X Factor (Poland series 1)

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X Factor
Series 1
Broadcast from 6 March – 5 June 2011
Judges Czesław Mozil
Maja Sablewska
Kuba Wojewódzki
Presenter(s) Jarosław Kuźniar
Broadcaster TVN
Winner
Gienek Loska
Gienek loska.jpg
Origin Wrocław, Poland
Genre(s) Pop rock, Alternative rock, Blues, Blues rock
Runner-up
Michał Szpak
Chronology

The first series of X Factor premiered on 6 March 2011 at 20:00 on TVN. The auditions for the first series were held in January and February. Jarosław Kuźniar hosts the show and the judges are Czesław Mozil, Maja Sablewska and Kuba Wojewódzki.[1][2][3] The series was won by Gienek Loska who was mentored by Czesław Mozil. The second place was taken by Michał Szpak and the third finalist was Ada Szulc.

Filming of the first series began with the first audition with judges and audience on 24 January in Zabrze.[4] The live shows began on 24 April and the finale was broadcast on 5 June.

Selection process[edit]

Auditions[edit]

The first stage of the show were pre-auditions, held in four Polish cities. The candidates sang two chosen songs a cappella in the pre-auditions, where they were judged by the show's producers only. The judges didn't take part in pre-auditions and the performances were not filmed for the show at this stage. The candidates who had got through participated in the second stage of the auditions which took place in two cities. At this stage they performed in front of the judges and a live audience. Highlights from these auditions were broadcast on television during the initial programmes of the series.

City Venue Pre-audition Audition
Zabrze House of Music and Dance 8 January 2011 24–25 January 2011, 8–9 February 2011
Wrocław Hotel Mercure Panorama 9 January 2011
Warsaw Torwar Hall (Pre-audition)
Dramatic Theatre (Audition)
14 January 2011 4–5 February 2011
Gdańsk Baltic Philharmonic 16 January 2011

Viewers could take part in the auditions as members of the audience, by invitation, in Zabrze and Warsaw by sending an SMS.[5]

Bootcamp (10 April)[edit]

The second stage took place on 13 and 14 February in Warsaw. During the first day a hundred acts performed one chosen song from a list of twelve prepared by the judges. They performed in small groups depending on the song choice. Each contestant got a part to sing. The most popular songs were: You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker, Apologize by OneRepublic, Cicho by Ewa Farna, Mercy by Duffy, Śniadanie Do Łóżka by Andrzej Piaseczny, A Night Like This by Caro Emerald and Rihanna’s Only Girl (In the World). Then the judges chose forty acts who got through to the second day of bootcamp. Other sixty contestants had to quit the competition and go home. However three solo girls who applied as soloists were offered to stay in the competition and perform as a group. The new girlband called By Mistake was formed. Remaining forty acts spent the night in a hotel in Warsaw. There they had time to prepare their bootcamp challenge. From the list of ten songs they had to choose one and perform in front of the judges next day. The most sung were: Konstelacje by Pin, Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, Sweet About Me by Gabriella Cilmi, Czas nie będzie czekał by Blue Cafe, and Light My Fire by The Doors. Then the judges made a decision again. They chose only fifteen acts, who got through to the judges' houses stage. After announcing the names, the fifteen lucky acts were divided into three categories, five acts in each. They waited in three rooms for their mentors to come. Eventually Czesław Mozil got the Over-25s, Maja Sablewska was given the Groups and Kuba Wojewódzki was asked to look after the 16-24s.

Judges' houses (17 April)[edit]

Maja Sablewska was joined by Sebastian Karpiel-Bułecka, who helped her to choose her final three acts.[6] Kuba Wojewódzki invited Alicja Bachleda-Curuś[7] and Czesław Mozil was aided by Monika Brodka.[8]

The six eliminated acts were:[9]

  • 16-24s: Anna Kłys, Ada Styrcz
  • Over-25s: Marta Podulka, Wojciech Strzelecki
  • Groups: De Pe, By Mistake
Contestants' performances on the judges' houses
Act Song Result
Over-25s
William Malcolm "We Didn't Start the Fire" Through
Małgorzata Stankiewicz "Ostatni" Through
Wojciech Strzelecki "Angie" Eliminated
Gienek Loska "Since I've Been Loving You" Through
Marta Podulka "The Time Is Now" Eliminated
Groups
Avocado "Wonderful Life" Through
By Mistake "Another Way to Die" Eliminated
Dziewczyny "It's My Party" Through
De Pe "Paparazzi Eliminated
Sweet Rebels "Angel" Through
16-24s
Michał Szpak "Szczęśliwej drogi już czas" Through
Anna Kłys "All by Myself" Eliminated
Ada Szulc "Time After Time" Through
Ada Styrcz "Roxanne" Eliminated
Mats Meguenni "Bed of Roses" Through

