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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
|Performances on The X Factor|
|Perrie Edwards||Jesy Nelson||Leigh-Anne Pinnock||Jade Thirlwall|
|Auditions||"You Oughta Know"||"Bust Your Windows"||"Only Girl (In the World)"||"I Wanna Hold Your Hand"||Free choice||Through to bootcamp|
|Bootcamp 1||"Breakeven"||"Price Tag"||"Price Tag"||"Firework"||Bootcamp challenge||Through to groups category|
|Bootcamp 2||"Survivor" (with 'Faux Pas')||"Yeah 3x" (with 'Orion')||Free choice||Regrouped/through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||"Big Girls Don't Cry"||Through to live shows|
|"Cry Me a River"|
|Live show 1||"Super Bass"||Britain vs. America||Saved by Tulisa Contostavlos|
|Live show 2||"I'm Like a Bird"||Love and Heartbreak||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 3||"Tik Tok/Push It"||Rock||Safe (6th)|
|Live show 4||"E.T."||Halloween||Safe (2nd)|
|Live show 5||"Don't Stop the Music"||Dancefloor fillers||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 6||"Radio Gaga/Telephone "||Lady Gaga vs. Queen||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 7||"Don't Let Go (Love)"||Movies||Safe (1st)|
|Live show 8||"Baby/Where Did Our Love Go"||Guilty pleasures||Safe (2nd)|
|Semi-final||"You Keep Me Hangin' On"||Motown||Safe (1st)|
|"If I Were a Boy"||Songs to get you to the final|
|Final||"You've Got the Love"||Free choice||Safe (1st)|
|"If I Ain't Got You/Empire State of Mind" (with Tulisa Contostavlos )||Mentor duet|
|"Don't Let Go (Love)"||Favourite performance||Winner (1st)|
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.
Live Week 1
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.
The X Factor Australia
The X Factor US
The X Factor Italia
The X Factor Dubai
- Many Little Mix singles have been used as background music for the X Factor, especially during the auditions.