X Factor hopefuls brave the rain for first mobile auditions in Plymouth

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Thousands of hopefuls turned up to the first X Factor 2012 mobile auditions in Plymouth yesterday, despite the rain.

The X Factor's mobile audition van set up camp outside the Plymouth Pavilions for the day, and turnout was surprisingly good despite the poor weather.

One of the budding performers was 17-year-old Leonie Mayston, who queued for three hours before performing.

She told This Is Plymouth “I have always had an ambition to be a singer ever since I was four or five years old. I do like the show. It is an opportunity for people who get themselves out there, whether they make it or not.”

X Factor bosses said this week that they hoped the mobile auditions would seek out previously undiscovered talent from across the country.

24-year-old Daniel Chivell said: “I am in the Navy and between back-to-back deployments. I do not expect anything much to come of it. I am just trying to do as many open microphone spots as possible.”

[cat]The X Factor[/cat] mobile auditions continue all this month across the UK.

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