By now, you’ve signed up for THE X FACTOR Audition Alerts and you know when and where to show up for your audition. Now it’s time to get ready for the big day. Here are three important details to help you get moving on your path to stardom. (Check out The X Factor Xtra for more audition tips.)
1. REGISTER IN PERSON. There are two important parts to the registration process.
FIRST: Collect your wristband the day before your audition at the venue (e.g., if you are auditioning in Los Angeles, the venue is the L.A. Sports Arena). You and anyone accompanying you on audition day will need to pick up a wristband beginning at 6 AM the day before the audition day until 6 AM the day of your audition. To be eligible you have to be a U.S. citizen, have a valid government-issued ID, and must bring a parent or legal guardian if you’re under 18. You MUST bring two forms of ID that show proof of your age — at least one of those must have a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card).
SECOND: Arrive before 8 AM on the day of your audition. The lines on both days could be long, so make sure to bring snacks, drinks and the right kind of clothing. And don’t forget to bring ID on day 2 as well.
2. PICK YOUR SONGS. Choose songs that make you stand out.
You should choose a verse and chorus from three different songs to sing with out backing music – just vocals. You may not get to perform all three, but be prepared just in case! (Visit X Factor Xtra for more information on picking the right songs and special tips from Simon.)
3. DRESS TO IMPRESS. If you want to be a star, you have to look like a star!
Show off your own personal style that represents how you see yourself as an artist. This is your time to shine.
During the open auditions, The X Factor Hotline (1-855-345-5678) will be updated with relevant audition details.
Make sure to check out X Factor Xtra for even more tips for a successful X FACTOR audition.