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Season 08, Episode 01 Auditions 1

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Aug 20, 2011
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Auditions 1 Aug 20, 2011 The first set of hopefuls audition in front of the judges hoping to gain a place in the next round of the competition. Dermot is on hand to console those who fail to make it through. Frankie Cocozza and Kitty Brucknell are amongst the successful acts who manage to make it through to boot camp. Raymond Harding and Wendy Davis fail to impress though and find their hopes dashed at the first hurdle. Goldie Cheung shocks Gary when she gives him a lap dance and ends up making it through to boot camp.

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Season 08, Episode 02 Auditions 2

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Aug 27, 2011
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Auditions 2 Aug 27, 2011 Dermot O'Leary hosts the second round of auditions, which come from London and Liverpool. Louis Walsh and new judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos are hoping to find talented future stars, but have this week's crop of hopefuls got what it takes to impress them? Strutting their stuff this week are a 45-year-old from Harrow who hopes that this is his chance to shine, a 20-year-old Romeo who professes his love for Kelly and a band whose line-up was finalised only weeks ago. Can they hit the right note with the panel?

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Season 08, Episode 03 Auditions 3

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Sep 3, 2011
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Auditions 3 Sep 3, 2011 Dermot O'Leary hosts the third set of auditions in the search for a new pop sensation. Judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos are on the hunt for outstanding talent, but will they find what they are looking for? This week, the tryouts move to a new city, where hopeful performers have lined up for their chance to sing for the panel. Dermot is on hand to celebrate or commiserate with the contestants.

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Season 08, Episode 04 Auditions 4

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Sep 10, 2011
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Auditions 4 Sep 10, 2011 Dermot O'Leary presents the fourth set of auditions from Britain's biggest singing competition. Judges Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow continue their star search across the country, but will today's crop of hopeful performers be able to impress them? Dermot is on hand to celebrate or commiserate with the contestants.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Auditions 5

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Sep 11, 2011
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Auditions 5 Sep 11, 2011 Dermot O'Leary presents the fifth set of auditions. Judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh are on the lookout for a potential star of the future, but will any of today's contestants live up to the panel's high expectations?

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Season 08, Episode 06 Auditions 6

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Sep 17, 2011
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Auditions 6 Sep 17, 2011 Dermot O'Leary presents the sixth set of auditions. Judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh are on the lookout for a potential star of the future, but will any of today's contestants live up to the panel's high expectations?

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Season 08, Episode 07 Auditions 7

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Sep 18, 2011
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Auditions 7 Sep 18, 2011 Dermot O'Leary presents the seventh set of auditions. Judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh are on the lookout for a potential star of the future, but will any of today's contestants live up to the panel's high expectations?

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Season 08, Episode 08 Bootcamp 1

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Sep 24, 2011
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Bootcamp 1 Sep 24, 2011 The successful auditionees head to London's Hammersmith Apollo for the biggest bootcamp ever. Judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole will be putting 200 acts through their paces. Who will be able to handle the pressure and stand out from the crowd, and who will be heading home? After this first challenge, only 50 acts can go through to the next bootcamp stage. Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to offer condolences to the unlucky and celebrate with the chosen few.

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Season 08, Episode 09 Bootcamp 2

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Sep 25, 2011
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Bootcamp 2 Sep 25, 2011 Join host Dermot O'Leary for the second in our bootcamp weekend double bill. The 50 remaining acts must perform again in front of an audience of thousands. Each singer has been able to practise overnight, and today is their last chance to impress judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh. The panel must now start choosing the performers they believe can go all the way. Who will make it into the final 24?

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Season 08, Episode 10 Judges Houses 1

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Oct 1, 2011
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Judges Houses 1 Oct 1, 2011 The remaining acts jet off around the world to the judges' homes, where they will battle it out for a place in the final 16. Each panellist is joined by a celebrity guest mentor to help them whittle down the list of acts. Who will make it through to the live shows?

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Season 08, Episode 11 Judges Houses 2

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Oct 2, 2011
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Judges Houses 2 Oct 2, 2011 In four locations around the world, it is make or break time for the remaining hopefuls as they find out whether or not they have made it to the live shows. Judges Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow have some big decisions to make as they work out who they are sending to the final 16.

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Season 08, Episode 12 Live Show 1

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Oct 8, 2011
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Live Show 1 Oct 8, 2011 After weeks of gruelling auditions, the remaining 16 contestants have reached the live rounds. Dermot O'Leary presents the first of the live shows, in which the finalists perform for the judges, the audience and the viewers at home. Gary Barlow is mentoring the boys, Kelly Rowland is looking after the girls, Louis Walsh is helping the over-28s and Tulisa Contostavlos takes charge of the groups.

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Season 08, Episode 13 Live Show 1 Results

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Oct 9, 2011
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Live Show 1 Results Oct 9, 2011 Dermot O'Leary hosts the live results show in which the finalists find out who is going home. There will be tears and drama as no-one wants to leave the competition in the first week. Plus 2010 winner Matt Cardle returns with the first-ever performance of his new single.

