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X Factor Around the World
Created by Simon Cowell
Directed by Agung Cahyono
Presented by Robby Purba
Judges Paula Abdul
Daniel Bedingfield
Ahmad Dhani
Louis Walsh
Country of origin Indonesia
Original language(s) English, Indonesian
Executive producer(s) Fabian Dharmawan
Glenn Sims
Running time 240 minutes
Production company(s) RCTI
FremantleMedia Asia
Original network RCTI
Original release 24 August 2013

X Factor Around the World is the 24th anniversary television special of RCTI, joining four continents' biggest versions of The X Factor reality singing competition— X Factor Indonesia (Asia), The X Factor USA (America), The X Factor UK (Europe) and The X Factor Australia (Australia). The show was originally aired on 24 August 2013 in Indonesia and featured performances by six winners and runners-up: Melanie Amaro, Samantha Jade, The Collective, Jahmene Douglas, Fatin Shidqia, Novita Dewi. [1]

A television special is a stand-alone television show which temporarily interrupts episodic programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. Specials have been produced which provide a full range of entertainment and informational value available via the television medium, in various formats, and in any viewing lengths.

RCTI television network in Indonesia

RCTI is an Indonesian free-to-air television network based in West Jakarta. Its programming consists of news bulletins, sports events and soap operas.

<i>X Factor Indonesia</i> television series

The X Factor Indonesia is an Indonesian reality television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public audition. The show that was adopted from the British The X Factor with the show is produced by FremantleMedia and Cowell's production company Syco. It is broadcast on the RCTI. In 2014, X Factor Indonesia won the Panasonic Gobel Awards for the category Talent and Best Reality Show.


The judging panel consisted of Paula Abdul, Anggun, Daniel Bedingfield, Ahmad Dhani and Louis Walsh. The TV special was produced by Fabian Dharmawan for RCTI and Glenn Sims for Fremantle Media, who were also the executive producers of X Factor Indonesia. The show was purely a music showcase and no winner was announced. The special episode was a smash hit completely destroying the competition from rival broadcaster SCTV who were also playing their own birthday celebrations on the same evening. For a programme broadcast 95% in English language this was quite a major achievement and paved the way for the pan-regional Asia's Got Talent, produced exclusively by Fremantle Media. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Paula Abdul American singer and songwriter

Paula Julie Abdul is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling 7 million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.

Anggun Indonesian singer-songwriter

Anggun Cipta Sasmi is an Indonesian-born French-naturalised singer, songwriter, and television personality. Born in Jakarta, she began performing at the age of seven and recorded a children's album two years later. With the help of famed Indonesian producer Ian Antono, in 1986 Anggun released her first rock-influenced studio album, Dunia Aku Punya. She became further well known with the single "Mimpi" (1989), which was listed as one of the 150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. She followed it with a series of singles and three more studio albums, which established her as one of the most prominent Indonesian rock stars of the early 1990s.

Daniel Bedingfield British singer

Daniel John Bedingfield is an English-New Zealand singer, songwriter and record producer. He is the brother of fellow singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. He was a judge on The X Factor New Zealand in 2013.


Segment 1: Victory Song

Samantha Jade Australian singer, songwriter and actress

Samantha Jade Gibbs is an ARIA Award-winning Australian singer, songwriter, actress and former child model from Perth, Western Australia. She has written tracks for artists including JoJo and Ashley Tisdale. On 20 November 2012 Jade won the fourth season of The X Factor Australia, the first woman to win the Australian series. She subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia and released her winner's single "What You've Done to Me", which debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart.

What Youve Done to Me single by Samantha Jade

"What You've Done to Me" is the winner's single by season four winner of The X Factor Australia, Samantha Jade. It was released digitally on 20 November 2012, as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. "What You've Done to Me" was written by David Musumeci, Anthony Egizii, Tania Doko and Jörgen Elofsson, and produced by Musumeci and Egizii under their stage name DNA Songs. It debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 210,000 copies. "What You've Done to Me" also reached number 40 on the South Korea Gaon International Digital Chart.

Novita Dewi Marpaung is an Indonesian singer, who gained wide prominence after being the runner-up of the first season of X Factor Indonesia. She is known for her powerful vocals and skilled singing technics. Dewi is the daughter of legendary Batak singer Jack Marpaung. She started her music career in the mid-1990s through various singing competitions and festivals. She was the runner-up of Cipta Pesona Bintang, the weekly champion of Asia Bagus, and the winner of Festival Suara Remaja Vinolia (RCTI). Her highest achievement was as the grand champion of Astana International Song Festival 2005 in Kazakhstan.

Judge Performance

If Youre Not the One single by Daniel Bedingfield

"If You're Not the One" is a song by English singer Daniel Bedingfield. It was released on 25 November 2002 as the third single from his debut studio album Gotta Get Thru This (2002).

In Your Mind (song) 2005 single by Anggun

"Être une femme" is the first single from the third French album, Luminescence by Anggun. This single was released in late 2004, earlier than the album which was released in 2005. This single peaked at #16 at France Singles Top 100, making her second Top 20 hits in France. According to Bureau Export (french-music.org) the song peaked at #2 in 2005 Airplay Chart and became one of the biggest hits in 2005. This single was also chosen as "The most popular single 2004" by Radio France International and has sold around 55,000 copies there. English version of the song, "In Your Mind", was popular in Asia as well and has since remained as one of Anggun's famous songs.

Kotak is a modern rock band from Jakarta, Indonesia, formed in 2004 through a talent competition "The Dream Band". The band currently consists of vocalist Tantri Syalindri Ichlasari, bassist Swasti "Chua" Sabdastantri, and guitarist Mario "Cella" Marcella. The band's name, "Kotak", represented four different characteristics of its first formation members that were bound by music.

Segment 2: Duet

Fatin Shidqia Lubis, better known as Fatin Shidqia or Fatin, is an Indonesian singer and actress who won the first season of the Indonesian version of The X Factor in May 2013, becoming the first of two winners to be mentored by Rossa. Fatin currently stands as one of the most successful winners of The X Factor Indonesia. She was signed to record label Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia.

Set Fire to the Rain original song written and composed by Adele and Fraser T. Smith

"Set Fire to the Rain" is a song by English singer Adele from her second studio album 21. Written by Adele along with her producer Fraser T Smith, the power ballad was released as the second single from the album in Europe. It was released as the third single in the United Kingdom on 4 July 2011, where it peaked at number 11. The song has peaked at number one in Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the United States. It reached the top 10 of Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland.

I Just Cant Stop Loving You song by Michael Jackson

"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" is a 1987 duet ballad by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett, and was the first single released from his seventh album, Bad. The song was written by Jackson, and co-produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B and adult contemporary charts, making it the first in a string of 5 No. 1 singles from the album.

Closing Performance

Ahmad Dhani Indonesian singer and guitarist

Ahmad Dhani Prasetyo, better known as Ahmad Dhani or Dhani S. Manaf, is an Indonesian rock musician, songwriter, arranger, producer, and politician. He was the frontman of Dewa 19 and Ahmad Band, and also a member of the inter-continental band The Rock. He is the owner and chairman of Republik Cinta Management, an artist management company of MNC Media Group.


Official Indonesian television ratings [6]
Air date Rating Share Daily rank
24 August 2013 (live broadcast) 5.0 25.4 1
25 August 2013 (repeat) 2.1 17.5 12

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