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 app 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.

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

For Terms and Conditions click HERE.
WhatsApp FAQs are HERE

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?

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!