X-Factor (Armenian TV series)

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X-Factor
Իքս-ֆակտոր
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X-Factor logo
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Aram Mp3 (2010-13)
Grisha Aghakhanyan (2014-)
Avet Barseghyan (2014-)
Judges Garik Papoyan (2010-)
André (2012–)
Egor Glumov (2010-11, 2014)
Emmy (2014)
Naira Gyurjinyan (2010-13)
Gisané Palyan (2010-13)
Erik Karapetyan (2016-)
Shushanik Arevshatyan (2016-)
Original language(s) Armenian
No. of series 4
Release
Original network Shant TV
Original release 6 November 2010 – present
External links
Website

X-Factor (Armenian: Իքս-Ֆակտոր) is the Armenian version of The X Factor, a show originating in the United Kingdom. It is a televised music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions in the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. The show in its inaugural year was broadcast on the Armenian Shant TV station, the same station that broadcasts the Armenian Idol series Hay Superstar.

Series overview[edit]

     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Boys" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Girls" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Over 25s" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Groups" category

Season Start Finish Winner Runner-up Third place Winning mentor Judges Host
One 6 November 2010 15 May 2011 Vrezh Kirakosyan Srbuk (Srbuhi Sargsyan) Gigabeat Gisané Palyan Egor Glumov
Garik Papoyan
Gisané Palyan
Naira Gyurjinyan
Aram Mp3
Two 10 October 2012 12 May 2013 Kim Grigoryan Armen Yedigaryan Lena Ghazaryan Garik Papoyan André
Garik Papoyan
Gisané Palyan
Naira Gyurjinyan
Three 26 April 2014 2 November 2014 Vahe Margaryan Narek Vardanyan Hayk Hunanyan André André
Garik Papoyan
Egor Glumov
Emmy
Grisha Aghakhanyan
Avet Barseghyan
Four 9 October 2016 9 April 2017 Edgar Ghandilyan Inna Sayadyan Emmanuel & Mariam André
Garik Papoyan
Erik
Shushan Arevshatyan
Grisha Aghakhanyan

Judges' categories and their finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
Season Egor Glumov Naira Gyurjinyan Garik Papoyan Gisané Palyan
One Groups
Gigabeat
P.S.
Mars-On
Boys
Artsrun Khangeldyan
Arthur-Alek Qosbekian
Vahé Aleksanyan
Girls
Srbuhi Sargsyan
Arminé Kocharyan
Nelly Ghazaryan
Over 25s
Vrezh Kirakosyan
Yeva Sujyan
Edvin Sultanyan
Nelly Khosrovyan
Season André Naira Gyurjinyan Garik Papoyan Gisané Palyan
Two Girls
Lena Ghazaryan
Marianna Shanoyan
Karina Khachatryan
Over 25s
Asya Poghosyan
Mihran Petrosyan
Svetlana Voskanyan
Boys
Kim Grigoryan
Armen Yedigaryan
Gevorg Harutyunyan
Groups
International
Diamonds
Storm
Season André Emmy Garik Papoyan Egor Glumov
Three Boys
Vahé Margaryan
Narek Vardanyan
Hayk Hunanyan
Narek Khachatryan
Girls
Zhanna Davtyan
Mary Avetisyan
Anahit Hakobyan
Syuzanna Melqonyan
Groups
DaDu (Sona Dunoyan & Hambik Daniel)
MiKADO
The Nanos
Arthur and Aram
Over 24s
Gagik Harutyunyan
Vahé Hovakimyan
Anahit Yengibaryan
Sargis Harutyunyan
Season André Shushanik Arevshatyan Garik Papoyan Erik
Four Boys
Edgar Ghandilyan
Abraham Khublaryan
Yuri Adamyan
Qerob Hovelyan
Over 22s
Tyom Hakobyan
David Chakhalyan
Harutyun Hakobyan
Valeria Baltaeva
Groups
Emmanuel & Mariam
Alternative
The Steps Band
Girls
Inna Sayadyan
Hasmik Karapetyan
Diana Harutyunyan
Mané Baghdasaryan

Season 1 (2010-2011)[edit]

The program was broadcast on Saturday nights at 22:30 with repetitions on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. Shant TV also broadcaste various chronicles and updates under the title "Oragir" on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 17:50 local time.

The first auditions were broadcast on Shant TV on 11 November 2010, with the eighth auditions on 25 December 2010.

Naira Gyurjinyan was assigned the Boys (16-25) category, Garik Paboyan the Girls (16-25), Egor Glumov the Groups, and Gisané Palyan the Over 25s.

