Genre: Reality, Music
Premise: AXS TV airs the 12th season of British favorite ``The X Factor,'' which features new judges Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora joining Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the panel. Olly Murs and Caroline Flack return to host. The hopefuls must make it through two sets of auditions, including closed-room auditions with the judges, before advancing to later rounds of the competition, which includes boot camps and live performances in front of packed arenas. After the finale, one singer or group is named the winner, earning a recording contract with Cowell's Syco Music label. Contestants who don't win can also benefit from appearing on the show; One Direction is a prime example of an act that didn't win the competition but went on to enjoy a successful music career outside of ``The X Factor.''