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THE X FACTOR auditions have kicked off in Newark and the next global superstar could easily be among the thousands of hopefuls taking part — as a matter fact, over 20,000 people are rocking it out at the Prudential Center today.
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.
Auditions continue Thursday, April 14 in Newark – please arrive between 5:30 am and 7:00 am. Wristbands must be obtained from the venue the day prior to auditions.
Public Transit is Highly Recommended By the Department of Transportation
From Midtown/Manhattan/Jersey City
Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains provide daily service between Penn Station New York and Newark Penn Station, an approximate of 17-20 minute trip. Prudential Center is a two-block walk from Newark Penn Station.
From South Jersey
The Northeast Corridor offers daily service between Trenton and Newark Penn Station
SEPTA connections are available at Trenton Station for those from the Philadelphia area.
The North Jersey Coast Line provides daily service between Bay Head and Newark Penn Station.
From the West
The Raritan Valley Line provides service from High Bridge to Newark Penn Station on weekdays and from Raritan to Newark Penn Station on weekends and holidays.
From the North
Prudential Center visitors should take the Pascack Valley or Main/Bergen Lines to Secaucus Junction and connect with a Northeast Corridor or New Jersey Coast Line train.
From NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE
Directions from NJ Turnpike Southbound
Take Exit 15W onto I-280 westbound. Turn right on Exit 15 A towards Route 21 southbound. Turn right onto Rector Street. Turn left onto Broad Street southbound. Continue on Broad Street to Lafayette Street and make a left. Prudential Center will be on your left hand side.
Directions from NJ Turnpike Northbound
Take Exit 14 toward I-78. Take the center ramp after the toll booth toward US-1-9 / RT-21. Keep right to stay on the ramp toward US-1 / US-9. Continue on US-1-9 approx 3 miles and exit on the right onto RT-21 McCarter Hwy. Bear left onto Broad Street northbound. Continue on Broad Street to Lafayette Street and make a right. Prudential Center will be on your left hand side.
From GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH
Follow Garden State Parkway South to Exit 145.
Follow signs to Route 280 East.
Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 – Downtown/Arts).
At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South
From GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH
Follow Garden State Parkway North to Exit 145 (Route 280).
Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 – Downtown/Arts).
At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South, (McCarter Highway).
From NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Follow signs for Rt. 1 and 9 North and follow directions above for Garden State Parkway North.
From NEW YORK CITY
From George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel follow signs to New Jersey Turnpike South.
Follow directions above for New Jersey Turnpike.
|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 14, 2011. Arrive between 5:30am and 7:00am|
|REGISTRATION||Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 6:00 AM on Wednesday, April 13 until approximately 6:00 AM on Thursday, April 14. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Prudential Center by 8:00 AM on Thursday, April 14. 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).|
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.
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.
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.