AXS TV is proud to serve as the stateside home of the hit singing competition THE X FACTOR: CELEBRITY for the sixth consecutive year, as the series makes its anticipated return with a celebrity spin on Monday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The upcoming season puts a fresh spin on the long-standing series, pitting stars from film, television, sports, and more against each other as they put their singing talents on full display in THE X FACTOR: CELEBRITY.
For this special event, Cowell will once again be joined on the judges panel by a pair of series favorites, as chart-topping artist Nicole Scherzinger returns for her fifth season and esteemed music manager Louis Walsh returns for his 14th season. Taking his post to preside over each night’s proceedings is beloved X FACTOR mainstay Dermot O’Leary, who returns as emcee for the 12th season.
“THE X FACTOR: CELEBRITY is one of the most exciting talent competitions in the world, and this year’s edition sets the stage for what is sure to be the most anticipated season yet,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Program Acquisitions at AXS TV. “The series has long stood as one of the most popular offerings on our network, and has particularly resonated with our younger viewers who are excited to be among the first to see the up-and-coming international stars of tomorrow. We are proud to continue to provide our audience with even more of the show-stopping performances, surprising eliminations, and blockbuster backdrops that have fueled the series to become the global sensation it is today.”
Leading up to the season premiere, AXS TV will air a THE X FACTOR UK recap marathon on Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at 9aE/6pP. The daylong event showcases the final four weeks of last season’s unforgettable live shows and results specials, including the two-night finale. Featured episodes boast musical guest performances by legendary entertainers such as Michael Bublé, Olly Murs, Cheryl, George Ezra, James Arthur and Robbie Williams; as well as a special ABBA episode with guest judge and original band member Björn Ulvaeus; and performances by 2018 X FACTOR Winner Dalton Harris, along with season finalists Anthony Russell, Scarlett Lee, and other up-and-coming talent, performing a diverse range of hits including The Mama’s & The Papa’s “California Dreamin’,” Franki Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” The Beatles’ “Let it Be,” Oasis’ “Don’t’ Look Back in Anger,” and many more.
THE X FACTOR CELEBRITYcontestants include:
Journalist Martin Bashir
Talk Show host Ricki Lake
Quiz show champion Jenny Ryan
Actress Victoria Ekanoye
Reality star Megan McKenna
Model and Actress Hayley Hasselhoff
Soap star Jonny Labey
Film star Olivia Olson
Actor Kevin McHale
Reality stars Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson, and Eyal Booker who form The Islanders
Sports stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans, and Levi Davis who form Try Star
Professional dancer Brendan Cole, and actor Jeremy Edwards, who form Cole and Edwards
Social Media Stars and CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey
Influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii,and Natalie who make up V5