X Factor video auditions extended


Studio One Media, Inc. announced that “THE X FACTOR,” the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX, is extending auditions at all at MyStudio® audition booths through Sunday, May 15th. Additionally, all MyStudio video finalists, as selected by “THE X FACTOR” producers, will now be invited to audition before judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid, and a live studio audience.

“I am delighted that we have extended the deadline for our MyStudio ‘X FACTOR’ auditions,” said Simon Cowell. “The X Factor MyStudio partnership has been incredibly successful with many thousands of amazing auditions coming in this way. We want to be sure that anyone who wants to audition for ‘THE X FACTOR’ has an opportunity to do so and that the very best will be seen by me and my fellow judges.”

“THE X FACTOR” is the first televised signing talent competition to utilize the state-of-the-art MyStudio HD recording studios to conduct auditions nationwide, giving more people the chance to become a global superstar or breakout music group and win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. THE X FACTOR-MyStudios allow contestants to audition in a private recording studio environment, as if they were performing at a live audition. THE X FACTOR-MyStudio audition booths are located nationwide in Honolulu, HI; Phoenix, AZ; Nashville, TN; Anchorage, AK; Kansas City, KS; and Denver, CO.

Until May 15, anyone 12 years old or over — both solo artists and vocal groups — will have the opportunity to use the state-of-the-art studios to audio and video record their acappella audition and state why they think they have what it takes to be a global superstar or breakout music group.

“The success of the MyStudio ‘X FACTOR’ auditions partnership has led to another audition extension,” said Larry Ryckman, CEO of MyStudio. “Even more exciting is that MyStudio finalists will now be invited to go directly to a judges round and audition before Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole and Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid and a live studio audience.”

Visit www.fox.com/theXfactor or call toll-free 855-345-5678 for eligibility requirements, the latest news on the audition studios and to sign up to receive audition information. All auditioners should go online to MyStudio.net/xfactor to confirm eligibility and review THE X FACTOR / MyStudio Audition Video Submission Terms and Conditions.

MyStudio audition booths for “THE X FACTOR” are located in the following cities:

Honolulu, HI
Pearlridge Center Uptown
98-1005 Moanalua Rd.
Aiea, HI 96701
*Located near See’s Candies
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282
*Located near GameWorks
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Nashville, TN
Coolsprings Galleria
1800 Galleria Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
*Located near Dillard’s
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Anchorage, AK
Dimond Center
800 E. Dimond Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99515
*Located near Zumiez
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Kansas City, KS
Oak Park Mall
11149 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66214
*Located near Macy’s
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Denver, CO
Colorado Mills
14500 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80401
*Located near AMC Theatres
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time a contestant auditions for “THE X FACTOR” judges, he/she will do so in front of an audience of thousands — 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 win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

It was recently announced that multi-talented performer and chart-topping artist Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will host “THE X FACTOR.”

“THE X FACTOR” is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.