From the Colonel's Regiment

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Number of missions 7 (Mission 18 Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin, Mission 19 Image:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Image:Colonel.png19 Valletta, Mission 20 Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png20 Bruges, Mission 21 Image:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest, Mission 22 Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon, Mission 24 Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Image:Colonel.png24 Arnhem, Mission 25 Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png25 Ghent, Mission 26 Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 21 Image:Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Gets a destination always
Missions commanded 1 (Mission 23 Image:22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Image:Colonel.png23 Copenhagen)
Draw privilege Louis' X Factor contest
Preceding mascot Marco Taylor
Following mascot Gozer the Gozerian

Louis joined the Colonel's regiment on Mission 18 Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin.

Table of contents

Louis' X Factor contest

This normally occurs over lunch on the excursion day. It is a loose interpretation of the 2008-2010 format of the X Factor TV series. Four Colonel's men are selected at random to play the roles of Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dermot O'Leary; the remainder play members of the studio audience. Dermot also gets a vote as an audience member (note this may differ from the real format)

Special rules when few men are available

When only 4 Colonel's men are available, all 4 get a vote as an audience member. When this happens, judges tend to vote for their protégées, although Rupert (Louis) did once vote against his because he felt sorry for Steve (Simon).

Judge Allocation

The table below indicates, where known, who has been allocated which judge, which person's destinations where championed and which destinations were picked.

Mission Simon Cheryl Louis Dermot Audience
Mission 19 Image:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Image:Colonel.png19 Valletta Rupert David Steve Mike Dave
Mission 20 Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png20 Bruges
Mission 21 Image:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest
Mission 22 Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon
Mission 23 Image:22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Image:Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Mission 24 Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Image:Colonel.png24 Arnhem
Mission 25 Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png25 Ghent Rupert Mike Steve Dave David
Mission 26 Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 21 Image:Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen David (David: Tromso (2nd), Las Vegas (3rd), Torshavn (7th)) Mike (Chris: Vienna (4th), Vilnius (5th), Prague (9th)) Rupert (Steve: Dubrovnik (1st), Zadar (6th), Kefalonia (8th)) Steve

Vote History

The judges are required to save one destination in each round from rounds 1 to 4. In round 5, the judges are not able to cast a vote to send one destination home, with the public vote deciding the overall winner.

Votes to send a destination home for Mission 26:

Judge Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Simon (David) Zadar Zadar (eliminated) Vilnius (eliminated) Vienna (eliminated)
Cheryl (Mike) Kefalonia (eliminated) Zadar (eliminated) Las Vegas Las Vegas
Louis (Rupert) Kefalonia (eliminated) Vilnius Vilnius (eliminated) Vienna (eliminated)

Interaction with Gløgg

If Gløgg bums Louis, he loses his destination. All that palaver was for nothing.

If Louis is helped, the runner-up of the contest is additionally entered into the draw as "Gløgg's choice".