The X-Factor

X Factor Press Launch

Created by music mogul Simon Cowell, The X-Factor is a music based talent show that sees thousands of hopefuls audition and then perform until just one act remains.

Previous winners:

2004 - Steve Brookstein
2005 - Shayne Ward
2006 - Leona Lewis
2007 - Leon Jackson
2008 - Alexandra Burke
2009 - Joe McElderry
2010 - Matt Cardle
2011 - TBA

Other notable participants:

2008 - JLS (runners-up)
2009 - Olly Murs (runner-up), Stacey Solomon (third place)
2010 - Rebecca Ferguson (runner-up), One Direction (third place)

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