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The X Factor USA Season 1

SEASON 1 - 2011

The first season of The X Factor USA began airing on Fox on September 21, 2011 and concluded December 22, 2011. Melanie Amaro was announced as the winner, and Simon Cowell emerged as the winning mentor.

Based on the UK format, the competition consists of auditions, in front of producers and then the judges with a live audience; bootcamp; judges' houses and then the live finals. Auditions for the show began in March 2011 and concluded in June 2011.The show was hosted by Welsh TV presenter Steve Jones, while the original judging panel consisted of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid. Cole was later axed from the show after just 2 audition cities and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger.

CATEGORIES

The contestants were divided into 4 categories:

  • Mentored by Abdul

  • Mentored by Cowell

  • Mentored by Reid

  • Mentored by Scherzinger

FINALISTS

After "judge's house" round, mentors reduced their acts by choosing with the help of a celebrity. The finalists went to the next round, the live shows.

Groups

  • Lakoda Rayne

    Lakoda Rayne

  • InTENsity

    InTENsity

  • The Stereo Hogzz

    The Stereo Hogzz

  • The Brewer Boys

    The Brewer Boys

Girls

  • Drew

    Drew

  • Melanie Amaro

    Melanie Amaro

  • Rachel Crow

    Rachel Crow

  • Simone Battle

    Simone Battle

  • Tiah Tolliver

    Tiah Tolliver

Boys

  • Astro

    Astro

  • Chris Rene

    Chris Rene

  • Marcus Canty

    Marcus Canty

  • Phillip Lomax

    Phillip Lomax

Over 30s

  • Stacy Francis

  • Leroy Bell

  • Josh Krajcik

  • Dexter Haygood

WINNER

  • Melanie Amaro

    Melanie Amaro

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org