The X Factor Season 3

Season 3

The X Factor Season 3

First Air Date: August 29, 2011

First Aired on    :   2011
Episodes    :   32 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 management contract and a Sony Music Australia recording contract. The third series premiered on the Seven Network on 29 August 2011 and ended on 22 November 2011. The winner was Reece Mastin and his debut single "Good Night" was released after the final. Mastin was mentored throughout by Guy Sebastian, who won as mentor for the first time. The season was presented by Luke Jacobz. Sebastian and Ronan Keating were the only judges from the previous series who returned, while Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Melanie Brown joined the judging panel as replacements for former judges, Natalie Imbruglia and Kyle Sandilands. The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, home visits and live shows. Auditions in front of the show's producers took place throughout March and April 2011. The successful auditionees chosen by the producers were then invited back to the last set of auditions that took place in front of the judges and a live studio audience during May and June. 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 three. Special guest judges, including Wynter Gordon, Stephen Belafonte, Darren Hayes and The Veronicas, were brought in to help the judges decide their acts. Following bootcamp was the home visits stage, where each of the judges reduced their six acts to three, with help from more guest judges, including Beyoncé Knowles, Mel C, Jason Derülo, Good Charlotte and Leona Lewis. The live shows began on 19 September 2011.



Episodes

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3x32 Grand Final (November 22, 2011)



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3x31 Top 3 Performance (November 21, 2011)



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3x30 Top 4 Results (November 15, 2011)



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3x29 Top 4 Performance (November 14, 2011)



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3x28 Top 5 Results (November 08, 2011)



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3x27 Top 5 Performance (November 07, 2011)



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3x26 Top 6 Results (November 01, 2011)



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3x25 Top 6 Performance (October 31, 2011)



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3x24 Top 7 Results (October 25, 2011)



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3x23 Top 7 Performance (October 24, 2011)



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3x22 Top 8 Results (October 18, 2011)



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3x21 Top 8 Performance (October 17, 2011)



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3x20 Top 9 Results (October 11, 2011)



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3x19 Top 9 Performance (October 10, 2011)



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3x18 Top 10 Results (October 04, 2011)



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3x17 Top 10 Performance (October 03, 2011)



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3x16 Top 11 Results (September 28, 2011)



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3x15 Top 11 Performance (September 27, 2011)



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3x14 Top 12 Results (September 20, 2011)



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3x13 Top 12 Performance (September 19, 2011)



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3x12 Home Visit 3 (September 15, 2011)



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3x11 Home Visit 2 (September 14, 2011)



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3x10 Home Visit 1 (September 13, 2011)



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3x09 Bootcamp 3 (September 12, 2011)


Judges Mel B, Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Guy Sebastian put our contestants through their paces at X Factor Bootcamp in Sydney.


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3x08 Bootcamp 2 (September 08, 2011)


Judges Mel B, Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and Guy Sebastian put our contestants through their paces at X Factor Bootcamp in Sydney.


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3x07 Bootcamp 1 (September 07, 2011)


Judges Mel B, Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Guy Sebastian put our contestants through their paces at X Factor Bootcamp in Sydney.


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3x06 Auditions 6 (September 06, 2011)


The auditions continue as judges Mel B, Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and Guy Sebastian search the country for singing megastars.


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3x05 Auditions 5 (September 05, 2011)


The auditions continue as judges Mel B, Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and Guy Sebastian search the country for singing megastars.


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3x04 Auditions 4 (September 01, 2011)



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3x03 Auditions 3 (August 31, 2011)



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3x02 Auditions 2 (August 30, 2011)



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3x01 Auditions 1 (August 29, 2011)





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