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'The X Factor' Season 3 Kicks Off Auditions



Starting out in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 6, the casting calls continue in Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; Long Island, New York; and Denver, Colorado.



Simon Cowell at "The X Factor" Season 2 auditions in Austin, Texas
Simon Cowell at The X Factor Season 2 auditions in Austin, TexasFebruary 12, 2013

Simon Cowell in "The X Factor 2012"
Simon Cowell in "The X Factor 2012"
"The X Factor" begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups on Wednesday, March 6 in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Galen Center. Auditions continue in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19; New Orleans, La., on Sunday, April 14; Long Island, N.Y., on Thursday, April 25; and Denver, Colo., on Tuesday, May 14.

In addition to the open call auditions, online auditions continue until June 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT. Solo artists and vocal groups 12 years old and over may submit their two-minute a cappella audition videos at www.TheXFactorUSA.com.

"The X Factor" auditions will be held in the following cities:

Los Angeles, Calif. 
Wednesday, March 6
Venue: Galen Center
Registration - March 4-5

Charleston, S.C.
Tuesday, March 19
Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Registration - March 17-18

New Orleans, La.
Sunday, April 14
Venue: TBD
Registration - April 12-13

Long Island, N.Y.
Thursday, April 25
Venue: TBD
Registration - April 23-24

Denver, Colo.
Tuesday, May 14
Venue: TBD
Registration - May 12-13

Wristbands must be obtained from the venue the day prior to auditions. Additional audition details, including eligibility requirements, are available at www.thexfactorusa.com/. Hopefuls should check back regularly for updated information, rules and registration forms.

Full details regarding the Los Angeles auditions can be found below. Specific information on the subsequent audition cities will be announced shortly.

"The X Factor" audition Information: Los Angeles

Who: Singers and vocal groups 12 years of age or older as of Jan. 1, 2013, who are legal U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. and do not currently have a music recording contract. Some restrictions apply; please visit www.thexfactorusa.com/ for specific information.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Where: Galen Center 3400 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, Calif. 90007

How: Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 6:00 AM on Monday, March 4 until approximately 6:00 AM on Wednesday, March 6. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Galen Center by 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 6. Please bring legal photo identification. Any auditioner under 18 years old must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.

Sign up now for all audition information and audition details, including rules and eligibility requirements at www.thexfactorusa.com. Hopefuls should check back regularly for updated information, rules and registration forms.

Last season, Tate Stevens was crowned "The X Factor" Season 2 winner and was awarded the biggest prize in TV history, a $5 million recording contract, as well as production and creative support to develop, create, record and shoot his first original track and music video. Tate's video debuted as a Pepsi commercial during the live telecast of the "55th Annual Grammy Awards."

During its two seasons, "The X Factor" has discovered other diverse recording artists such as Season Two finalists Carly Rose Sonenclar, Fifth Harmony, Emblem3, and Season One winner Melanie Amaro, along with Season One finalists Astro, Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik, Marcus Canty and Rachel Crow.

Worldwide, "The X Factor" has created global superstars such as Leona Lewis, One Direction, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs, Little Mix and Rebecca Ferguson. Artists discovered by "The X Factor" format have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 No.1, 270 Top 10 and 501 Top 50 releases. Local versions of "The X Factor" are now produced in more than 40 territories and "The X Factor" (USA) airs in 166 countries.

"The X Factor" was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.
 
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