The X Factor is a British television singing competition contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. It is the originator of the international X Factor franchise. The show is broadcast on the ITV network in the United Kingdom and on TV3 in Ireland, with spin-off "behind-the-scenes" shows The Xtra Factor and The X Factor 24/7 screened on ITV2 and TV3. The six series of the show to date have aired from August/September through to December.
Giovanni Battista Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano (August 27, 1872—March 13, 1952) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Bologna from 1921 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1923.