Audition fever hits the UK

Are you the next big thing? Do you have what it takes to sell out a packed arena? Then we've been out to find you! This year The X Factor auditions visited a massive 43 towns and cities across the country – more places than we’ve ever visited before - looking for the girl, boy, over 25 or group that would make 2014 their year.

Applications have now closed for The X Factor 2014, but here's a look at what was going down at the open auditions...

Here we come!

For the eleventh year running The X Factor returns to primetime ITV and ITV2 to entertain the nation.

Wannabe pop stars across the country are preparing to brave the panel of judges and the British public and stake their claim to the winner’s title. And we can promise you series 11 is set to be breathtakingly brilliant. Simon and Cheryl have already revealed they'll be taking up their judges' chairs again, but who and what else can we get excited about as the competition kicks off?

Watch this space for the hottest announcements about our two other judges and even more exclusives over the next few months!

Your top 10 X Factor 2013 moments

We had some great times over the last series of X Factor, didn’t we?

We laughed, we cried, we even watched a few performances from behind a cushion. Basically, the tenth series was seriously awesome, so we asked YOU to tell us about your top 10 moments of the series – and what a list you provided us with! We’ve narrowed them all down to a Top 10:

  1. First up, it's... J Star’s Valentine’s AMAZING audition