The X Factor Australia Season 1

SEASON 1 - 2005

The 2005 season premiered on 6 February and ended on 15 May 2005. The show was cancelled after the 2005 season due to poor ratings, but was revived in 2010 after Seven Network acquired the rights through meetings with show creator Simon Cowell in 2010. The winner was the group Random wich was mentored by Holden. Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano and John Reid formed this season's judging panel.

The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, judges' houses and live shows. After the auditions was bootcamp, where successful acts were split into three categories: 16-24s, Over-25s and Groups. Each judge was given a category to mentor and had to decide on their acts.


The contestants were divided into 3 categories:

  • Mentored by Ceberano

  • Mentored by Reid

  • Mentored by Holden


Following bootcamp, was the judges' houses stage, where each of the judges reduced their six acts to three, with help from more guest judges, including Kelly Rowland, Sir Richard Branson, Boyzone, Snoop Dogg and Usher. The live shows began on 19 September 2010.The grand final decider was watched by 1.83 million people, making it the highest rated television episode of the season.


  • Kaya


  • Random


  • The Brothership

    The Brothership

16 - 24s

  • Gemma Purdy

    Gemma Purdy

  • Jacob Butler

    Jacob Butler

  • Vincen Harder

    Vincen Harder

Over 25s

  • Janie Shrapnel

    Janie Shrapnel

  • Roslynn Mahe

    Roslynn Mahe

  • Russell Grooley

    Russell Grooley


  • Random


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