X Factor (Swedish TV series)

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X Factor
X Factor Sweden.jpg
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by David Hellenius
Judges Orup
Andreas Carlsson
Ison
Marie Serneholt
Country of origin Sweden
No. of series 1
Production
Running time 60–120 minutes
Production company(s) FremantleMedia
SYCOtv
Release
Original network TV4
Picture format 16:9
Original release September 9 – December 7, 2012
Chronology
Related shows Idol
The Voice Sverige
External links
Website

X Factor was the Swedish version of The X Factor, with the only season of the series debuting on September 9, 2012 and ending on December 7, 2012. The winner of the series was Awa Santesson-Sey. TV4 announced in January 2013 that Idol, another singing talent show seeking to discover the best singer through nationwide auditions, would return in 2013 and that X Factor will not continue.[1]

Series summary[edit]

     Contestant in "Boys" category
     Contestant in "Girls" category
     Contestant in "Over 25s" category
     Contestant in "Groups" category

Series Start Finish Winner Runner-up Third place Winning mentor Main host Main judges
One 9 September 2012 7 December 2012 Awa Santesson-Sey Benny Hult Isak Danielson Andreas Carlsson David Hellenius Orup
Andreas Carlsson
Ison
Marie Serneholt

Judges' categories and their finalists[edit]

In the show's only season, each judge was allocated a category to mentor and chose three acts to progress to the live shows. This table shows 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.
Series Orup Andreas Carlsson Ison Marie Serneholt
One Over 25s
Benny Hult
Alexander Holmgren
Freja Modin
Girls
Awa Santesson-Sey
Manda Nilsénius
Frida Sandén
Boys
Isak Danielson
Malcolm Brandin
Oscar Zia
Groups
J.E.M
Hey Mary
NJOY

The only season[edit]

The only season of X Factor premiered on September 9, 2012 and ended on December 7, 2012.[2] Leona Lewis, Axwell and E.M.D. were guest judges of the series at one point. Also, Britney Spears appeared in a video message to the finalists in the Girls category.[3] One Direction and Olly Murs also performed on the live results shows.

24 acts reached judge's houses. Orup was helped by Eric Gadd, Ison by Leona Lewis, Carlsson by Axwell and Marie by E.M.D..

The twelve eliminated acts were:

  • Boys: Simon Issa, Adam Kanyama, Lukas Wallströmer
  • Girls: Sabina Ddumba, Juliette Holmqvist, Sara Nutti
  • Over 25s: Kristin Amparo, Sofia Emefors, Christine Zakrisson
  • Groups: Fusion, Natural Blondes, Sentiment Falls

Finalists[edit]

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (Ison) Malcolm Brandin Isak Danielson Oscar Zia
Girls (Carlsson) Manda Nilsénius Frida Sandén Awa Santesson-Sey
Over 25s (Orup) Alexander Holmgren Benny Hult Freja Modin
Groups (Serneholt) Hey Mary J.E.M NJOY

Results summary[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Part 1 Part 2
Awa Santesson-Sey Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Benny Hult Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
Isak Danielson Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 5th Safe Safe 3rd Eliminated
(Week 10)
J.E.M Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 6th Safe Bottom two 4th Eliminated
(Week 9)
Malcolm Brandin Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 8)
Alexander Holmgren Safe Safe Safe Safe 7th Safe 6th Eliminated
(Week 7)
Manda Nilsénius Safe Safe Bottom two 8th Safe 7th Eliminated
(Week 6)
Oscar Zia Safe Safe Safe Safe 8th Eliminated
(Week 5)
Hey Mary Safe Bottom two Safe 9th 9th Eliminated
(Week 5)
Frida Sandén Safe Safe Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 3)
Freja Modin Bottom two Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 2)
NJOY Bottom two Eliminated
(Week 1)
Bottom two Freja Modin,
NJOY
Freja Modin,
Hey Mary
Frida Sandén,
Manda Nilsénius
Hey Mary,
Manda Nilsénius
Alexander Holmgren,
Oscar Zia
J.E.M,
Manda Nilsénius
Alexander Holmgren,
Isak Danielson
J.E.M,
Malcolm Brandin
No judges' vote or final showdown: public votes alone decide who wins
Ison's vote to eliminate NJOY Freja Modin Frida Sandén Manda Nilsénius Alexander Holmgren Manda Nilsénius Alexander Holmgren J.E.M
Carlsson's vote to eliminate NJOY Freja Modin Frida Sandén Hey Mary Oscar Zia J.E.M Isak Danielson Malcolm Brandin
Serneholt's vote to eliminate Freja Modin Freja Modin Frida Sandén Manda Nilsénius Alexander Holmgren Manda Nilsénius Alexander Holmgren Malcolm Brandin
Orup's Vote to eliminate NJOY Hey Mary Frida Sandén Hey Mary Oscar Zia J.E.M Isak Danielson Malcolm Brandin
Eliminated
NJOY
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Freja Modin
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Frida Sandén
4 of 4 votes
Majority
No Elimination Hey Mary
Public Vote
Manda Nilsénius
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Alexander Holmgren
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Malcolm Brandin
3 of 4 votes
Majority
J.E.M
Bottom
Isak Danielson
Third Place
Benny Hult
Runner-Up
Oscar Zia
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Awa Santesson-Sey
Winner

