Vox presented the 2012 edition of X Factor at a press conference in Dusseldorf: a new jury, bands competing for the first time, tougher rules and intensive teamwork between the contestants and judges.
X Factor enters its third season Vox presented the 2012 edition of X Factor at a press conference in Dusseldorf: a new jury, bands competing for the first time, tougher rules and intensive teamwork between the contestants and judges. Four entirely different characters, each with their own area of musical expertise, for a perfect blend of musical breadth and professionalism. This season, for the first time the jury will consist of four judges: Sarah Connor, H.P. Baxxter, Moses Pelham and Sandra Nasic (see Backstage report).
As in previous seasons, Jochen Schropp will present the show with wit and sensitivity: “Never before have there been such distinctive characters on the jury. Viewers can really look forward to the special chemistry between the four. And our candidates now need three 'yeses' to move to the next round.” Season 3 of X Factor will for the first time give bands a chance at making their musical breakthrough, alongside solo performers, duos and vocal groups.
HP Baxxter, Sandra Nasic, Moses P and Sarah Connor (from left to right).
The winner of the third X Factor season will get to sign an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music, which is a huge chance for them to gain a foothold in the music business and work on a long-term career with professional support. The highlight this year is that the third-season judges will assist their acts in producing the winning single - a unique opportunity indeed. So the judges will work even more intensively with their protégés during the season, as the winning single released at the end of it will be their joint project.
X Factor will get extensive online coverage on Vox.de as well as the channel’s mobile portal and the show’s own I-Phone app. Highlight videos, votes, live chats with the candidates, and a social media feature that allows users to chat within the app and online are just some of the ‘second screen’ extras.
X Factor will kick off at 20:15 on 25 August on RTL Television. From 26 August, Vox will air the popular music show every Sunday at 20:15. The show is produced by Grundy Light Entertainment.
4 July 2012 - Vox / Grundy Light Entertainment , Germany