X Factor (Icelandic TV series)

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X Factor was the Icelandic version of the popular British television show The X Factor. It premiered in Reykjavík on November 17, 2006 with actress Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir hosting the show.[1] The judges were the talent agent and businessman Einar Bárðarson, rock musician Elínborg Halldórsdóttir and pop singer Paul Oscar.[2] Previously both Einar and Páll Óskar had been judges in Idol stjörnuleit, the Icelandic version of Pop Idol.

In the finals of X Factor held in Vetrargarðinum, Smáralind, a large shopping center in Iceland, singer and hair dresser Jógvan Hansen from Faroe Islands was the winner.[3]

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
16-24s (Halldórsdóttir) Sigurbjörg Tinna Gunnarsdóttir Guðbjörg Hilmarsdóttir Gylfi Víðisson Jóhanna M. Wiklund
Over 25s (Bárðarson) Jógvan Hansen Sigurður Ingimarsson Alan Jones Inga Sæland
Groups (Oscar) Fjórflétta Gís Hara

Results summary[edit]

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
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Jógvan Hansen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
70%
Hara Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
30%
Guðbjörg Hilmarsdóttir Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe 3rd Eliminated
(week 10)
Gís Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Safe Bottom two Safe 4th Eliminated
(week 9)
Inga Sæland Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 8)
Gylfi Víðisson Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 7)
Alan Jones Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 6)
Jóhanna M. Wiklund Bottom two Safe Bottom two Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 5)
Sigurður Ingimarsson Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 4)
Fjórflétta Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 3)
Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(week 2)
Sigurbjörg Tinna Gunnarsdóttir Bottom two Eliminated
(week 1)
Final showdown Jóhanna M. Wiklund,
Sigurbjörg Tinna Gunnarsdóttir
Alan Jones,
Fjórflétta,
Jóhanna M. Wiklund
Gís,
Sigurður Ingimarsson
Gís,
Jóhanna M. Wiklund
Alan Jones,
Hara
Gís,
Gylfi Víðisson
Guðbjörg Hilmarsdóttir,
Inga Sæland
No final showdown or judges' votes; results were based on public votes alone
Bárðarson's vote to eliminate Fjórflétta Gís Jóhanna M. Wiklund Hara Gylfi Víðisson Guðbjörg Hilmarsdóttir
Halldórsdóttir's vote to eliminate Fjórflétta Sigurður Ingimarsson Gís Alan Jones Gís Inga Sæland
Oscar's vote to eliminate Alan Jones Jóhanna M. Wiklund Sigurður Ingimarsson Jóhanna M. Wiklund Alan Jones Gylfi Víðisson Inga Sæland
Eliminated Sigurbjörg Tinna Gunnarsdóttir
? of 3 votes
Majority

2 of 3 Votes
Majority
Fjórflétta
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Sigurður Ingimarsson
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Jóhanna M. Wiklund
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Alan Jones
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Gylfi Víðisson
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Inga Sæland
2 of 3 votes
Majority
Gís
Public vote
to save
Guðbjörg Hilmarsdóttir
Public vote
to save
Hara
Public vote
to win

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jude Law moves on from Sienna with Icelandic X Factor star". Glamour UK. 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  2. ^ "Sjónvarpsefni - Greinar - Ellý í Q4 = Versti dómari í sögu dómara?". Hugi.is. 2006. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  3. ^ "Faroese contestant wins Icelandic X-Factor". Iceland Review. 2007-04-10. Retrieved 2017-12-26.