The X Factor Interactive
Free in-app voting and full digital offering keeps fans at the heart of the show.
Fans of The X Factor will be able to vote for free for the first time ever in the show’s history. The official app for the show, available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, will give users the opportunity to vote for their favourite contestants, starting from the live shows through to the live finals.
The award-winning in-app voting platform, developed in partnership with Tectonic Interactive and Tellybug, gives fans even more ways to engage with and influence one of the most popular entertainment TV shows in the UK.
The app provides exclusive content, quizzes, games, and the new and improved “Fifth Judge” feature, where users can predict which acts will make it through each stage and give real-time feedback on each performance during the show.
The app has been downloaded 1.6 million times and is sponsored by Domino’s.
The X Factor is already the biggest talent show on social media: 8.5 million likes on Facebook, 5 million Twitter followers, 87,000 followers on Instagram, and over 2 billion views on the official YouTube channel.
Throughout this series both The X Factor app and the website at itv.com/thexfactor will bring fans the latest news, photo galleries and exclusive backstage access to the judges and contestants. There will be exclusive behind-the-scenes video content including backstage interviews with the new X Factor online presenter, Luke Franks.
Luke is an award-winning radio and TV presenter with his own show on The Hits Radio. He's also one of the line-up on CITV's Scrambled and has interviewed hundreds of pop stars including The Vamps, Union J, Katy Perry and Rixton.
ABOUT THE X FACTOR VOTING
•You can vote by downloading the free iOS or
Android version of official The X Factor app
on your smartphone or tablet
•Clear voting instructions appear within the
•You can vote a maximum of 5 times within
any voting window
•Votes can be used on any one contestant, or
combination of contestants
The X Factor is one of the biggest brands in the world and individual versions of the show currently air in 45 countries.
Stars that have emerged from The X Factor have sold more than 150 million records to date, making the show incomparable in its success versus rival talent shows.
The X Factor Returns - with a new panel and FREE in-app voting.
The talent juggernaut, The X Factor, gets back into action this autumn as the competition scours all corners of the UK in search of a singer worthy of landing a life changing record contract.
The nation’s most talked about entertainment show sees former ‘frenemies’ Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini reunited on the judging panel. They are joined by new signing, straight-talking Spice Girl Mel B, and renowned music manager Louis Walsh, who returns for another series.
Dermot O’Leary returns to host the show, presiding over all of the drama, tears, joy and heartache, as well as lending the hopefuls a much needed shoulder to cry on as they perform in front of the most formidable panel yet.
Performers will once again tackle two sets of tough audition rounds – first the intimate closed rooms in one of four cities –Manchester, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Should they impress and get three or more yeses, they secure a spot to sing at the SSE Arena, Wembley to prove they can impress a live audience of thousands.
But the pressure won’t end there; once through the arenas stage, the hopefuls go through to Boot Camp and the return of the tense ‘six chair challenge’, with each chair representing a coveted place at their category’s Judge’s House.
The hopefuls will be banded in one of four categories – the Over 25s, the Groups, the Boys and the Girls. For the first time since 2008, the competition has lowered its age limit, with any performer over the age of 14 able to audition.
And for the first time in X Factor history, fans will be able to vote for free using The X Factor App. The official app for the show, available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, will give users the opportunity to vote for their favourite contestants, starting from the live shows through to the live final. This year’s live final, sponsored by TalkTalk, will return to the SSE Arena, Wembley where the lucky finalists will sing their hearts out in front of an audience of 10,000, before the winner of X Factor 2014 is crowned.
The X Factor has spawned numerous worldwide music artists, creating more international stars than any other TV talent show. Artists discovered by The X Factor have sold more than 160 million records worldwide with the show’s alumni including One Direction, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, JLS, Little Mix, Ella Henderson and Cher Lloyd.
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The X Factor Xtra!
Dermot O'Leary returns in his role as host for series 11 and newcomer Sarah Jane Crawford takes over on ITV2's The Xtra Factor this year.
Dermot O'Leary's television and radio work has made him a household name. He has been at the helm of The X Factor since 2007 and also hosts his own award-winning BBC Radio 2 show every Saturday, which has won three Sony Radio Awards.
The current leading lady of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Sarah-Jane Crawford is one of the most popular figures in UK radio, holding record audience figures for the Monday to Friday afternoon timeslot.
Sarah hosted the backstage coverage of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, and then fronted BBC Three’s coverage of ‘T in the Park’ alongside Greg James.
Speaking of her new role, Sarah-Jane said: “I’ve been a huge fan of The X Factor since day one and have watched every series religiously, so to be the new host of The Xtra Factor in its most exciting year EVER, is what dreams are made of. I'll be asking the Judges the questions that people at home are screaming at their TVs - and you'd better believe I'm going in with a bang!
Kiss FM's lively DJ Melvin Odoom joins up with The Saturday's Rochelle Humes as this year's Xtra Factor hosts!
The duo will be behind the scenes chatting to the judges, contestants and generally causing chaos!
Make sure you tune in on ITV2 straight after the main show.
Formerly presenters of The Xtra Factor, Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have been promoted to the helm of hosting the main show!
Olly Murs began his career on The X Factor in 2009 and has gone on to have a massive pop career. He joined Xtra Factor with Caroline and the pair were a massive hit with fans.
Caroline Flack is no stranger to the show and her chemistry with Olly was something she was keen to rekindle.
Taking over from Dermot O'Leary, Olly and Caroline will now be the shoulders the contestants cry on - in both joy and despair!
Will they carry on Dermot's famous dance routines? We can only watch and hope they bring it on come the live shows!