Auditions for The X Factor 2012 will visit Newcastle for the first time in the show's nine year history, with Birmingham cut from the audition tour.
Try outs will also take place in the usual locations of London, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow later this year.
Newcastle was originally visited as part of Britain's Got Talent in 2010, but cut the next year after Simon Cowell was left unimpressed by the talent on display.
Let's hope the Geordie singers will do a bit better this time.
As always there’s few rules, anyone from solo stars to duos and groups are welcome to audition, as long as your over 16 by the end of February!
The following open X Factor auditions will be happening this spring:
3rd March – Liverpool Open Day – Echo Arena
10th March – Newcastle Open Day – Metro Arena
17th March – Manchester Open Day – Man Utd (Tbc)
26th March – Cardiff Open Day – Cardiff City Stadium
31st March – Glasgow Open Day – SECC
7th April – London Open Day – The 02