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Wowza, its looking like Simon Cowell’s Â The X Factor wantsÂ to trump American Idol big time! The winner of TheÂ XÂ Factor will get a $5 million dollar contract with Sony music/Syco. We don’t know yet who will be on the judging panel with Cowell…just yet!
â€œI like the idea that a 12-year-old on this show can compete with an older singer and a singing group,â€ said Cowell. â€œIâ€™ve never believed there should be a cut-off age for talent, and we are going to put our money where our mouths are with the $5 million recording contract. Iâ€™m doing this show in America because I genuinely believe we can find a superstar.â€
Auditions for the inaugural season of THE X FACTOR begin on Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles at the L.A. Sports Arena. Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York/New Jersey and Seattle will also host auditions. Specific dates and venues to be announced.
THE X FACTOR judges will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over â€“ both solo artists and vocal groups â€“ who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true. In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time a contestant auditions for the judges, he/she will do so in front of an audience of thousands â€“ raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to become a global superstar and win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
To get more info head over to The Â X Factor!!
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