X Factor Facebook Auditions

Singers who want to take part in this year's X Factor have until May 8th to audition via Facebook.

Producers of the hit ITV show announced today that contestants who missed out on the open auditions in six cities can apply by recording a video and uploading it via the X Factor Facebook page.

New hope for X Factor contestants
New hope for X Factor contestants Credit: ITV/Syco

Producer Richard Holloway said: “We want to cast our net as wide as possible.find the best talent the country has to offer"

This year, for the first time, The X Factor is accepting entries from both professionals and amateurs.

Previous winners include Londoners Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke.

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