • Group performance: "Masih Ada"
  • Musical guest: Ahmad Dhani ("Sabda Alam")
Contestants' performances on the fifth gala live show
Act Order Song Result
Gede Bagus 1 "Sedang Ingin Bercinta" Safe
Shena Malsiana 2 "Ratu Sejagad" Bottom two
Isa Raja 3 "Yang Terlupakan" Safe
Alex Rudiart 4 "Beraksi" Safe
Nu Dimension 5 "Kirana" Safe
Fatin Shidqia 6 "Perahu Kertas" Safe
Agus Hafiluddin 7 "Dealova" Bottom two
Mikha Angelo 8 "Sempurna" Safe
Novita Dewi 9 "Bintang di Surga" Safe
Final showdown details
Shena Malsiana 1 "Misty" Safe
Agus Hafiluddin 2 "Home" Eliminated
Judges' decisions to save
  • Rossa: Shena Malsiana – backed her own act whom she felt has more "X" factor
  • Bebi: Agus Hafiluddin – backed his own act, stating that Agus gave a massive progress
  • Dhani: Shena Malsiana – gave no reason
  • Anggun: Shena Malsiana – gave no reason

Week 6 (March 29)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth gala live show
Act Order Song Musical inspiration Result
Mikha Angelo 1 "Love of My Life" Queen Safe
Alex Rudiart 2 "Crazy" Aerosmith Bottom two
Shena Malsiana 3 "Creep" Radiohead Safe
Novita Dewi 4 "Can't Hold Us Down" Christina Aguilera Safe
Gede Bagus 5 "Yesterday" The Beatles Bottom two
Isa Raja 6 "Englishman in New York" Sting Safe
Nu Dimension 7 "Killer Queen" Queen Safe
Fatin Shidqia 8 "It Will Rain" Bruno Mars Safe
Final showdown details
Gede Bagus 1 "Malam Biru" Safe
Alex Rudiart 2 "Time for Miracles" Eliminated
Judges' decisions to save
  • Anggun: Gede Bagus - backed her own act
  • Bebi: Alex Rudiart - backed his own act
  • Dhani: Gede Bagus - voted as a tribute to Gede's mom birthday
  • Rossa: Gede Bagus - chose to go with her heart and based her decision on the final showdown performances

Week 7 (April 5)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh gala live show
Act Order Song Result
Shena Malsiana 1 "Paradise" Safe
Gede Bagus 2 "Rahasia Perempuan" Bottom two
Isa Raja 3 "Mr. Brightside" Safe
Novita Dewi 4 "Skyscraper" Safe
Mikha Angelo 5 "Viva la Vida" Bottom two
Fatin Shidqia 6 "Mercy" Safe
Nu Dimension 7 "Toxic" Safe
Final showdown details
Mikha Angelo 1 "I Won't Give Up" Safe
Gede Bagus 2 "Anak Jalanan" Eliminated
Judges' decisions to save
  • Rossa: Mikha Angelo - gave no specific reason, though admitted that she adored both acts
  • Bebi: Mikha Angelo - admitted that Gede Bagus did well in the singoff but felt that the competition still needed Mikha
  • Dhani: Mikha Angelo - gave no reason
  • Anggun was not required to vote as there was already a majority

Week 8 (April 12)[edit]

For the first time this season, each contestant performed two songs.

Contestants' performances on the eighth gala live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Novita Dewi 1 "Mistikus Cinta" 7 "Billie Jean" Safe
Fatin Shidqia 2 "Arti Hadirmu" 8 "These Words" Safe
Nu Dimension 3 "Istimewa" 9 "Don't You Worry Child" Bottom two
Shena Malsiana 4 "Aku Bukan Bang Toyib" 10 "No One" Safe
Isa Raja 5 "Separuh Nafas" 11 "Come Together" Bottom two
Mikha Angelo 6 "Lilin-Lilin Kecil" 12 "What Makes You Beautiful" Safe
Final showdown details
Isa Raja 1 "Lovesong" Eliminated
Nu Dimension 2 "After the Love Has Gone" Safe
Judges' decisions to save
  • Dhani: Nu Dimension - backed his own act
  • Bebi: Isa Raja - backed his own act
  • Rossa: Nu Dimension - stated that she loved their harmony in the singoff
  • Anggun: Isa Raja - adored both acts, but stated that she has been a fan of Isa Raja since the very beginning

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Isa Raja was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.

