X Factor 2017 audition dates and venues: Try outs come to London and Manchester

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The X Factor 2017 has announced the dates and venues for this year's open auditions.

It comes after the age limit for The X Factor 2017 contestants was lowered to 14.

The recent move is the first time that the age limit has been dropped since 2014.

Now you can apply for this year's series if you are 14 years old or over by the 1st June 2017, when previously you had to be 16.

Will The X Factor 2017 winner be in Manchester?

Open auditions are scheduled for a few big cities over the next two weeks, simply turn up and sing to be in with a shot of performing in front of the judges come the summer...

X Factor open auditions

Liverpool
When: 27th April to Sunday 30th April
Where: St. John's Shopping Centre, 127 St. George's Way, Liverpool, L1 1LY
Time: 9AM - 6PM (Sunday 11AM - 5PM)

Birmingham
When: Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April
Where: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, B1 2EP
Time: 10AM - 6PM

Isle Of Man
When: Monday 1st May
Where: The Atrium, Tower House, Strand Street, Douglas, IM1 2HE
Time: 11AM - 5PM

London
When: Saturday 6th May
Where: The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
Time: 8AM

Manchester
When: Sunday 14th May
Where: Lancashire County Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX
Time: 9AM

Or apply online

Don't fancy stepping outside your house? You can apply for The X Factor online in a number of ways.

The news of the lower age limit comes along with a brand new way to audition for the show: via WhatsApp. Budding performers are being asked to start chats with The X Factor team and upload videos of them singing - You can get the details here.

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Alternatively, you can audition online by simply uploading a video via the official X Factor applications website.

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

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

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