The X Factor
The X Factor logo
United Kingdom
Running time
60–150 minutes
Episode(s) featuring Adele
December 13, 2015

The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol (2001–03). It is held in various countries. The programs are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants.

Adele teased "Hello," the lead single from her third studio album, 25, during the program in 2015 and later performed the song on the show.

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2015 Edit

On October 18, 2015, a commercial aired during The X Factor that previewed new Adele music, later revealed to be the lead single from 25, "Hello." [1] On December 13, she performed "Hello" during the season finale of the show, telling host Olly Murs, "I've honestly been waiting my whole life to do this." [2]

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