X-Faktor (Hungarian TV series)

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X-Faktor
X-Faktor Hungary.jpeg
X-Faktor Hungary.jpeg
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Nóra Ördög
Balázs Sebestyén
Bence Istenes
Lilu
Ramóna Kiss
Judges Péter Geszti
Ildikó Keresztes
Miklós Malek
Feró Nagy
Róbert Alföldi
Róbert Szikora
Gabi Tóth
Gábor Szűcs
ByeAlex
Laci Gáspár
Peti Puskás
Gigi Radics
Original language(s) Hungarian
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 125
Release
Original network RTL Klub
Original release 28 August 2010 – present
External links
Website

X-Faktor is the Hungarian version of The X Factor, a show originating from the United Kingdom. It is a television music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. The show premiered in 2010 and it continues its success nowadays in the Fifth series.

The original judging panel consisted of Feró Nagy, Miklós Malek, Ildikó Keresztes and Péter Geszti. Róbert Szikora, Gabi Tóth, and Róbert Alföldi joined the judging panel in the Fourth series replacing Nagy, Malek and Ildikó Keresztes, who left the show after the Third series, due to career commitments. In series 5 Little G took the place of original judge Geszti, who left the show to focus on his music career. In 2015 RTL Klub did not order a new season, instead they aired the first series of Hungary's Got Talent.The show returned in 2016, with new judges ByeAlex, Laci Gáspár and Peti Puskás replacing Alföldi, Szikora and Little G. The show was originally hosted by Balázs Sebestyén and Nóra Ördög. Sebestyén left the show after the First series. Nóra Ördög presented the show in the 2011 and in 2012 In 2013 she was replaced with Lilu and Bence Istenes. In 2014 Lilu left the show Istenes presents the show as a solo host onwards.

There have been six winners of the show to date: Csaba Vastag, Tibor Kocsis, Gergő Oláh, Dóra Danics, Andrea Tóth and Barbara Opitz.

Series summary[edit]

     "Boys" category
     "Girls" category
     "Over 25s" or "Over 28s" category
     "Groups" category

Series Start Finish Winner Runner up Third place Winning mentor Host(s) Judges
One 28 August 2010 19 December 2010 Csaba Vastag Nikolas Takács Norbi L. Király Feró Nagy Nóra Ördög
Balázs Sebestyén
Feró Nagy
Péter Geszti
Ildikó Keresztes
Miklós Malek
Two 3 September 2011 18 December 2011 Tibor Kocsis Enikő Muri Gergő Baricz Miklós Malek Nóra Ördög
Three 1 September 2012 16 December 2012 Gergő Oláh Tímea Antal Adél Csobot Péter Geszti
Four 7 September 2013 15 December 2013 Dóra Danics ByTheWay Tünde Krasznai Péter Geszti Lilu
Bence Istenes
Péter Geszti
Róbert Alföldi
Róbert Szikora
Gabi Tóth
Five 6 September 2014 21 December 2014 Andrea Tóth Juli Horányi Benji-Huy Le Quang Róbert Szikora Bence Istenes Róbert Alföldi
Róbert Szikora
Gabi Tóth
Gábor Szűcs
Six 24 September 2016 17 December 2016 Barbara Opitz Risci Mata Dmitrij Gorbunov Gabi Tóth Gabi Tóth
ByeAlex
Laci Gáspár
Peti Puskás
Seven 2017 autumn 2017 Ramóna Kiss ByeAlex
Laci Gáspár
Peti Puskás
Gigi Radics
  Actual
  Past
Hosts 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017
Ramóna Kiss
Bence Istnenes
Ildikó Kovalcsik
Nóra Ördög
Balázs Sebestyén
Judges 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017
Gigi Radics
Peti Puskás
Byealex
Laci Gáspár
Gabi Tóth
Little G. Weevil
Róbert Alföldi
Róbert Szikora
Péter Geszti
Ildikó Keresztes
Miklós Malek
Feró Nagy




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.

     – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.

Season Péter Geszti Ildikó Keresztes Miklós Malek Feró Nagy
One Girls
Veca Janicsák
Dorka Shodeinde
Fanni Domokos
Boys
Nikolas Takács
Norbi L. Király
Tamás Vastag
Groups
Non Stop
Summer Sisters'
Mimi és Gergő
Over 25s
Csaba Vastag
Kati Wolf
Mariann Szabó
Two Groups
Rocktenors
Apollo23
Ikrek
Boys
Gergő Baricz
Lil' C.
Tamás Demes
Over 25s
Tibor Kocsis
Tamás Tarány
Tibor Gyurcsík
Girls
Enikő Muri
Vera Kováts
Alexa Bagosi
Three Boys
Gergő Oláh
Dávid Szabó
Zoltán Fehér
Over 28s
László Kovács
Krisztián Zámbó
Bea Lass
Girls
Tímea Antal
Adél Csobot
Andrea Kvaka
Groups
Like
Spirit
P.J.Z.
Season Péter Geszti Gabi Tóth Róbert Szikora Róbert Alföldi
Four Over 25s
Dóra Danics
Tünde Krasznai
Márk Bozsek
Boys
Ákos Csordás
Ádám Szabó
Marcell Tóth
Groups
ByTheWay
Fat Phoenix
MDC
Girls
Lili Péterffy
Lili Batánovics
Anikó Eckert
Season Gábor Szűcs Gabi Tóth Róbert Szikora Róbert Alföldi
Five Over 25s
Juli Horányi
Jonathan Andelic
Zsófi Kállai-Kiss
Groups
Tha Shudras
Spoon
Pálinka Republik
Girls
Andrea Tóth
Izabella Jakab-Péter
Jenifer Ilyés
Boys
Benji-Huy Le Quang
Richárd Nagy
Richárd Borbély
Richárd Szabó
Season Laci Gáspár Gabi Tóth ByeAlex Peti Puskás
Six Over 25s
Szandra Fejes
János Ónodi
Eszter Balogh
Girls
Barbara Opitz
Liza Vince Alíz
Kinga Jáger
Groups
Ham ko Ham
Soulbreakers
Jaggers
Boys
Ricsi Mata
Dmitrij Gorbunov
Gergő Dánielfy

