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|X Factor Malta|
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Directed by||Jeremy Dalli |
|Presented by||Ben Camille|
|Judges||Howard Keith Debono|
|Country of origin||Malta|
|Original language(s)||Maltese, English|
|Executive producer(s)||Anton Attard |
|Producer(s)||Gordon Bonello |
Olwyn Jo Saliba
|Editor(s)||Neville Grech |
|Original release||October 7, 2018|
X Factor Malta is the current first season of the Maltese version of the British television music competition The X Factor, created by Simon Cowell. The season premiered on 7 October 2018 and is broadcast on Television Malta. The show will be used as the platform for the selection of Malta's entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, and the winner will also secure a record contract with Sony Music Italy.
To date, one series has been broadcast, as summarised below.
Contestant in "Boys" category
Contestant in "Girls" category
Contestant in "Overs" category
Contestant in "Groups" category
|Series||Start||Finish||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Winning mentor||Main host||Main judges|
|1||7 October 2018||26 January 2019||Ben Camille||Howard Keith Debono|
In each series, each judge is allocated a category to mentor and chooses three acts to progress to the live finals. This table shows, for each series, which category each judge was allocated and which acts he or she put through to the live finals.
|Season||Howard Keith Debono||Ray Mercieca||Alexandra Alden||Ira Losco|
The full judges' panel was revealed on the 31 July 2018, and will be composed of music producer Howard Keith Debono, The Rifffs' frontman Ray Mercieca, Maltese singer and songwriter Alexandra Alden, and singer Ira Losco. The senior producers are Gordon Bonello and Olwyn Jo.
Contestants who advanced to the Six Chair Challenge.
The 24 successful acts were:
|Auditions 1||7 October 2018|
|Auditions 2||14 October 2018|
|Auditions 3||21 October 2018|
|Auditions 4||28 October 2018|
|Auditions 5||4 November 2018|
|Bootcamp 1||11 November 2018|
|Bootcamp 2||18 November 2018|
|Six Chair Challenge 1 (Girls)||25 November 2018|
|Six Chair Challenge 2 (Boys)||2 December 2018|
|Six Chair Challenge 3 (Overs)||9 December 2018|
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