Categories and finalists[edit]

The final 9 was revealed on 17 April 2011.[9]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (Mentor) Acts
16-24s (Wojewódzki) Mats Meguenni Ada Szulc Michał Szpak
Over-25s (Mozil) Gienek Loska Belarus William Malcolm Małgorzata Stankiewicz
Groups (Sablewska) Avocado Dziewczyny Sweet Rebels

Live shows[edit]

Results table[edit]

Contestants' colour key:

     – Czesław Mozil's contestants (over 25s)
     – Kuba Wojewódzki's contestants (16–24s)
     – Maja Sablewska's contestants (groups)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Gienek Loska Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Michał Szpak Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Runner-up
Ada Szulc Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Third place
Małgorzata Stankiewicz Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 6)
Dziewczyny Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 5)
Mats Meguenni Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 4)
Sweet Rebels Bottom two Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
William Malcolm Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 2)
Avocado Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Sweet Rebels,
Avocado
Sweet Rebels,
William Malcolm
Sweet Rebels,
Mats Meguenni
Mats Meguenni,
Dziewczyny
Dziewczyny,
Małgorzata Stankiewicz
Małgorzata Stankiewicz,
Michał Szpak
No final showdown or judges' vote: results are based on public votes alone
Wojewódzki's vote to save Sweet Rebels Sweet Rebels Mats Meguenni Mats Meguenni Małgorzata Stankiewicz Michał Szpak
Sablewska's vote to save N/A1 Sweet Rebels Sweet Rebels Dziewczyny Dziewczyny N/A2
Mozil's vote to save Sweet Rebels William Malcolm Mats Meguenni Dziewczyny Małgorzata Stankiewicz Michał Szpak
Eliminated Avocado
0 of 2 votes
William Malcolm
1 of 3 votes
Minority
Sweet Rebels
1 of 3 votes
Minority
Mats Meguenni
1 of 3 votes
Minority
Dziewczyny
1 of 3 votes
Minority
Małgorzata Stankiewicz
0 of 2 votes
Ada Szulc
15% to win
Michał Szpak
22% to win
Gienek Loska
63% to win
  • ^1 Sablewska refused to vote as the second one as two of her acts were in bottom two, so Mozil voted instead of her and then she did not have to choose as after two judges' vote there was already a majority.
  • ^2 Sablewska was not asked to vote as after other judges' vote there was already a majority.

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (24 April)[edit]

  • Theme: The Biggest Hits of All-Time[10]
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song[11] Result[11]
William Malcolm 1 "Jesus He Knows Me" Safe
Avocado 2 "Freedom" Bottom two
Mats Meguenni 3 "Uptown Girl" Safe
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 4 "Love Me Tender" Safe
Sweet Rebels 5 "Venus" Bottom two
Ada Szulc 6 "Don't Stop the Music" Safe
Gienek Loska 7 "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" Safe
Dziewczyny 8 "Georgia on My Mind" Safe
Michał Szpak 9 "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Safe
Final showdown details
Sweet Rebels 1 "Holding Out for a Hero" Safe
Avocado 2 "Relax" Eliminated
Judge's vote to save
  • Wojewódzki: Sweet Rebels – gave no objective reason; mentioned that he had allergy to avocado
  • Mozil: Sweet Rebels – thought that Sweet Rebels' performances 'mean something', unlike Avocado's performances
  • Sablewska refused to vote as the second so Mozil voted instead of her and then she did not have to make a choice as after two judges' votes there was already a majority

Week 2 (1 May)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs from films
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
William Malcolm 1 "I'm a Believer" Bottom two
Mats Meguenni 2 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Safe
Sweet Rebels 3 "Mamma Mia" Bottom two
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 4 "I Will Always Love You" Safe
Michał Szpak 5 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Safe
Dziewczyny 6 "All That Jazz" Safe
Ada Szulc 7 "Love Is All Around" Safe
Gienek Loska 8 "Layla" Safe
Final showdown details
William Malcolm 1 "Hotel California" Eliminated
Sweet Rebels 2 "Faith" Safe
Judge's vote to save
  • Sablewska: Sweet Rebels – backed her own act
  • Mozil: William Malcolm – backed his own act
  • Wojewódzki: Sweet rebels – gave no reason

