X Factor auditions 2015 see seriously low turn outs as crowds fail to attend

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Budding singers have been snubbed The X Factor 2015 auditions with only 'handfuls' of wannabes turning up.

Scenes of huge crowds we've expected in previous years have vanished and been replaced by rows upon rows of empty barriers.

In Liverpool at the weekend only around 200 turned up, the Liverpool Echo reports, with pictures of an almost completely empty Echo Arena.

There were similar scenes in Glasgow earlier this month while in Birmingham turn outs also appeared to be lower.

However the new, larger audition tour could be partly to blame.

This year is seeing more towns and cities visited than ever before with the mobile audition van trekking across the UK to some 50 locations.

Try outs have already been held in Aberdeen, Skegness, Bradford and 18 other locations with a further 19 dates still to come including Southampton, Brighton, Blackpool and Belfast.

However even the mobile auditions have reported low turn outs.

In Middlesbrough at the start of the month, Gazette Live claimed that the X Factor try outs were a "damp squib" with a trickle of wannabes compared to the hundreds who auditioned last year.

And in Chelmsford there was another low turn out for auditions at the High Chelmer Shopping Centre.

But a spokesperson for The X Factor insisted: “Numbers are actually on a par with previous years. Overall we’ve had tens of thousands of people apply.”

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Those who have auditioned will now have to wait until August before they find out if they'll get the chance to sing for the as-yet confirmed judges.

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