“The X Factor UK” returns to the U.S. with the two-night season 15 premiere on Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV. Lots of music, laughter and some exciting changes are in store as the popular British reality singing competition kicks off an all-new search for the next global superstar.
The season 15 judging panel will see some notable additions as “The X Factor UK” creator and veteran judge Simon Cowell returns to his seat alongside former One Direction member and “X Factor UK” season seven finalist Louis Tomlinson. British pop star Robbie Williams and his actress and presenter wife, Ayda Williams are also jumping onto the judging panel and Sharon Osbourne will climb aboard as a fifth judge for the live shows. Dancing sensation Dermot O’Leary will return as a presenter and the competition will feature arena auditions again.
The 2018 series return also finds “The X Factor UK” airing in the U.S. via AXS TV for the fifth year in a row. “AXS TV is proud to serve as the North American broadcasting home of The X Factor UK for the fifth consecutive year,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Program Acquisitions and Scheduling at AXS TV in a statement. “The series has resonated with our viewers in an incredible way, quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular programs on our network. We look forward to providing our audience with even more of the top-quality performances they’ve come to expect throughout the years, as the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow put their talents on full display to earn the coveted X Factor crown.”
“The X Factor UK” has churned out huge international superstars over more than a decade. Collectively, “X Factor UK” acts have sold more than 400 million records worldwide, charting over 200 No. 1 singles. The show has launched the careers of megastars like One Direction, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, and Little Mix, to name a few. Plus, a legion of iconic guest stars have debuted singles for North American AXS TV viewers to watch on “The X Factor UK” stage including Adele’s “Hello,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and many more.
Last season many “X Factor UK” contenders performed stunning original songs including season 14 runner-up Grace Davies' breathtaking audition song “Roots” and season 14 champs Rak-Su’s songs “Dimelo” and “I’m Feelin’ You.”
“The X Factor” format is owned and created by Syco Entertainment, co-produced by Syco Entertainment and Thames TV (as part of FreeMantleMedia UK) and co-produced/licensed by FreeMantle Media worldwide. AXS TV is proudly the first American television network to air the UK edition of “The X Factor.”
Tune into the two-night season 15 premiere of “The X Factor UK” on Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on AXS TV. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for ongoing “X Factor UK” coverage.