Reality Show X Factor Speculated To Be Canceled After 17 Years
The X Factor, a long-running music reality show, has been discontinued. Simon Cowell conceived the show, which the Thames produced in Fremantle and Cowell’s production business, Syco Entertainment. The show first aired in 2004 and has since helped start the careers of several performers.
ACCORDING TO A SOURCE, the X-Factor, Simon Cowell’s famed music reality show, will not be renewed for the next season. At this time, a spokesman from the television network ITV confirmed that there are no plans for the next season of “The X Factor.”
Since its debut in 2004, the show has been a massive phenomenon in the United Kingdom, launching the careers of hundreds of musicians, including One Direction, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, and Olly Murs. The international The X Factor series began with this show.
Some of the show’s 15 winners include Steve Brookstein, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, and Matt Cardle. The show’s other winners include Little Mix, James Arthur, Sam Bailey, Ben Haenow, Louisa Johnson, Matt Terry, Rak-Su, and Dalton Harris.
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According to the show’s format, the winners will get a £1 million recording contract with the record label Syco Music. The winner will receive a monetary prize, but most of the funds will go toward marketing and recording expenditures. The victorious contestant’s record gets published in time for the UK’s Christmas number one chart fight at the end of the year.
In the meantime, Simon Cowell’s next project for ITV will be the musical quiz program Walk The Line. Musical artists take to the stage to perform, and they are judged by a panel of judges led by Simon Cowell.
The original X-Factor format aired its final episode in 2018, celebrating 15 years on the air. Before the franchise’s first formal sabbatical in 2020, spin-off shows The X Factor: Celebrity and The X Factor: Band aired in 2019.
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