The X Factor 2017 Audition Dates Revealed

The X Factor is back on the search for the nation’s top vocal talent and now you can take a trip down memory lane with this homage to The Beatles Sgt Pepper poster featuring the very first auditions of some of the most memorable acts of the last 13 years.

The X Factor team is ready to hit the road on a nationwide tour in search of the next big breakout music stars to join this ever growing hall of fame.

You can now audition via WhatsApp!

For the first time ever, you can audition for The X Factor via WhatsApp.

Here's how:

- Add The X Factor’s WhatsApp number to your smartphone contacts: 07733 222 927.
- Go to the WhatsApp application on your smartphone.
- Start a new chat with The X Factor.
- Record your audition video on the WhatsApp chat, or upload your video from your Camera Roll.
- Send your video along with your name, age, location and occupation.
- You can also send a link to a video online if you don't have one saved on your phone.

For Terms and Conditions click HERE.
WhatsApp FAQs are HERE

Don't have a smartphone or WhatsApp? You can still upload your video audition HERE.

Manchester, these guys have The X Factor - do you?

The X Factor 2017 Auditions are coming to Manchester this Sunday (14th May) and there’s been some pretty big names who have tried their luck in the city before.

Yep, if a previous winner of the show wasn’t enough, Manchester saw not one, but THREE members of One Direction perform for our Judges, putting them well on their way to super-stardom.

See below for some of our favourites from Manchester and how YOU can Audition…

The X Factor 2017 Auditions are coming to Manchester!

Think you've got what it takes to be the next Harry Styles, Perrie Edwards or James Arthur? Do you stand out in a crowd? Reckon you could be the next big thing?

Then, The X Factor wants to see YOU! We are holding open auditions in Manchester, next Sunday, 14th May. Come dressed to impress and ready to sing your heart out and you never know Dermot might even give you one of his famous hugs!

Quiz: How well do you remember Harry Styles' X Factor journey?

Happy Harry Styles' day!

To celebrate the release of Harry Styles' first EVER solo single, Sign Of The Times, we're officially branding today, 7th April, Harry Styles day... Hurrah!

But, before you get lost in Harry's dreamy vocals, it's time to take a trip down X Factor memory lane and see how well YOU remember the One Direction star's journey to the top.

Are you Harry's biggest fan? Find out just how much you know below...

X Factor auditions are in Dublin this week!

There’s no doubt about it, Ireland has produced some unforgettable acts throughout XFactor's history! From Eoghan Quigg melting the hearts of a nation in 2008, to Jedward's unique take on pop in 2009, not forgetting Mary Byrne's transformation from Tesco till worker to showstopping diva and, of course, the discovery of Mullingar schoolboy turned global superstar; Niall Horan! So we're delighted to announce that The X Factor is returning to Ireland!

From Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th April, open auditions will be held in St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, from 9AM to 6PM (Sunday 11AM to 6PM) and we are expecting the level of talent to be better than ever! Could 2017 be the year we find our first ever Irish winner?