Bootcamp and Judges' houses[edit]

At bootcamp stage, the candidates that were chosen for Judges' Houses were:

  • 16-24 Boys (mentor Naira Gyurjinyan): Artsrun Khangeldyan, Arthur-Alek Tosbekian (born in Lebanon), Georgi Bunyatyan, Vahé Aleksanyan, Hayk Avetisyan, Gevorg Harutyunyan
  • 16-24 Girls (mentor Garik Papoyan): Anoush, Arminé Kocharyan, Nelly Ghazaryan, Mariam, Sona, Srbuhi Sargsyan
  • Over 25 (mentor Gisané Palyan): Yeva, Edvin, Hayk, Nelly, Sona, Vrezh
  • Groups (mentor Egor Glumov): (6 groups) GigaBeat, P.S., Mars-On

At Judges' Houses (broadcast on 29 January and 5 February 2011), only 3 from each of the 4 categories continued on to the live shows. Naira Gyurjiniyan was assisted by Haik, Garik Papoyan by Gor Sujyan, Gisané Palyan by Sargis.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
     – Withdrew
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Gyurjinyan) Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Artsrun Khangeldyan Vahé Aleksanyan
Girls (Papoyan) Arminé Kocharyan Nelly Ghazaryan Srbuhi Sargsyan
Over 25s (Palyan) Edvin Sultanyan Nelly Khosrovyan Vrezh Kirakosyan Yeva Sujyan
Groups (Glumov) GigaBeat Mars-On P.S.

Live shows[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Mentored by Gyurjinyan (Boys)
     – Mentored by Papoyan (Girls)
     – Mentored by Palyan (Over 25s)
     – Mentored by Glumov (Groups)
     – Contestant announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform in the sing-off
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no bottom two)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Semifinal Final
Vrezh Kirakosyan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Srbuhi Sargsyan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
GigaBeat Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe Safe 6th Safe Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Semifinal)
Artsrun Khangeldyan Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe 5th Safe 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Arminé Kocharyan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 5th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Yeva Sujyan Safe 10th Safe Safe Safe Safe 6th Eliminated
(Week 7)
Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Bottom
two
7th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Nelly Ghazaryan Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Edvin Sultanyan Not in Live Shows Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 4)
P.S. Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Nelly Khosrovyan Safe Safe Withdrew
(Week 2)
Mars-On Safe 11th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Vahé Aleksanyan Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Withdrew None Nelly Khosrovyan None
Bottom two Vahé Aleksanyan,
GigaBeat
Mars-On,
Yeya Sujyan
P.S.,
Artsrun Khangeldyan
Edvin Sultanyan,
Arthur-Alek Tosbekian
Nelly Ghazaryan,
Arthur-Alek Tosbekian
Arthur-Alek Tosbekian,
GigaBeat
Yeva Sujyan,
Artsrun Khangeldyan
No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Judges voted to Save
Papoyan's vote GigaBeat Yeya Sujyan Artsrun Khangeldyan Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Nelly Ghazaryan GigaBeat Yeya Sujyan
Glumov's vote GigaBeat Mars-On P.S. -- Arthur-Alek Tosbekian GigaBeat Artsrun Khangeldyan
Gyurjinyan's vote Vahé Aleksanyan Mars-On Artsrun Khangeldyan Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Artsrun Khangeldyan
Palyan's vote GigaBeat Yeva Sujyan Artsrun Khangeldyan Edvin Sultanyan Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Arthur-Alek Tosbekian Yeya Sujyan
Eliminated Vahé Aleksanyan
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Mars-On
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
P.S.
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Edvin Sultanyan
1 of 3 votes
Minority
Nelly Ghazaryan
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Arthur-Alek Tosbekian
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Yeva Sujyan
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Arminé Kocharyan
5th Place
Artsrun Khangeldyan
4th Place
GigaBeat
3rd Place
Srbuhi Sargsyan
Runner-Up
Vrezh Kirakosyan
Winner

Season 2 (2012-2013)[edit]

Garik Papoyan was assigned the Boys category, André the Girls, Gisané Palyan the Groups, and Naira Gyurjinyan the Over 25s.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Papoyan) Armen Yedigaryan Gevorg Harutyunyan Kim Grigoryan
Girls (André) Karina Khachatryan Lena Ghazaryan Marianna Shanoyan
Over 25s (Gyurjinyan) Asya Poghosyan Mihran Petrosyan Svetlana Voskanyan
Groups (Palyan) Diamonds International Storm

