The X Factor Season 1

Season 1

The X Factor Season 1

First Air Date: February 06, 2005

First Aired on    :   2005
Episodes    :   36 episodes

The X Factor is an Australian television music competition to find new singing talent. The first series premiered on 6 February 2005 and ended on 15 May 2005. The show was cancelled after the series ended due to poor ratings, but was revived in 2010 after Seven Network acquired the rights through meetings with show creator Simon Cowell.



Episodes

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1x36 Finale (May 15, 2005)


It's judgement day, the moment we've all been waiting for - the Grand Final show! Who, above all else, has the X Factor? As for the judges, it's the ultimate report card. Will it result in a share of the spotlight or a personal defeat?


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1x35 The Xtra Factor 9 (May 15, 2005)



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1x34 Russell v Random (May 08, 2005)


The remaining two acts battle the ultimate claim to the The X Factor. It's their final performance live in front of a studio audience and the nation! Watch as the judges compete to send their protégés to first place. The contestants want to win... but not as much as the judges!


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1x33 The Xtra Factor 8 (May 08, 2005)



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1x32 Elimination 7 - Vincent Harder (May 02, 2005)


All acts sang one song each again before the voting lines closed. Vincent Harder received the least amount of votes and is the seventh eliminated from The X Factor and finishes 3rd.


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1x31 3 Acts Perform (May 01, 2005)



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1x30 The Xtra Factor 7 (May 01, 2005)



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1x29 Elimination 6 - Kaya (April 25, 2005)


All acts sang one song each again before the voting lines closed. Kaya and Russell were in the bottom two. Kaya received the least amount of votes and are the sixth eliminated from The X Factor.


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1x28 4 Acts Perform (April 24, 2005)


Russell sang Eskimo Joe's ""From the Sea"" and Pearl Jam's ""Better Man"". Vince sang Mario's ""Let Me Love You"" and Justin Timberlake's ""Like I Love You"". Kaya sang an original ""My Lips"" and Malena Shaw's ""Women of the Ghetto"". Random sang ""Joyful, Joyful"" from Sister Act 2 Soundtrack and The Isley Brothers' ""Shout"".


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1x27 The Xtra Factor 6 (April 24, 2005)



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1x26 Elimination 5 - Roslynn Mahe (April 18, 2005)


Tonight's results show saw Kaya and Roslynn Mahe in the bottom two. Mark voted for: Kaya to stay. John voted for: Roslynn to stay. Kate voted for: Kaya to stay. Roslynn Mahe was the fifth eliminated from The X Factor.


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1x25 5 Acts Perform (April 17, 2005)



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1x24 The Xtra Factor 5 (April 17, 2005)



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1x23 Elimination 4 - Jacob Butler (April 11, 2005)


Tonight's results show saw Vincent Harder and Jacob Butler in the bottom two. Mark voted for: Jacob to stay. John voted for: Vincent to stay. Kate voted for: Vincent to stay. Jacob Butler was the fourth eliminated from The X Factor.


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1x22 6 Acts Perform (April 10, 2005)


Random sang an original ""Left Hand Up"". Jacob sang U2's ""Beautiful Day"". Roslynn sang Alicia Keys' ""If I Ain't Got You"". Kaya sang John Butler Trio's ""Zebra"". Vincent sang Seal's ""Kiss From A Rose"". Russell sang Robbie William's ""Let Me Entertain You"".


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1x21 The Xtra Factor 4 (April 10, 2005)



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1x20 Elimination 3 - Gemma Purdy (April 04, 2005)


Tonight's results show saw Gemma Purdy and Jacob Butler in the bottom two. Mark voted for: Jacob Butler to stay. John voted for: Gemma Purdy to stay. Kate voted for: Jacob Butler to stay. Gemma Purdy was the third eliminated from The X Factor.


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1x19 7 Acts Perform (April 03, 2005)


Roslynn sang The Lion King's ""Circle of Life""; Jacob sang Bryan Adam's ""Have you ever really loved a woman?""; Random sang Stevie Wonder's ""Lately""; Russell sang Maroon 5's ""Harder to Breathe""; Gemma sang Christina Aguilera's ""The Voice Within""; Kaya sang an original ""Lyin'""; Vincent sang Michael Jackson's ""Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough"".


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1x18 The Xtra Factor 3 (April 03, 2005)



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1x17 Elimination 2 - Janie Shrapnel (March 28, 2005)


Tonight's results show saw Janie Shrapnel and Roslynn Mahe in the bottom two. Mark didn't vote. John voted for: Roslynn Mahe to stay. Kate voted for: Roslynn Mahe to stay. Janie Shrapnel was the second eliminated from The X Factor.


