X Factor (Denmark season 3)

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X Factor
Series 3
Broadcast from January 1 – March 27, 2010
Judges Remee
Pernille Rosendahl
Presenter(s) Signe Muusmann
Broadcaster DR1
Finals venue Parken
Thomas Ring Petersen
Thomas Ring.jpg
Origin Copenhagen, Sjælland
Song "My Dream"
Genre(s) Pop, Rock
Mentor Pernille Rosendahl
Tine Midtgaard

X Factor is a Danish television music competition to find new singing talent. The Third season premiered on January 1, 2010 and ended on March 27 on DR1. Signe Muusmann replaced Lise Rønne as host. Remee returned for his third season as judge and Pernille Rosendahl and Soushock replaced Thomas Blachman and Lina Rafn as judges.

Judges and hosts[edit]

Selection process[edit]


Auditions took place in Copenhagen and Århus in 2009.


Remee was given the 15-24s category, Rosendahl was given the Over 25s and Soulshock was given the Groups.



     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Categories (Mentor) Acts
15-24s (Remee) Jesper Boesgaard Tine Midtgaard Madsen Anna Nygaard
Over 25s (Rosendahl) Thomas Ring Petersen Peter Søberg Daniel Vensgaard
Groups (Soulshock) 8210 The Fireflies In-Joy

Live shows[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)
     – Rosendahl's contestants (Over 25s)
     – Soulshock's contestants (Groups)
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Final Week 7
Round 1 Round 2
Thomas Ring Petersen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
(week 7)
Tine Midtgaard Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
(week 7)
Jesper Boesgaard Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 7)
The Fireflies Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe 4th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Anna Nygaard Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Daniel Vensgaard Safe Bottom two Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 4)
8210 Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
In-Joy Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 2)
Peter Søberg Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Peter Søberg
Daniel Vensgaard
The Fireflies
Daniel Vensgaard
Tine Midtgaard
Anna Nygaard
Jesper Boesgaard
No bottom two, public votes alone decide who is eliminated.
Remee voted out Peter Søberg In-Joy The Fireflies Daniel Vensgaard Anna Nygaard
Rosendahl voted out In-Joy In-Joy 8210 Tine Midtgaard Anna Nygaard
Soulshock voted out Peter Søberg Daniel Vensgaard 8210 Daniel Vensgaard Jesper Boesgaard
Eliminated Peter Søberg
Daniel Vensgaard
Anna Nygaard
The Fireflies
Jesper Boesgaard
Tine Midtgaard
Thomas Ring Petersen

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (February 12)[edit]

  • Theme: Free Choice
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Tine 1 "Just Like a Pill" Safe
Peter 2 "Hold On" Eliminated
8210 3 "Tik Tok" Safe
Anna 4 "You Know I'm No Good" Safe
Daniel 5 "Hurtful" Safe
The Fireflies 6 "You're Still the One" Safe
Jesper 7 "Uprising" Safe
In-Joy 8 "Down" Bottom two
Thomas 9 "Viva la Vida" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Soulshock: Peter
  • Rosendahl: In-Joy
  • Remee: Peter

Week 2 (February 19)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Jesper 1 "Say Say Say" Safe
The Fireflies 2 "Human Nature" Safe
Daniel 3 "Black or White" Bottom two
In-Joy 4 "Remember The Time" Eliminated
Anna 5 "Whatever Happens" Safe
8210 6 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" Safe
Thomas 7 "Man in the Mirror" Safe
Tine 8 "Earth Song" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Soulshock: Daniel
  • Rosendahl: In-Joy
  • Remee: In-Joy

Week 3 (February 26)[edit]

  • Theme: Rock
  • Musical Guest: The Storm ("Honesty")
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Thomas 1 "When You Were Young" Safe
Anna 2 "Fighter" Safe
8210 3 "Walk This Way" Eliminated
Tine 4 "Sweet Child o' Mine" Safe
Jesper 5 "Dry Lips" Safe
The Fireflies 6 "Wake Me Up When September Ends" Bottom two
Daniel 7 "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Rosendahl: 8210
  • Remee: The Fireflies
  • Soulshock: 8210

Week 4 (March 5)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Daniel 1 "Paint It Black" Eliminated
Jesper 2 "Fireflies" Safe
Anna 3 "American Boy" Safe
Thomas 4 "Mad World" Safe
Tine 5 "Sex on Fire" Bottom two
The Fireflies 6 "Bridge over Troubled Water" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Remee: Daniel
  • Rosendahl: Tine
  • Soulshock: Daniel

Week 5 (March 12)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Tine 1 "Licence to Kill" Safe
Anna 2 "Tomorrow Never Dies" Eliminated
Jesper 3 "A View to a Kill" Bottom two
The Fireflies 4 "For Your Eyes Only" Safe
Thomas 5 "You Know My Name" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Soulshock: Jesper
  • Rosendahl: Anna
  • Remee: Anna

Week 6 Semi-Final (March 19)[edit]

  • Theme: Gasolin and Viewers Choice
Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Jesper 1 "Kvinde min" 5 "Speed of Sound" Safe
The Fireflies 2 "Hvad gør vi nu, lille du" 6 "Jolene" Eliminated
Thomas 3 "Langebro" 7 "Karma Police" Safe
Tine 4 "This Is My Life" 8 "Black Velvet" Safe

Week 7: Final (27 March)[edit]

  • Theme: Free Choice; Duet with Musical Guests; winner's single
Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Free Choice Song Order Duet with Musical guest (Musical Guests) Order Winner's single Result
Jesper 1 "Born to Be Wild" 5 "Let Go Of Your Love" (with Dúné) N/A N/A (Already eliminated) 3rd Place
Tine 2 "If That's What It Takes" 4 "Hurtful" (with Erik Hassle) 7 "My Dream" Runner-up
Thomas 3 "With or Without You" 6 "Ensom" (with Medina) 8 "My Dream" Winner