Live shows[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Mentored by Papoyan (Boys)
     – Mentored by André (Girls)
     – Mentored by Gyurjinyan (Over 25s)
     – Mentored by Palyan (Groups)
     – Contestant announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform in the sing-off
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no bottom two)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Semifinal Final
Kim Grigoryan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Armen Yedigaryan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Lena Ghazaryan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Semifinal)
Marianna Shanoyan Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Gevorg Harutyunyan Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 5th Eliminated
(Week 8)
Asya Poghosyan Safe Safe Safe Safe 7th Bottom
two
Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 7)
International Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 6)
Karina Khachatryan Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe 8th Eliminated
(Week 5)
Diamonds Safe Safe Bottom
two
Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Mihran Petrosyan 11th Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Svetlana Voskanyan Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Storm 12th Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Storm,
Mihran Petrosyan
Sveltana Voskanyan,
Karina Khachatryan
Mihran Petrosyan,
Diamonds
Diamonds,
Marianna Shanoyan
Karina Khachatryan,
Asya Poghosyan
International,
Asya Poghosyan
Asya Poghosyan,
Lena Ghazarayn
No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Judges voted to Save
Papoyan's vote Mihran Petrosyan - Diamonds Marianna Shanoyan Karina Khachatryan Asya Poghoysan Lena Ghazaryan
André's vote Storm Karina Khachatryan Diamonds Marianna Shanoyan Karina Khachatryan Asya Poghosyan Lena Ghazaryan
Gyurjinyan's vote Mihran Petrosyan Svetlana Voskanyan Mihran Petrosyan Marianna Shanoyan Asya Poghosyan Asya Poghoysan Asya Poghosyan
Palyan's vote Storm Karina Khachatryan Diamonds Diamonds Asya Poghosyan International Lena Ghazaryan
Eliminated Storm
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Svetlana Voskanyan
1 of 3 votes
Minority
Mihran Petrosyan
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Diamonds
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Karina Khachatryan
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
International
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Asya Poghosyan
1 of 4 votes
Minority
Gevorg Harutyunyan
5th Place
Marianna Shanoyan
4th Place
Lena Ghazaryan
3rd Place
Armen Yedigaryan
Runner-Up
Kim Grigoryan
Winner

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

Simon Cowell made an appearance and told the judges what categories they would mentor. André will be mentoring the Boys, Emmy has the Girls, Garik Papoyan will look after the Groups and Egor Glumov has been assigned the Over 24s.

Four-Chair challenge[edit]

For this season of The X Factor, Cowell confirmed that the boot camp and judges' houses sections of the competition, which traditionally followed the audition rounds, had been dropped and replaced with a brand new stage called "The Four-Chair challenge". Speaking on the change, he said "It [boot camp and Judges' houses] was the one element of the show I wasn't happy with, and it looked too similar to what everybody else is doing." He went on to describe the new "middle section" as "really dramatic, very tough on us and the contestants, and very high pressure", and compared the new round as similar to the live shows.

Key:

