The X Factor Season 2

Season 2

The X Factor Season 2

First Air Date: August 30, 2010

First Aired on    :   2010
Episodes    :   28 episodes

The X Factor is an Australian television reality music competition, based on the original UK series, to find new singing talent; the winner of which receives a recording contract with record label Sony Music Australia. The second series premiered on the Seven Network on 30 August 2010 and ended on 22 November 2010. The winner was Altiyan Childs and his debut single "Somewhere in the World" was released after the final. Childs was mentored throughout by Ronan Keating, who won as mentor for the first time. The series was presented by Luke Jacobz, while spin-off show The Xtra Factor was hosted by Natalie Garonzi on 7Two. The show was originally to be hosted by actor Matthew Newton, however, he was forced to withdraw as host during production after an altercation with his former girlfriend Rachael Taylor and re-admitting himself to rehab. Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Sebastian, Ronan Keating and Kyle Sandilands joined the judging panel as replacements for former judges, Mark Holden, John Reid and Kate Ceberano. The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, judges' houses and live shows. Auditions took place throughout May and June 2010. After the auditions was bootcamp, where successful acts were split into four categories: Under 25 Boys, Under 25 Girls, Over 25s and Groups. Each judge was given a category to mentor and had to decide on their twelve acts after day two, and their six acts after day two. Special guest judges, including Havana Brown, Rebecca Batties, Mark Plunkett and Rai Thistlethwayte were brought in to help the judges decide their acts. Following bootcamp, was the judges' houses stage, where each of the judges reduced their six acts to three, with help from more guest judges, including Kelly Rowland, Sir Richard Branson, Boyzone, Snoop Dogg and Usher. The live shows began on 19 September 2010.



Episodes

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2x28 X-Factor Australia Winner Revealed - Final 3 Results Show (January 01, 0001)



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2x27 X-Factor Australia Grand Final - Final 3 - Live Performances (November 21, 2010)



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2x26 Top 4 Results Show (November 15, 2010)



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2x25 Top 4 Live Performances - Number One Hits (November 14, 2010)



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2x24 Top 5 Results Show (November 08, 2010)



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2x23 Top 5 Live Performances - Australian-made Hits (November 07, 2010)



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2x22 Top 6 Results Show (November 01, 2010)



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2x21 Top 6 Live Performances - Songs of Summer (October 31, 2010)



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2x20 Top 7 Results Show (October 25, 2010)



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2x19 Top 7 Live Performances - Movie Night (October 24, 2010)



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2x18 Top 8 Results Show (October 18, 2010)



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2x17 Top 8 Live Performances - Rock Week (October 17, 2010)



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2x16 Top 9 Results Show (October 11, 2010)



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2x15 Top 9 Live Performances - Greatest Party Anthems (October 10, 2010)



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2x14 Top 10 Results Show (October 04, 2010)



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2x13 Top 10 Live Performances - Songs that defined a Decade (October 03, 2010)



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2x12 Top 11 Results Show (September 27, 2010)



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2x11 Top 11 Live Performances - Musical Inspirations (September 26, 2010)



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2x10 Top 12 Results Show (September 20, 2010)



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2x09 Top 12 Live Performances - Judges Choices (September 19, 2010)



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2x08 Boot Camp 4 (September 13, 2010)



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2x07 Boot Camp 3 (September 12, 2010)



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2x06 Boot Camp 2 (September 06, 2010)



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2x05 Boot Camp 1 (September 05, 2010)



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2x04 Auditions 4 (September 02, 2010)



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2x03 Auditions 3 (September 01, 2010)



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2x02 Auditions 2 (August 31, 2010)



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2x01 Auditions 1 (August 30, 2010)





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