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What is Stage Presence?

THE X FACTOR audition hopefuls hit the stage of the Pepsi Photo eXperience and told us what they think stage presence really is.

Auditions were already held in Los Angeles and Miami and next up will be Seattle on April 20, Chicago on April 27 and Dallas on May 26. In addition to the open auditions, THE X FACTOR is opening audition booths in six more cities.

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Miami Auditions Officially Underway

THE X FACTOR auditions are underway in Miami today and the next global superstar could be among the thousands of hopefuls taking part.

It looks like everyone came out for the big day (view photos) – even Gloria Estefan made a surprise appearance!

If you didn’t get a chance to make it down to the BankUnited Center, you can still take part in the action. To join the live conversation use #XFactorMiami on Twitter.

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Miami X FACTOR Audition Info

Auditions continue Thursday, April 7 in Miami. Wristbands must be obtained from the venue the day prior to auditions.

VENUE

BankUnited Center
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Bank United Center

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING MASS TRANSIT AS THERE IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE FACILITY.

Transit to BankUnited Center
Miami-Dade Transit is encouraging residents and visitors who are attending the X Factor on April 6 and 7, 2011 at BankUnited Center at the University of Miami to use Metrorail as their preferred method to get to the auditions and back again. Transit riders have a variety of fare-payment options, which include loading monetary value or passes on an EASY Card or EASY Ticket. If loading monetary value, riders are encouraged to load at least $4 on an EASY Card or EASY Ticket at any EASY Card ticket vending machine at Metrorail stations at the beginning of their trip. Metrorail Parking: Metrorail riders can park at any of the stations’ surface lot or parking garage for just $4 a day, seven days a week, including holidays,. Parking is available on first-come, first-served basis.

Paying for Parking
Remember your parking space number. It’s painted on the pavement in each parking space. Pay the one-day Metrorail parking fee at an EASY Card ticket vending machine by selecting that option from the menu on the screen.
Parking is available at these Metrorail stations:

Surface parking: Garage parking:
Dadeland South
Douglas Road
Coconut Grove
Vizcaya
Allapattah
Brownsville
Northside
Hialeah
Okeechobee
Palmetto
Dadeland South
Dadeland North
South Miami
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Earlington Heights
Okeechobee
Santa Clara

Metrorail Hours of Operation
Metrorail operates from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
Metrorail service frequency:
• Trains arrive every 10 minutes during weekday rush hours
• Every 15 minutes at midday
• Every 30 minutes from about 7:30 p.m. until closing
• Weekend service runs every 30 minutes
Where is the Train?
Miami-Dade Transit’s Train Tracker allows you to see the estimated time of arrival of the next train approaching your station.
http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/traintracker.asp
For additional information, customers can visit www.miamidade.gov/transit, or call 305-891-3131. TDD users should call 305-499-8971.

AVAILABLE PARKING

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM THE BANKUNITED CENTER WILL BE PROVIDED AT THESE TWO LOCATIONS FROM 6:00AM UNTIL 4:00PM ON BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

Village of Merrick Park (1.8 miles due north of BUC)
358 San Lorenzo
Coral Gables, FL 33146

From US 1 North
1. Go south on US 1.
2. Turn right at SW 40th St/Bird Rd
3. Turn left at Ponce De Leon Blvd.
4. Turn right onto San Lorenzo Ave. Arrive at garage.
From US 1 South
1. Go North on US 1.
2. Turn left at SW 42nd Ave/S Le Jeune Rd
3. Turn right at San Lorenzo Ave. Arrive at garage.
$3 (1-2 hours)
$4 (3-4 hours)
$6 (4-5 hours)
$7 (5-6 hours)
$8 (6+ hours)

Shops of Sunset Place (1.3 miles to south and ½ block east of BUC)
5701 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33146

From US 1 North
1. Go South on US 1
2. Turn left at SW 72nd St/Sunset Dr.
3. Go straight. Arrive at garage

From US 1 South
1. Go North on US 1
2. Turn right at SW 72nd St/Sunset Dr.
3. Go straight. Arrive at garage.

$3 (1-2 hours)
$4 (3-4 hours)
$6 (4-5 hours)
$7 (5-6 hours)
$8 (6+ hours)

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 Thursday, April 7, 2011. Arrive before 8:00 AM
REGISTRATION Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 6:00 AM on Wednesday, April 6 until approximately 6:00 AM on Thursday, April 7. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Bank United Center by 8:00 AM on Thursday, April 7. 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).

View event details on Facebook and tweet live from the auditions using #XFactorMiami and tell us your star qualities and musical icons.

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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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