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The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. The series saw the creation of the boy band One Directionfrom boys who entered the competition as individuals. The winner of the competition was Matt Cardle. After the victory, he released his debut single " When We Collide ".
A total of 15, votes were cast throughout the series. The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, judges' houses and live shows. Minogue missed the auditions and bootcamp due to being on maternity leave, so Geri HalliwellNatalie ImbrugliaKaty Perry Getting The Brush - Fear - The Record, Pixie Lott and Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream.
(File) Scherzinger were brought in as guest judges. Cole missed the auditions in Manchester and bootcamp because she had malaria. Following bootcamp, successful acts were split into four categories: Boys male Das kriegerische Mädchen - Der Hegel - Musik Für Wahre Männer aged 16 to 28Girls female soloists aged 16 to 28Over 28s soloists aged 29 and over and Groups.
Minogue and Cole returned for the judges' houses stage, and each judge mentored eight acts through judges' houses. The live shows started on 9 October Four acts initially eliminated at judges' houses were brought back as wildcards, making this series the first to have 16 acts perform in the live shows. This series proved to be highly controversial, with many people complaining about the use of pitch correction software on the broadcast of contestants' auditions, the decision to form two Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream.
(File) out of rejected soloists at bootcamp, the rejection of popular contestant Gamu Nhengu at judges' houses, Cole abstaining to vote against one of her own acts she mentored in week 5 of the live shows and having a final showdown in the semi-final. Controversy also surrounded contestants Shirlena Johnson, who was axed over fears for her mental health, and Treyc Cohenwho was reported to already have a record deal when the live shows started.
There were also accusations of fixing, which were denied by the show's producers. Despite the controversies, this series was the most watched series to date, with an average of The final was watched by In FebruaryDannii Minogue confirmed that she would not attend the auditions for series 7 due to being pregnant.
Cole then returned for the judges' houses stage. Brian Friedman returned as creative director, while Ali Tennant and Savan Kotecha were hired as vocal coaches. However, Tennant's contract was ended before the live shows and was replaced by Yvie Burnettwho worked as vocal coach from series 2 — 6.
Richard "Biff" Stannard began working as show song producer for Minogue's contestant, and Grace Woodward began working on the show as fashion director. The first appeal for applicants for series 7 was broadcast during series 6 on 5 December Applicants for the seventh series were given the opportunity to apply by uploading a video audition to the Internet. Dublin returned as an audition city for the first time since the third series in Halliwell was the first guest judge, and attended the Glasgow auditions.
The first episode, broadcast on 21 Augustfeatured auditions from Glasgow and London,   while episode two, on 28 August, showcased Dublin's auditions and more from London.
The bootcamp stage of the competition began on 22 July at Wembley ArenaLondon and was broadcast on Κορώνα - Γράμματα - Γιάννης Πουλόπουλος - Φεγγάρι Άλλου Ουρανού September. The first day of bootcamp saw Cowell and Walsh split the acts into their four categories: BoysGirlsOver 25s and Groups.
At the end of the day, Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream. (File) number of acts was cut to On the second day, acts were given dance lessons by creative director Brian Friedman but they were not judged on their performances. Scherzinger then returned as a guest judge on the third day, where each act performed one song from a list of The Boys and Girls categories then comprised singers aged 16 to 27, rather than 16 to Minogue and Cole returned to the judging panel for the judges' houses stage of the competition,  where each judge mentored eight acts, increased from six in previous series.
The judges' houses stage was broadcast in two episodes on 2 and 3 October As previously, each week had a different song theme. The two acts with the fewest public votes were in the bottom two and sang again in the "final showdown". The songs they performed in the bottom two were of their own choice and did not necessarily follow that week's theme. The four judges then each chose one act from the bottom two that they wanted to be eliminated from the show.
If each act received an equal number of judges' votes, the result was deadlocked and the act with the fewest public votes was eliminated. The first live show was extended to two and a half hours to include a surprise twist,  namely that each judge was given a wildcard, allowing them to bring back Fascist Lies - Various - First Strike rejected act from judges' houses, A Whisper In The Tempest (Unreleased Promo Edit) - Various - Torino Black Metal bringing the number of finalists up from twelve to sixteen.
The eighth result was also a double elimination. The two remaining acts from the bottom three then performed in the final showdown. At the start of each results show, the remaining finalists performed a song as a group.
However, the song was pre-recorded and the contestants mimed, because of technical issues with mixing the number of microphones. Each results show featured a number of guest performers. The final took place on 11 and 12 December, with each episode lasting two hours. During the first show, the voting lines were frozen and the fourth placed contestant was eliminated. The votes carried over and the third placed contestant left on the second show following another freeze. The final two performed the potential winner's singles before the winner was announced.
With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result went to deadlock and reverted to the earlier public vote. Belle Amie were eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes. Grimshaw was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.
For the first time this series, each contestant performed two songs. For the first time in The X Factor history, the judges chose which act they wanted to see progress to the final. The series 7 finalists recorded a cover of David Bowie 's song " Heroes " as a charity single in aid of Help for Heroesa charity which supports injured Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream.
(File) and women. The song was recorded in the week beginning 18 October It was reported on 2 December by the Daily Mirror that the final five contestants, Matt Cardle, Cher Lloyd, One Direction and Rebecca Ferguson, would each record a different song, rather than the same song as in previous series, for their potential debut single.
The change was made after Cowell reportedly increased the budget as he wanted songs to suit each act. Over the course of the live Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream. (File), 15, votes were cast. Votes made via landline telephones or from the Red Button service cost 35 pence each, with calls made from mobile telephones expected to be more expensive.
Viewers were invited to record a video of themselves performing karaoke in front of a TalkTalk bright lights backdrop, and clips were screened as part of TalkTalk's sponsorship break bumpers.
The first episode on 21 August attracted The series dominated the weekly rankings, taking up the top position for the first four weeks, then the top two positions until the final. The first part of the final was beaten into fourth rank by two episodes of Coronation Street. The seventh series of The X Factor sparked several heated controversies, with over 5, complaints registered with Ofcom throughout the series.
A spokesperson told the Daily Mirror newspaper that ITV bosses were worried about the number of complaints as claims that the show had become "seedy and oversexed" and accusations of fixing would tarnish the image of the show and ITV. On 25 August, it was announced that contestant Shirlena Johnson had been asked to leave the show because of concerns over her mental health.
Producers said the medical report from her general practitioner, requested during bootcamp, arrived late. A spokesperson said, "The welfare of contestants is of paramount importance, Running Deer - Ravi Shankar - Chappaqua for this reason it has been agreed that Shirlena Johnson should not continue in the competition.
The decision to form two groups, Belle Amie and One Direction, from soloists at the end of the Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream. (File) stage was branded unfair by some of the other groups, as neither had entered the competition as groups. The controversy deepened after Cowell put through both Belle Amie and One Direction and picked just one of the original applicants.
More controversy erupted after the News of the World reported that after failing to qualify inTreyc Cohen signed a management deal with Artimis Music Management Ltd that landed her a recording contract in October that year with Birmingham -based Ajoupa Records and she released a single entitled "A Time to Be Heard".
According to the newspaper, The X Factor was attempting to release Cohen from her management deal and remove the single from sale. Controversy was caused when Cole chose not to send popular contestant Gamu Nhengu through to the live shows. Nhengu was an early favourite to win and many viewers were angry that Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd were put through despite failing to complete their performances at judges' houses.
Hundreds of viewers complained when, in week 5 of the live shows, Cole abstained from voting against either of her acts who she mentored in the bottom two Cohen and Waissel and was not allowed to vote last to send the result to deadlock. When the time came for the judges to determine the result, Cowell was asked to vote first and voted against Cohen. However, O'Leary then asked Cole to vote second rather than last which traditionally occurs when a judge has two of their own acts in the sing-off.
Cole stated that she wanted to abstain from voting. When O'Leary asked her to clarify what she meant, Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream. (File) responded that she was abstaining at that point but wanted O'Leary to ask Minogue and Walsh to cast their votes then ask Cole again where she would vote last and send the result to deadlock.
Due to Cole abstaining from voting against Cohen or Waissel when she was asked second, she was not allowed to send the result to deadlock.
A spokesperson for The X Factor explained: "A judge can abstain from placing a vote. Cheryl made it clear that she would not send anyone home and therefore abstained from voting. Dermot went back to her to clarify that it was going to go to a majority vote if she did that.
Cheryl was unable to take the vote to deadlock as deadlock requires a valid active vote. After O'Leary's revelation that producers had rehearsed what would happen if Cole abstained in week 5, allegations were made that the result was rigged to save Waissel, given that her outlandish performances and growing unpopularity with the public resulted in better ratings and sensational press for the show. Cowell denied this claim, saying he would never want to defraud viewers and said the situation had "been blown out of proportion".
The only thing I know is who's in the bottom two when I'm given the card. I don't know which judge to go to until I'm called and the judges, including [Cowell], don't know the vote or who we're coming to next.
It's that simple. The X Factor 's bosses instructed their lawyers to file a formal complaint to the Press Complaints Commission against HeatSave Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream.
(File) that the article was a lie, that very few people know the actual public voting results and conspiracy theories being printed in the media are "total and utter rubbish". There were accusations from viewers of fixing during the semi-final when O'Leary announced that only the public's votes would decide which contestants would move on to the final, but the next day this was changed and there was a final showdown.
The show's official website also stated that the result would be decided by the public vote, and Walsh confirmed that on a radio show earlier in the week. This is a lot of nonsense about nothing. She claimed that Cowell wanted Lloyd in the final instead of Byrne because of Cowell constantly praising Save Me - Eoghan Johnson - A Dreamers Dream.
(File) performances and Lloyd having a high likability from Cowell throughout the live shows. Byrne, viewers and Byrne supporters believed that the final showdown was put in place by producers who scrambled at the last minute, just before the result announcement, more specifically, right after the semi-final public voting period closed and when the votes were being countedonly to prevent Byrne from having a place in the final and guarantee Lloyd's place if Byrne finished fourth in the public vote and if Lloyd finished last in the public vote.
Following Byrne's comments and the accusations by viewers and public supporters of Byrne, Cowell wrote an open letter to the viewers in the Daily Mirror to address the controversy and accusations, saying:. Our main focus is to ensure that the contestants are given every opportunity to benefit from being on the show and show their talent.
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