X Factor (Danish season 10)

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X Factor
Series 10
Broadcast fromDecember 30, 2016 –
March 31, 2017
JudgesThomas Blachman
Mette Lindberg
Remee
Presenter(s)Sofie Linde Lauridsen (DR 1)
Co-presenter(s)Joakim Ingversen (DR Ultra)
BroadcasterDR1
DR Ultra (Ultra Factor)
Finals venueDR Byen
Winner
Morten Nørgaard
OriginOdder, Midtjylland
Song"The Underdog"
Genre(s)Pop, Jazz, R&B
MentorRemee
Runner-up
Chili Pedersen
Chronology

X Factor is a Danish television music competition to find new singing talent. Sofie Linde Lauridsen was the host again. Thomas Blachman Mette Lindberg and Remee returned for their respective ninth second and seventh seasons as judges. Morten Nørgaard won the competition and Remee became the winning mentor for the 4th time and won 3 years in a row and also for the first time in the Danish X Factor history a judge has won the show with 3 different categories.

Judges and hosts[edit]

On 12 August 2016 it was announced that Sofie Linde Lauridsen would be the host again.[1] Also, Thomas Blachman, Mette Lindberg and Remee would also return as judges.[2]

Selection process[edit]

Auditions took place in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

5 Chair Challenge[edit]

The 5 Chair Challenge returned for season 10. Thomas Blachman mentored the 15-22s, Remee had the Over 23s and Mette Lindberg had the Groups.

The 16 successful acts were:

  • 15-22s: Chili, Liv, Martin, Mia, Rosa, Saliou
  • Over 23s: Anders, Mike Beck, Samanta Gomez, Libbi, Morten Nørgaard
  • Groups: Fyhnen Sisters, Ladies with Attitude, Lasse & Nanna, Southside, VKation

Martin was originally eliminated from the 5 Chair Challenge but Blachman later regretted his decision. Therefore, he brought Martin back in the competition and therefore, 16 acts would be competing in Bootcamp.[3]

Bootcamp[edit]

The Bootcamp took place at Egeskov Slot.

The 7 eliminated acts were:

  • 15-22s: Liv, Rosa, Saliou
  • Over 23s: Anders, Libbi
  • Groups: Lasse & Nanna, Southside

Finalists[edit]

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Categories (mentor) Acts
15-22s (Blachman) Chili Pedersen Martin Prytz Mia Sørensen
Over 23s (Remee) Mike Beck Samanta Gomez Morten Nørgaard
Groups (Lindberg) Fyhnen Sisters Ladies with Attitude VKation

Live shows[edit]

The live shows started on February 17 at DR Byen.

Colour key
     – Contestant was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
     – Contestant received the most public votes
     – Contestant received the second most public votes
     – Contestant was the runner-up

Contestants' colour key:

     – Over 23s (Remee's contestants)
     – 15-22s (Blachman's contestants)
     – Groups (Lindberg's contestants)
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
1st round 2nd round
Morten Nørgaard 1st
18,7%
2nd
16,9%
1st
20,9%
1st
21,7%
1st
32,0%
1st
32,5%
1st
34,7%
Winner
52,1%
Chili Pedersen 3rd
13,4%
3rd
16,3%
2nd
17,4%
2nd
20,7%
3rd
19,9%
2nd
23,5%
2nd
33,8%
Runner-Up
47,9%
Mia Sørensen 2nd
15,1%
1st
17,9%
4th
14,6%
3rd
18,0%
2nd
20,1%
3rd
23,1%
3rd
31,5%
Eliminated
(Week 7)
VKation 5th
11,6%
4th
10,6%
6th
10,6%
4th
16,5%
4th
15,0%
4th
20,9%
Eliminated
(Week 6)
Samanta Gomez 6th
9,7%
5th
9,9%
3rd
15,7%
5th
13,7%
5th
12,9%
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Martin Prytz 4th
13,4%
6th
9,7%
5th
11,3%
6th
9,7%
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Ladies with Attitude 7th
7,6%
7th
9,4%
7th
9,6%
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Mike Beck 8th
6,4%
8th
9,3%
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Fyhnen Sisters 9th
4,0%
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Final Showdown Mike Beck,
Fyhnen Sisters
Ladies with Attitude,
Mike Beck
Ladies with Attitude,
VKation
Martin Prytz,
Samanta Gomez
Samanta Gomez,
VKation
The act that received the fewest public votes was automatically eliminated.
Lindberg voted out Mike Beck Mike Beck Ladies with Attitude Martin Prytz Samanta Gomez
Blachman voted out Fyhnen Sisters Mike Beck Ladies with Attitude Samanta Gomez Samanta Gomez
Remee voted out Fyhnen Sisters Ladies with Attitude VKation Martin Prytz VKation
Eliminated Fyhnen Sisters
9th
Mike Beck
8th
Ladies with Attitude
7th
Martin Prytz
6th
Samanta Gomez
5th
VKation
4th
Mia Sørensen
3rd
Chili Pedersen
Runner-Up
Morten Nørgaard
Winner

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (February 17)[edit]

  • Theme: Signature
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song[4] Result
Ladies with Attitude 1 "Say My Name" Safe
Mia Sørensen 2 "Shock to My System" Safe
Mike Beck 3 "Guillotine" Bottom two
Fyhnen Sisters 4 "My Silver Lining" Bottom two
Martin Prytz 5 "Closer" Safe
Samanta Gomez 6 "Bare være mig selv" Safe
VKation 7 "Angel Zoo" Safe
Chili Pedersen 8 "Waiting Game" Safe
Morten Nørgaard 9 "Hero" Safe
Final showdown details
Mike Beck 1 "Can't Help But Wait" Safe
Fyhnen Sisters 2 "Ring of Fire" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Fyhnen Sisters - Backed his own act Mike Beck
  • Lindberg: Mike Beck - Backed her own act Fyhnen Sisters
  • Blachman: Fyhnen Sisters - he couldn't see potential in them

Week 2 (February 24)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs from the judges decades
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song[5] Result
VKation 1 "Take On Me" Safe
Samanta Gomez 2 "Wild Horses" Safe
Martin Prytz 3 "Fever" Safe
Morten Nørgaard 4 "How Deep Is Your Love" Safe
Ladies with Attitude 5 "I Feel for You" Bottom two
Chili Pedersen 6 "Train Song" Safe
Mike Beck 7 "Moondance" Bottom two
Mia Sørensen 8 "California Dreamin'" Safe
Final showdown details
Ladies with Attitude 1 "Side to Side" Safe
Mike Beck 2 "I Need a Dollar" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Lindberg: Mike Beck - Backed her own act Ladies with Attitude
  • Remee: Ladies with Attitude -Backed his own act
  • Blachman: Mike Beck - Because it was Mike Beck's second time in the Bottom two

Week 3 (March 3)[edit]

  • Theme: Break-up songs
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song[6] Result
Mia Sørensen 1 "Shake It Out" Safe
Morten Nørgaard 2 "This Town" Safe
Ladies with Attitude 3 "Warwick Avenue" Bottom two
Chili Pedersen 4 "Do You Remember" Safe
VKation 5 "Summertime Sadness" Bottom two
Martin Prytz 6 "Fools" Safe
Samanta Gomez 7 "One" Safe
Final showdown details
Ladies with Attitude 1 "Dark Horse" Eliminated
VKation 2 "You're Not Alone" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Blachman: Ladies with Attitude - because it was their second time in the Bottom two
  • Remee: VKation - Let Lindberg decide because it was her two acts
  • Lindberg: Ladies with Attitude - decide to go with act who she thinks could progress further in the competition

Week 4 (March 10)[edit]