Week 9 (April 19)[edit]

  • Theme: Music of the women of Indonesia
  • Group performance: "Hanya Memuji"

The theme was billed as a part of Kartini's day celebrations. For the first time this season, each contestant performed in a duet with Indonesian female singer. It was also announced that the votes cast will be used for charity purpose.

Contestants' performances on the ninth gala live show
Act Order First song Order Second song (duet) Result
Shena Malsiana 1 "Satu Jam Saja" 6 "Biru" (with Vina Panduwinata) Bottom two3
Mikha Angelo 2 "Mimpi" 7 "Jika" (with Melly Goeslaw) Bottom two3
Novita Dewi 3 "Mencintaimu" 8 "Terbang" (with Kotak) Safe
Nu Dimension 4 "Jatuh Cinta Lagi" 9 "Cinta Mati III" (with Mulan Jameela) Safe
Fatin Shidqia 5 "Jalan Cinta" 10 "Logika" (with Vina Panduwinata) Safe

^3 Neither Shena nor Mikha were sent home as the host then announced that both acts were safe. There was no elimination as a part of Kartini's day celebrations and the votes cast will still be counted for the following week.

Week 10 (April 26)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the tenth gala live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Movie Result
Mikha Angelo 1 "Separuh Aku" 6 "A Thousand Years" The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Safe
Novita Dewi 2 "Bukan Cinta Biasa" 7 "Decode" Twilight Safe
Shena Malsiana 3 "Aku Rindu Padamu" 8 "Skyfall" Skyfall Eliminated
Fatin Shidqia 4 "Pelan-Pelan Saja" 9 "Lovefool" Romeo + Juliet Safe
Nu Dimension 5 "Masih Ada" 10 "Supermassive Black Hole" Twilight Safe

The Top 5 did not feature a final showdown and instead the act with the fewest public votes, Shena Malsiana, were automatically eliminated.

Week 11: Semi-final (May 3)[edit]

  • Theme: Contestant's choice; songs by Noah/Peterpan (billed as "night of the superstars")
  • Guest mentor: Noah
  • Group performance: "Khayalan Tingkat Tinggi"
  • Musical guest: Lenka ("Trouble Is a Friend") and Noah ("Hidup Untukmu Mati Tanpamu")
Contestants' performances on the eleventh gala live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Mikha Angelo 1 "Crazy Love" 5 "Mungkin Nanti" / "I Will Wait" Eliminated
Fatin Shidqia 2 "One Way or Another" 6 "Tak Ada Yang Abadi" / "Sahabat" Safe
Nu Dimension 3 "Points of Authority" 7 "Cobalah Mengerti" Safe
Novita Dewi 4 "Nothing Compares 2 U" 8 "Di Belakangku" Safe

The semi-final did not feature a final showdown and instead the act with the fewest public votes, Mikha Angelo, were automatically eliminated.

Finals (May 10/17/24)[edit]

May 10[edit]

The viewers were allowed to choose two songs to be sung by the finalists via the official Facebook page from Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 6. One song will be their favorite performance from the finalists within the competition and the other one will be a new song.

Contestants' performances on the road to the grand final
Act Order First song Order Second song (duet) Order Third song
Novita Dewi 1 "Try" 4 "Bawalah Cintaku" (with Bebi Romeo) 7 "Halo"
Nu Dimension 2 "Only Girl (In the World)" 5 "Virtual Insanity" (with Ahmad Dhani) 8 "Man in the Mirror"
Fatin Shidqia 3 "Everything at Once" 6 "Material Girl" (with Rossa) 9 "Grenade"


