MediaWorks announced today two exciting new additions to The X Factor NZ family.
Hosted by Guy, Sharyn and Clint from The Edge Afternoons, The Xtra Factor will air on FOUR on Sundays and Mondays directly after The X Factor NZ screens on TV3, and be repeated on The Edge TV on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm.
The Xtra Factor will be a play-by-play wrap up of that night’s X Factor NZ LIVE episode. It will dissect the drama and reactions to all the action, interviewing judges, contestants and guest performers.
“We’re LIVE straight after The X Factor NZ finishes so any tears of joy or sadness will play out on The Xtra Factor – I can’t wait to pick up the pieces,” says host Clint Roberts.
Web-based show The X Factor RAW is an exclusive online content series dedicated to the fans of The X Factor NZ.
The X Factor Raw will take you behind the scenes of what the contestants get up to when they aren’t on the live stage. You will see everything from dance choreography, studio recordings, vocal workshops, plus informal exclusive interviews with contestants, judges and fans.
The X Factor RAW will be hosted by social media queen Caito Potatoe, aka 17 year-old newcomer Internet superstar Caitlin Davidson.
Caito kicked of her Internet stardom in November 2014 with a Facebook video about an unreasonable parking ticket and has since garnered over 160,000 followers on her Facebook profile alone.
“I can’t believe when I started Caito Potatoe that I would end up hosting my own X Factor web series! I’m looking forward to seeing many groovy eyebrows (my trademark) and annoying Willy Moon,” she says.
The first episode of The Xtra Factor will coincide with the launch of The X Factor NZ LIVE shows on March 15 while The X Factor RAW will be available on 3NOW digital platforms and THE EDGE TV kicking off on Tuesday March 17, 2015 with fresh content launching daily.
Group Entertainment Content Director Andrew Szusterman is thrilled that these fantastic new shows are launching.
“The fifth judge, [the audience]is alive and well this season on The X Factor NZ and The Xtra Factor and The X Factor RAW is designed just for them.”
Tickets to the first two The X Factor NZ LIVE shows on March 15 and 16 will be available after tonight’s episode at 8.30pm via tv3.co.nz/xfactornz.
The Xtra Factor is produced by MediaWorks with the support of broadcast sponsor McDonald’s. The X Factor RAW is produced by MediaWorks in partnership with 2degrees.
The X Factor NZ is a SYCO owned format co-produced by MediaWorks and FremantleMedia Australia, with support from broadcast sponsor McDonald’s, and programme partners Fruttare, 2degrees, VO5, Mazda, and SKYCITY Auckland. MediaWorks is proud to have funding support from NZ on Air.
The Xtra Factor
Sundays and Mondays at 8:30pm on FOUR from March 15
Repeated on The Edge TV Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm.
The X Factor RAW
Online on 3NOW digital platforms from March 17
The X Factor NZ
Sundays at 7pm and Mondays at 7.30pm
Watch on TV3 and at TV3.co.nz/thexfactornz