THE X FACTOR is the world's only unscripted competition series with a $5 million prize ! Be part of the search to find the next global superstar! Those contestants who survive the first auditions will be divided into four categories: Boys, Girls, Over 25s and Groups. Each category will be mentored by one of the show's judges. Not only is it a competition between the hopefuls to stake their claim for the coveted win, but it's also a showdown among the judges as to whose acts will dominate the competition and make it to the finals. The judges may have their say in how the competition progresses, but it will be up to America to decide who ultimately has THE X FACTOR.
THE X FACTOR has discovered winners Tate Stevens and Melanie Amaro and several other breakout stars, including Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Rachel Crow and Chris Rene, who all have signed to record labels. Last season, the show featured guest mentors Justin Bieber, Marc Antony, will.i.am and Nick Jonas, and performances by musical superstars One Direction, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Leann Rimes, Pitbull and Little Big Town. THE X FACTOR originated in the U.K. and has discovered global superstars such as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd and JLS. Artists discovered by "The X Factor" format have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 No. 1's, 270 Top 10 records and 500 Top 50 releases. THE X FACTOR (USA) airs in 191 countries, and local versions of "The X Factor" are commissioned in 41 territories.