The X Factor team has announced a brand new competition to encourage applications for the 2018 series.
If you audition for The X Factor between now and Friday 2nd March, you could end up performing on this year's X Factor tour.
The X Factor has announced budding hopefuls may be selected to sing for a one off special performance on the official X Factor tour simply by sending in their applications over the next three weeks.
So if you think you are the next Rak-Su, Grace Davies, Louisa Johnson, One Direction or Little Mix and you’re available on Sunday 4th March to support last year’s X Factor stars at The Brighton Centre, all you need to do is apply to audition to be on The X Factor 2018 via itv.com/xfactor
Anyone who applies between the specified dates (Tuesday 13th February and Friday 2nd March) will not only be kick starting their X Factor journey but one act will also be selected by X Factor producers to sing an opening support song on the final date of this year’s X Factor tour.
— The X Factor (@TheXFactor) February 13, 2018
As always, The X Factor is open to both solo acts and groups, and this year the age limit is 14.
As well as applying via the website, you can also send a video message to The X Factor’s WhatsApp number (07733 222 927).
All details, including terms and conditions can be found on the ITV website www.itv.com/xfactor
The X Factor will return to ITV later this year for what will be its fifteenth series.
Rak-Su won last year's competition, becoming the first boy band ever to do so.
Their winner’s duet Dimelo, with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, debuted at No.2 in the Official Charts and has since been certified silver in the UK.
During the week of release, the four-piece had five songs in the Top Ten on iTunes simultaneously, including the No.1 spot.
The group was also the first ever The X Factor act to have had three No.1 singles on iTunes while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You.
For more information on how to apply on The X Factor visit itv.com/xfactor.
The X Factor 2018 will air on ITV later this year.