X Factor 2017 hopefuls told to avoid Adele and Ed Sheeran songs

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This year's X Factor hopefuls have been advised to avoid cliche song choices like Adele or Ed Sheeran.

Try outs for the new series later this year are currently taking place across the UK in front of producers.

Those who impress will go forward to face the judges on TV in the summer.

Giving her top tips for auditionees, X Factor talent scout Hally Booth told The Irish Sun: “The best way to stand out is with your song choice.

"Think about what everyone else will be singing in their auditions — for example Ed Sheeran and Adele — then choose something else that means something to you."

She added: “James Arthur took a song by Tulisa, who just so happened to be judging him, he made it his own and showcased the artist he went on to become.”

X Factor bosses in fact kicked off the call for talented singers to audition for the next series in last year's live shows.

As usual, you can register to audition either in person at one of a number of cities in the UK or audition online by simply uploading a video.

The age limit this year is down to 14 but if you're 13 right now you can still apply so long as you will be fourteen years of age or over by the 1 July 2017.

As always, solo singers, duos and groups can all apply and as long as you're old enough there aren't any other restrictions.

So if you think you've got what it takes you can apply right this second at application.xfactor.tv.

If you're not too sure yet, or want time to record a video, don't panic as there's still a while to go yet until applications close.

The deadline for online X Factor 2017 applications is currently set for 1 July 2017 at 23:59 GMT

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