Press release from Seven
The biggest singing competition in the world is returning to Channel Seven in 2011 – with auditions starting in two weeks.
Created by Simon Cowell, The X Factor is the hottest TV franchise around the globe, having enjoyed epic success in the UK. It is set to launch in the US this year.
The X Factor kicked off on Channel Seven last year. Its grand final saw over 2 million Australians tune in to see Altiyan Childs crowned series one winner.
Altiyan’s self-titled debut album peaked at number three on the ARIA charts with certified platinum sales. He recently completed sold out live shows across the country.
There is one very exciting change to the format for 2011, with the new minimum age for contestants lowered to 14 years of age.
The X Factor is open to either solo performers or groups. Once through the final audition process, the show’s four judges will take on mentoring roles, as the performers are split into categories – Boys under 25, Girls under 25, the over 25s and the Groups.
This will again culminate with a huge weekly live show, where the singers will battle it out in front of the judges and the Australian public. The ultimate winner will be rewarded with a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.
Since its first UK series in 2004, The X Factor has established itself as the world’s leading singing talent search – successfully launching into over 20 territories, including Sweden, Russia, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Germany.
Auditions will begin this month in Perth and travel around the country.
SUNDAY MARCH 27
PARMELIA HILTON Registration 9am-3.30pm
TUESDAY MARCH 29
AAMI STADIUM Registration 11am-6.30pm
SATURDAY APRIL 2
SUNDAY APRIL 3
GOLD COAST CONVENTION CENTRE
FRIDAY APRIL 8
SATURDAY APRIL 9
SUNDAY APRIL 10
AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK
MELBOURNE FRIDAY APRIL 15
SATURDAY APRIL 16
SUNDAY APRIL 17
MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE
Full audition details are available at www.xfactortv.com.au.
Further details on series two of The X Factor will be announced soon.
The X Factor is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Channel Seven.