History Series / TheXFactor

7th May '17 3:18:19 PM PerfumePreppy
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** [[Music/SpiceGirls "Scary Spice" Mel B]] plays this trope in the Australian version. Her guest judge stint in Series 9 of the British version (which included [[KickTheDog telling an octogenarian he bored her to sleep]]) prompted "What the Hell?" reactions from Gary, Louis, Tulisa and the audience. And in Series 14, she may be surpassing Simon in toughness and bluntness towards the contestants.

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** [[Music/SpiceGirls "Scary Spice" Mel B]] plays this trope in the Australian version. Her guest judge stint in Series 9 of the British version (which included [[KickTheDog telling an octogenarian he bored her to sleep]]) prompted "What the Hell?" reactions from Gary, Louis, Tulisa and the audience. And in Series 14, 11, she may be surpassing Simon in toughness and bluntness towards the contestants.


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** The food metaphors continued in the third week of live shows of Series 13, when he said Ryan Lawrie's performance of "Rolling in the Deep" was like "a pancake if it sang", in that "it was flat".
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* MrFanservice:
** Many of the boy bands that competed on the show tend to be groups of these, depending on how old the members are.
** For individual acts, notable examples are Sam Callahan in Series 10, Jake Quickenden in Series 11, and Matt Terry in Series 13.
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* OneSteveLimit: Subverted in Series 10, in which two of the finalists were named Sam (eventual winner Sam Bailey and token MrFanservice Sam Callahan).
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* FunnyForeigner: Wagner and Goldie Cheung are among the more notable examples of this trope.

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* FunnyForeigner: Wagner and Goldie Cheung are among the more notable examples of this trope. Certain seasons had foreigners who had shades of this trope but were genuine contenders, such as Andrea Faustini and Saara Aalto.
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Diana Vickers and Janet Devlin from series 5 and 8 respectively have the tendency to perform barefoot.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Diana Vickers and Vickers, Janet Devlin Devlin, and Emily Middlemas from series 5 5, 8, and 8 respectively have the 13, respectively, often had a tendency to perform of performing barefoot.
7th May '17 2:35:11 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Rebecca Ferguson from Matt's year was effectively a Boring Invincible Runner-Up, having finished in second place every week bar one (where she got pipped by Katie Waissel of all people) from the third week onwards.

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** Rebecca Ferguson from Matt's year the 2010 series was effectively a Boring Invincible Runner-Up, having finished in second place every week bar one (where she got pipped by Katie Waissel of all people) from the third week onwards.
7th May '17 2:33:57 PM PerfumePreppy
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* OddNameOut: One of the 2012 series's final three Groups, Union J (formerly known as Triple J), got its name due to all its members having names that begin with the letter J -- Jaymi, JJ, and Josh. The theme was somewhat broken, spelling-wise, with the pre-Judges' Houses addition of previously eliminated solo act George Shelley (though phonetically his name still matches the others'). After George's departure from the group, a more straight example came with the addition of Casey Johnson, a former member of the 2014 series' Stereo Kicks.



* PeacockGirl: Invoked in series 11 with Fleur East's performance of Alicia Key's 'If I Ain't Got You', which saw Fleur wearing a blue dress backed by a display of peacock feathers on the screen behind her.

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* PeacockGirl: Invoked in series 11 with Fleur East's performance of Alicia Key's Keys' 'If I Ain't Got You', which saw Fleur wearing a blue dress backed by a display of peacock feathers on the screen behind her.
17th Apr '17 12:23:04 PM Kitchen90
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** In an early season, Sharon and Louis suffered violently from this in front of one contestant. When the contestant told the judging panel that she was a horse jockey, the two of them spluttered with laughter throughout her entire audition. Outraged, Simon ordered them to leave because they were distracting the contestant as she tried to sing. As the two of them left giggling, Sharon smacked her head against the door, making them laugh even more.



* DeadpanSnarker: Simon Cowell and his [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]], Gary Barlow.
** Lucy Spraggan turns this into song format.

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Simon Cowell and his [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]], Gary Barlow.
** Lucy Spraggan turns this into song format.format, which won over her audience immediately in her first audition.



* DownerEnding: Things rarely ever end well for the contestants.
* DramaticPause

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* DownerEnding: Things rarely ever end well for the contestants. \n In some instances, it's not even a happy ending for ''the winner'', who either fails to chart or has weak album sales or doesn't even get a chance to make their album due to contract disputes.
* DramaticPauseDramaticPause: Dermot O'Leary is famous for this whenever he announced the results of the vote. Usually, he would say "The winner/contestant through to next week ... is..." followed by a long pause with a slow zoom onto ''every'' awaiting contestant as they prayed that their name would be called.
25th Dec '16 2:07:17 AM MeekLion
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** This also applies to the winner's song, released the week after the contest is over (And [[SarcasmMode coincidentally]], the week before the final chart before Christmas). Without fail, it takes the Christmas number one each year with little effort; this was subverted in 2009, when a campaign to get ''Killing In The Name'' by Music/RageAgainstTheMachine to number one instead meant that for the first time in ''half a decade'', the UK's Christmas number one was not by the year's X-Factor winner. Normal service was resumed the following year when Matt Cardle's winners' song became the Christmas number one, but the 2011 and 2012 finals took place earlier than all the previous ones, meaning that the winner's single could fizzle out before Christmas. The winners' song was no 1, despite a late wobble or two, in the next 2 years, but the year after Louisa Johnson's rendition of Forever Young was not in the race at all, failing to make the top 5, both in the midweek when it arrived, and in the Christmas chart in its first full week.

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** This also applies to the winner's song, released the week after the contest is over (And [[SarcasmMode coincidentally]], the week before the final chart before Christmas). Without fail, it takes the Christmas number one each year with little effort; this was subverted in 2009, when a campaign to get ''Killing In The Name'' by Music/RageAgainstTheMachine to number one instead meant that for the first time in ''half a decade'', the UK's Christmas number one was not by the year's X-Factor winner. Normal service was resumed the following year when Matt Cardle's winners' song became the Christmas number one, but the 2011 and 2012 finals took place earlier than all the previous ones, meaning that the winner's single could fizzle out before Christmas. The winners' song was no 1, despite a late wobble or two, in the next 2 years, but the year after Louisa Johnson's rendition of Forever Young was not in the race at all, failing to make the top 5, both in the midweek when it arrived, and in the Christmas chart in its first full week. Matt became the 4th winner in 6 not to be Christmas number 1, in spite of the fact the winners' single was now a Christmas song. He got the most sales in his first week, but streams stopped him from being no 1, and he couldn't keep them up, and fell to 8th a week later.
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