Week 3 (8 May)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Mats Meguenni 1 "Careless Whisper" Bottom two
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 2 "The Power of Love" Safe
Sweet Rebels 3 "Isn't She Lovely?" Bottom two
Michał Szpak 4 "You Are So Beautiful" Safe
Gienek Loska 5 "When a Man Loves a Woman" Safe
Dziewczyny 6 "Lovefool" Safe
Ada Szulc 7 "Fields of Gold" Safe
Final showdown details
Sweet Rebels 1 "If I Ain't Got You" Eliminated
Mats Meguenni 2 "I'm Still Standing" Safe
Judge's vote to save
  • Wojewódzki: Mats Meguenni – backed his own act
  • Sablewska: Sweet rebels – backed her own act
  • Mozil: Mats Meguenni - gave no reason

Week 4 (15 May)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song[13] Result[13]
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 1 "Fly Me to the Moon" Safe
Mats Meguenni 2 "You Know My Name" Bottom two
Dziewczyny 3 "Sway" Bottom two
Michał Szpak 4 "Fever" Safe
Ada Szulc 5 "Feeling Good" Safe
Gienek Loska 6 "My Way" Safe
Final showdown details
Mats Meguenni 1 "It's My Life" Eliminated
Dziewczyny 2 "Papaya" Safe
Judge's vote to save[13]
  • Wojewódzki: Mats Meguenni – backed his own act
  • Sablewska: Dziewczyny – backed her own act
  • Mozil: Dziewczyny – based on final showdown performances

Week 5 (22 May)[edit]

  • Theme: Number-one hits; Polish songs
Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Dziewczyny 1 "Empire State of Mind" 6 "Szare miraże" Bottom two
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 2 "Un-Break My Heart" 7 "Aleja gwiazd" Bottom two
Ada Szulc 3 "Rolling in the Deep" 8 "Pod Papugami" Safe
Michał Szpak 4 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" 9 "Czas nas uczy pogody" Safe
Gienek Loska 5 "One" 10 "Niepokonani" Safe
Final showdown details
Dziewczyny 1 "Brotha" Eliminated
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 2 "Im więcej Ciebie, tym mniej" Safe
Judge's vote to save
  • Mozil: Małgorzata Stankiewicz – backed his own act
  • Sablewska: Dziewczyny – backed her own act
  • Wojewódzki: Małgorzata Stankiewicz – stated that he believed Małgorzata Stankiewicz would make the stage bubble

Week 6: Semi-final (29 May)[edit]

  • Theme: Biggest Pop music songs
Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 1 "Moon River" 5 "Co mi Panie dasz?" Bottom two
Ada Szulc 2 "The Sound of Silence" 6 "Ironic" Safe
Michał Szpak 3 "Californication" 7 "Wspomnienie" Bottom two
Gienek Loska 4 "Hello" 8 "Wymyśliłem Ciebie" Safe
Final showdown details
Małgorzata Stankiewicz 1 "Dmuchawce, latawce, wiatr" Eliminated
Michał Szpak 2 "Imagine" Safe
Judge's vote to save
  • Wojewódzki: Michał Szpak – backed his own act
  • Mozil: Michał Szpak – based on the final showdown performance
  • Sablewska was not asked to vote as after other judges' votes there was already a majority

Week 7: Final (5 June)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Order First song Order Second song (duet) Result
Ada Szulc 1 "Fields of Gold" 4 "A Gift" duet with Basia Trzetrzelewska Third place
Gienek Loska 2 "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" 5 "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" duet with Maciej Maleńczuk Winner
Michał Szpak 3 "You Are So Beautiful" 6 "Hallelujah" duet with Alexandra Burke Runner-up

Ratings[edit]

Episode Date Official rating 4+ Share 4+ (%) Official rating 16-49 Share 16-49 (%)
Auditions 1 6 March 4 302 923 24,10% 2 495 031 31,43%
Auditions 2 13 March 4 975 529 28,24% 2 720 970 35,64%
Auditions 3 20 March 4 741 172 26,50% 2 565 091 32,06%
Auditions 4 27 March 4 729 813 26,88% 2 585 977 34,56%
Auditions 5 3 April 4 554 344 26,81% 2 498 301 34,33%
Bootcamp 10 April 5 514 716 32,73% 3 033 737 40,14%
Judges' houses 17 April 4 391 736 26,47% 2 435 742 34,84%
Live show 1 24 April 3 863 978 24,67% 2 010 928 30,56%
Live show 2 1 May 3 785 429 22,62% 2 224 629 30,50%
Live show 3 8 May 4 382 362 27,30% 2 445 186 34,78%
Live show 4 15 May 4 309 266 26,67% 2 363 216 33,49%
Live show 5 22 May 4 221 245 28,83% 2 261 164 35,52%
Live show 6 29 May 4 457 276 29,59% 2 373 473 36,74%
Live show 7 5 June 4 694 085 31,68% 2 658 075 41,73%
Average 2011 4 476 818 27,35% 2 465 433 34,71%

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