Simon Cowell discusses THE X FACTOR open auditions

$5 Million Dollar Recording Contract Auditions Kick Off Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles

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By Jason Matthews

SIMON COWELL

  • How the auditions work…
  • When and where is the first audition...
  • What can the contestants expect…
  • Auditioning with an original song…
  • Chosing the key…
  • Are instruments allowed...
  • What songs to avoid...
  • The “Glee” effect...
  • How audition cities were chosen...
  • Reason to audition...

THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition debuting this fall on FOX 50, will hold auditions in Dallas on Thursday, May 26 at The Dallas Convention Center. Registration and wristband distribution will begin at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, May 25. The show is searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true.

Interested solo artists and vocal groups should sign up now for audition information at www.fox.com/theXfactor or call toll-free 855-345-5678.

Audition cities, dates and venues include:

CITY 
DATE VENUE
Los Angeles, CA Sunday, March 27 L.A. Sports Arena
Miami, FL Thursday, April 7 Bank United Center
Newark, NJ Thursday, April 14 Prudential Center
Seattle, WA Wednesday, April 20 Key Arena
Chicago, IL Wednesday, April 27 Sears Centre Arena
Dallas, TX Thursday, May 26 The Dallas Convention Center

 

In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time a contestant auditions for THE X FACTOR judges, he/she will do so in front of an audience of thousands – raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to become a global superstar and win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

THE X FACTOR is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.

 

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