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 on 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.
|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|