The X Factor 2012 auditions hit Cardiff, Wales today!

X Factor 2012 auditions Newcastle

The X Factor 2012 auditions take place in Cardiff, Wales later today, and anyone is welcome to come along and try out!

Thousands of budding performers are expected to turn up to the Cardiff City football stadium in the city centre in a bid to make it all the way through to the live shows in October.

In past years Wales has brought us talent including the lovable Lucy Jones and the gorgeous John Adams. Although they’ve highlighted flashing dancer Natasha Paton Ali and, controversially, Ceri Rees.

Let's hope it’s more of the former rather than the latter this time around.

If you want to follow in his footsteps then just turn up this morning and have a go, just be sure you're over 16 and have proof of ID.

Our top tips also include coming well prepared with food and drink, and expecting a long wait!

Those lucky enough to make through to the first round will be called back for a second audition tomorrow, before facing the judges in the summer if you're successful.

The X Factor 2012 auditions continue over the next month in Glasgow and London.

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