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The X Factor Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

26 Episodes 2011 - 2011

Episode 1

Auditions #1

Wed, Sep 21, 2011 120 mins

Solo artists and music groups compete for a $5 million recording contract. In the premiere, auditions are held in L.A., Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Seattle and Newark, N.J. The series' judges are Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. Steve Jones hosts.

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Episode 2

Auditions #2

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 60 mins

Auditions are held in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Seattle and Newark, N.J.

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Episode 3

Auditions #3

Wed, Sep 28, 2011 120 mins

Auditions across the country continue.

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Episode 4

Auditions #4

Thu, Sep 29, 2011 120 mins

Auditions across the country conclude.

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Episode 5

Boot Camp #1

Wed, Oct 5, 2011 90 mins

Hopefuls travel to Los Angeles for boot camp, where they'll be judged on their singing, dancing and performance style.

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Episode 6

Boot Camp #2

Thu, Oct 6, 2011 120 mins

Hopefuls travel to Los Angeles for boot camp, where they'll be judged on their singing, dancing and performance style.

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Episode 7

Judges' Homes #1

Thu, Oct 13, 2011 120 mins

The remaining 32 acts visit the homes of the judges for mentoring.

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Episode 8

Judges' Homes #2

Sun, Oct 16, 2011 120 mins

The remaining contestants visit the homes of the judges for mentoring.

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Episode 9

Judges' Homes #3

Tue, Oct 18, 2011 120 mins

The Top 16 are revealed as the mentoring at the judges' homes draws to an end.

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Episode 10

Live Show

Tue, Oct 25, 2011 150 mins

The remaining acts perform in front of the judges and an audience.

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Episode 11

Top 12 Perform

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 120 mins

Finalists from the four categories, Boys, Girls, Over 30s and Groups, perform.

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Episode 12

Results Show

Thu, Nov 3, 2011 60 mins

One finalist from the four categories, Boys, Girls, Over 30s and Groups, is sent home.

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Episode 13

Top 11 Perform

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 120 mins

The Top 11 acts perform songs from the movies.

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Episode 14

Results Show

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 60 mins

The voting results are revealed. Willow Smith and Jessie J perform.

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Episode 15

Top 10 Perform

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 120 mins

Performances by the Top 10 contenders.

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Episode 16

1 of 10 Voted Off

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 60 mins

One of the Top 10 finalists is voted off. Also: Rihanna performs "We Found Love."

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Episode 17

Top 9 Perform

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 120 mins

The remaining nine finalists from the four categories perform.

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Episode 18

Live Results

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 60 mins

A double elimination leaves only seven acts remaining. Also: Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars perform.

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Episode 19

Top 7 Perform

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 90 mins

The remaining seven acts perform.

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Episode 20

Live Results

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 60 mins

Two acts get the boot in a results edition; rapper Tinie Tempah performs.

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Episode 21

Top 5 Perform

Wed, Dec 7, 2011 90 mins

The final five acts hit the stage and perform two songs each.

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Episode 22

Live Results

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 60 mins

Another finalist is voted off the show. Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz perform.

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Episode 23

Performance

Wed, Dec 14, 2011 90 mins

The remaining finalists perform.

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Episode 24

Live Results

Thu, Dec 15, 2011 60 mins

One more performer is eliminated in a results edition.

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Episode 25

Season Finale

Wed, Dec 21, 2011 90 mins

The remaining acts perform one last time in Part 1 of the two-part season finale.

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Episode 26

Season Finale Part 2

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 120 mins

The winner is crowned in the conclusion of the season finale.

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