Birmingham, have YOU got The X Factor? Here are our Top 5 Auditions
The X Factor is back with a bang in Birmingham, and we’re on the lookout for the next act who could be crowned this year’s champion!
But, can you remember our Top 5 acts who hit the Midlands to Audition? Check them out, plus how YOU can Audition in Birmingham below…
Having previously auditioned for The X Factor in 2013, Relley C returned in 2016 and caught the attention of the Judges at the Six Chair Challenge. After impressing mentor Sharon with her version of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, she went on to make the Live Shows and was later eliminated in Week 3.
In 2015, Mason Noise set pulses racing with a cover of Justin Timberlake’s Señorita for his first Audition in Birmingham, with the singer going on to cause controversy at the Six Chair Challenge after dropping his microphone and storming off stage! However, he was later invited back for the Live Shows by mentor Nick Grimshaw, and went on to finish in seventh place.
2010 saw Wagner face Louis, Cheryl, Simon and guest Judge Natalie Imbruglia, with the eccentric singer impressing the panel enough to advance through to Boot Camp and eventually the Live Shows! However, he was eventually voted off in Week 8 after his version of Unforgettable failed to save him in the Sing Off.
16-year old Cher Lloyd was right up Judge Cheryl’s street as she blew the panel away with her first Audition - Keri Hilson’s version of Turn My Swag On. Cher went on to impress, reaching the Live Shows and finishing fourth behind One Direction, Rebecca Ferguson and winner, Matt Cardle.
Liam Payne auditioned twice for The X Factor, first in 2008 at the tender age of 14, before returning in 2010 to sing Cry Me A River for the Judges. After failing to make it at Boot Camp as a soloist, Liam was given a lifeline in the shape of One Direction and the rest, as they say, is history!
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to Audition for The X Factor? If you're 14 or over, come along to Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, B1 2EP on Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April between 10am - 6pm to show us what you’ve got!