History Series / TheXFactor

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.
12th Dec '16 1:19:50 PM deadbotuliza
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** Series 12: Remains to be seen, but winner Louisa Johnson recovered her winners' song's failings with her successful collaboration with Clean Bandit, Tears, although she will be the first winner ever to not release their debut album in the year after their win. Reggie and Bollie meanwhile, were denied success with New Girl due to streaming, in spite of its use on an advert, and haven't followed it up since.

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** Series 12: Remains to be seen, but winner Louisa Johnson recovered her winners' song's failings with her successful collaboration with Clean Bandit, Tears, although she will be the first winner ever to not release their debut album in the year after their win. Reggie and Bollie meanwhile, were denied success with New Girl due to streaming, in spite of its use on an advert, its follow up struggled to make an impression on iTunes, and they haven't followed it up since.released an album either.
12th Dec '16 1:43:57 AM AlternativeCola
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* '''Season 13 (2016)''': Matt Terry, Boys, Nicole Scherzinger
25th Nov '16 10:38:06 AM PerfumePreppy
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* CallBack: A cross-show (and cross-country) example. During Week 7 of the 2016 series, in which Ryan Lawrie performed "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley, at one point during his pre-performance package, another Elvis song, "A Little Less Conversation", was played in the background. Ryan's mentor, Nicole Scherzinger, previously danced to "A Little Less Conversation" for her Freestyle during her stint on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''.

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* CallBack: A cross-show (and cross-country) example. During Week 7 of the 2016 series, in which Ryan Lawrie performed "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley, at one point during his pre-performance package, another Elvis song, "A Little Less Conversation", was played playing in the background. background at one point during his rehearsal package. Ryan's mentor, Nicole Scherzinger, previously danced to "A Little Less Conversation" the song in question for her Freestyle during her stint on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''.
25th Nov '16 10:37:08 AM PerfumePreppy
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* CallBack: A cross-show (and cross-country) example. During Week 7 of the 2016 series, in which Ryan Lawrie performed "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley, at one point during his pre-performance package, another Elvis song, "A Little Less Conversation", was played in the background. Ryan's mentor, Nicole Scherzinger, previously danced to "A Little Less Conversation" for her Freestyle during her stint on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''.
21st Nov '16 3:31:29 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Emily Middlemas first auditioned in the 2014 series and was eliminated at the Judges' Houses stage. Like Relley and Gifty, she returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows, also mentored by Simon, alongside boyfrien Ryan Lawrie (who also made the live shows as a solo act, mentored by Nicole).

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** Emily Middlemas first auditioned in the 2014 series and was eliminated at the Judges' Houses stage. Like Relley and Gifty, she returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows, also mentored by Simon, alongside boyfrien boyfriend Ryan Lawrie (who also made the live shows as a solo act, mentored by Nicole).
21st Nov '16 3:16:32 PM PerfumePreppy
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* TheAce: Nicole Scherzinger's brief turn as a guest judge had fans clamouring for her to replace Dannii or Cheryl -- or even for a fifth judging category to be created -- ever since the first episode she appeared in. She did eventually become a judge, albeit of the US version rather than the UK one. Unfortunately the US audiences weren't as enamoured with her as their UK counterparts. (See FaceHeelTurn below.)

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* TheAce: Nicole Scherzinger's brief turn as a guest judge had fans clamouring for her to replace Dannii or Cheryl -- or even for a fifth judging category to be created -- ever since the first episode she appeared in. She did eventually become a judge, albeit of the US version rather than the UK one. Unfortunately the US audiences weren't as enamoured with her as their UK counterparts.counterparts, so back to the UK she went. (See FaceHeelTurn below.)



* ButNotTooBlack: Predictably, this accusation was thrown at Leona Lewis a lot when she won the show, even though it happens to be a BerserkButton of hers. More surprisingly however, it was also thrown at Alexandra Burke and JLS when they were the final two in 2008, the idea apparently being that viewers really voted for their ''judges'' (Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh respectively) and that their presence in the final didn't really prove anything. At least one prominent black UK academic went on record in 2011 as saying that he would only consider a Kelly Rowland/Misha B victory as proof the the British public can truly accept black musicians.
** Leigh-Anne from Little Mix won that year.

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* ButNotTooBlack: Predictably, this accusation was thrown at Leona Lewis a lot when she won the show, even though it happens to be a BerserkButton of hers. More surprisingly however, it was also thrown at Alexandra Burke and JLS when they were the final two in 2008, the idea apparently being that viewers really voted for their ''judges'' (Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh respectively) and that their presence in the final didn't really prove anything. At least one prominent black UK academic went on record in 2011 as saying that he would only consider a Kelly Rowland/Misha B victory as proof the the British public can truly accept black musicians.
** While Leigh-Anne from Little Mix won that year.during her year, she is still 1/4 of a group.
2nd Nov '16 6:47:48 PM PerfumePreppy
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* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: This trope may explain how Jedward and Wagner made it through to the live shows. Both were put through by Louis Walsh, and his plotting seems deliberate.

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* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: This trope may explain how Jedward and Jedward, Wagner and Bratavio made it through to the live shows. Both All three were put through by Louis Walsh, and his plotting seems deliberate.


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** This can also be applied to Honey G from the 2016 series. In her case, however, the blame isn't on Louis, but on Sharon.
2nd Nov '16 6:45:04 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Emily Middlemas first auditioned in the 2014 series and was eliminated at the Judges' Houses stage. Like Relley and Gifty, she returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows, also mentored by Simon, alongside boyfriend Ryan Lawrie.

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** Emily Middlemas first auditioned in the 2014 series and was eliminated at the Judges' Houses stage. Like Relley and Gifty, she returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows, also mentored by Simon, alongside boyfriend boyfrien Ryan Lawrie.Lawrie (who also made the live shows as a solo act, mentored by Nicole).
2nd Nov '16 6:43:59 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Gifty Louise previously auditioned in the 2015 series but was eliminated at boot camp. She returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows.

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** Gifty Louise previously auditioned in the 2015 series but was eliminated at boot camp. She returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows.shows under Simon, finishing 9th.
** Emily Middlemas first auditioned in the 2014 series and was eliminated at the Judges' Houses stage. Like Relley and Gifty, she returned in 2016 and eventually made it to the live shows, also mentored by Simon, alongside boyfriend Ryan Lawrie.
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