     – Contestant was immediately eliminated after performance without switch
     – Contestant was switched out later in the competition and eventually eliminated
     – Contestant was not switched out and made the final four of their own category
Category(Mentor) Act Song Mentor's decision Switched with
Girls (Emmy) Mery Avetisyan "Depi Yerkinq" (Դեպի երկինք) Put in chair 1
Ani Asatryan "Yary Mardun Yara Kuta" Eliminated
Sona Sarafyan "Bound to You" Put in chair 2
Etery Hovhannisyan "Back to Black" Put in chair 3
Lilit Yeghiazaryan "Pakughi" (Փակուղի) Eliminated
Anush Harutyunyan "You Raise Me Up" Put in chair 4
Narine Yeranosyan "Skyfall" Eliminated
Anahit Hakobyan "Sari Aghjik" (Սարի աղջիկ) Put in chair 3 Etery Hovhannisyan
Zhanna Davtyan "Heart Attack" Put in chair 4 Anush Harutyunyan
Suzanna Melkonyan "The Show Must Go On" Put in chair 2 Sona Sarafyan
Over 24s (Glumov) Aram Khachatryan "Too Close" Put in chair 1
Hovhannes Gevorgyan "Kalinka" Eliminated
Vahe Hovakimyan "Aranc Qez" (Առանց քեզ) Put in chair 2
Anahit Yengibaryan "Counting Stars" Put in chair 3
Hovsep Moryan "Du Kas" (Դու կաս) Eliminated
Nvard Hovakimyan "Cry Me a River" Put in chair 4
Davit Chakhalyan "Um" (Ում) Eliminated
Hayk Avetisyan "Yerani" (Երանի) Put in chair 4 Nvard Hovakimyan
Sargis Harutyunyan "Kiss" Put in chair 1 Aram Khachatryan
Gagik Harutyunyan "Hayastan" (Հայաստան) Put in chair 4 Hayk Avetisyan
Boys (André) Gevorg Pashayan "Not Alone" Put in chair 1
Arthur Nersisyan "Radioactive" Put in chair 2
Vardan Khachatryan "Karot" (Կարոտ) Eliminated
Aram Najaryan "This Love" Put in chair 3
Hayk Hunanyan "Noric" (Նորից) Put in chair 4
Gegham Fidanyan "Wrecking Ball" Eliminated
Narek Vardanyan "Im Sery Qez" (Իմ սերը քեզ) Put in chair 3 Aram Najaryan
Armen Hovhannisyan "Angels" Eliminated
Narek Khachatryan "Nerum em Qez" (Ներում եմ քեզ) Put in chair 1 Gevorg Pashayan
Vahe Margaryan "Patranqi Tevov" (Պատրանքի թևով) Put in chair 2 Arthur Nersisyan
Groups (Papoyan) Two Colors "Read All About It, Pt. III" Put in chair 1
Varduhi and Mariam "Butterfly" Put in chair 2
Hip Hop "Black and Yellow" Put in chair 3
Etery and Hayk "The Big Bang" Put in chair 4
The Nanos "Try" Put in chair 2 Varduhi and Mariam
DaDu "Price Tag" Put in chair 1 Two Colors
Arthur and Aram "Wake Me Up" Put in chair 4 Etery and Hayk
MiKADO "Get Lucky" Put in chair 3 Hip Hop

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (André) Hayk Hunanyan Narek Khachatryan Narek Vardanyan Vahe Margaryan
Girls (Emmy) Anahit Hakobyan Mery Avetisyan Suzanna Melkonyan Zhanna Davtyan
Over 24s (Glumov) Anahit Yengibaryan Gagik Harutyunyan Sargis Harutyunyan Vahe Hovakimyan
Groups (Papoyan) Arthur and Aram DaDu MiKADO The Nanos

Live shows[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Mentored by André (Boys)
     – Mentored by Emmy (Girls)
     – Mentored by Glumov (Over 24s)
     – Mentored by Papoyan (Groups)
     – Contestant announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform in the sing-off
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no bottom two)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Semifinal Final
Vahé Margaryan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Narek Vardanyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Hayk Hunanyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd Place
Zhanna Davtyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th Eliminated
(Semifinal)
DaDu Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 5th Eliminated
(Week 7)
MiKADO Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe 6th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Mery Avetisyan Saved Safe Safe 8th 7th 7th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Gagik Harutyunyan Saved Safe Bottom
two
Safe 8th Eliminated
(Week 5)
Anahit Hakobyan Saved Safe Safe 9th Eliminated
(Week 4)
Vahé Hovakimyan Saved Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
The Nanos Saved 11th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Anahit Yengibaryan Saved 12th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Narek Khachatryan Not saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Arthur and Aram Not saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Suzanna Melkonyan Not saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Sargis Harutyunyan Not saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two None None Gagik Harutyunyan
Vahe Hovakimyan
Mery Avetisyan
Anahit Hakobyan
Gagik Harutyunyan
Mery Avetisyan
None No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Judges voted to Save
André's vote Narek Vardanyan
Vahe Margaryan
Hayk Hunanyan
- Gagik Harutyunyan Anahit Hakobyan Gagik Harutyunyan -
Emmy's vote Anahit Hakobyan
Mery Avetisyan
Zhanna Davtyan
- Gagik Harutyunyan Mery Avetisyan Mery Avetisyan -
Glumov's vote Vahe Hovakimyan
Gagik Harutyunyan
Anahit Yengibaryan
- - Anahit Hakobyan Gagik Harutyunyan -
Papoyan's vote Mikado
DaDu
The Nanos
- Gagik Harutyunyan Mery Avetisyan Mery Avetisyan -
Eliminated Sargis Harutyunyan
by Glumov
The Nanos
Anahit Yengibaryan
Vahé Hovakimyan
0 of 3 votes
Majority
Anahit Hakobyan
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Gagik Harutyunyan
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Mery Avetisyan
MiKADO
DaDu
5th Place
Zhanna Davtyan
4th Place
Hayk Hunanyan
3rd Place
Narek Vardanyan
Runner-Up
Suzanna Melkonyan
by Emmy
Arthur and Aram
by Papoyan
Narek Khachatryan
by André
Vahé Margaryan
Winner

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (Top 12 Finalists Chosen)[edit]

In this week each of the judges narrowing their number of acts down to three, without a public vote.

