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    Auditions for the highly anticipated singing competition THE X FACTOR are set to begin on Sunday, March 27th in Los Angeles at the L.A. Sports Arena. The search for the next global superstar will continue in Miami, FL, on Thursday, April 7th; Newark, NJ, on Thursday, April 14th; Seattle, WA, on Wednesday, April 20th; Chicago, IL, on Wednesday, April 27th; and Dallas, TX, on May 26th at the Dallas Convention Center.

    Interested solo artists and vocal groups should sign up now for audition information here.

    The exciting new competition series, brought to you by Simon Cowell, 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/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 audition cities, dates and venue information are as follows:

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

    Full details regarding the Los Angeles auditions can be found below. Specific information on the subsequent audition cities will be announced shortly.

    THE X FACTOR Audition Information: Los Angeles
    WHO: Singers and vocal groups 12 years of age or older as of March 1st, 2011, who are legal U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. and do not currently have a music recording contract. Some restrictions apply; please visit www.fox.com/theXfactor for specific information.
    WHEN: Sunday, March 27th, 2011
    WHERE: The L.A. Sports Arena
    3939 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90037

    HOW: Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 6:00 AM on Saturday, March 26th until approximately 6:00 AM on Sunday, March 27th. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the L.A. Sports Arena by 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 27th. Please bring legal photo identification. Any auditioner under 18-years-old must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.

    As previously announced, Pepsi will serve as an official sponsor of THE X FACTOR. The comprehensive sponsorship includes an extensive, multi-platform off-air marketing partnership; weekly in-show integrations and placements; and an immersive content experience online.

    Are you going to audition for THE X FACTOR? Or do you just plan to watch the show?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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