Think you’ve got what it takes? Think you’ve got The X Factor? Then don’t miss your chance to audition for Simon Cowell’s new reality television talent show when he heads around the country this spring to see the very best of what America has to offer.
This is your opportunity to get the latest audition information for Simon Cowell’s brand new talent search with a prize of a $5 million recording contract. The complete Eligibility Requirements will be posted soon but at a minimum you must be at least 12 years of age by March 1, 2011, a legal US citizen or eligible to work full time, and without a current music recording contract.
X Factor 2011 Auditions:
- March 27, 2011 – Los Angeles, California: L.A. Sports Arena
- April 7, 2011 – Miami, Florida: Bank United Center
- April 14, 2011 – Newark, New Jersey: Prudential Center
- April 20, 2011 – Seattle, Washington: Key Arena
- April 27, 2011 – Chicago, Illinois: Sears Centre Arena
- May 26, 2011 – Dallas, Texas: Dallas Convention Center
Important note: wristbands must be picked up the day before auditions!
Right now you can go to FOX’s X Factor site and register to audition. First, you’ll have to select one of the locations listed above. Second, you have to identify if you’re a solo act or part of a group. Last, you have to submit your personal information which I assume is so they can contact you regarding your audition, though it might just you on a mailing list!
Check out Simon Cowell’s preview video for X Factor as he discusses just what the show is about and how it will work when it premieres here in September 2011.
Considering there will be four groups (young guys, young girls, older singers, and group performers) with each being mentored by a judge I’m guessing then that we’ll have four judges, not three. There have been so many rumors about X Factor judges that I can’t wait to have that confirmed soon.
Source: FOX X Factor
Simon Cowell is looking to correct an issue that has long frustrated Idol viewers: online voting for X Factor when it premieres this Fall. Even better, it’ll be online voting via Facebook, according to the rumors:
According to plans currently being negotiated, voting via Facebook would be reserved for the final rounds of the show, scheduled to launch in the U.S. on Fox this fall, and it would happen alongside a traditional phone voting system.
Details and security issues are still being worked out, and an insider cautions that a deal could fall apart or the system might not be worked out in time for the show’s first season. But the plan is for viewers to be able to vote for contestants via their own Facebook page or an X-Factor application.
How awesome is that? It’s been a long time coming and should add a lot to the show. Of course you can expect American Idol to quickly try and catch up if Simon beats them to the punch.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Sorry, Lindsay, but FOX doesn’t want you either. The rumor mill was spinning the possibility of the troubled, former movie star joining Simon Cowell at the judges table for the fall premiere of X Factor, but FOX says that is not going to happen.
Ann-Marie Thomson [X Factor spokeswoman] said Saturday that producers have not talked to Lohan (LOH’-un) about joining the show, despite online speculation that the troubled actress was being courted as a judge.
With so many rumors going around about who might be judging the talent on X Factor it’s not really surprising that it eventually pulled in Lohan’s name. I do find it funny though that out of all the rumors FOX say it fit to squash this one. They don’t even want people to consider X Factor being tied to that name!
Take that, American Idol! While Idol may promise its winner a million dollars, Simon Cowell is scoffing at them as he is putting some serious money on the line when his new show, X Factor, hits American TVs this fall:
Nothing about the inaugural season of the British import is subtle, from the ominous building-the-beast Super Bowl commercial that had Cowell being assembled from a million little puzzle pieces with the tagline “He’s back,” to the jaw-dropping prize being offered to the [X Factor] winner: $5 million.
It’s the biggest guaranteed prize in TV history, and whoever snags it will also get a recording contract with Cowell’s Syco label, a joint venture with Sony Music.
Whoa! 5 million dollars? For a talent show? Have I mentioned my talent of being able to spend 5 million dollars really fast? Because I’d be incredibly good at that.
Source: MTV News
Whoa, this rumor came out of nowhere! Mirror UK is claiming that Simon Cowell has landed a major judge for his X Factor US show with Will Smith joining him at the judges table.
Previous news has indicated Simon’s UK co-judge, Cheryl Cole, has already signed on but this would be an incredible shift in the direction of very popular US celebrities. Considering most Americans would shrug at Cole’s name I’d say anyone more popular over here would be a good choice to draw in more viewers.
Also of note is that Mirror UK claims Smith to be judge #3 of 4 which leaves one spot open. Considering how well a 4-judge panel worked on last season of American Idol (read: not well) I’d expect him to stick to his magic formula of 3 for X Factor. 4 judges could just be another rumor.
Of course the bigger topic here is whether or not that Will Smith on X Factor rumor could be true. Quite honestly, I’d be shocked if this were true. Considering Smith pulls over $20 million per movie, imagine just how expensive he’d be to hire for an entire season of the show. Not only that but Will Smith is a bigger name than Simon Cowell, so who would believe that Mr. Ego would be willing to share the spotlight on premiere night of his big, new show? Yeah, me neither…