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

The auditions started in the summer of 2010, with more than 5,000 candidates for the first series in Hungary.

Finalists[edit]

The final twelve acts were confirmed as follows:

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Keresztes) Norbi L. Király Nikolas Takács Tamás Vastag
Girls (Geszti) Fanni Domokos Veca Janicsák Dorka Shodeinde
Over-25s (Nagy) Mariann Szabó Csaba Vastag Kati Wolf
Groups (Malek) Mimi és Gergő Non Stop Summer Sisters

Season 2 (2011)[edit]

The auditions started in the spring of 2011, with thousands of candidates for the second series in Hungary.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Keresztes) Gergő Baricz Tamás Demes Lil C.
Girls (Nagy) Alexa Bagosi Vera Kováts Enikő Muri
Over 25s (Malek) Tibor Gyurcsík Tibor Kocsis Tamás Tarány
Groups (Geszti) Apollo23 Ikrek Rocktenors

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

The producers' auditions started at the Spring of 2012. Thousands of hopefuls were waiting for their auditions. The judges auditions took place at Budapest on 25–28 June.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Geszti) Zoltán Fehér Gergő Oláh Dávid Szabó
Girls (Malek) Tímea Antal Adél Csobot Andrea Kvaka
Over 28s (Keresztes) László Kovács Bea Lass Krisztián Zámbó
Groups (Nagy) Like P.J.Z. Spirit

Season 4 (2013)[edit]

On 16 December 2012 the show's host Nóra Ördög announced, that the show will be back for its 4th season in 2013. The apply for the auditions started on the same day.

Three of the original judges left the show after the third series; Miklós Malek, Feró Nagy and Ildikó Keresztes. The original host Nóra Ördög left the show due to her pregnancy.

On April 29 RTL announced the new judges. Péter Geszti is the only original judge, who returned for season 4. The three new judges are: Gabi Tóth, Róbert Szikora and Róbert Alföldi.[1] The RTL announced in May, that two new hosts will present the show in 2013. They are Lilu and Bence Istenes.[2]

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
     – Withdrew
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Tóth) Ákos Csordás Ádám Szabó Marcell Tóth
Girls (Alföldi) Lili Batánovics Anikó Eckert Lili Péterffy
Over 25s (Geszti) Márk Bozsek Dóra Danics Tünde Krasznai
Groups (Szikora) ByTheWay Fat Phoenix MDC

Season 5 (2014)[edit]

Péter Geszti, the only original judge left, announced his intention to leave the show after the fourth series to concentrate on his music career. The three other judges returned for a second series alongside new judge Gábor Szűcs.[3]

Original host Nóra Ördög was to return to the show for this series, but she became pregnant.[4] RTL asked Bence Istenes back to host the show for a second run.[5]

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-Up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Alföldi) Richárd Borbély Benji-Huy Le Quang Richárd Nagy Richárd Szabó
Girls (Szikora) Jenifer Ilyés Izabella Jakab-Péter Andrea Tóth
Over 25s (Szűcs) Jonathan Andelic Juli Horányi Zsófi Kállai-Kiss
Groups (Tóth) Pálinka Republik Spoon Tha Shudras

Season 6 (2016)[edit]

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-Up
     – Third place
Category (Mentor) Acts
Boys (Puskás) Gergő Dánielfy Dmitrij Gorbunov Ricsi Mata
Girls (Tóth) Kinga Jáger Barbara Opitz Liza Vince Aliz
Over 25s (Gáspár) Eszter Balogh Szandra Fejes János Ónodi
Groups (ByeAlex) Ham ko Ham Jaggers Soulbreakers

Kristóf Petics had originally been chosen for the live shows, but was disqualified from the competition due to him performing fighting and problematic behavior. He was replaced by Ricsi Mata.

Series averages[edit]

Series Series premiere Series finale Episodes
(inc. results shows)
Average Hungary viewers
in millions
(inc. results shows)
Series 1 28 August 2010 19 December 2010 19 2.26
Series 2 3 September 2011 18 December 2011 19 2.13
Series 3 1 September 2012 16 December 2012 19 2.09
Series 4 7 September 2013 15 December 2013 28 1.89
Series 5 6 September 2014 21 December 2014 19 1.44
Series 6 24 September 2016 17 December 2016 15 1.06
Series 7 2017 autumn 2017

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