X Factor 2011 hopefuls angry at being left in the dark over this year's auditions

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BUDDING singers hoping to achieve a recording deal on The X Factor 2011 this summer have complained about being left in the dark by show bosses. Many hopefuls have already successfully impressed the programme producers at a number of 'pre-auditions' this year, but have heard nothing since.

Describing the situation as "crazy", one auditionee complained: "I really, really want to know what is happening!"


"Simon has got to get it right because he has signed the contract with ITV, so if it flops then it’s no good and especially for [us auditionees]"

Meanwhile one source told us at TellyMix: "We ere told we would find out what the outcome would be in four weeks and now it's approaching six weeks."

Another wannabe moaned: "I'm at the end of my patience. I can't concentrate at work or at home. Not sleeping properly.

"It's been 10 weeks since the last audition, and there is still no sign of anyone hearing anything."

Other hopefuls seemed to share the experience, one added: "Been waiting for call-back for nearly 7 weeks now. I am at the end of my tether now," someone else said: "I can understand why some people do not bother going to these auditions because it's just keeping people like us on a string."

This year's open auditions started almost 3 months ago at the beginning of March at London's O2 Arena. Successful acts have already had to battle through three rounds of so called 'pre-auditions' before eventually being invited to try out for the celebrity judges next month.

The X Factor 2011 live auditions start on June 1 in Birmingham.

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