X Factor 2012 Review Index

Welcome to the X Factor on Sofabet. This page indexes our seven-part review of what punters can learn from the 2012 series. We did similar reviews for 2011 and 2010. Or you can scroll back through all our X Factor posts.

X Factor 2012 Review Part 1: How many people vote on X Factor?

Our attempt to reverse-engineer an answer to this intriguing question.

X Factor 2012 Review Part 2: The Running Order

Phone lines were open from the start in 2012. Was it still an advantage to perform late?

X Factor 2012 Review Part 3: Judges’ Comments

Daniel analyses how the judges’ words were used to motivate and demotivate voters in 2012.

X Factor 2012 Review Part 4: Rylan’s Week 7 banter with Gary

A deep-dive into arguably the defining moment of the series, that doomed Ella Henderson.

X Factor 2012 Review Part 5: In No Particular Order…?

There are betting markets on who is calle safe first. Is it really “in no particular order”?

X Factor 2012 Review Part 6: The Impressive Accuracy of YouGov

We talk to YouGov’s Joe Twyman and review how the pollster nailed the final result.

X Factor 2012 Review Part 7: Indie-cent Proposal

Dug looks at the quest for “authenticity” and the future musical direction of the show.