Production Companies: Syco Television, FremantleMedia North America
Producers: Simon Cowell, Rob Wade, Siobhan Greene, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway, Andrew Llinares
In this singing competition, first-time contestants and groups of all ages and styles audition for a panel of judges: producer/critic Simon Cowell and singer Paula Abdul from American Idol, promoter/producer Antonio "L.A." Reid, and former Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. With the help and coaching of the judges, the contestants bring their music to audiences and compete for a $5 million recording contract.
Though audiences expected a family-friendly singing competition, the first episode was marred by extensive coverage of a totally nude contestant whose genitals were covered with an “X Factor” graphic. Language was limited to uses of “damn” and “hell.” Violence was not an issue on the first episode.
It is PTC policy to reserve traffic-light ratings until three episodes have aired.
Show may include gratuitous
sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is
unsuitable for children.
The show contains
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promoting responsible themes and traditional values.
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