X Factor (Romania season 2)

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X Factor
Series 2
Broadcast from September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23) – December 23, 2012 (2012-12-23)
Judges Dan Bittman
Delia Matache
Cheloo
Presenter(s) Răzvan Simion
Dani Oțil (A1)
Broadcaster Antena 1
Winner:
Tudor Turcu
Mentor Cheloo
Runner-up
Ioana Anuța
Chronology
2012

X Factor is a Romanian television music competition that aims to find a new music talent to become a star. The second season will begin airing in the fall of 2012 on Antena 1. The winner will receive a prize of €200,000.

The hosts are the same as in the first season: Răzvan Simion and Dani Oțil, who are also known for hosting a well known morning show on Antena 1. The X Factor producers decided to change the entire group of judges. The first mentor announced for the season was Dan Bittman[1] On 16 June, Antena 1 announced the other two members of the jury: singer Delia Matache,[2] and Cheloo, member of the hip-hop band Paraziții.[3]

The registration started for the second season in May 2012. Antena 1 made changes on the list for the audition cities: Constanța was dropped, Sibiu and Craiova were added.

Judges[edit]

Series 2 judges

Selection precess[edit]

Auditions[edit]

The first auditions took place at Craiova, on 15 June, and hundreds of people entered the contest for the chance to win the big prize.[4] They then took place in Sibiu, on 18 June in Timișoara on 21 June 2012, on 27 June in Iași and concluded on 1 July 2012 in Bucharest.

Summary of auditions
Audition city Date
Craiova[5] 15 June 2012
Sibiu[6] 18 June 2012
Timișoara 21 June 2012
Cluj-Napoca 24 June 2012
Iași[7] 27 June 2012
Bucharest 1 July 2012

Bootcamp[edit]

Filming for bootcamp was held in Bucharest. 196 people who received 3 yes entered bootcamp. The groups Sens Unic, Nord X, Station 4, Red, 2B, HOT and 4 Mix were formed from eliminated contestants from the 16–24, Overs 25 and Groups categories in bootcamp. After the bootcamp period, there were 26 acts left.

The 26 acts who reached the Judges' Houses:

  • 16-24s: Ráduly Botond, Vasi Bistrae, Tudor Toduț, Nadir Tamuz, Ioana Anuța, Iulia Manolache, Sânziana Nicolae, Alexandra Broinaș and Diana Cazan
  • Groups: Sens Unic, R Family, Nord X, Station 4, 2B, Red, Soul Music Art, HOT and 4 Mix
  • Over 25s: Ioan Mann, Lidia Glavu, Csaba Engi, Corina Chirilă, Natalia Selegean, Tudor Turcu, Drogoș Udilă and Iulia Glăvan

Judges houses[edit]

The judges received news of their categories. Cheloo mentored the Over 25's in Valea Doftanei, assisted by Bitză, Matache took the Groups to Delta Dunării with Mitză and Bittman had the 16-24s in Bucharest with Edi Petroșel.

The eleven eliminated acts were:

  • 16-24s: Vasi Bistrae, Sânziana Nicolae, Alexandra Broinaș, Diana Cazan
  • Groups: Soul Music Art, HOT, 4 Mix, Sens Unic
  • Over 25s: Lidia Glavu, Csaba Engi, Corina Chirilă

Finalists[edit]

The 15 finalists were confirmed as follows;

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
16-24s (Bittman) Ioana Anuța Ráduly Botond Iulia Manolache Nadir Tamuz Tudor Toduț
Over-25s (Cheloo) Iulia Glăvan Ioan Mann Natalia Selegean Tudor Turcu Dragoș Udilă
Groups (Matache) 2B Nord X R Family Red Station 4

Results summary[edit]

Color key
     – Contestant was in the bottom three and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
     – 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
Round 1 Round 2
Tudor Turcu Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Ioana Anuța Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
Natalia Selegean Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom 3 Bottom 3 3rd Eliminated (Week 7)
Red Safe Safe Bottom 3 Safe Safe Bottom 3 Eliminated (Week 6)
Dragoș Udilă Safe Safe Safe Bottom 3 Safe 5th Eliminated (Week 6)
Ioan Mann Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom 3 Eliminated (Week 5)
Iulia Manolache Safe Safe Safe Safe 7th Eliminated (Week 5)
Nord X Safe Safe Safe Bottom 3 Eliminated (Week 4)
Tudor Toduț Safe Bottom 3 Safe 9th Eliminated (Week 4)
Nadir Tamuz Safe Safe Bottom 3 Eliminated (Week 3)
Ráduly Botond Safe Safe 11th Eliminated (Week 3)
Station 4 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Eliminated (Week 2)
2B Safe 13th Eliminated (Week 2)
Iulia Glăvan Bottom 3 Eliminated (Week 1)
R Family 15th Eliminated (Week 1)
Final showdown Iulia Glăvan,
Station 4
Station 4,
Tudor Toduț
Nadir Tamuz,
Red
Dragoș Udilă,
Nord X
Natalia Selegean,
Ioan Mann
Natalia Selegean,
Red
No judges' vote or final showdown:
public votes alone decide
who is eliminated and who ultimately wins
Bittman's vote to eliminate Iulia Glăvan Station 4 Red Nord X Natalia Selegean Red
Matache's vote to eliminate Iulia Glăvan Tudor Toduț Nadir Tamuz Dragoș Udilă Ioan Mann Natalia Selegean
Cheloo's vote to eliminate Station 4 Station 4 Nadir Tamuz Nord X Ioan Mann Red
Eliminated R Family
Public vote
2B
Public vote
Ráduly Botond
Public vote
Tudor Toduț
Public vote
Iulia Manolache
Public vote
Dragoș Udilă
Public vote
Natalia Selegean
Public vote
to win
Ioana Anuța
Public vote
to win
Iulia Glăvan
2 of 3 Votes
Majority
Station 4
2 of 3 Votes
Majority
Nadir Tamuz
2 of 3 Votes
Majority
Nord X
2 of 3 Votes
Majority
Ioan Mann
2 of 3 Votes
Majority
Red
2 of 3 Votes
Majority