Category (Mentor) Act Song Translation Mentor's decision
Glumov (Over 24s) Sargis Harutyunyan "Bistreé" (Быстрее) "Faster" Saved1
Anahit Yengibaryan "Summertime Sadness" - Not Saved
Vahé Hovakimyan "Pativ unem"(Պատիվ ունեմ) "I've Respect" Saved
Gagik Harutyunyan "Love Me Again" - Saved
Emmy (Girls) Mery Avetisyan "If I Were a Boy" - Saved
Suzanna Melkonyan "Hayastan Ashkharh" (Հայաստան աշխարհ) "Armenian World" Not Saved
Anahit Hakobyan "Chandelier" - Saved
Zhanna Davtyan "Think Like a Man" - Saved
Papoyan (Groups) MiKADO "Tsiatsan/Qez Gta" (Ծիածան/Քեզ գտա) "Rainbow/Found You" Saved
Arthur and Aram "Love Never Felt So Good" - Not Saved
The Nanos "Stay" - Saved
DaDu "Airplanes" - Saved
André (Boys) Narek Khachatryan "Cliche Love Song" - Not Saved
Hayk Hunanyan "Diamonds" - Saved
Vahé Margaryan "Myr ergir" (Մըր էրգիր) "Our Country" Saved
Narek Vardanyan "All Of Me" - Saved

^1 After Glumov's decision Sargis pronounced that instead of him the show will continue with Anahit.

Week 2 (August 31)[edit]

  • Theme: The 2000s and 2010s hits
  • At the beginning of the show the producers sang the most sung songs on X Factor Armenia. Emmy performed "Feeling Good", Garik Papoyan "One Night Only", Egor Glumov "Im Sery Qez" (Իմ սերը քեզ) and André "I Believe I Can Fly".
Contestants performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Translation Result
Anahit Hakobyan 1 "Gites Yes Kgam" (Գիտես ես կգամ) "You Know I Will Come" Safe
Anahit Yengibaryan 2 "Trouble" - Eliminated
DaDu 3 "Don't Lie" - Safe
Hayk Hunanyan 4 "Hin Orer" (Հին օրեր) "Old Days" Safe
Mery Avetisyan 5 "When Love Takes Over" - Safe
Vahé Hovakimyan 6 "Formidable" - Safe
The Nanos 7 "Happy (Sad Remix)" - Eliminated
Vahé Margaryan 8 "The Lazy Song" - Safe
Gagik Harutyunyan 9 "Horovel" (Հորովել) - Safe
Zhanna Davtyan 10 "Empire State of Mind" - Safe
MiKADO 11 "Andzrev" (Անձրև) "Rain" Safe
Narek Vardanyan 12 "Talk Dirty" - Safe

Week 3 (September 7)[edit]

  • Theme: Love songs
  • At the beginning of the show the eliminated acts performed the songs that they would sing on the third live show. Anahit Yengibaryan performed "Woman in Love" and The Nanos "Don't You Remember".
Contestants performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Translation Result
MiKADO 1 "Khorozs taran" (Խորոզս տարան) "They Carried My Cock" Safe
Vahé Hovakimyan 2 "Mer Siro Ashuny" (Մեր սիրո աշունը) "The Autumn of Our Love" Bottom two
Hayk Hunanyan 3 "Urvakan" (Ուրվական) "Ghost" Safe
Anahit Hakobyan 4 "My Kind of Love" - Safe
Gagik Harutyunyan 5 "Still Got the Blues (For You)" - Bottom two
Vahé Margaryan 6 "She" - Safe
Zhanna Davtyan 7 "Mi pah" (Մի պահ) "One Moment" Safe
DaDu 8 "Love the Way You Lie" - Safe
Narek Vardanyan 9 "Ari, ari" (Արի, արի) "Come Come" Safe
Mery Avetisyan 10 "Umbrella" - Safe
Final showdown details
Vahé Hovakimyan 1 "Khent Aghjik" (Խենթ աղջիկ) "Crazy Girl" Eliminated
Gagik Harutyunyan 2 "Change the World" - Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Papoyan: Gagik Harutyunyan – gave no reason
  • Emmy: Gagik Harutyunyan – gave no reason
  • André: Gagik Harutyunyan – gave no reason
  • Glumov was not required to vote since there was already a majority