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Season 08, Episode 14 Live Show  2

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Oct 15, 2011
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Live Show 2 Oct 15, 2011 Watch all 11 acts strut their stuff as they make their claim to The X Factor throne. Tonight the competition really hots up, and Whitney Houston is a special guest tomorrow night.

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Season 08, Episode 15 Live Show 2 Results

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Oct 16, 2011
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Live Show 2 Results Oct 16, 2011 Join host Dermot O'Leary live as the 11 remaining acts find out the results of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest number of votes must sing for survival in the final showdown. Then it is up to the judges to decide who stays to sing another day and who leaves the competition

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Season 08, Episode 16 Live Show 3

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Oct 22, 2011
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Live Show 3 Oct 22, 2011 The 10 remaining acts battle it out to win the public's votes and stay in the competition.

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Season 08, Episode 17 Live show 3 Results

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Oct 23, 2011
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Live show 3 Results Oct 23, 2011 Join Dermot O'Leary live for the results of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest number of votes must perform again in the final showdown. Then judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole will decide who stays to sing another day and who leaves the competition

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Season 08, Episode 18 Live Show 4

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Oct 29, 2011
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Live Show 4 Oct 29, 2011 All the performances and much more from The X Factor's

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Season 08, Episode 19 Live Show 4 Results

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Oct 30, 2011
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Live Show 4 Results Oct 30, 2011 Dermot O'Leary hosts the all-new Sunday night X Factor results show, as the nine acts find out the results of the public vote. The two with the lowest number of votes will sing for survival in the final showdown, then it is up to the judges to decide who stays to sing another day and who leaves the competition.

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Season 08, Episode 20 Live Show 5

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Nov 5, 2011
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Live Show 5 Nov 5, 2011 The battle for the crown continues as the eight remaining acts step onto Britain's biggest stage for the fifth live show. Each of the performers will be hoping to impress the voting audience at home as well as judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh. Host Dermot O'Leary will be on hand to deal with the war of words as the judges give their views on each performance and defend their singers. Next time, one act will be leaving the competition.

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Season 08, Episode 21 Live Show 5 Results

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Nov 6, 2011
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Live Show 5 Results Nov 6, 2011 Dermot O'Leary hosts the live results show. The remaining performers will be on tenterhooks as the results of the public vote are revealed, as the two acts with the lowest number of votes must sing for their survival in the final showdown. Who will judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh choose to send home?

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Season 08, Episode 22 Live Show 6

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Nov 12, 2011
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Live Show 6 Nov 12, 2011 Only seven acts remain and the competition will be getting fiercer than ever as the performers battle it out to stay in the running. Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will be on the edges of their seats as they support the singers they are mentoring

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Season 08, Episode 23 Live Show 6 Results

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Nov 13, 2011
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Live Show 6 Results Nov 13, 2011 It is time for the seven remaining acts to find out the result of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest numbers of votes must sing for survival in the final showdown. Then judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will decide who stays in the competition and who is sent home

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Season 08, Episode 24 Live Show 7

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Nov 19, 2011
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Live Show 7 Nov 19, 2011 There are only six acts remaining in the competition, and today they must sing live again in a battle to win the biggest prize in pop.

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Season 08, Episode 25 Live Show 7 Results

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Nov 20, 2011
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Live Show 7 Results Nov 20, 2011 It is time to reveal the results of the public vote. The two acts with the fewest votes will have to perform again in a sing-off, and then it is up to the judges to decide who stays in the competition and who is eliminated

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Season 08, Episode 26 Live Show 8

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Nov 26, 2011
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Live Show 8 Nov 26, 2011 Theme: "Movie Week"

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Season 08, Episode 27 Live Show 8 Results

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Nov 27, 2011
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Live Show 8 Results Nov 27, 2011 Result show 8, with celebrity performers: Rebecca Ferguson ("Nothing's Real But Love") and Rihanna ("We Found Love")

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Season 08, Episode 28 Semi-Final

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Dec 3, 2011
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Semi-Final Dec 3, 2011 Dermot O'Leary hosts the semi-finals. The four remaining act must perform two songs each, and it will be up to them to really sing their hearts out if they are to be in with a chance of making it to next week's final.

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Season 08, Episode 29 Semi-Final Results

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Dec 4, 2011
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Semi-Final Results Dec 4, 2011 Dermot O'Leary reveals which performers will have to fight for survival in a sing-off. The bottom two acts will face the judges again, and one will be eliminated, losing their chance of competing in next week's final. Who is going home today?

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Season 08, Episode 30 Final

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Dec 10, 2011
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Final Dec 10, 2011 Dermot O'Leary presents the final of the singing competition from Wembley Arena. The remaining contestants must perform in front of a crowd of 10,000 in a bid to win viewers' votes and claim the life-changing prize of a recording contract. There are also performances from top international guest stars. With judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.

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Season 08, Episode 31 Final Results

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Dec 11, 2011
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Final Results Dec 11, 2011 Dermot O'Leary reveals the results of the public vote. The two acts left battling for the crown perform what will become the winner's single in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena, before they find out who has won this year's competition. Plus there are performances from top international guest stars. With judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.

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