The X Factor changed Ben's life

Ben applied for The X Factor last year. He survived the Room Auditions, Arena performance, Boot Camp and Judges' Houses to make it to the live shows.

A few months later he duetted with Ed Sheeran and was crowned the winner of The X Factor 2014.

He ended the year with his debut single the Christmas Number One.

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Biggest ever The X Factor Audition Tour

The X Factor auditions are back on the road later this month in search of the best and freshest vocal talent.

And this year there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your talent with our biggest-ever audition tour. We're visiting an unprecedented 50 towns and cities across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

You can apply in one of three ways:

Open Auditions - Register online for one of the nine cities or just turn up at the venues on the day.

Mobile Audition Van - meet the team visiting smaller towns and cities across the country. There is no need to register for the Mobile Audition dates.

Apply online - Anyone can apply online now at https://application.xfactor.tv/ to register for the Open Auditions or if you can't make any of our audition dates.

Ben's Number One Winner's Single

And the amazing news is that Ben Haenow is Number One in the iTunes charts with his Winner's Single Something I Need!
Not only that but his version of Demons is also at Number Six!

What a start to his forthcoming career... congratulations Ben!!

Not downloaded his Winner's Single yet? Go get it now!

Watch Ben singing Something I Need after he won The X Factor