Week 4 (September 14)[edit]

  • Theme: The 1980s and 1990s hits
Contestants performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Translation Result
Gagik Harutyunyan 1 "Change the World" - Safe
Mery Avetisyan 2 "Hayreniq" (Հայրենիք) "Fatherland" Bottom two
Hayk Hunanyan 3 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" - Safe
Zhanna Davtyan 4 "Imagine" - Safe
MiKADO 5 "Tjkuytik (Ճկույթիկ)" "Little Finger" Safe
Vahé Margaryan 6 "Kilikia" - Safe
Anahit Hakobyan 7 "The Winner Takes It All" - Bottom two
DaDu 8 "Yete imanayir" (Եթե իմանայիր) "If You Knew" Safe
Narek Vardanyan 9 "Bad" - Safe
Final showdown details
Mery Avetisyan 1 "Im anush hayreniq" (Իմ անուշ հայրենիք) "My Sweety Homeland" Safe
Anahit Hakobyan 2 "Hayastan ashkharh" (Հայաստան աշխարհ) "Armenian World" Eliminated
Judges' votes to save
  • Papoyan: Mery Avetisyan
  • André: Anahit Hakobyan
  • Glumov: Anahit Hakobyan
  • Emmy: Mery Avetisyan

Week 5 (September 21)[edit]

  • Theme: Patriotic Songs
  • Musical guests: Sona Rubenyan and Mher ("Hayastan")
Contestants performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Translation Result
Mery Avetisyan 1 "Im anush hayreniq" (Իմ անուշ հայրենիք) "My Sweety Homeland" Bottom two
DaDu 2 "Hayastan" (Հայաստան) "Armenia" Safe
Gagik Harutyunyan 3 "Ver kac yeghbayr im" (Վե՛ր կաց, եղբա՛յր իմ) "Stand Up My Brother" Bottom two
Hayk Hunanyan 4 "Hayreniq" (Հայրենիք) "Fatherland" Safe
MiKADO 5 "Hayi acher" (Հայի աչեր) "Armenian eyes" Safe
Vahé Margaryan 6 "Yeraz im yerkir hayreni" (Երազ իմ երկիր հայրենի) "My Dream Homeland Armenia" Safe
Zhanna Davtyan 7 "Martiki yergy" (Մարտիկի երգը) "Fighter's song" Safe
Narek Vardanyan 8 "Menq enq mer sarery" (Մենք ենք մեր սարերը) "We Are Our Mountains" Safe
Final showdown details
Mery Avetisyan 1 "Only Girl (In the World)" - Safe
Gagik Harutyunyan 2 "La Camisa Negra" "The Black Shirt" Eliminated
Judges' votes to save
  • Glumov: Gagik Harutyunyan
  • Emmy: Mery Avetisyan
  • Papoyan: Mery Avetisyan
  • André: Gagik Harutyunyan

Week 6 (September 28)[edit]

  • Theme: The Armenian and foreign hits of last 10 years
Contestants performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song Translation Result
Mery Avetisyan 1 "Only Girl (In the World)" - Eliminated
Hayk Hunanyan 2 "Ha Nino" (Հա Նինո) "Yeah, Nino" Safe
MiKADO 3 "PreGomesh" (ՊռեԳոմեշ) - Eliminated
Vahé Margaryan 4 "Fairytale" - Safe
DaDu 5 "Wild Ones" - Safe
Narek Vardanyan 6 "Qaminer" (Քամիներ) "Winds" Safe
Zhanna Davtyan 7 "Firework" - Safe

Week 7 (October 5)[edit]

  • Theme: Retro songs
  • At the beginning of the show the eliminated acts performed the songs that they would sing on the seventh live show. MiKADO performed "Highway Star" and Mery Avetisyan "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".
Contestants performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Song Result
Narek Vardanyan 1 "Susanna" Safe
DaDu 2 "Coco Jamboo" Eliminated
Hayk Hunanyan 3 "L'Italiano" Safe
Zhanna Davtyan 4 "Hero" Safe
Vahé Margaryan 5 "Blue Suede Shoes" Safe

Semifinal (October 19)[edit]