Live Shows[edit]

Owing to the addition of four wildcard contestants, two acts were eliminated from the series' first results show. The three acts with the fewest votes were announced as the bottom three and the act with the fewest public votes was then automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the final showdown for the judges' votes.

Week 1 (11 November)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Red 1 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Safe
Tudor Toduț 2 "Viva la Vida" Safe
Iulia Glăvan 3 "Give It to Me Right" Bottom three
Station 4 4 Use Somebody Bottom three
Ioana Anuța 5 "Do It Like a Dude" Safe
Dragoș Udilă 6 "Haven't Met You Yet" Safe
R Family 7 "Tubthumping" Eliminated
Ráduly Botond 8 "Whataya Want from Me" Safe
Ioan Mann 9 "Only Girl (In the World)" Safe
2B 10 "Playing with Fire" Safe
Nadir Tamuz 11 "Breakeven" Safe
Tudor Turcu 12 "How You Remind Me" Safe
Nord X 13 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Safe
Iulia Manolache 14 "Set Fire to the Rain" Safe
Natalia Selegean 15 "Born This Way" Safe
Final showdown details
Station 4 1 "What Makes You Beautiful" Safe
Iulia Glăvan 2 "I'm Outta Love" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Cheloo: Station 4 – backed his own act, Iulia Glăvan
  • Matache: Iulia Glăvan – backed her own act, Station 4
  • Bittman: Iulia Glăvan – thought they have many flaws and Iulia has a great voice, Station 4 should be given a chance because they are young and inexperienced

Week 2 (18 November)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Natalia Selegean 1 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Safe
Nadir Tamuz 2 "Valerie" Safe
Red 3 "Free Your Mind" Safe
Tudor Turcu 4 "Here Without You" Safe
Iulia Manolache 5 "Euphoria" Safe
2B 6 "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" Eliminated
Dragoș Udilă 7 "Roxanne" Safe
Ioana Anuța 8 "Crazy" Safe
Station 4 9 "I'll Be There for You" Bottom three
Tudor Toduț 10 "You Give Love a Bad Name" Bottom three
Ioan Mann 11 "She's the One" Safe
Ráduly Botond 12 "Pink" Safe
Nord X 13 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Safe
Final showdown details
Station 4 1 "Call Me Maybe" Eliminated
Tudor Toduț 2 "Jar of Hearts" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Cheloo: Station 4 – He complained that two of the band members have a lack of talent
  • Matache: Tudor Toduț – backed her own act, Station 4
  • Bittman: Station 4 – backed his own act, Tudor Toduț

Week 3 (25 November)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Ráduly Botond 1 "Let Me Entertain You" Eliminated
Ioana Anuța 2 "Where Have You Been" Safe
Nord X 3 "Perfect" Safe
Dragoș Udilă 4 "Rolling in the Deep" Safe
Nadir Tamuz 5 "Yeah!" Bottom three
Tudor Turcu 6 "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Safe
Red 7 "Don't Stop the Music" Bottom three
Iulia Manolache 8 "Titanium" Safe
Ioan Mann 9 "Everything" Safe
Tudor Toduț 10 "Paparazzi" Safe
Natalia Selegean 11 "Dance Again" Safe
Final showdown details
Nadir Tamuz 1 "The Girl Is Mine" Eliminated
Red 2 "Cannonball" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Cheloo: Nadir Tamuz – gave no reason
  • Matache: Nadir Tamuz – backed her own act, Red
  • Bittman: Red – backed his own act, Nadir Tamuz