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1x16 8 Acts Perform (March 27, 2005)


Vincent sang Eric Clapton's ""Change The World"", Roslynn sang John Lennon's ""Imagine"", Kaya sang an original ""Move Me"", Jacob sang an original ""Get Up"", Janie sang Aretha Franklin's ""Say A Little Prayer For You"", Random sang an originaal ""Catch A Breeze"", Gemma sang The Cure's ""Love Cats"", Russell sang Wet Wet Wet's ""Love Is All Around"".


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1x15 The Xtra Factor 2 (March 27, 2005)


Hosted by Chloe Maxwell, live from Melbourne, the Xtra Factor gives you an access-all-areas preview giving insight into the preparation that the final eight acts have undertaken. Will it be enough to please the judges!


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1x14 Elimination 1 - The Brothership (March 21, 2005)


Tonight's results show saw Janie Shrapnel and The Brothership in the bottom two. Mark voted for: The Brothership to stay. John voted for: Janie Shrapnel to stay. Kate voted for: Janie Shrapnel to stay. The Brothership was the first eliminated from The X Factor.


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1x13 9 Acts Perform (March 20, 2005)


There's only one question on everyone's mind - Who has the X Factor? Only three acts from each category now remain: Kate Ceberano with the 16-24's year olds, John Reid with the 25 and overs and Mark Holden with his vocal groups. Watch them perform live in front of a studio audience and the nation! Who will welcome the spotlight and who will crumble? So... do you know who has the X Factor?


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1x12 The Xtra Factor 1 (March 20, 2005)


An access-all-areas preview show giving insight into the preparation - both mentally and physically - that the final nine acts have undertaken in order to perform live in front of thousands of people and their toughest critics - the judges! Hosted by Chloe Maxwell live from the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne.


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1x11 The Contenders (March 13, 2005)


In this special X Factor event, we get to know the final nine acts that will be performing at the live arena shows. See first hand how their lives have been transformed, meet their friends and family and get an insight into what makes them exceptional and extraordinary.


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1x10 Masterclass 2 (March 07, 2005)



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1x09 Masterclass 1 (March 06, 2005)


After surviving the rigours of Boot Camp, the judges will take their respective group of five contestants to their home for some intense one on one mentoring and to give the contestants a taste of what their future lifestyle could be. At the end of this, each judge will have to make the tough choice of eliminating two further contestants, leaving just three finalists in each category to perform at the live shows.


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1x08 Lockdown 4 (February 28, 2005)


The 16-24s and the Vocal Groups were cut down to 5. Now all 3 categories have been reduced to 5 and move on to Masterclass.


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1x07 Lockdown 3 (February 27, 2005)


This episode saw more people being eliminated. 16-24s got cut down to 10 people, Vocal Groups got cut down to 10 people and the Over 25s have their final 5 going through to Masterclass.


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1x06 Lockdown 2 (February 21, 2005)


Boot camp continues. After making it through the nationwide auditions, it will be revealed for the first time which judge will mentor which category. Kept secret from each other, each judge will assemble a team of people to help them decide who has got it and who doesn't. At the end of the three-day boot camp, each judge will have to cut their acts down from 30 contenders to just five.


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1x05 Lockdown 1 (February 20, 2005)


After making it through the nationwide auditions, it will be revealed for the first time which judge will mentor which category. Kept secret from each other, each judge will assemble a team of people to help them decide who has got it and who doesn't. At the end of the three-day boot camp, each judge will have to cut their acts down from 30 contenders to just five.


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1x04 Audition 4 (February 14, 2005)


The search continues. Out of the thousands of hopefuls, only 30 contestants will be chosen for each of the three categories. This episode's auditions were from Sydney. Mark Holden will mentor the Vocal Groups, Kate Ceberano will mentor the 16-24s and John Reid will mentor the 25 and overs.


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1x03 Audition 3 (February 13, 2005)


The search continues. Out of the thousands of hopefuls, only 30 contestants will be chosen for each of the three categories. This episode's auditons were from Brisbane.


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1x02 Audition 2 (February 07, 2005)


The search continues. Of the thousands of hopefuls, only 30 contestants will be chosen in each of the three categories. This episode's auditons were from Adelaide and Perth.


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1x01 Audition 1 (February 06, 2005)


Part 1 of the audition discovered some truly ""xtraordinary, xceptional and xciting"" Australian singing talent. Thousands of talented, ambitious and in some cases deluded contestants paraded past the three judges, who worked together as a majority rules selection panel. Contenders will now audition for one of three categories - solo artists 16-24, solo artists 25 plus, and vocal groups. Of the thousands of hopefuls, only 30 contestants will be chosen in each of the three categories. This episode's auditions were from Melbourne.




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