The X Factor Australia - Battle of the Stars (Season 1)
Series 1
Broadcast from August 16, 2013 - December 13, 2013
Judges Cheryl Cole
Dannii Minogue
Mel B
Presenters Jason Dundas
Network ABC TV
Number of finalists 13
Winner Nicole Scherzinger
Runner-up Tulisa Contostavlos
Ratings 99.8
Previous none
Next Series 2
The X Factor Australia - Battle of the Stars (Season 1) was a competition for celebrities which ran from August 16, 2013 until December 13, 2013. Guest judges, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Mel B appeared in the series.

It was won by X Factor UK judge, Nicole Scherzinger who also, said a special thank you to the producers of the spin-off. On December 25, 2013, Nicole's single, 'Hold On', which she preformed on the show, released and ranked #10 on the top charts, and soon became the most listened song of Christmas 2013.

Runner up, Tulisa Contostavlos, posted on her twitter account, she really was 'starstruck' that she lost, to Nicole. On January 8, 2014, various rumors stated Tulisa called Scherzinger a 'cheater'. Contostavlos then, stated in Late-February of that year, she never called Nicole a 'cheater' and the news was false.

The other 13 finalists were very lucky to get their single's released through Syco Australia, making it the first time in the X Factor Battle of the Stars History, to have done this.

On January 23, 2014, Mel B announced, a second series of the X-Factor Australia spin-off, Battle of the Stars. She also stated it will air from December 2014 until May 2015.

ABC then said in the mid-day hours of January 24, 2014, that the second series will air from August/September 2014, and will finish, in early December 2014.

Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Mel B confirmed their departures from the spin-off series on February 18, 2014 via Twitter. On March 9, 2014, Simon Cowell was rumored to be one of the new judges of Season 2. He later stated this. Adam Lambert, Guy Sebastian and guest judge, Alexandra Burke confirmed joining Simon on July 27, 2014.


The first series of Battle of the Stars was first announced in April 2013. Audtions began from January 30 until April 30 2013. Celebrity Bootcamp then began, from May 7 until May 30 of that year. And finally, Judges Houses Extravaganza began June 1, until July 1, 2013.


'This is the X-Factor! But not as you know it...! The X Factor Battle of the Stars is a new generation of the X-Factor and its franchise, where celebrities and past X Factor Judges worldwide battle it out to achieve even better in the music industry. They must pass the -

Celebrity Auditions - If they get 3 yeses, than they move on to Celebrity Bootcamp

Celebrity Bootcamp - In this stage, Celebrities will have the time of their lives, partying, drinking and eating - but afterwards they must preform to the judges, and if they make it through, they also make it to Judges Houses Extravaganza!

Judges Houses Extravaganza - In this part, Celebrities get to have fun, dancing all night - until they have to sing in-front of the judges- again - in groups! Oh dear!

Judges Decisions - After the events of Judges Houses Extravaganza! celebrity contestants have to preform to the judges once again, this time in-front of thousands of people! Afterwards, the judges make their decisions!

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 1 - In the first week of the live performances, celebrities must sing to save their spots.

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 2 - Week two, sees two celebrities competing against each-other, to save their spot and to get more votes!

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 3 - Week three sees celebrities battle it out again - and is assigned with mentors, who could help them win!

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 4 - Week four witnesses the celebrities singing with their mentors!! Can they win?

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 5 - Week five sees celebrities getting song choices from their mentors!

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 6 - Week six witnesses more drama as judges invite fellow music industry friends to listen to the celebrities sing - and to send one act home!

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 7 - The guest judges continue to send people home, with only four remaining!

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 8 - Four comes down to three, when the celebrities sing their hearts out, and relay on fans and people of The X Factor to vote for them.

Mutliple Choice Week: This week, the judges choose who stays and who goes, leading three to two.

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 9 - Lead up to the final performances; the two remaining acts, sing it out to win the competition.

Celebrity VS Celebrity: Live Performances 10 - The Final - It's the final, and the two renaming acts, sing their songs from previous weeks, as the results are revealed - Who will win, sing with the finalists, get their personal soundtrack from the show released, get $100000, and who will lose?

-All to play for!'


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