X Factor (Denmark season 1)

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X Factor
Season 1
Broadcast from January 4 – March 28, 2008
Judges Thomas Blachman
Lina Rafn
Remee
Host(s) Lise Rønne
Broadcaster DR1
Finals venue DR Byen
Winner
Martin Hoberg Hedegaard
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Origin Ørum, Midtjylland
Song "The 1"
Genre(s) Pop, Soul, Jazz
Mentor Remee
Runner-up
Laura Arensbak Kjaergaard
Chronology

X Factor is a Danish television music competition to find new singing talent. The first season premiered on January 4, 2008 and ended on March 28 on DR1. Lise Rønne was the host, while Thomas Blachman, Lina Rafn and Remee were the judges.

Judges and hosts[edit]

Lise Rønne was the host Thomas Blachman Lina Rafn & Remee were the judges

Selection process[edit]

Auditions[edit]

Auditions took place in Copenhagen and Århus in 2007.


Bootcamp[edit]

Remee was given the 15-24s category, Thomas Blachman was given the Over 25s and Lina Rafn was given the Groups.

Finalists[edit]

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Categories (mentor) Acts
15-24s (Remee) Martin Hoberg Hedegaard Laura Arensbak Kjærgaard Basim Moujahid
Over 25s (Blachman) Lisa Maria Birkekvist Heidi Svelmøe Herløw Frederik Konradsen
Groups (Rafn) RaiDen Søren & Anne VocaLoca

Results summary[edit]

Colour key:

     – Constestant 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 was saved by the public

Contestants' colour key:

     – Remee's contestants (15-24s)
     – Blachman's contestants (Over 25s)
     – Rafn's contestants (Groups)
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Martin Hedegaard Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
(Week 8)
Laura Kjærgaard Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
(Week 8)
Heidi Herløw Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 7)
Basim Moujahid Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two 4th Eliminated
(Week 6)
VocaLoca Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Lisa Birkevist Bottom two Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 4)
RaiDen Safe Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
Frederik Konradsen Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 2)
Søren & Anne Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Lisa Birkevist
Søren & Anne
Frederik Konradsen
RaiDen
RaiDen
Vocaloca
Lisa Birkevist
Vocaloca
Basim Moujahid
Vocaloca
No bottom two, public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Remee voted out Søren & Anne Frederik Konradsen RaiDen Lisa Birkevist VocaLoca
Rafn voted out Lisa Birkevist Frederik Konradsen RaiDen Lisa Birkevist Basim Moujahid
Blachman voted out Søren & Anne RaiDen VocaLoca VocaLoca VocaLoca
Eliminated Søren & Anne
9th
Frederik Konradsen
8th
RaiDen
7th
Lisa Birkevist
6th
VocaLoca
5th
Basim Moujahid
4th
Heidi Herløw
3rd
Laura Kjærgaard
Runner-up
Martin Hedegaard
Winner

Live show details[edit]

Colour key:

     – Constestant was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was eliminated
     – Contestant was saved by the public

Week 1 (February 8)[edit]

  • Theme: Hits from Tjeklisten
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Martin Hedegaard 1 "As" Safe
Søren & Anne 2 "When You're Gone" Eliminated
Lisa Birkevist 3 "Crazy" Bottom two
Basim Moujahid 4 "Du Kan Gøre Hvad Du Vil" Safe
VocaLoca 5 "It's My Life" Safe
Fredrik Konradsen 6 "My Love Is Your Love" Safe
Laura Kjærgaard 7 "Un-Break My Heart" Safe
RaiDen 8 "When You're Looking Like That" Safe
Heidi Herløw 9 "Whispering at the Top of My Lungs" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Blachman: Søren & Anne
  • Rafn: Lisa Birkevist
  • Remee: Søren & Anne

Week 2 (February 15)[edit]

  • Theme: Filmhits
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Film Result
Laura Kjærgaard 1 "Licence to Kill" License to Kill Safe
Frederik Konradsen 2 "My Girl" My Girl Eliminated
RaiDen 3 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Armageddon Bottom two
Basim Moujahid 4 "You Are the Music in Me" High School Musical Safe
Heidi Herløw 5 "Calling You" Out of Rosenheim Safe
VocaLoca 6 "Krummes Sang" Krummerne Safe
Martin Hedegaard 7 "Kiss from a Rose" Batman Forever Safe
Lisa Birkevist 8 "Purple Rain" Purple Rain Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Blachman: RaiDen
  • Rafn: Frederik Konradsen
  • Remee: Frederik Konradsen

Week 3 (February 22)[edit]

  • Theme: Disco
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Basim Moujahid 1 "Celebration" Safe
VocaLoca 2 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" Bottom two
Lisa Birkevist 3 "I'm Every Woman" Safe
Martin Hedegaard 4 "Rock with You" Safe
RaiDen 5 "Tragedy" Eliminated
Heidi Herløw 6 "All Around the World" Safe
Laura Kjærgaard 7 "I Will Survive" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Blachman: Vocaloca
  • Remee: RaiDen
  • Rafn: RaiDen

Week 4 (February 29)[edit]

  • Theme: Sing Danish
Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Martin Hedegaard 1 "Kom Tilbage Nu" Safe
Lisa Birkevist 2 "Dansevise" Eliminated
VocaLoca 3 "Buster" Bottom two
Heidi Herløw 4 "Verden er i Farver" Safe
Basim Moujahid 5 "Tænder på dig" Safe
Laura Kjærgaard 6 "Du Er" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Blachman: VocaLoca
  • Rafn: Lisa Birkevist
  • Remee: Lisa Birkevist

Week 5 (March 7)[edit]

  • Theme: BigBand
Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Laura Kjærgaard 1 "If I Ain't Got You" Safe
Basim Moujahid 2 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Bottom two
Heidi Herløw 3 "Walk Away" Safe
Martin Hedegaard 4 "Somebody to Love" Safe
VocaLoca 5 "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: VocaLoca
  • Rafn: Basim Moujahid
  • Blachman: VocaLoca

Week 6 (March 14)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Martin Hedegaard 1 "Smuk og Dejlig" 5 "Can't Help Falling in Love" Safe
Laura Kjærgaard 2 "Ingen Anden Drøm" 6 "Suspicious Minds" Safe
Basim Moujahid 3 "Glor på Vinduer" 7 "Always On My Mind" Eliminated
Heidi Herløw 4 "Det er Ikke Det Du Siger" 8 "A Little Less Conversation" Safe

Week 7 Semi-Final (March 21)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Martin Hedegaard 1 "Goodbye My Lover" 4 "What Goes Around... Comes Around" Safe
Heidi Herløw 2 "You're Beautiful" 5 "Why" Eliminated
Laura Kjærgaard 3 "Same Mistake" 6 "No One" Safe

Week 8: Final (March 28)[edit]

  • Theme: Viewers Choice; Free Choice; winner's single
Contestants' performances on the eight live show
Act Order Viewers Choice Song Order Free Choice Song Order Winner's single Result
Martin Hedegaard 1 "Somebody to Love" 3 "For Once in My Life" 6 "The 1" Winner
Laura Kjærgaard 2 "Du Er" 4 "You Raise Me Up" 5 "The 1" Runner-up

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