  • Themes: Celebrity duets, Soundtracks
  • During the show the eliminated DaDu performed the songs that they would sing on the eight live show. They performed "Not Alone" with Aram Mp3, and "Can't Hold Us".
Contestants' performances on the semifinal
Act Order First song Translation Second song Translation Result
Zhanna Davtyan 1 "Linem Qami" (with Erik) "Being a Wind" "Krunk" (Կռունկ) "Crane" Eliminated
Hayk Hunanyan 2 "Bayc Du Ches Galis" (with Arsen Safaryan) "But You Don't Come" "Vorogayt" (Որոգայթ) "Snare" Safe
Vahé Margaryan 3 "Une Vie D'amour" (with Sona Rubenyan) "A Life of Love" "Les Montagnes d'Armenie" "The Mountains of Armenia" Safe
Narek Vardanyan 4 "Ov Sirun, Sirun" (with André) - "Parla Più Piano" "Speak Softly Love" Safe

Final (October 26)[edit]

  • Themes: Favorite performance, Winner's song
  • Duets: Narek Vardanyan and Hayk Hunanyan performed "Patker" (Պատկեր), Zhanna Davtyan and Vahé Margaryan "Say Something".
  • During the show the eliminated Zhanna Davtyan performed her own song written by Garik Papoyan. The song is called "Doors".
Contestants' performances on the final
Act Order First song Second song Translation Result
Hayk Hunanyan 1 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" "Haghtenq Miasin" (Հաղթենք միասին) "Winning Together" 3rd place
Vahé Margaryan 2 "She" "Haghtenq Miasin" (Հաղթենք միասին) "Winning Together" Winner
Narek Vardanyan 3 "Talk Dirty" "Haghtenq Miasin" (Հաղթենք միասին) "Winning Together" Runner-Up

Season 4 (2016-2017)[edit]

For the first time in X Factor Armenia history, viewers voted on the official web page of Shant TV to determine which of the judges was allocated each of the four categories. The judges learnt the result during the four-chair challenge. André will be mentoring the Boys, Erik has the Girls, Garik Papoyan will look after the Groups and Shushanik Arevshatyan has been assigned the Over 22s.

Four-Chair challenge[edit]

The four-chair challenge was being broadcast over 4 episodes on 8, 15, 22, 29 January 2017. 36 acts faced the four-chair challenge, with 10 in the Boys and the Girls categories, 9 in the Overs, and 7 in the Groups. As the number of groups was very low Papoyan at once selected 3 groups instead of 4.

Key:

     – Contestant was immediately eliminated after performance without switch
     – Contestant was switched out later in the competition and eventually eliminated
     – Contestant was not switched out and made the final four of their own category
Category (Mentor) Act Song Mentor's decision Switched with
Boys (André) Leo Chuguryan "Love Me Again" Eliminated
Areg Mkhoyan "Hayreniq" (Հայրենիք) Eliminated
Hrach Safaryan "Let Her Go" Put in chair 1
Vardan Galstyan "Thinking Out Loud" Put in chair 2
Rafayel Badalyan "Sers gaghtni togh mna" (Սերս գաղտնի թող մնա) Put in chair 3
Vardan Khachatryan "Sahmanin" (Սահմանին) Put in chair 4
Yuri Adamyan "Linem qami" (Լինեմ քամի) Put in chair 3 Rafayel Badalyan
Qerob Hovelyan "Sari aghjik" Put in chair 1 Hrach Safaryan
Abraham Khublaryan "Writing's on the Wall" Put in chair 4 Vardan Khachatryan
Edgar Ghandilyan "Not Alone" Put in chair 2 Vardan Galstyan
Over 22s (Arevshatyan) Vahram Yanikyan "You Raise Me Up" Put in chair 1
Hovhannes Aleqsanyan "Nerum em qez" (Ներում եմ քեզ) Put in chair 2
Raya Hakobyan "Mi pah" (Մի պահ) Put in chair 3
Eduard Aghabalyan "Im pokharen" (Իմ փոխարեն) Put in chair 4
Narek Khachatryan "El chem gtni" (Էլ չեմ գտնի) Eliminated
Tyom Hakobyan "Tonight Again" Put in chair 4 Eduard Aghabalyan
Valeriya Baltayeva "If I Were a Boy" Put in chair 1 Vahram Yanikyan
Harutyun Hakobyan "Qaminer" (Քամիներ) Put in chair 3 Raya Hakobyan
David Chakhalyan "Hayastan" (Հայաստան) Put in chair 2 Hovhannes Aleksanyan
Girls (Karapetyan) Diana Harutyunyan "Diamonds" Put in chair 1
Alina Hovsepyan "Vorogayt" (Որոգայթ) Put in chair 2
Nelli Badalyan "Bez Boyu" (Без Бою) Put in chair 3
Mari Hunanyan "This Love" Eliminated
Zoya Baraghamyan "Jpta" (Ժպտա) Eliminated
Monika Mirzoyan "All of Me" Put in chair 4
Angel Barseghyan "Umbrella" Put in chair 2 Alina Hovsepyan
Mane Baghdasaryan "Grenade" Put in chair 2 Angel Barseghyan
Hasmik Karapetyan "Mi togh indz menak" (Մի թող ինձ մենակ) Put in chair 1 Diana Harutyunyan
Inna Sayadyan "Crazy" Put in chair 3 Nelli Badalyan
Diana Harutyunyan N/A (reinstated by mentor)1 Put in chair 4 Monika Mirzoyan
Groups (Papoyan) Alternative "Torn" Put in chair 1
Mariam, Qristine, Khachatur "Arrivederci" Put in chair 2
HIGHGAE "Sareri hovin mernem" (Սարերի հովին մեռնեմ) Put in chair 3
Gor, Artak, Arusik "Secret Love Song" Put in chair 2 Mariam, Qristine, Khachatur
The Steps Band & Rafayel "Shirkhani" (Շիրխանի) Eliminated
The Steps Band & Tamara "One and Only" Put in chair 2 Gor, Artak, Arusik
Emmanuel & Mariam "The Monster" Put in chair 3 HIGHGAE

