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The X Factor Australia Season 2

SEASON 2 - 2010

The 2010 season premiered on the Seven Network on 30 August 2010 and ended on 22 November 2010. The winner was Altiyan Childs and his debut single "Somewhere in the World" was released after the final. Childs was mentored throughout by Ronan Keating, who won as mentor for the first time. The season was presented by Luke Jacobz, while spin-off show The Xtra Factor was hosted by Natalie Garonzi on 7Two. Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Sebastian, Ronan Keating and Kyle Sandilands joined this season's judging panel as replacements for former judges, Mark Holden, John Reid and Kate Ceberano.

The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, judges' houses and live shows. Auditions took place throughout May and June 2010. After the auditions was bootcamp, where successful acts were split into four categories: Under 25 Boys (male soloists aged 14 to 24), Under 25 Girls (female soloists aged 14 to 24), Over-25s (soloists aged 25 and over) and Groups. Each judge was given a category to mentor and had to decide on their twelve acts after day one, and their six acts after day two. Special guest judges, including Havana Brown, Rebecca Batties, Mark Plunkett and Rai Thistlethwayte were brought in to help the judges decide their acts.

CATEGORIES

The contestants were divided into 4 categories:

  • Mentored by Kyle

  • Mentored by Imbruglia

  • Mentored by Guy

  • Mentored by Ronan

FINALISTS

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.

Groups

  • Kharizma

    Kharizma

  • Luke and Joel

    Luke and Joel

  • Mahogany

    Mahogany

Girls Under 25

  • Hayley Tea

    Hayley Tea

  • India-Rose Madderom

    India-Rose Madderom

  • Sally Chatfield

    Sally Chatfield

Boys Under 25

Over 25s

  • Altiyan Childs

    Altiyan Childs

  • Amanda Grafanakis

    Amanda Grafanakis

  • James McNally

    James McNally

WINNER

  • Altiyan Childs

    Altiyan Childs

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