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$5 million auditions: 'The X Factor' unveils dates, venues

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:15 pm

Sign up now for audition information at www.fox.com/thexfactor

Auditions for the highly anticipated singing competition "The X Factor" are set to begin on Sunday, March 27, in Los Angeles at the L.A. Sports Arena. The search for the next global superstar will continue in Miami on Thursday, April 7; Newark, N.J., on Thursday, April 14; Seattle on Wednesday, April 20; Chicago on Wednesday, April 27; and Dallas (date to be announced).

Interested solo artists and vocal groups should sign up now for audition information at www.fox.com/theXfactor.

The new competition series is looking for talent young and old alike - with no upper age limit. "The X Factor" judges will travel the nation 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.

In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time a contestant auditions for the judges, he 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" audition cities, dates and venue information are as follows:

CITY                                    DATE                                           VENUE                      

Los Angeles                       Sunday, March 27                  L.A. Sports Arena

Miami                                Thursday, April 7                    Bank United Center

Newark, N.J.                    Thursday, April 14                  Prudential Center

Seattle                                Wednesday, April 20             Key Arena

Chicago                              Wednesday, April 27             Sears Centre Arena

Dallas                                 TBA                                          TBA

Wristbands must be obtained from the venue the day prior to auditions. Additional audition details, including eligibility requirements, are available at www.fox.com/theXfactor. Hopefuls should check back regularly for updated information, rules and registration forms.

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