“The X Factor UK” makes its exciting U.S. return for the fourth consecutive year with AXS TV’s two-day season 14 premiere event on Sunday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. American fans can gear up for more of the UK-based reality singing competition they crave as a whole new crop of hopefuls face returning veteran judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh and chase their dreams of music superstardom. The ever-charming host Dermot O’Leary will also be on hand to run the show.
Diehard fans already know “The X Factor UK” has served as a launching pad to some of the biggest pop superstars on the planet, including One Direction, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, James Arthur, and Olly Murs, to name a few. Collectively, “X Factor UK” artists have sold over 250 million records worldwide and snagged over 200 No. 1s. One Direction earned the distinction of being the best-selling boy band of all time. James Arthur’s romantic ballad “Say You Won’t Let Go” has sold more than eight million copies to date. Little Mix was the first group to win the competition and is one of the most successful British female acts in music history.
Huge music artists like Adele, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Maroon 5 have all debuted some of the biggest hits for “The X Factor UK” live and viewing audiences. Ed Sheeran notably penned "X Factor UK" season 13 champ Matt Terry's winner's single, "When Christmas Comes Around" last year. More superstars will hit “The X Factor” stage this season and who knows what collaborations may arise? The upcoming season, overall, promises to be exciting.
“For the last three years, THE X FACTOR UK has remained one of the most popular shows on our network,” said Evan Haiman, Vice President of Programming and Development at AXS TV in a press statement. “The talent that the series attracts is truly some of the best in the world, as evidenced by the tremendous track record that THE X FACTOR UK has built during its tenure. This upcoming season is poised to be one of the best in recent memory, giving viewers a unique chance to witness the superstars of the future as they put their powerful vocals on full display to earn the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Leading up to “The X Factor UK” Labor Day weekend season 14 premiere event, AXS TV will air an “X Factor UK” marathon this Sunday, Aug. 27, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. The day-long programming block will feature unforgettable series moments, “Xtra Factor” specials and “The Winner’s Story” profiles. Be sure to tune in or set your DVRs to catch all the fun!
Here at AXS.com, we’ll be covering all the season 14 “X Factor UK” action as it unfolds. In honor of the impending season 14 premiere we’re preparing fun judge profiles (Read our Scherzy profile here) as well as reliving some great series moments with our #TBT “X Factor UK” contender series. Check out our #TBT write up of season 13 contender Christian Burrows emotional audition here and U.S. native season 13 contender Christopher Peyton’s soulful audition here.
Throughout the season, U.S. fans can get involved and show their love by tweeting #UKintheUSA while the show airs.
Tune into “The X Factor UK” season 14 advance coverage on Sunday Aug. 27, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. “The X Factor UK” will air in the U.S. on Sundays and Mondays, 24 hours after each episode airs in the U.K., beginning Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS.com for ongoing “X Factor UK” coverage.