Contestants have a long and tough road ahead in order to be crowned winner of The X Factor. They must win over not only our judges, but special guests and Australian audiences.
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The X Factor Australia - The X Factor (Australia season 5) - Netflix
The X Factor was an Australian television reality music competition, based on the original UK series, to find new singing talent; the winner of which received a Sony Music Australia recording contract and a management deal. The fifth season premiered on the Seven Network on 29 July 2013 and ended on 28 October 2013. The winner was Dami Im and her winner's single “Alive” was released after the final. Im was mentored throughout by Dannii Minogue, who won as mentor for the first time on the Australian series, and third overall. The show was presented by Luke Jacobz, and Ronan Keating and Natalie Bassingthwaighte returned as judges. Minogue and Redfoo joined the judging panel as replacements for former judges, Mel B and Guy Sebastian. Open auditions in front of the show's producers took place in 14 cities throughout December 2012 and January 2013. The last set of auditions, in front of the judges and a live studio audience, were filmed in April. Following auditions was super bootcamp, where Keating, Minogue and Redfoo worked together and collectively chose 24 acts (six from each category). Bassingthwaighte did not attend the Sydney auditions and bootcamp because she was pregnant at the time and was advised not to fly from her home in Melbourne. During bootcamp, the Over 25s category was changed to Over 24s (soloists aged 24 and over), the Under 25 Boys was changed to Under 24 Boys (male soloists aged 14 to 23) and the Under 25 Girls was changed to Under 24 Girls (female soloists aged 14 to 23). Bassingthwaighte returned for the home visits stage, and each judge reduced their six acts to three. They were also assisted by guest mentors Jon Bon Jovi, will.i.am, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne and Sebastian. The live shows, which began on 25 August 2013, returned to Sunday and Monday nights as seen in season two. This was a change of format from seasons three and four, in which the live shows were broadcast on Monday and Tuesday nights.
The X Factor Australia - Week 6 (29/30 September) - Netflix
Theme: Family Heroes Group performance: “Counting Stars” Celebrity performers: Jessica Mauboy (“Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)”) and Jason Derulo (“Talk Dirty”) Judges' vote to eliminate Keating: JTR – felt that there have been weeks where JTR have really struggled Minogue: JTR – gave no reason Redfoo: JTR – said he went with his gut Bassingthwaighte: not required to vote as there was already a majority Notes On 5 October 2013, the performances of three finalists entered the ARIA Singles Chart. Dami Im's performance of “Bridge over Troubled Water” debuted at number 15, Taylor Henderson's performance of “The Horses” debuted at number 27 and Jai Waetford's performance of “That Should Be Me” debuted at number 83. This is the first week where Dami Im didn't receive a standing ovation from all 4 judges Based on the voting percentages, it was noted that Dami Im received more than 60% of the votes from the public
The X Factor Australia - References - Netflix