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (5 October 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
J.E.M 1 "Wild Ones" Safe
Freja Modin 2 "Evighet" Bottom two
Awa Santesson-Sey 3 "Call Me Maybe" Safe
Isak Danielson 4 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Safe
Frida Sandén 5 "Teenage Dream" Safe
Benny Hult 6 "Wild Horses" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 7 "Bredängsstil" (original song) Safe
Hey Mary 8 "With Every Heartbeat" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 9 "We Found Love" Safe
Alexander Holmgren 10 "Marry You" Safe
NJOY 11 "La La Love" Bottom two
Oscar Zia 12 "Boyfriend" Safe
Final showdown details
Freja Modin 1 "En dröm" Safe
NJOY 2 "Free Your Mind" Eliminated
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Orup: NJOY
  • Serneholt: Freja Modin
  • Carlsson: NJOY
  • Ison: NJOY

Week 2 (12 October 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Benny Hult 1 "Crazy" Safe
Oscar Zia 2 "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" Safe
Frida Sandén 3 "Wherever You Will Go" Safe
J.E.M 4 "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" Safe
Freja Modin 5 "Bara Himlen Ser På" Bottom two
Isak Danielson 6 "Keep On Walking" Safe
Awa Santesson-Sey 7 "Mercy" Safe
Hey Mary 8 "I Love It" Bottom two
Alexander Holmgren 9 "The Whole of the Moon" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 10 "One Last Time" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 11 "Galen" (original song) Safe
Final showdown details
Freja Modin 1 "Genom Eld" Eliminated
Hey Mary 2 "Emotion" Safe
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Orup: Hey Mary
  • Serneholt: Freja Modin
  • Carlsson: Freja Modin
  • Ison: Freja Modin

Week 3 (19 October 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Awa Santesson-Sey 1 "MMMBop" Safe
Alexander Holmgren 2 "Turn Me On" Safe
Hey Mary 3 "Nothing Compares 2 U" Safe
Oscar Zia 4 "Danza Kuduro" Safe
Benny Hult 5 "Mad World" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 6 "It Feels So Good" Bottom two
Malcolm Brandin 7 "Here Comes the Hotstepper" Safe
Isak Danielson 8 "You're Beautiful" Safe
Frida Sandén 9 "One of Us" Bottom two
J.E.M 10 "Groove Is in the Heart" Safe
Final showdown details
Manda Nilsénius 1 "Wide Awake" Safe
Frida Sandén 2 "Skyscraper" Eliminated
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Ison: Frida Sandén
  • Carlsson: Frida Sandén
  • Serneholt: Frida Sandén
  • Orup: Frida Sandén

Week 4 (26 October 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Oscar Zia 1 "When You Say Nothing At All" Safe
Benny Hult 2 "Bad Things" Safe
Awa Santesson-Sey 3 "Love Story" Safe
Hey Mary 4 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Bottom two
Malcolm Brandin 5 "Malcolm B-thoven's femma" (original song) Safe
Alexander Holmgren 6 "Tiny Dancer" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 7 "Bad Romance" Bottom two
Isak Danielson 8 "Skyfall" Safe
J.E.M 9 "Give Me Everything" Safe
Final showdown details
Hey Mary 1 "One Night Only" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 2 "No One" Eliminated
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Ison: Manda Nilsénius
  • Carlsson: Hey Mary
  • Serneholt: Manda Nilsénius
  • Orup: Hey Mary

Although Manda Nilsénius was eliminated, after checking the votes, it was revealed that Hey Mary had received the fewest votes in that week. Therefore, it was decided that both acts would continue to Week 5; to make up for this, two acts would be eliminated in Week 5.

