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El factor X (Colombia)


El factor X is the Colombian version of the British show X Factor. It is the first version produced in Latin America. The show started screening in September 2005 and ended by December. The judges were Marbelle, singer Juan Carlos Coronel, and Jose Gaviria, a producer who has worked with stars like Santana. All seasons and versions of the show have been hosted by the prestigious Colombian TV host and top model Andrea Serna, produced by Teleset and broadcast on RCN TV. It is created by British X Factor Judge Simon Cowell.

El factor X

Series 1 (2005)

Participants and their respective mentors were:

The winner of season one was Julio Cesar Meza from solo-singers-aged-25+ category; the runners-up were Enygma from vocal groups category and in third place was the controversial reggaeton-singer Farina (full name Pao Paucar Franco) from the solo-singers-aged-25-and-over category, famous for her quote Yo soy Farina!

Series 2 (2006)

The series was won by Francisco Villarreal. He was unsuccessful contestant in the first series but had learned how to read in the intervening period. The runner up was Mario Marcelino Macuace and third-place went to Angelo (full name Juan Carlos Angel). Angelo was considered by many to be the favorite.

Series 3 (2009)

After a hiatus of 2 years in which no more series were held, the programme returned in 2009 with its third season. Big publicity campaign was held and Canal RCN and Teleset S.A., producers of the third series visited various cities to collect talents from all over the country. Judge mentors and the participants were:

The competition was won by the group Siam, with Raza Pana another group as runner-up and Jorge (full name Jorge Luis Medina Mosquera) as third.

Series 4 (2010)

The new fourth series is underway.

Spin-Offs

El Xs Factor (2006 and 2007)

A popular children's version of the show was made in early 2006 called the "Xs Factor", where Xs stand for extra small. Two consecutive series were made.

Series 1 (2006) was won by Andres Camilo Hurtado and Series 2 (2007) by Camilo Echeverry Correa.

For more details, Spanish page on Wikipedia http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Factor_Xs

El Factor X: Batalla de las Estrellas (2006)

A "Battle of the Stars" celebrity version of the show was held only once in 2006. The winner of the celebrity series was Luz Amparo Alvarez.

See also

List of Colombian TV Shows

The X Factor

External links

Colombian Official Site (Spanish)

Farina Pao's official site (Spanish)

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