^1 Karapetyan initially switched out Diana for Hasmik, but after some consideration brought her back and instead switched out Monika.

Finalists[edit]

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (André) Qerob Hovelyan Edgar Ghandilyan Yuri Adamyan Abraham Khublaryan
Girls (Karapetyan) Hasmik Karapetyan Mané Baghdasaryan Inna Sayadyan Diana Harutyunyan
Over 22s (Arevshatyan) Valeria Baltaeva David Chakhalyan Harutyun Hakobyan Tyom Hakobyan
Groups (Papoyan) The Steps Band Alternative Emmanuel & Mariam

Live shows[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Mentored by André (Boys)
     – Mentored by Erik (Girls)
     – Mentored by Arevshatyan (Over 22s)
     – Mentored by Papoyan (Groups)
     – Contestant announced as safe (no particular order)
     – Contestant in the bottom two and had to perform in the sing-off
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no bottom two)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Semifinal Final
Edgar Ghandilyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Inna Sayadyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Emmanuel & Mariam Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd Place
Abraham Khublaryan Saved Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th Place
Tyom Hakobyan Saved Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe 5th Eliminated
(Semifinal)
Yuri Adamyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Bottom two 6th Eliminated
(Week 6)
David Chakhalyan Saved Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Hasmik Karapetyan Saved Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 4)
Harutyun Hakobyan Saved Safe 9th Eliminated
(Week 3)
Alternative Saved Safe 10th Eliminated
(Week 3)
Diana Harutyunyan Saved 11th Eliminated
(Week 2)
The Steps Band Saved 12th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Valeria Baltaeva Not Saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Mané Baghdasaryan Not Saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Qerob Hovelyan Not Saved Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two None None None Tyom Hakobyan
Hasmik Karapetyan
Yuri Adamyan
David Chakhalyan
No bottom two/judges' vote; public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Judges voted to Save
André's vote Edgar Ghandilyan
Yuri Adamyan
Abraham Khublaryan
- - Tyom Hakobyan Yuri Adamyan
Erik's vote Inna Sayadyan
Hasmik Karapetyan
Diana Harutyunyan
- - Hasmik Karapetyan Yuri Adamyan
Arevshatyan's vote Tyom Hakobyan
David Chakhalyan
Harutyun Hakobyan
- - Tyom Hakobyan David Chakhalyan
Papoyan's vote Alternative
The Steps Band
Emmanuel & Mariam
- - Tyom Hakobyan Yuri Adamyan
Eliminated Valeria Baltaeva
by Arevshatyan
The Steps Band
Diana Harutyunyan
Alternive
Harutyun Hakobyan
Hasmik Karapetyan
1 of 4 votes
Majority
David Chakhalyan
1 of 4 votes
Majority
Yuri Adamyan
6th Place
Tyom Hakobyan
5th Place
Abraham Khublaryan 4th Place
Emmanuel & Mariam
3rd Place
Inna Sayadyan
Runner-Up
Mané Baghdasaryan
by Erik
Qerob Hovelyan
by André
Edgar Ghandilyan
Winner

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