X Factor UK 2005

X factor 2004 - 2011This timeline details the events of series 2 of X Factor 2005

X Factor UK Series 2 – 2005
Prior to the Show – exact date unknown
There were rumours in the press that Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne would not be part of this return series.
Judges Appointed Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh
Host Appointed Kate Thornton
20th August
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.

27th August
2nd Audition shown on TV
3rd September
3rd Audition shown on TV
10th September
4th Audition shown on TV
17th September
5th Audition shown on TV
24th September
6th Audition shown on TV

Categories allocated at the end of the 6th Audition show.

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

1st October
7 contestants in each category were selected to go to Judges’ Homes.
8th October
Judges Homes was shown on TV

4 Contestants in each category were selected to go to the next round:
Over 25s – Andy Abraham, Brenda Edwards, Maria Lawson, Chico Slimani
16 – 24 years – Nicholas Dorsett, Philip Magee, Shayne Ward, Chenai Zinyuku
Groups – 4Tune, Addictiv Ladies, The Conway Sisters, Journey South

15th October
First live show
Addictiv Ladies – Superstar
Shayne Ward – Right Here Waiting
Chico Slimani – Do You Think I’m Sexy
Journey South – Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Philip Magee – Amazed
Brenda Edwards – Son of a Preacher Man
The Conway Sisters – SOS
Nicholas Dorsett – On the Wings of Love
Maria Lawson – Emotion
4Tune – I Want It That Way
Chenai Zinyuku – The Closest Thing to Crazy
Andy Abraham – Greatest Love of All

Live results show

Bottom 2 – Chico Slimani and Addictiv Ladies
Sent home – Addictiv Ladies

22nd October
Second live show
Andy Abraham – You to me are Everything
Chenai Zinyuku – Young Hearts Run Free
4Tune – I’ll Be There
Chico Slimani – Play That Funky Music
Nicholas Dorsett – Lets Get it On
The Conway Sisters – You Raise Me Up
Maria Lawson – The Way You Make Me Feel
Philip Magee – You are Wind Beneath My Wings
Journey South – Desperado
Brenda Edwards – Rescue Me
Shayne Ward – If You’re Not The One

Live results show

Bottom 2 – Chenai Zinyuku and 4Tune
Sent home – 4Tune

29th October
Third live show
Philip Magee – Johnny B Goode
Brenda Edwards – Midnight Train to Georgia
Shayne Ward – Summer of 69
Chico Slimani – Livin’ La Vida Loco
The Conway Sisters – Total Eclipse of My Heart
Chenai Zinyuku – Hero
Andy Abraham – Unforgettable
Journey South – Angel of Harlem
Nicolas Dorsett – Lets Stay Together
Maria Lawson – Piece of My Heart

Live results show

Bottom 2 – Chico Slimani and Philip Magee
Sent home – Philip Magee

5th November
Fourth live show
Brenda Edwards – Somebody Else’s Guy
Nicholas Dorsett – I Want You Back
Andy Abraham – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Chenai Zinyuku – Always on My Mind
Chico Slimani – Kiss
Journey South – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Maria Lawson – You’re Beautiful
Shane Ward – You Make Me Feel Brand New
The Conway Sisters – One Voice

Live results show

Bottom 2 – Nicholas Dorsett and Chenai Zinyuku
Sent home – Chenai Zinyuku

12th November
Fifth live show
Shayne Ward – Cry Me a River
Maria Lawson – Brown Sugar
The Conway Sisters – Hold On
Andy Abraham – I’ll Make Love To You Like You Want Me To
Journey South – Living on a Prayer
Chico Slimani – Hero
Nicholas Dorsett – I Believe I Can Fly
Brenda Edwards – Heartbreaker

Live results show

Bottom 2 – The Conway Sisters and Maria Lawson
Sent home – Maria Lawson

19th November
Sixth live show
The Conway Sisters – One Moment in Time
Andy Abraham – Me and Mrs Jones
Nicholas Dorsett – If I Ever Fall in Love
Journey South – Angels
Brenda Edwards – Last Dance
Shayne Ward – Million Love Songs
Chico Slimani – Its Chico Time

Live results show

Bottom 2 – The Conway Sisters and Nicholas Dorsett
Sent home – Nicholas Dorsett

26th November
Seventh live show
Chico Slimani – Billie Jean
The Conway Sisters – Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
Andy Abraham – I Have Nothing
Shayne Ward – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Brenda Edwards – I Will Always Love You
Journey South – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Live results show

Bottom 2 – Chico Slimani and The Conway Sisters
Sent home – The Conway Sisters

3rd December
Quarter Finals
Journey South – Bad Day and Candle in the Wind
Chico Slimani – I Got You (I Feel Good) and Time Warp
Brenda Edwards – I’m Outta Love and I’ll Never Love This Way Again
Shayne Ward – Take Your Mamma and Careless Whisper
Andy Abraham – Easy Lover and When I Fall in Love

Live results show

Sent home by public vote – Chico Slimani

10th December
Semi Finals
Andy Abraham – (Everything I do) I Do It For You and Lately
Journey South – You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) and Let it Be
Brenda Edwards – Respect and Without You
Shayne Ward – If Tomorrow Never Comes and Unchained Melody

Live results show

Sent home by public vote Brenda Edwards

17th December
Finals Part 1
Journey South – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me, Happy Xmas (War is Over) and Let it Be
Andy Abraham – When A Man Loves a Woman, Oh Holy Night and Me & Mrs Jones
Shane Ward – You’re Not the One, When a Child is Born and Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Live results part 1
Journey South eliminated

Finals part 2
Andy Abraham – That’s My Goal
Shayne Ward – That’s My Goal

Live results part 2
X FActor UK 2005 Winner – Shayne Ward

21st December
Winner’s Single Released
That’s My Goal by Shane Ward reached no 1 in the UK Charts, no 1 in Ireland, no 58 in Sweden and no 4 in the European hot 100 singles.


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