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Chicago X FACTOR Audition Info

Auditions continue Wednesday, April 27 in Chicago. Wristbands must be obtained from the venue the day prior to auditions.

VENUE

Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Get Directions

Sears Centre Arena

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the East
Take I-90 West (the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) to the New Sutton Rd. (Route 59) exit and go straight. The building will be on your right.

Alternate route from the East: Take I-90 West (the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) to the Beverly Road exit (past the Route 59 exit). Turn right on Beverly Road and turn right again on Prairi Stone Parkway. The building will be on your right.

From the West
Take I-90 East (the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) to the New Sutton Rd. (Route 59) exit. Turn left onto New Sutton Rd. and go north to the next traffic light. At the light, make a left turn into Hoffman Boulevard. The building will be on your right

ELIGIBILITY Singers and vocal groups 12 years of age or older as of March 1, 2011, 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.
AUDITION DATE Auditions begin Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Arrive before 8:00 AM
REGISTRATION Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 6:00 AM on Tuesday, April 26 until approximately 6:00 AM on Wednesday, April 27. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Sears Centre Arena by 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 27. Bring legal photo identification. Any auditioner under 18 years old must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.
BRING ID 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).

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The X Factor Audition Forms

Your audition day is right around the corner and you have a lot of questions about where to go, what to bring, and what to expect. We’ve provided the following official THE X FACTOR Season 1 forms to download and print.

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So I Signed Up For An X Factor Audition. Now What?

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.

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The X Factor Unveils Dates And Venues For The $5 Million Auditions

Auditions for the highly anticipated singing competition THE X FACTOR are set to begin on Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles, CA at the L.A. Sports Arena. The search for the next global superstar will continue in Miami, FL on Thursday, April 7; Newark, NJ on Thursday, April 14; Seattle, WA on Wednesday, April 20; Chicago, IL on Wednesday, April 27; and concludes in Dallas, TX on Thursday, May 26.

The exciting new competition series is looking for talent young and old alike – with no upper age limit. THE X FACTOR judges will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true.

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