The X Factor Australia 2018 is a singing based reality tv competition telecasted in Australia. The first season of the Australian Version was premiered on Network Ten on 6 February 2005.
The X Factor Australia 2018 Auditions Requirements:
Based on previous season below are the expected auditions requirement for X Factor Australia 2018:
- 14 years with no upper age limit
- Participant have to give solo performance
X Factor Australia 2018 Online Auditions
The initial X Factor auditions are done in front of the producers before the show is aired. The selected candidates are called back by the producers to perform in front of panel of judges and a live audience. The act needs a majority ‘yes’ votes from the panel of judges. If there are three judges present, number of yes votes have to be 2.
The details for X Factor 2018 online Auditions are yet to get announced. We will update when they will be announced.
X Factor Australia 2018 Auditions Location:
The location for auditions of X Factor 2018 yet to get reveal but expect to happen at Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Gosford, Port Macquarie, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Sydney, Cairns, Darwin, Perth, Bunbury, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Will There Be X Factor Australia 2018 Auditions?
As X Factor Australia didn’t return in 2017 with new season because of poor ratings in 2016 season, so there might be no new season in 2018 as well. Head of Programming, Angus Ross, said “X Factor is not coming back” .
But nothing is confirm until the final official announcement from Seven network is announced. We just hope they will return again in 2018 and recognizing new singing talent in Australia.
About The X Factor Australia:
The X Factor was originally created by Simon Cowell in the United Kingdom. Cowell then began to grow and expand The X Factor competition franchise and in 2005, the Australian version of the show was launched on Network Ten as a replacement to the highly successful Australian Idol. But the ratings were poor which made the channel to give up the show. However, in 2010, the Seven Network won the rights to the show, and a second season was telecasted thereby.
The show is produced by FremantleMedia Australia, and is broadcasted on the Seven Network in Australia and on TV3 in New Zealand. The program ran 8 seasons and after that was dropped in 2016.
The show runs in different phases out of which the first one is the audition round. In this round all the aspiring singers sing in front of the judges and a live audience. The successful acts then progress to the next stage of the competition, “bootcamp” and later “home visits”, where the judges narrow their category down to three acts who will continue to the live shows, where the public vote for their favourite act, following weekly performances by the contestants. The winner then receives a recording contract with record label Sony Music Australia along with a Nissan Dualis car.
The show primarily was all about giving a platform to aspiring singers. The Jury judges them on the basis of their appearance, personality, and stage presence. Occasionally, dance performances were also included in their acts.
For every season, a judge would be assigned a specific category and then they would mentor their candidate and help them with the song choice, styling and staging, while judging contestants from other categories. They were supposed to mentor three acts for each category allotted to them.
The judges would guide them through the rehearsals also. In case, the judges did not find a solo artist worthy enough, they would collaborate them in a band and made them perform.
In every season there were 12 candidates only apart from season Six, where a wild card entry was introduced.
The original Jury as of 2005 consisted of Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano, and John Reid. When the show was renewed in 2010, the judging panel was replaced by Natalie Imbruglia, Ronan Keating, Kyle Sandilands and Guy Sebastian.
For the third season, Imbruglia and Sandilands were replaced by Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Mel B. Redfoo. And Dannii Minogue replaced Sebastian for fifth season but he soon returned in the seventh season along with new judges James Blunt and Chris Isaak, as replacements for Keating, Bassingthwaighte and Redfoo. Further changes are predicted since Iggy Azalea has announced her departure after season eight.
So far eight music talents has won the coveted winning trophy. The winners of the respective seasons are as follows: Random, Altiyan Childs, Reece Mastin, Samantha Jade, Dami Im, Marlisa Punzalan, Cyrus Villanueva and Isaiah Firebrace.
All of the winning contestants became a renowned name in the music industry. Each of them has charted within the top-ten of the ARIA Singles Chart, only Mastin’s, Jade’s and Im’s singles have reached number one. Also, the other contestants of X factor have released some hit numbers.
The show has received numerous awards and nominations, including five Logie Award nominations, of which it has won one for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program.