X Factor UK 2004

X factor 2004This timeline details the events of series 1 of X Factor UK 2004

X Factor UK Series 1
Prior to Show exact dates unknown
The forthcoming show was advertised on ITV, in newspapers and trade magazines
Judges appointed
Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh
Kate Thornton appointed host for the show
4th September
1st Audition shown on TV

Auditions were held in London, Leeds, Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham and Glasgow. Each TV programme showed a selection of auditions from different locations.

11th September
2nd Audition shown on TV
18th September
3rd Audition shown on TV
25th September
4th Audition shown on TV
2nd October
5th Audition shown on TV
9th October
Bootcamp was shown on TV in two separate programmes

Judges were allocated categories:
Simon Cowell – Over 25s, Sharon Osbourne – 16 – 24year olds, Louis Walsh – Groups

In programme 1- 12 contestants in each category were selected.
In programme 2 – 5 contestants in each category were selected to go to Judges’ Homes.

16th October
Judges’ Homes was shown on TV.

Contestants in each category were selected to go to the next round:
Over 25s – Steve Brookstein, Verity Keays, Rowetta Satchell (Odis Palmer and Lloyd Wade were sent home)
16 – 24 years – Tabby Callaghan, Cassie Compton, Roberta Howett (Megan Ramsay and Andy Steed were sent home)
Groups – 2 to Go, G4, Voices with Soul (Advance and 4Tune were sent home)

23rd October
First live show
Voices with Soul – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Verity Keays – I Will Always Love You
Roberta Howett – Superstar
2 to Go – Don’t Know Much
Steve Brookstein – When A Man Loves A Woman
Cassie Compton – Alfie
G4 – Everybody Hurts
Rowetta Satchell – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Tabby Callaghan – You Really Got Me

Live results show

Bottom 2 – Voices with Soul and Roberta Howett
Sent Home – Roberta Howett

30th October
Second live show
Rowetta Satchell – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
2 to Go – Always
Cassie Compton – Without You
Verity Keays – Wind Beneath My Wings
G4 – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Tabby Callaghan – My Oh My
Steve Brookstein – If You Don’t Know Me by Now
Voices with Soul – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Live results show
Bottom 2 – 2 to Go and Verity Keays
Sent Home – Verity Keays

6th November
Third live show
Tabby Callaghan – Addicted to Love
Voices with Soul – Like a Bridge over Troubled Water
Steve Brookstein – Smile
2 to Go – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
Cassie Compton – I Say a Little Prayer
Rowetta Satchell – Over the Rainbow
G4 – Baby One More Time

Live results show
Bottom 2 – Voices with Soul and 2 to Go
Sent Home – 2 to Go

13th November
Fourth live show
G4 – Circle of Life
Rowetta Satchell – MacArthur Park
Tabby Callaghan – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Voices with Soul – Lady Marmalade
Cassie Compton – Hero
Steve Brookstein – Help Me Make It Through The Night

Live results show
Bottom 2 – G4 and Voices with Soul
Sent Home – Voices with Soul

20th November
Fifth live show
Steve Brookstein – Lets Stay Together
Cassie Compton – All By Myself
G4 – My Way
Tabbie Callaghan – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Rowetta Satchell – Somewhere

Live results show
Bottom 2 – Tabby Callaghan and Cassie Compton
Sent Home – Cassie Compton

27th November
Sixth live show
Rowetta Satchell – River Deep Mountain High and When You Tell Me That You Love Me
G4 – You’ll Never Walk Alone and Somebody To Love
Steve Brookstein – I Get The Sweetest Feeling and If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time
Tabby Callaghan – More Than Words and Living on a Prayer

Live results show
Sent Home by Public vote – Rowetta Satchell

4th December
Live Semi-Final
Tabby Callaghan – Pride (In the Name of Love) and Sailing
Steve Brookstein – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You and Greatest Love of All
G4 – Oh Holy Night

Live results show
Sent Home by Public vote – Tabby Callaghan

11th December
Live Final
Steve Brookstein – Higher and Higher, Smile and Against All Odds
G4 – Nessun Dorma, Bohemian Rhapsody and Creep

Live results show
Public Vote – X Factor UK 2004 Winner Steve Brookstein

20th December
Winner’s Single Released
Against All Odds by Steve Brookstein reached no 1 in the UK Charts and no 11 in the Irish Charts


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