X Factor (Denmark season 2)

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X Factor
Season 2
Broadcast from January 2 – March 27, 2009
Judges Thomas Blachman
Lina Rafn
Remee
Host(s) Lise Rønne
Broadcaster DR1
Finals venue DR Byen
Winner
Linda Andrews
Linda Andrews 2.jpg
Origin Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Song "Det Bedste Til Sidst"
Genre(s) Soul, gospel, pop
Mentor Lina Rafn
Runner-up
Alien Beat Club
Chronology

X Factor is a Danish television music competition to find new singing talent. The second season premiered on January 2, 2009 and ended on March 27 on DR1. Lise Rønne returned as host, while Thomas Blachman, Lina Rafn and Remee returned as judges.

Judges and hosts[edit]

In March 2008, Thomas Blachman announced that he would not be returning as a judge for season 2. On September 18, 2008, Ekstra Bladet revealed that Lina Rafn would be returning as a judge for season 2.[1] The following day, it was officially confirmed that Blachman, Rafn and Remee would all be returning as judges for season 2.[2] Lise Rønne returned as host.

Selection process[edit]

Auditions[edit]

Auditions took place in Copenhagen and Århus in 2008.

Superbootcamp[edit]

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

Bootcamp[edit]

For the first time in the show's history, the judges had an assistant to help them decide which acts to send through to the live shows. Remee was assisted by Martin Dodd, but Rafn and Blachman were not assisted.

Finalists[edit]

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Categories (mentor) Acts
15-24s (Blachman) Mohamed Ali Lucas Francis Claver Sidsel Lieknins Vestertjele
Over 25s (Rafn) Linda Andrews Seest Christensen Claus Lillelund
Groups (Remee) Alien Beat Club Asian Sensation Tårnhøj

Live shows[edit]

The live shows began on February 13, 2009 and ended on March 27, 2009 at DR Byen.

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)

Contestants' colour key:

     – Rafn's contestants (Over 25s)
     – Remee's contestants (Groups)
     – Blachman's contestants (15-24s)
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Final Week 7
Round 1 Round 2
Linda Andrews Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
(Week 7)
Alien Beat Club Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
(Week 7)
Mohamed Ali Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two 3rd Eliminated
(Week 7)
Sidsel Vestertjele Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 6)
Lucas Claver Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Asian Sensation Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 4)
Seest Christensen Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
Claus Lillelund Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 2)
Tårnhøj Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Claus Lillelund
Tårnhøj
Claus Lillelund
Lucas Claver
Asian Sensation
Seest Christensen
Asian Sensation
Sidsel Vestertjele
Lucas Claver
Mohamed Ali
Sidsel Vestertjele
Mohamed Ali
No bottom two, public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Remee voted out Claus Lillelund Claus Lillelund Seest Christensen Sidsel Vestertjele Lucas Claver No judges votes the public votes decides who wil go through
Rafn voted out Tårnhøj Lucas Claver Asian Sensation Asian Sensation Mohamed Ali
Blachman voted out Tårnhøj Claus Lillelund Seest Christensen Asian Sensation Lucas Claver
Eliminated Tårnhøj
9th
Claus Lillelund
8th
Seest Christensen
7th
Asian Sensation
6th
Lucas Claver
5th
Sidsel Vestertjele
4th
Mohamed Ali
3rd
Alien Beat Club
Runner-up
Linda Andrews
Winner

Note 1: in the semifinal the 2 acts who received the most votes from the danish public will automatically progress to the final the 2 acts with the least votes will sing again in the final showdown and then the public decides who gets the final place in the final.

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 13)[edit]

  • Theme: Hits
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Asian Sensation 1 "Stayin' Alive" Safe
Seest 2 "Wonderful World" Safe
Mohamed 3 "1 Thing" Safe
Claus 4 "Ordinary People" Bottom two
Tårnhøj 5 "Uninvited" Eliminated
Lucas 6 "Tainted Love" Safe
Linda 7 "Because of You" Safe
Alien Beat Club 8 "Warwick Avenue" Safe
Sidsel 9 "Nothing Else Matters" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Claus
  • Rafn: Tårnhøj
  • Blachman: Tårnhøj

Week 2 (February 20)[edit]

  • Theme: Made in Denmark
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Lucas 1 "Hvorfor er lykken så lunefuld" Bottom two
Alien Beat Club 2 "Dig og mig"/"Calabria" Safe
Linda 3 "Vårvise" Safe
Sidsel 4 "Rocket Brothers" Safe
Asian Sensation 5 "Elsker hende mere" Safe
Claus 6 "Kys det nu" Eliminated
Mohamed 7 "Det er sent nu" Safe
Seest 8 "Transparent and glasslike" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Blachman: Claus
  • Rafn: Lucas
  • Remee: Claus

Week 3 (February 27)[edit]

  • Theme: Motown
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Linda 1 "You Can't Hurry Love" Safe
Sidsel 2 "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" Safe
Asian Sensation 3 "Dancing in the Street" Bottom two
Seest 4 "Lately" Eliminated
Lucas 5 "Baby Love" Safe
Alien Beat Club 6 "I'll Be There" Safe
Mohamed 7 "I Want You Back" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Seest
  • Rafn: Asian Sensation
  • Blachman: Seest

Week 4 (March 6)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs by ABBA
Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Alien Beat Club 1 "Voulez-Vous" Safe
Sidsel 2 "Knowing Me, Knowing You" Bottom two
Mohamed 3 "SOS" Safe
Asian Sensation 4 "One Night in Bangkok" Eliminated
Linda 5 "Money, Money, Money" Safe
Lucas 6 "Does Your Mother Know" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Sidsel
  • Blachman: Asian Sensation
  • Rafn: Asian Sensation

Week 5 (March 13)[edit]

  • Theme: DR Bigband
Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Mohamed 1 "Crazy in Love" Bottom two
Lucas 2 "The Lovecats" Eliminated
Linda 3 "Mercy" Safe
Sidsel 4 "How?" Safe
Alien Beat Club 5 "Toxic" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Lucas
  • Rafn: Mohamed
  • Blachman: Lucas

Week 6: Semi-final (March 20)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Sidsel 1 "Kærligheden Kalder" 6 "Tom's Diner" Eliminated
Alien Beat Club 2 "Taxa" 5 "I'm Yours" Safe
Linda 3 "Hvis Du Forstod" 8 "Unwritten" Safe
Mohamed 4 "Efter Festen" 7 "Dirty Diana" Bottom two

in this semi-final the 2 acts with the least votes will sing again in the final showdown and then the public decides who will go through to the final.

Week 7: Final (March 27)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Mohamed 1 "If You're Not the One"/"Hot n Cold" N/A N/A (Already eliminated) 3rd Place
Alien Beat Club 2 "Circle of Life"/"Just Dance" 5 "Det bedste til sidst" Runner-up
Linda 3 "So What" 4 "Det bedste til sidst" Winner

References[edit]