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The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol (2001-2003). It is held in various countries. The programmes are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants.

The X Factor UK

Little Mix (2011)

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall auditioned on The X Factor as solo artists ultimately being put together to form the girl group Little Mix (formerly called Rhythmix). With help from their mentor, Tulisa Contostavlos, the group built up a strong fanbase with their excellent vocal harmonies, strong performances and, on December 11, 2011, they made history by becoming the first group ever to win The X Factor UK Factor in the show's eight-year history. They released their first single, a cover of the Damien Rice song Cannonball, that same day via digital download. A physical copy of the single, which will also contain 3 of the group's best performances from the show, was released in stores on December 14, 2011. "Cannonball" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts 4 days later on December 18, 2011. The group's debut album DNA was released on November 19, 2012 and has spawned two hit singles, the title track and Wings. They keep their fans, known as "Mixers", up-to-date via Twitter.

Performances on The X Factor

Little Mix (known as Rhythmix until live show 4) performed the following songs on The X Factor

Video Diaries

The Video Diaries are a series of videos released by Little Mix during their time on the X-Factor. During the Video Dairies, the members would entertain their viewers by answering questions from the fans and doing a variety of activities.

2012

Little Mix performed their single DNA on November 11, 2012.

Little Mix - "DNA" Live The X Factor UK 201205:00

Little Mix - "DNA" Live The X Factor UK 2012



2013

Little Mix performed their single Move on November 3, 2013.

Little Mix Performing 'Move' on The X Factor UK - 03 11 1304:48

Little Mix Performing 'Move' on The X Factor UK - 03 11 13


2015

Live Week 1

Little Mix performed their single Love Me Like You as a mashup with their other single Black Magic on The X Factor on November 1, 2015.

Little Mix perform Black Magic and Love Me Like You - The X Factor 201505:42

Little Mix perform Black Magic and Love Me Like You - The X Factor 2015


Finale

Little Mix and 2014's runner-up Fleur East performed a mashup of their singles Black Magic and "Sax" (Fleur East's single) on December 12, 2015.

Little Mix and Fleur East sing Black Magic - Sax - The Final - The X Factor 201505:58

Little Mix and Fleur East sing Black Magic - Sax - The Final - The X Factor 2015


2016

Live Week 2

Little Mix performed their single Shout Out to My Ex on October 16, 2016. This was their first live performance of the song.

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex (Live on The X Factor)06:11

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex (Live on The X Factor)


Finale

Little Mix will perform their single Touch on December 11, 2016 as well as performing their song Oops with Charlie Puth himself. This will be exactly 5 years after the group won the show.

The X Factor Australia

2012

Little Mix performed their single Wings in Australia on The X Factor on October 30, 2012

Little Mix Wings - Result Show 7 - The X Factor Australia 201205:00

Little Mix Wings - Result Show 7 - The X Factor Australia 2012


2013

Little Mix performed their single Move in Australia on The X Factor on October 21, 2013.

Little Mix - Move (Live) - Week 9 - Live Decider 9 - The X Factor Australia 201305:09

Little Mix - Move (Live) - Week 9 - Live Decider 9 - The X Factor Australia 2013


2015

Little Mix performed their single Love Me Like You in Australia on The X Factor on October 13, 2015

Little Mix – The X Factor Australia 201503:28

Little Mix – The X Factor Australia 2015


2016

Little Mix performed their single Shout Out to My Ex on the show on November 14, 2016. The Australian contestants also performed Wings before the girls came on stage.

The X Factor Australia 2016 Semi-Final Elimination - Little Mix & The Top 5 - Live - HD04:39

The X Factor Australia 2016 Semi-Final Elimination - Little Mix & The Top 5 - Live - HD.


The X Factor US

2013

Little Mix performed their single Move in the United States on The X Factor on December 5, 2013.

British Invasion! Little Mix Visits X Factor USA! - THE X FACTOR USA 201303:30

British Invasion! Little Mix Visits X Factor USA! - THE X FACTOR USA 2013



The X Factor Italia

2016

Little Mix performed their single Shout Out to My Ex on the show on November 24, 2016.

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex (Live at the X Factor Italia 2016)03:10

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex (Live at the X Factor Italia 2016)


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