The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is coming to Sussex – giving potential superstars of the future the chance to sing their way to success.
The talent show auditions will be hitting Brighton’s Churchill Square on Sunday, 24 April, as producers travel the length and breadth of the country on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars.
The Brighton auditions are a part of the show’s Mobile Audition Tour, which is visiting over 40 towns and cities across the UK.
“We’re really excited to be hosting the Brighton auditions,” said Churchill Square Centre Director Mark Buchanan-Smith. “There are some incredibly talented young bands and singers in the town,” he said, “and X Factor represents a fantastic opportunity for people to show off their talent. Everyone at the centre is looking forward to seeing if the next star of tomorrow comes from the area.”
The Mobile Auditions are open to groups or individuals aged 16 or over, and will be held from 11am until 5pm. As the auditions are held on a strictly first come first served basis, acts are advised to arrive early to avoid missing out.
If they impress 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 summer.
“We might see the next One Direction, Little Mix, Ella Henderson or Olly Murs coming through the centre’s auditions,” said Mark. “In 2012, series winner James Arthur had tried out at a mobile audition so it really is a huge opportunity for budding artists and we’re proud and excited to be a part of it.”
X Factor’s Simon Cowell said, “We’re excited to start auditions again this year for X Factor. If you think you have got what it takes then why don’t you apply? And remember, one audition could change your life.”
The hit show has uncovered some outstanding talent across the years. To date, One Direction have sold 55 million records worldwide, Olly Murs has achieved success with four multi-platinum albums and to date, Little Mix have sold 3.3 million albums globally.
The X Factor will return to ITV later this year alongside sister show, The Xtra Factor on ITV 2. Fans of the show can follow all the action via @TheXFactor on Twitter and Instagram.