Week 5 (2 November 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Isak Danielson 1 "Dancing on My Own"/"Från och med Du" Safe
Benny Hult 2 "Don't You Worry Child" Safe
Hey Mary 3 "Eternal Flame" Eliminated
Awa Santesson-Sey 4 "Upside Down" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 5 "Fest på röda linjen" (original song) Safe
Manda Nilsénius 6 "If I Were a Boy" Safe
Alexander Holmgren 7 "Lemon Tree" Bottom two
Oscar Zia 8 "Moves Like Jagger" Bottom two
J.E.M 9 "On the Floor" Safe
Final showdown details
Alexander Holmgren 1 "All Right Now" Safe
Oscar Zia 2 "It Will Rain" Eliminated
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Orup: Oscar Zia
  • Serneholt: Alexander Holmgren
  • Carlsson: Oscar Zia
  • Ison: Alexander Holmgren

Week 6 (9 November 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song Result
J.E.M 1 "Me and My Drum" Bottom two
Awa Santesson-Sey 2 "Måndagsbarn" Safe
Benny Hult 3 "Longing for Lullabies" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 4 "Tar det tillbaka" Safe
Alexander Holmgren 5 "Happyland" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 6 "Listen to Your Heart" Bottom two
Isak Danielson 7 "Silhouettes" Safe
Final showdown details
J.E.M 1 "Nothin' on You" Safe
Manda Nilsénius 2 "Oops!... I Did It Again" Eliminated
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Orup: J.E.M
  • Serneholt: Manda Nilsénius
  • Carlsson: J.E.M
  • Ison: Manda Nilsénius

Week 7 (16 November 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Song Result
Isak Danielson 1 "Feeling Good" Bottom two
Alexander Holmgren 2 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Bottom two
J.E.M 3 "Turn Your Lights Down Low" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 4 "Jag saknar dig" (original song) Safe
Awa Santesson-Sey 5 "Blame It on the Boogie" Safe
Benny Hult 6 "What's Going On" Safe
Final showdown details
Isak Danielson 1 "I Was Here" Safe
Alexander Holmgren 2 "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" Eliminated
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Ison: Alexander Holmgren
  • Carlsson: Isak Danielson
  • Serneholt: Alexander Holmgren
  • Orup: Isak Danielson

Week 8 (23 November 2012)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the eighth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
J.E.M 1 "I Gotta Feeling" 6 "Starships" Bottom two
Isak Danielson 2 "Ordinary People" 7 "9 to 5" Safe
Awa Santesson-Sey 3 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" 8 "Crazy in Love" Safe
Benny Hult 4 "If You Don't Know Me by Now" 9 "Bed of Roses" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 5 "Best I Ever Had" (Swedish) 10 "Everything Is Everything" Bottom two
Final showdown details
J.E.M 1 "Airplanes" Safe
Malcolm Brandin 2 Original song Eliminated

Judges' votes to eliminate

  • Ison: J.E.M
  • Carlsson: Malcolm Brandin
  • Serneholt: Malcolm Brandin
  • Orup: Malcolm Brandin

Xtra Factor[edit]

Xtra Factor was an after show which was broadcast after every week's live show and results. It was hosted in season one by Sara Lumholdt and Martin Björk.[4]

Errors[edit]

In Week 4, David Hellenius had incorrectly announced that Manda Nilsénius had received fewer public votes than Hey Mary from deadlock and had to leave the competition. But after checking the votes, it was revealed that Hey Mary had received the fewest votes in that week.[5] Therefore, it was decided that both acts would continue to Week 5; to make up for this, two acts would be eliminated in Week 5.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksson, Sally (2013-01-15). "TV 4 tar tillbaka "Idol" i höst". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  2. ^ Publicerat: (2012-09-09). "Premiär ikväll för X Factor i TV4 – se ny förhandstitt med Kristin Amparo | Kingsizemagazine". Kingsizemagazine.se. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Världsartist klar för svenska "X-factor" | Nöje | Expressen Nöje | Nöjesnyheter Musiknyheter Filmnyheter". Expressen.se. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  4. ^ Stockholm TT Spektra (2012-09-30). "Sara Lumholdt leder "Xtra factor" | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Manda Nilsénius felaktigt utröstad ur "X-factor" – efter TV4:s superblunder | TV | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2012-10-28.