  • Theme: Crooners and Divas accompanied by DR Big Band
Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song[7] Crooner/Diva Result
Martin Prytz 1 "Suit & Tie" Justin Timberlake Bottom two
Samanta Gomez 2 "Judge Me" K. Michelle Bottom two
Mia Sørensen 3 "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Mary Martin Safe
VKation 4 "Unchained Melody" Todd Duncan Safe
Morten Nørgaard 5 "Backwards" Lars H.U.G. and Lisa Ekdahl Safe
Chili Pedersen 6 "Weight In Gold" Gallant Safe
Final showdown details
Martin Prytz 1 "Follow You Home" Eliminated
Samanta Gomez 2 "Smile" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Martin Prytz - Backed his own act Samanta Gomez
  • Blachman: Samanta Gomez - Backed his own act Martin Prytz
  • Lindberg: Martin Prytz - Based on the sing-off performances

Week 5 (March 17)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song[8] Result
Chili Pedersen 1 "Video Games" Safe
Morten Nørgaard 2 "Say You Won't Let Go" Safe
Mia Sørensen 3 "Halo" Safe
Samanta Gomez 4 "Make Me (Cry)" Bottom two
VKation 5 "I Feel It Coming" Bottom two
Final showdown details
Samanta Gomez 1 "Crazy" Eliminated
VKation 2 "Overleve" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Lindberg: Samanta Gomez - Backed her own act VKation
  • Remee: VKation - Backed his own act Samanta Gomez
  • Blachman: Samanta Gomez - Because Samtanta Gomez landed in the bottom two twice in a week and VKation was not in the bottom two last week

Week 6: Semi-final (24 March)[edit]

  • Theme: Anniversary Song (songs previously performed by previous finalists), Viewers Choice
  • Musical Guest: KAPUTU ("Hvor du går")
Choices for Viewers choice song week
Act Song choices Result Public Vote[9]
Chili Pedersen "Porcelain" Not chosen 22,72%
"Bad Blood" Not chosen 38,62%
"Higher" Chosen 38,66%
Mia Sørensen
"Running with the Wolves" Chosen 48,14%
"Stronger Than Ever" Not chosen 35,90%
"Sippy Cup" Not chosen 15,96%
Morten Nørgaard "Hey There Delilah" Not chosen 26,74%
"Dancing On My Own" Chosen 56,51%
"Arthur's Theme" Not chosen 16,75%
VKation
"Sorry" Not chosen 18,65%
"All My Love" Not chosen 33,89%
"Final Song" Chosen 47,46%


Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song[10] Previous finalist Order Second song[11] Result
Morten Nørgaard 1 "Mad World" Thomas Ring 5 "Dancing On My Own" Safe
Chili Pedersen 2 "DJ, Ease My Mind" Nicoline Simone & Jean Michel 6 "Higher" Safe
VKation 3 "Stay with Me" Jógvan 7 "Final Song" Eliminated
Mia Sørensen 4 "Oh Love" Amanda 8 "Running with the Wolves" Safe

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

Week 7: Final (31 March)[edit]

  • Theme: Free Choice, Dallas Austin's Choice, Winner's single
  • Musical guests: Gulddreng ("Utro"), Ed Sheeran ("Castle on the Hill") & ("Shape of You")
  • Group Performances: "Fem Fine Frøkner" (Gabrielle; Performed of X Factor 2017 Finalists and Sofie Linde Lauridsen); "Ked af det" (Performed of Gulddreng and Auditionees)
Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Free Choice Song[12] Order Dallas Austin's Choice[13] Order Winner's single[14] Result
Mia Sørensen 1 "Issues" 4 "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" N/A N/A (Already eliminated) 3rd Place
Morten Nørgaard 2 "Runnin' (Lose It All)" 5 "Pompeii" 8 "The Underdog" Winner
Chili Pedersen 3 "Feel Like Me" 6 "Dangerous Woman" 7 "Plated Gold" Runner-up

References[edit]