AXS TV PREMIERES ‘THE X FACTOR UK’, Sundays and Mondays starting August 31 at 8 ET|5 PT




Simon Cowell joins Pop icons Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, plus music manager Louis Walsh

Dermot O’Leary serves as Host of the 34-Episode Series

AXS TV is your U.S. home for the upcoming eleventh season of the international mega-hit “The X Factor UK”! Starting August 31st, we’re bringing the flagship UK version of the popular singing competition to the United States for the first time ever. Clear your calendars because the out-of-this-world talent competition from world-renowned producer and music expert Simon Cowell is about to become your favorite new show!

AXS TV will air all 34 episodes “The X Factor UK” – beginning with the opening audition shows, in addition to special boot camp installments and live broadcasts – Sundays and Mondays starting August 31 at 8 ET|5 PT

Season 11 will feature a pair of famous faces that will be instantly recognizable to American audiences, as Simon Cowell makes his much anticipated return to the panel for the first time in three years. Additionally, former Spice Girl and “America’s Got Talent” fan-favorite Mel B will make her first appearance as a full-time judge, and UK pop singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is also returning for the first time in three years. Plus, esteemed music manager Louis Walsh, makes his eleventh consecutive appearance, and award-winning broadcaster and host, Dermot O’Leary rounds out the stars.

“The X Factor UK” contestants compete in two sets of audition rounds, taking place across the UK in Manchester, London, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. In the initial closed room auditions, contestants will find themselves face-to-face with the judges for the first time. If they impress the panel and receive three or more “yes” votes, they will move on to perform in a packed arena in front of a live audience.

Over the past decade,“The X Factor UK” has set the benchmark in finding worldwide superstars, producing acts such as chart-topping boy band sensation One Direction; Grammy-nominated “Bleeding Love” songstress Leona Lewis; and pop stars Olly Murs and Cher Lloyd; R&B quartet JLS; and Little Mix, the first group in the history of “The X Factor” to win the competition. To date, every “The X Factor UK” winner has achieved a No. 1 single in the UK music charts.

“’The X Factor UK‘ is a perfect addition to the AXS TV lineup, as we continue to showcase the best music programming on television,” said AXS TV founder Mark Cuban. “The level of talent that the series has produced is unprecedented, and to have Simon Cowell back as a judge – I’m confident that our audience will embrace these new stars wholeheartedly. I’m proud that AXS TV has the opportunity to be at the forefront of this popular music franchise to showcase talented vocalists.
To celebrate, check out our YouTube playlist of memorable performances from past seasons and music videos from the big winners!


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