7:30pm – Monday, August 20 on Seven
- NEW SEASON PREMIERE
THE X FACTOR returns for 2012 with judges Mel B, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Ronan Keating and Guy Sebastian, and Luke Jacobz as host.
Also helping out this year are some of the world’s biggest stars who will be mentoring our contestants through to the live shows including Alicia Keys, Usher, Ke$ha and THE X FACTOR UK super group One Direction.
Last year, THE X FACTOR discovered 17-year-old Reece Mastin who has gone on to have three hit singles, a number one debut album and a sell-out national tour.
THE X FACTOR is open to singers 14 years and over – either solo performers or groups. Once through to the final audition process, the four judges will take on mentoring roles as the performers are split into categories – Boys under 25, Girls under 25, the Over 25s and Groups.