The X Factor Philippines is a Filipino television music competition to find a new singing talent. The first season began on June 23, 2012. KC Concepcion is the host of the show, while the judging panel consist of Charice, Gary Valenciano, Pilita Corrales, and Martin Nievera.
The show is mainly based on the UK format. The competition consists of auditions, in front of the shows producers and then the judges with a live audience. It is then followed by the bootcamp, judges' home visit and then through the live finals. The winner of which receives a 4 million peso worth of recording contract with Star Records.
The finals was held on October 7, 2012 and aired live from the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Parañaque, Metro Manila, with KZ Tandingan from Charice's category declared as the winner of the competition. On the other hand, Martin Nievera's Gabriel Maturan of his Boys category came in as runner-up, while Daddy's Home of Gary Valenciano's Group category came in third place.
The show ended on October 14, 2012, airing two special episodes after the finals.