Season 3
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Season chronology
Season 2
Season Three is the third season of The X-Factor USA. The season premiered on September 11, 2013 and ended on December 19, 2013 on the FOX network. The show will be hosted by Mario Lopez.

The show was won by the indie folk-pop duo Alex & Sierra.


Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are returning this year to judge the show. After LA Reid departed due to the fact he's been neglecting his record label Epic Records, and Britney Spears' new focus on her music and a Las Vegas residency, Kelly Rowland, formerly a judge on Series 8 of The X Factor UK, and Latin star Paulina Rubio were hired as the new judges.


Producer's auditions for The X Factor USA began on March 6, 2013 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. They concluded on May 14, 2013. Judges Auditions started on May 21-22, 2013 at Charleston. 120 of the auditionees will be chosen to go through to round two of the show, known as bootcamp. From there, a majority of them will be eliminated before the finalists progress to judges houses. It is unknown when these episodes will be filmed.

Summary of auditions
City Auditions dates Venue
Producers Judges
Los Angeles, California March 6, 2013 July 10–12, 2013 Galen Center
New Orleans, Louisiana April 14, 2013 June 11–12, 2013 Lakefront Arena
Charleston, South Carolina March 19, 2013 May 21–22, 2013 North Charleston Coliseum
Long Island, New York April 25, 2013 June 19–21, 2013 Nassau Coliseum
Denver, Colorado May 14, 2013 June 30–July 2, 2013 Denver Coliseum