X Factor auditions will be in Dublin next month!

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 what better time than St.Patrick's Day to announce that The X Factor is returning to Ireland!

From April 6th to 9th, open auditions will be held in Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, 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?

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.

Back to where it all began: Matt Terry's X Factor Audition!

Talk about a trip down memory lane... we're going right back to where it all began!

We're rewinding all the way back to our 2016 winner Matt Terry's first X Factor Audition, where he wowed the Judges with his take on Ben E King's Stand by Me!

If you think you've got what it takes to follow in Matt's footsteps, then we want to hear from you! Apply now for The X Factor 2017!

Go to application.xfactor.tv to start your journey towards the top of the charts. You can either Audition in person, or by uploading a video!

Behind the scenes with Saara Aalto at The X Factor Grand Final

It took an army to dress Saara for her performance, where she sang Bjork's Oh So Quiet!

The X Factor Grand Final took place in London last Sunday night, and we've got some exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of Saara Aalto before she took to The X Factor stage, where she performed with Kylie, and belted out 2 songs she hoped would help her win X Factor 2016. Ultimately, the crown went to Matt Terry. But Saara had one heck of a night!

The X Factor Audition Quiz!

To make it through to The X Factor Live Shows, it all starts with an Audition.

Our 12 X Factor Finalists - 5 After Midnight, Sam Lavery, Emily Middlemas, Gifty Louise, Four of Diamonds, Ryan Lawrie, Freddy Parker, Bratavio, Relley C, Honey G, Saara Aalto and winner Matt Terry - each started their X Factor journey with an Audition in front of the Judges!

We're taking a trip down memory lane to see if you can remember what songs our Finalists sang at their first X Factor Audition, when they performed for the first time in front of Simon, Sharon, Louis and Nicole!