X Factor 2013 auditions: New try outs kick off TODAY at Wembley!

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2013)

The new stage of The X Factor 2013 auditions start today at Wembley Arena.

This year's judges - Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger - kicked off the first round of try outs last month.

As well as a new judge, this year has seen a new audition process with the return of the judging rooms.

The hopefuls are once again having to sing acapella in front of the judges and judges alone to make it through.

Now those who have had three or more yeses will be going on to face the second half of this year's new 'double audition' format: A performance in front of a live audience.

"The plan is to have the best of both worlds with regard to auditions," a source said previously, "So the contestants will start with just the judges in an audition room. If they get through then they will go on to an auditorium.

"Bosses believe it will bring more warmth back to the show because they know how popular the audition rooms were with both contestants and the audience at home."

The arena auditions will be taking place only in London this year, all based at the huge Wembley Arena, with a strong crowd of fans ready to cheer and boo their favourites.

The Arena auditions will take place between Monday 15th of July and Thursday 18th of July, with two filming sessions each day.

To get tickets for the show be sure to visit Applause Store.

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