Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell ready for X Factor auditions 2014

Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell

News about the X Factor 2014 auditions is here as the try outs prepare to kick off.

Following the news that Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell are to reunite as judges on this year’s series, The X Factor’s first round of auditions are getting underway visiting an unprecedented 43 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland in a bid to find the next smash-hit singer.

Leaving no stone unturned the audition tour will visit Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the North East, the North West, the Midlands, London and the South Coast. And this year there are two ways to audition, either via our main Open Audition Tour, which will be visiting 9 cities across the UK and Ireland, or via our smaller scale Mobile Audition Tour.

The Mobile Audition Tour, which is where James Arthur was discovered in 2012, is for anyone who isn’t able to make it to one of the main dates. It will be visiting a whopping 34 locations in total covering all corners of the country, from Aberdeen to Cornwall, Cork to Norfolk.

The X Factor creator Simon Cowell said: “The last time I was on the show we discovered One Direction, Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson. This year we’re visiting more towns and cities than ever across the UK to find the next pop star ready to take on the world. So if you’re thinking about auditioning, just do it!”

Speaking about her tips for auditioning Cheryl Cole added: “If you do something original or a good remix or something that makes people sit up and listen, that’s always a good start. So go and do some research, find some unique ways of singing songs we’re already aware of.”

All any budding hopefuls need to do is turn up on the date and time specified, there is no need to apply beforehand. If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals, they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of Simon, Cheryl and the other X Factor judges, when the judges’ auditions take place in summer.

> X Factor 2014 auditions: Open audition dates and venues

Acts are advised to turn up early as audition slots are on a first come, first served basis. On the Mobile Audition Tour we audition on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee you will get an audition. However, on the larger scale Open Audition Tour everyone who turns up will be guaranteed an audition.

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