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The X Factor Is Returning This Year – Wow Lost That Bet

In somewhat surprising news The X Factor is returning to Channel 7 this year, I have to admit I did not see that coming. The ratings were not as big as they hoped they would be considering the multi-million dollar investment into the show by seven.

However I think it is a positive thing. The production values were high and there was some talent.

The auditions which start in two weeks will be open to groups and singers, with a new change with the lowering of the age limit to 14 years.

Currently there is no confirmation on who the judges or the host will be. It will be interesting to see if Kyle Sandilands signs on again as it said it was more work than he thought. Also with news that he was taken to hospital from the Australia’s Got Talent auditions for high blood pressure, may make him a bit of a liability. I expect Ronan Keating will be returning.

Auditions will begin this month in Perth and travel around the country.

PERTH SUNDAY MARCH 27 PARMELIA HILTON Registration 9am-3.30pm

ADELAIDE TUESDAY MARCH 29 AAMI STADIUM Registration 11am-6.30pm

BRISBANE SATURDAY APRIL 2 SUNDAY APRIL 3 GOLD COAST CONVENTION CENTRE Registration 9am-3.30pm

SYDNEY FRIDAY APRIL 8 SATURDAY APRIL 9 SUNDAY APRIL 10 AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK Registration 9am-3.30pm

MELBOURNE FRIDAY APRIL 15 SATURDAY APRIL 16 SUNDAY APRIL 17 MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE Registration 9am-3.30pm

Full audition details are available at www.xfactortv.com.au

9 comments

1 Karla { 03.14.11 at 10:01 pm }

Ronan is doing the show, he has been saying in interviews within the last week that he is returning for X Factor.

2 Darryl { 03.15.11 at 8:50 am }

Ch 7 – start searching the caves now for your next freak to win

3 Darryl { 03.15.11 at 10:54 am }

Good god. 14 years old. Last thing we need is a 14 year old beiber that hasn’t reached puberty yet

4 DanielleJ { 03.15.11 at 1:26 pm }

Do you know how much this honestly sucks for us FNQ’s? (Far North Queenslanders) Having to travel ALL the way to Brisbane? Again – i will be missing out!

Thanks XFACTOR!
Danielle (Very unhappy musician)

5 brain dead dave { 03.15.11 at 8:12 pm }

If you can drive a forklift and put out an album of karaoke covers,you’ve got the X factor.

Ronan will even tell you you’re an international superstar(ie…you’ll play at a pub in Tasmania)

6 Reality Raver { 03.16.11 at 9:02 am }

Danielle J – it is a pity you can’t post a video audition online like they did in the last year of Idol.

Brain Dead Dave – LOL – Is a pub in Tassie better than a Bachelor and Spinster ball in Walgett?

Karla – You are probably right. The word on the street is that Kyle is out. He took himself out however due to work load.

Darryl – How many over the hill rock starts are going to apply this year?

7 Ana Pakoti { 03.17.11 at 8:26 am }

yeah now i noe theres an xfactor!!!!! wowhooooo

8 Kate { 03.23.11 at 3:04 pm }

Im definatly heading to the auditions this year.I was suprised it was so early in the year though?(as there shooting there show in september i think) or maybe it’s different timing this year? did they start the auditions this early last year? does any one remember?

9 Ana Pakoti { 03.25.11 at 8:48 am }

no they dident start this early last year, the auditions were around june, so i guess they are making it early this year, thats betta but, coz it always finishes late nov, so yeah hope that answers your qustion.