“The X Factor” New Zealand’s first season will premiere on TV3 in April 2013 on a date to be announced. [UPDATE: The premiere is set for April 21, 2013.]
On “The X Factor” New Zealand, the host is former “New Zealand Idol” host Dominic Bowen, and the judges are singers Daniel Bedingfield, Melanie Blatt, Ruby Frost (formerly of All Saints) and Stan Walker.
The auditions and boot camp episodes have already been filmed. “The X Factor” Australia judge Ronan Keating made a guest appearance during auditions in Auckland, New Zealand, on Feb. 27, 2013.
“The X Factor” (created by executive producer Simon Cowell) began in the U.K. in 2004. Over the years, “The X Factor” has expanded to several other countries that have their own version of the show, including the United States, Australia, France, India, China, Russia, Italy, Germany, Chile, the Philippines, Sweden, Indonesia and Colombia.
In 2013, “The X Factor” is set to launch not only in New Zealand but also in Israel, Morocco, Mexico, Serbia and Vietnam.
Click here to watch a promo video for “The X Factor” New Zealand.