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Three New Ways To Audition For The X Factor Including Live Via Facebook!


The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and for the first time we will be visiting Leicester.

The last of the open auditions for this year will take place this Friday 27 May at Hilton Leicester Hotel, 21 Junction Approach, Leicester, LE19 1WQ. For a chance to audition groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by just turning up on the day between 10am and 7pm.

So if you think you could be the next Louisa Johnson, One Direction, Little Mix, Ella Henderson or Olly Murs, or you know someone you think could be, now is the time to come along and showcase your vocal talent.

And when the televised judges’ auditions start in June, the action will kick off again in Leicester at King Power Stadium, the home of this year’s Premiership Champions, Leicester City Football Club. Here hopefuls will perform for the judges for the chance to secure a place in the competition.

Simon Cowell says, “Until this year, Leicester had never won the Premier League, and we had never held X Factor auditions in the city, so it is time to say hello.”

Acts are advised to turn up early to the Open Audition to ensure they grab a slot. All any budding hopefuls need to do is turn up. If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of The X Factor judges when the judges’ auditions take place in June.

Mark Sidaway, Executive Producer, The X Factor, adds, “If any city has shown this year that it has the X Factor then it's Leicester. We're hoping the fairytale continues for a lucky singer or group from the area.”


The X Factor will be hosting a special Groups ONLY audition day on Saturday, 28th May at 1 Stephen Street in London.

Just turn up from 10am – 5pm for a guaranteed audition with the producers.


In a global first in music television, The X Factor has become the world’s first talent show to give hopefuls the opportunity to audition on Facebook Live!

The live auditions will take place this SUNDAY, May 29 on the official X Factor Facebook page.

Book a Facebook Live audition slot for a private one-to-one audition. Then all you have to do is go on to win! You can APPLY HERE


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