As The X Factor 2013 auditions kick off in both the UK and US this month, we thought it best to call on Simon Cowell for some tips for this year's wannabes!
The music mogul, who currently judges on the US show, has revealed his top 5 audition tips to succeed on the programme.
Amongst Cowell's audition tips are to be fearless during your performance in front of the panel and to suck up to him... a lot!
Tryouts for the UK show are currently taking place at a range of mobile locations up and down the country. The auditions started in Inverness on Monday and will ultimately end up travelling across the UK and Ireland including the Isle of Wight, Belfast and Dublin.
The main open auditions for the X factor 2013 are set to be announced in due course, although it's widely speculated that the first recorded auditions with the judges for the TV show will axe the live audience and go back to basics.
The first additions which aired way back in 2004 saw hopefuls sing for the judges in some dreary hotel room basements, a far cry from the cheering crowds and arena stages in recent years.