The X Factor Season 2

Season 2 (2005)

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The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. The second series ran from 20 August to 17 December 2005. Shayne Ward was declared the winner and Louis Walsh emerged as the winning mentor. The second series was longer than the first, with seven acts in each of the three categories going to the judges' homes, and twelve acts in the finals instead of nine. All three judges — Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh — returned for the series, quashing rumours that Osbourne and Walsh might not return for financial reasons. Kate Thornton also returned as host. 75,000 people auditioned for the second series. On the back of their performances and popularity in the competition, Ward, Andy Abraham, Journey South and Maria Lawson landed recording contracts. Chico Slimani also released a single which topped the UK Singles Chart. On the episode broadcast on 24 September 2005, the mentoring selection was made, with Cowell in charge of Groups, Osbourne looking after the Over-25s and Walsh managing the 16–24s. The bootcamp stages were shown on 1 October 2005, and those who got through were taken to the "judges' homes". It was at this stage where viewers were first introduced to future winner Alexandra Burke, who would miss out in this series but would be successful at making it into the finals three years later in the fifth series, which she went on to win.

Score: 5/10 from 57 votes
First Air Date: 2005-08-20
Last Air Date: 2018-12-02
Total Seasons: 15
Total Episodes: 421
Serie Status: Returning Series

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Season 2 Episodes

Episode 1 Series 2 - The Auditions 1 (2005-08-20)
Episode 2 Series 2 - The Auditions 2 (2005-08-27)
Episode 3 Series 2 - The Auditions 3 (2005-09-03)
Episode 4 Series 2 - The Auditions 4 (2005-09-10)
Episode 5 Series 2 - The Auditions 5 (2005-09-17)
Episode 6 Series 2 - The Auditions 6 (2005-09-24)
Episode 7 Series 2 - Bootcamp 1 (2005-10-01)
Episode 8 Series 2 - Bootcamp 2 (2005-10-01)
Episode 9 Series 2 - Bootcamp 3 (2005-10-08)
Episode 10 Series 2 - Bootcamp 4 (2005-10-08)
Episode 11 Series 2 - Live show 1 (2005-10-15)
Episode 12 Series 2 - Live show 1 (Result) (2005-10-15)
Episode 13 Series 2 - Live show 2 (2005-10-22)
Episode 14 Series 2 - Live show 2 (Result) (2005-10-22)
Episode 15 Series 2 - Live show 3 (2005-10-29)
Episode 16 Series 2 - Live show 3 (Result) (2005-10-29)
Episode 17 Series 2 - Live show 4 (2005-11-05)
Episode 18 Series 2 - Live show 4 (Result) (2005-11-05)
Episode 19 Series 2 - Live show 5 (2005-11-12)
Episode 20 Series 2 - Live show 5 (Result) (2005-11-12)
Episode 21 Series 2 - Live show 6 (2005-11-19)
Episode 22 Series 2 - Live show 6 (Result) (2005-11-19)
Episode 23 Series 2 - Live show 7 (2005-11-26)
Episode 24 Series 2 - Live show 7 (Result) (2005-11-26)
Episode 25 Series 2 - Live show 8 (2005-12-03)
Episode 26 Series 2 - Live show 8 (Result) (2005-12-03)
Episode 27 Series 2 - Live Show 9 (2005-12-10)
Episode 28 Series 2 - Live show 9 (Result) (2005-12-10)
Episode 29 The X Factor Final 2005 (2005-12-17)
Episode 30 The X Factor Final 2005 (Result) (2005-12-17)

All Seasons

Season 0
First air date:
Season 1
First air date: 2004-09-04
Season 2
First air date: 2005-08-20
Season 3
First air date: 2006-08-19
Season 4
First air date: 2007-08-18
Season 5
First air date: 2008-08-16
Season 6
First air date: 2009-08-22
Season 7
First air date: 2010-08-21
Season 8
First air date: 2011-08-20
Season 9
First air date: 2012-08-18
Season 10
First air date: 2013-08-31
Season 11
First air date: 2014-08-30
Season 12
First air date: 2015-08-25
Season 13
First air date: 2016-08-27
Season 14
First air date: 2017-09-02
Season 15
First air date: 2018-09-01