  • The lines were opened during the whole week and the act who finished at third place will be announced during the grand final on May 17, where the Top 2 will perform their winner's single for the very first time.
May 17[edit]
  • Theme: Superstar duets; no theme; winner's single (billed as the "grand final")
  • Group performance: "One Love"
  • Musical guest: Setia Band ("Lady Sky")
Contestants' performances on the grand final
Act Order First song (duet) Order Second song Order Third song Result
Fatin Shidqia 1 "Katakan Tidak" (with Afgan) 4 "Stay" 7 "Aku Memilih Setia" Safe
Novita Dewi 2 "Tak Pernah Padam" (with Sandhy Sondoro) 5 "Feeling Good" 8 "Sampai Habis Air Mataku" Safe
Nu Dimension 3 "Musnah"/"Immortal Love Song" (with Andra and The BackBone) 6 "A Little Piece of Heaven" N/A N/A (already eliminated) Third place
May 24[edit]

The winner announcement was held in Hall D2 JIExpo, Kemayoran, South Jakarta.

Contestants' performances on the result show
Act Order First song Order Second song (duet) Result
Fatin Shidqia 1 "Well, Well, Well" 4 "Good Time" (with Mikha Angelo) Winner
Novita Dewi 2 "Alone" 5 "Just Give Me a Reason" (with Alex Rudiart) Runner-up


  • The judges also performed each other's single during the Result Show. Ahmad Dhani performed first by piano, singing Afgan's "Sadis" (written by Bebi Romeo), followed by Bebi Romeo performed Rossa's "Ayat Ayat Cinta" with a piano. Rossa then sang Anggun's "Mimpi" and Anggun took the stage last to perform Dewa 19's "Risalah Hati".
  • At the end of the Result Show, all finalists and judges performed USA for Africa's "We Are the World".



Ep. # Episode Original airdate Timeslot Rating Share Rank
1 Auditions 1 December 28 Friday 9:00 pm11:00 pm 3.2 20.6 #4
2 Auditions 2 January 4 Friday 9:00 pm11:00 pm 4.7 20.8 #4
3 Auditions 3 January 11 Friday 9:00 pm11:45 pm 4.5 21.8 #4
4 Auditions 4 January 18 Friday 9:00 pm11:45 pm 3.9 21.1 #5
5 Bootcamp 1 January 25 Friday 9:00 pm11:35 pm 4.7 25.5 #2
6 Bootcamp 2 February 1 Friday 9:00 pm11:45 pm 4.9 24.4 #2
7 Judges' home visit February 8 Friday 9:10 pm12:00 am 4.5 26.2 #1
8 Showcase February 15 Friday 9:00 pm1:00 am 4.9 30.3 #2
9 Gala show & results 1 February 22 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 4.2 27.9 #2
10 Gala show & results 2 March 1 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 5.4 33.6 #1
11 Gala show & results 3 March 8 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 4.4 29.9 #2
12 Gala show & results 4 March 15 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 4.9 31.6 #2
13 Gala show & results 5 March 22 Friday 9:00 pm1:00 am 4.7 30.4 #2
14 Gala show & results 6 March 29 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 5.4 26.8 #2
15 Gala show & results 7 April 5 Friday 9:00 pm1:00 am 4.1 26.4 #3
16 Gala show & results 8 April 12 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 4.6 28.4 #1
17 Gala show & results 9 April 19 Friday 9:00 pm1:00 am 4.4 30 #2
18 Gala show & results 10 April 26 Friday 9:00 pm1:30 am 4.1 25.2 #2
19 Gala show & results 11 May 3 Friday 9:00 pm12:55 am 4.9 26.7 #1
20 Road to Grand Final May 10 Friday 9:00 pm1:10 am 5.0 28.5 #1
21 Grand Final May 17 Friday 8:00 pm12:10 am 7.5 47 #1
22 Winner Announcement May 24 Friday 8:00 pm12:30 am 9.8 67.8 #1


In week six of gala show, Ahmad Dhani and Rossa opted to send home Alex Rudiart in favor of Gede Bagus, causing the elimination of Alex Rudiart. This decision resulted in large amount of criticisms and outrages from the public, who claimed the decision as unfair. As a result, a lot of social media reactions begin to appear including several motion to boycott the show.[8]

However, the Boikot group had little to no effect on the immense success of the first season and the hype (and ratings) continued to build cementing X Factor as a phenemenon in Indonesian TV history. The Boikot group was disbanded as a result of its inability to have any success.


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