Week 4 (2 December)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the forth live show
Act Order Song Result
Tudor Turcu 1 "Nunta" Safe
Ioan Mann 2 "Ochii tăi" Safe
Red 3 "De-ar fi să vii" Safe
Ioana Anuța 4 "Pleacă" Safe
Tudor Toduț 5 "Dac-ai ști" Eliminated
Natalia Selegean 6 "Focul" Safe
Dragoș Udilă 7 "Am bani de dat" Bottom three
Nord X 8 "Fata din vis" Bottom three
Iulia Manolache 9 "Dragostea rămâne" Safe
Final showdown details
Dragoș Udilă 1 "Get Up, Stand Up" Safe
Nord X 2 "We Are Young" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Cheloo: Nord X – backed his own act, Dragoș Udilă
  • Matache: Dragș Udilă – backed her own act, Nord X
  • Bittman: Nord X – stated that Dragoș Udilă had delivered better performance throughout the night

Week 5 (8 December)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Tudor Turcu 1 "Jailhouse Rock" 8 "Black or White" Safe
Dragoș Udilă 2 "The Way You Make Me Feel" 9 "Heartbreak Hotel" Safe
Ioana Anuța 3 "Blue Suede Shoes" 10 "Billie Jean" Safe
Red 4 "You're Not Alone" 11 "It's Now or Never" Safe
Natalia Selegean 5 "Suspicious Minds" 12 "Give in to Me" Bottom three
Iulia Manolache 6 "Thriller" 13 "Can't Help Falling in Love" Eliminated
Ioan Mann 7 "Always on My Mind" 14 "Human Nature" Bottom three
Final showdown details
Ioan Mann 1 "Mandy" Eliminated
Natalia Selegean 2 "Soulmate" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Matache: Ioan Mann – backed Natalia Selegean "as a woman"
  • Bittman: Natalia Selegean – stated that Ioan Mann was the only contestant who made him cry
  • Cheloo: Ioan Mann – stated that Ioan Mann's path had to end here

Week 6 (16 December)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Dragoș Udilă 1 "Gone till November" 6 "Zaraza" Eliminated
Red 2 "Le Le" 7 "Empire State of Mind" Bottom three
Ioana Anuța 3 "Epilog" 8 "Lady Marmalade" Safe
Natalia Selegean 4 "So What" 9 "Tu n-ai avut curaj" Bottom three
Tudor Turcu 5 "Dincolo de nori" 10 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Safe
Final showdown details
Red 1 "Stand Up for Love" Eliminated
Natalia Selegean 2 "You and I" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate
  • Cheloo: Red – backed his own act, Natalia Selegean
  • Matache: Natalia Selegean – backed her own act, Red
  • Bittman: Red – stated that Natalia Selegean was more impressive

Week 7 (23 December)[edit]

  • Theme: Audition Songs, Christmas songs, Duet songs
  • Group performance(s): "Merry Christmas Everyone"
  • Musical Guest: Paula Seling & Al Bano ("Figlio delle Ande", Medley-"Sharazan", "Ci sarà", "Felicità"), Lexter ("Freedom to Love", "Peace & Love"), Diana Cazan ("La Viflaim, colo-n jos")
Round 1
Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Audition Song Order Duet song Result
Natalia Selegean 4 "Holding Out for a Hero" 1 "Hallelujah" (with Elena Gheorghe) Third Place
Ioana Anuța 2 "Halo" 5 "Broken Strings" (with Andrei Leonte) Safe
Tudor Turcu 6 "Dacă ploaia s-ar opri" 3 "Proud Mary" (with Delia Matache) Safe
Round 2
Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Christmas song Result
Ioana Anuța "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Runner-up
Tudor Turcu "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Winner

Ratings[edit]

Ep Title Date National Urban Source
Average
(thousands)
Rating
(%)
Peak
(thousands)
Average
(thousands)
Rating
(%)
Peak
(thousands)
1 Auditions 1 23 September 2012 1,660 8.7 2,590 1,144 10.9 1,760 [8]
2 Auditions 2 30 September 2012 1,466 7.7 2,215 1,040 9.9 1,511 [9]
3 Auditions 3 7 October 2012 1,433 7.5 2,260 987 9.4 1,510 [10]
4 Auditions 4 14 October 2012 1,320 6.9 894 8.5 1,429 [11]
5 Auditions 5 21 October 2012 1,469 7.7 973 9.3 1,429 [12]
6 Auditions 6 22 October 2012 1,500 8.1 988 9.4 1,352 [13]
7 Bootcamp 1 28 October 2012 959 5.0 639 6.1 [14]
8 Bootcamp 2 29 October 2012 1,145 6.0 779 7.4 [15]
9 Judges' houses 4 November 2012 927 4.9 606 5.8 [16]
10 Live show 1 11 November 2012 844 4.4 600 5.7 [17]
11 Live show 2 18 November 2012 810 4.3 578 5.5 [18]
12 Live show 3 25 November 2012 983 5.2 654 6.2
13 Live show 4 4 December 2012 N/A
14 Live show 5 8 December 2012 932 4.4 573 4.9
15 Semifinal 16 December 2012 858 4.5 591 5.6
16 Final 23 December 2012 1 241 6.5 794 7.6

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