Fox kicks off their Fall 2013 schedule with part 1 of ‘The X-Factor‘ tonight. The X Factor is an American reality television music competition created by Simon Cowell and produced by FremantleMedia North America and SYCOtv, a partnership between Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, on Fox. Based on the original UK show, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent (solo or groups) contested by aspiring singers, aged 12 and over, drawn from public auditions. The winner is determined by the viewers through telephone, Internet, and SMS text voting and receives a $5 million recording contract with Cowell’s record label Syco Music. There have been two winners of the show to date: Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens.
The show began airing on September 21, 2011, and has since aired annually from September through to December as an addition to the The X Factor franchise. The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants’ performances. Each judge is assigned one of four categories; the criteria for each has varied between seasons. Throughout the live shows, the judges act as mentors to their category, helping to decide song choices, styling, and staging, while judging contestants from the other categories. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning judge.
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