Auditions for “THE X FACTOR” season three will be in New Orleans

Competition kicks off in Los Angeles March 6

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:02pm

The X Factor begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups, with a stop in New Orleans.

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 on Sunday, April 14; Long Island, N.Y., on Thursday, April 25; and Denver on Tuesday, May 14.

In addition to the open call auditions, online auditions continue until June 16, 2013 at 1:59 a.m. CT. Solo artists and vocal groups 12 years old and over may submit their two-minute a cappella audition videos at

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

LOS ANGELES – Wednesday, March 6
Venue: Galen Center
Registration: March 4-5

CHARLESTON, SC – Tuesday, March 19
Venue: North Charleston Coliseum
Registration: March 17-18

NEW ORLEANS – Sunday, April 14
Venue: TBD
Registration: April 12-13

LONG ISLAND, NY – Thursday, April 25
Venue: TBD
Registration: April 23-24

DENVER – 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 Hopefuls should check back regularly for updated information, rules and registration forms.

Specific information on the subsequent audition cities will be announced shortly.

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

Tate Stevens was crowned The X Factor season two 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 franchise 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 American version 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. “Like” The X Factor on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.

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