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Season 05, Episode 01 Auditions 1

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Aug 16, 2008
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Auditions 1 Aug 16, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 02 Auditions 2

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Aug 23, 2008
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Auditions 2 Aug 23, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 03 Auditions 3

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Aug 30, 2008
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Auditions 3 Aug 30, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 04 Auditions 4

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Aug 6, 2008
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Auditions 4 Aug 6, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 05 Auditions 5

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Aug 13, 2008
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Auditions 5 Aug 13, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 06 Auditions 6

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Aug 20, 2008
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Auditions 6 Aug 20, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 07 Boot Camp 1

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Aug 27, 2008
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Boot Camp 1 Aug 27, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 08 Boot Camp 2

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Aug 28, 2008
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Boot Camp 2 Aug 28, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 09 Boot Camp 3

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Oct 4, 2008
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Boot Camp 3 Oct 4, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 10 Boot Camp 4

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Oct 5, 2008
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Boot Camp 4 Oct 5, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 11 Elimination 1

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Oct 11, 2008
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Elimination 1 Oct 11, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 12 Elimination 1 (Result)

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Oct 11, 2008
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Elimination 1 (Result) Oct 11, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 13 Elimination 2

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Oct 18, 2008
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Elimination 2 Oct 18, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 14 Elimination 2 (Result)

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Oct 18, 2008
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Elimination 2 (Result) Oct 18, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 15 Elimination 3

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Oct 25, 2008
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Elimination 3 Oct 25, 2008 The 10 remaining acts return to perform live for the third time. This week each act has to perform a Big Band song. The judges give their verdicts on what they have heard. At the end of the show the phone lines are opened for this week's public vote.

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Season 05, Episode 16 Elimination 3 (Result)

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Oct 25, 2008
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Elimination 3 (Result) Oct 25, 2008 The finalists performed a cover version of the Mariah Carey song "Hero" on behalf of the Help for Heroes charity. This song will be released as a download on Sunday 26 as a download and Monday 27 physically.

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Season 05, Episode 17 Elimination 4

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Nov 1, 2008
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Elimination 4 Nov 1, 2008 Down to nine acts and the contestants must sing again for a place in next week's show. This week they must sing classic disco songs for the judges and the viewers at home. The viewers will then vote for their favourite and the two acts with the lowest number of votes will be forced to sing again for the judges who will then decide to save one act.

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Season 05, Episode 18 Elimination 4 (Result)

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Nov 1, 2008
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Elimination 4 (Result) Nov 1, 2008 Theme: DiscoCelebrity Guest: Will YoungSong performed by celebrity guest: Changes

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Season 05, Episode 19 Elimination 5

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Nov 8, 2008
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Elimination 5 Nov 8, 2008 Dermot O'Leary hosts the fifth live show of the series. This week, the eight remaining acts meet Mariah Carey and must perform her songs for the judges and the viewers. The viewers will then vote for their favourite and the two acts with the lowest number of votes will sing again for the judges who will choose to save one act and send the other home.

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Season 05, Episode 20 Elimination 5 (Result)

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Nov 8, 2008
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Elimination 5 (Result) Nov 8, 2008 Theme: Mariah CareyCelebrity Guest: Mariah CareySong performed by celebrity guest: TBA

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Season 05, Episode 21 Elimination 6

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Nov 15, 2008
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Elimination 6 Nov 15, 2008 Theme: Best of British

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Season 05, Episode 22 Elimination 6 (Result)

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Nov 15, 2008
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Elimination 6 (Result) Nov 15, 2008 Celebrity Guest: Leona LewisSong performed by celebrity guest: "Run"

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Season 05, Episode 23 Elimination 7

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Nov 22, 2008
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Elimination 7 Nov 22, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 24 Elimination 7 (Result)

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Nov 22, 2008
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Elimination 7 (Result) Nov 22, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 25 Elimination 8

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Nov 29, 2008
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Elimination 8 Nov 29, 2008 Five acts remain in the competition and the acts must now perform 2 songs each. This week the theme is American Classics as the contestants perform for the viewers' votes. The two acts with the lowest number of votes must then sing again for the judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue.Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus appears in this episode.

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Season 05, Episode 26 Elimination 8 (Result)

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Nov 29, 2008
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Elimination 8 (Result) Nov 29, 2008 Theme: Songs by Britney Spears and American ClassicsSong performed by celebrity guests: "Womanizer" (Britney Spears), "7 Things" (Miley Cyrus)

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Season 05, Episode 27 Series 5 - Elimination - 9

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Dec 6, 2008
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Series 5 - Elimination - 9 Dec 6, 2008 With only four acts remaining in the competition, we reach the 9th live show of the series. The contestants must each perform 2 songs for the viewers' votes. The 2 acts with the lowest number of votes will have to sing again judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue who, for the last time, will choose an act to send home.

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Season 05, Episode 28 Series 5 - Elimination - 9 (Result)

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Dec 6, 2008
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Series 5 - Elimination - 9 (Result) Dec 6, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 29 Series 5 - The Final

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Dec 13, 2008
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Series 5 - The Final Dec 13, 2008 There are only three acts remaining in this week's grand final. After auditions, boot camp, the mentors' houses and nine live shows, the three acts remaining in the competition sing for one last time for the audience vote. The act with the highest number of votes will be crowned The X Factor champion of 2008 winning a £1m recording contract with Simon Cowell. Dannii Minogue is the only judge with no acts left in the competition.

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Season 05, Episode 30 Series 5 - The Final (Result)

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Dec 13, 2008
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Series 5 - The Final (Result) Dec 13, 2008

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