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The X Factor
Created by Simon Cowell
Creative director(s) Brian Friedman
Presented by Mario Lopez (2012–13)
Steve Jones (2011)
Khloé Kardashian (2012)
Judges Simon Cowell (2011-13)
Demi Lovato (2012–13)
Kelly Rowland (2013)
Paulina Rubio (2013)
Paula Abdul (2011)
Cheryl Cole (2011)
L.A. Reid (2011–12)
Nicole Scherzinger (2011)
Britney Spears (2012)
Voices of Ryan Seacrest
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 80
Executive producer(s) Simon Cowell
Cecile Frot-Coutaz
Siobhan Greene
Richard Holloway
Andrew Llinares
Rob Wade
Running time 60-150 minutes
Production company(s) FremantleMedia North America
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises
Original network Fox
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21) – December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
Related shows The X Factor (UK)
America's Got Talent

The X Factor USA is an American television music competition. The winner gets a recording contract and 5 million dollars. It first aired on September 21, 2011 on Fox. There have been three winners; Melanie Amaro, Tate Stevens and Alex & Sierra.

The original panel consisted of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole and L.A. Reid. Cheryl was later fired and was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger who was going to be the host along with Steve Jones. At the end of season 1, Paula, Nicole and Steve were all fired but Nicole would become a judge on the UK version.

Demi Lovato and Britney Spears replaced Paula and Nicole as judges while Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez became the co-hosts replacing Steve. In 2013, L.A. and Britney left the show and were replaced by Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. Mario became the sole host after Khloe was sacked.

On February 7, 2014, Fox announced that The X Factor got cancelled due to Simon Cowell, who is going to judge back at the UK version of the show.

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