Odds to Win X-Factor
Just like American Idol, the X-Factor has become a very popular reality TV show, with 12 competitors competing to win $5 million.
The show originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol.
The program is produced by executive producer Simon Cowell, who also serves one of the four judges.
The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants.