X Factor (Finnish TV series)

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X Factor
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Heikki Paasonen (2010)
Jukka Rossi (2010)
Ile Uusivuori (2018–)
Viivi Pumpanen (2018–)
Judges Michael Monroe (2018–)
Saara Aalto (2018–)
Suvi Teräsniska (2018–)
Mikael Gabriel (2018–)
Linda Brava (2010)
Renne Korppila (2010)
Gugi Kokljuschkin (2010)
Original language(s) Finnish
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 17
Release
Original network MTV3
Original release 24 January 2010 (2010-01-24) – present
External links
Website

X Factor is the Finnish version of 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 first season concluded in May 2010. On 13 June 2017, it was revealed that the show would be revived for a second series which began airing in 2018.[1]

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.

Key:

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


Season Linda Brava Renne Korppila Gugi Kokljuschkin N/A
One Groups
Enchant
Soul Sisters
Fearless
Over 25s
Leena Tirronen
Yrjänä Salmela
Christian Palin
16-24s
Elias Hämäläinen
Samuli Taskinen
Merja Niekka
Season Michael Monroe Saara Aalto Suvi Teräsniska Mikael Gabriel
Two Groups
6G
SANA
Girls
Tika Liljegren
Fanny Falk
Over 25s
Hanna-Maaria Tuomela
Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen
Boys
Raid Amiri
Viktorio Angelov

Series summary[edit]

     "16-24s" category
     "Boys" category
     "Girls" category
     "Over 25s" category
     "Groups" category

Season Air date Winner Runner-up Third place Host(s) Judges Winning mentor
One
2010 Elias Hämäläinen Samuli Taskinen Leena Tirronen Heikki Paasonen
(X Factor)
Jukka Rossi
(Xtra Factor)
Linda Brava
Renne Korppila
Gugi Kokljuschkin
Gugi Kokljuschkine
Two
2018 Tika Liljegren Hanna-Maaria Tuomela Raid Amiri Ile Uusivuori
Viivi Pumpanen
Michael Monroe
Saara Aalto
Suvi Teräsniska
Mikael Gabriel
Saara Aalto

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

The show's inaugural Finnish season was in 2010. It was broadcast on MTV3 television station and hosted by Heikki Paasonen with Jukka Rossi hosting the affiliated Xtra Factor. The three judges were Linda Brava (groups), Gugi Kokljuschkin (16- to 24-year-olds) and Renne Korppila (25 and over). And the finalists for each category were chosen by he judges on 28 March.

Auditions were held 24 January to 28 February 2010, and the camps on 7, 14 and 21 March. The nine finalists, three in each category (groups, 16- to 24-year-old, 25 and over) were chosen end of March 2010.

Episode Air Date Audition City Date
January 24, 2010 Kuopio November 7, 2009
January 31, 2010 Helsinki November 14, 2009
February 7, 2010 Tampere November 28, 2009
February 14, 2010 Rovaniemi December 5, 2009
February 21, 2010 Helsinki December 12, 2009
February 28, 2010 Tampere December 17, 2009
Guest performers

Guest performers included Anna Abreu, Anna Puu, Maija Vilkkumaa, Adam Lambert, Amy Macdonald and Paloma Faith.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
16-24s (Kokljuschkin) Elias Hämäläinen Merja Niekka Samuli Taskinen
Over 25s (Korppila) Christian Palin Yrjänä Salmela Leena Tirronen
Groups (Brava) Enchant Fearless Soul Sisters

Live shows[edit]

Results table[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Korppila's contestants (Over 25s)
     – Kokljuschkin's contestants (16–24s)
     – Brava's contestants (Groups)
     – Bottom two
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Elias Hämäläinen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
(Week 8)
Samuli Taskinen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
(Week 8)
Leena Tirronen Safe Safe Bottom
two
Safe Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 7)
Enchant Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Bottom
two
4th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Yrjänä Salmela Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Soul Sisters Bottom
two
Bottom
two
Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Christian Palin Safe Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Merja Niekka Safe Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Fearless Bottom
two
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Fearless,
Soul Sisters
Merja Niekka,
Soul Sisters
Christian Palin,
Leena Tirronen
Enchant,
Soul Sisters
Enchant,
Yrjänä Salmela
- - -
Korpilla's vote to eliminate Merja Niekka Christian Palin Enchant - - -
Kokljuschkin's vote to eliminate Soul Sisters Christian Palin Yrjänä Salmela
Brava's vote to eliminate Merja Niekka Christian Palin Yrjänä Salmela
Eliminated Fearless
? of 3
Votes
Merja Niekka
2 of 3
Votes
Christian Palin
3 of 3
Votes
Soul Sisters
? of 3
Votes
Yrjänä Salmela
2 of 3
Votes
Enchant
Bottom
Leena Tirronen
Bottom
Samuli Taskinen
Runner-up
Elias Hämäläinen
Winner

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

On 13 June 2017, it was announced that Michael Monroe, Saara Aalto, Suvi Teräsniska and Mikael Gabriel would judge the 2nd series. The hosts are Ile Uusivuori and Viivi Pumpanen.

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (Gabriel) Raid Amiri Viktorio Angelov
Girls (Aalto) Fanny Falk Tika Liljegren
Over 25s (Teräsniska) Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen Hanna-Maaria Tuomela
Groups (Monroe) 6G SANA

Live shows[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Gabriel's contestants (Boys)
     – Aalto's contestants (Girls)
     – Teräsniska's contestants (Over 25s)
     – Monroe's contestants (Groups)
     – 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 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Round 1 Round 2
Tika Liljegren Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Hanna-Maaria Tuomela Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Raid Amiri Safe Bottom three Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 4)
Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen Safe Safe 4th Eliminated
(Week 3)
6G Safe Bottom three Eliminated
(Week 2)
Fanny Falk Bottom three 6th Eliminated
(Week 2)
Viktorio Angelov Bottom three Eliminated
(Week 1)
SANA 8th Eliminated
(Week 1)
Final Showdown Fanny Falk,
Viktorio Angelov
Raid Amiri,
6G
The act that received the fewest public votes was automatically eliminated.
Monroe's vote to eliminate Viktorio Angelov Raid Amiri
Aalto's vote to eliminate Viktorio Angelov 6G
Teräsniska's vote to eliminate Viktorio Angelov 6G
Gabriel's vote to eliminate Fanny Falk 6G
Eliminated Viktorio Angelov
3 of 4 votes
Majority
6G
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen
Public vote
to save
Raid Amiri
Public vote
to save
SANA
Public vote
to save
Fanny Falk
Public vote
to save

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (15 April 2018)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Tika Liljegren 1 "Symphony" Safe
6G 2 "Yö kuuluu meille" Safe
Raid Amiri 3 "Antaudun" Safe
Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen 4 "Olet puolisoni nyt" Safe
Fanny Falk 5 "What About Us" Bottom three
SANA 6 "Parasta just nyt" Eliminated
Viktorio Angelov 7 "Havana" Eliminated
Hanna-Maaria Tuomela 8 "Älä jätä roikkuu" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Gabriel: Fanny Falk
  • Teräsniska: Viktorio Angelov
  • Aalto: Viktorio Angelov
  • Monroe: Viktorio Angelov

Week 2 (22 April 2018)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Raid Amiri 1 "Drag Me Down" Bottom three
Hanna-Maaria Tuomela 2 "Meri Keinuttaa" (original song) Safe
Fanny Falk 3 "2080-luvulla" Eliminated
6G 4 "Tarzan ja Jane" (original song) Eliminated
Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen 5 "Sign of the Times" Safe
Tika Liljegren 6 "Bang Bang" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Monroe: Raid Amiri
  • Gabriel: 6G
  • Teräsniska: 6G
  • Aalto: 6G

Week 3 (29 April 2018)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Henri-Aleksi Pietiläinen 1 "Human" Eliminated
Raid Amiri 2 "When We Were Young" Safe
Hanna-Maaria Tuomela 3 "Ainoo oikee" (original song) Safe
Tika Liljegren 4 "All by Myself" Safe

References[edit]

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