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X Factor Auditions Hit City For The First Time

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25 February 2011

It has been confirmed that the X-Factor auditions will make their first ever visit to Liverpool next month.

The search for the next Rebecca Ferguson will begin when auditions take place at ACC Liverpool on Saturday March 12.

Wannabe Liverpool singers are invited to take their first steps to stardom by taking part in the potentially life changing auditions.

The last series saw Anfield star Rebecca reach the final of the Saturday evening show. Rebecca also performed a sell-out homecoming gig, presented by mentor and judge Cheryl Cole, at Echo Arena.

An X Factor spokesperson said: 'The X Factor loves to visit a new city each year.  Liverpool is a great place and we're hoping to find lots of talent there.'

Ian Congdon, Sales Manager at Echo Arena said: "Liverpool has some fantastic talent which was proved by Rebecca Ferguson's success last year.  To have the chance to host the Liverpool round of the auditions for the first time is a great privilege and opportunity for the city.

"We are confident that this year's Liverpool contestants will stand out from the crowd and give potential singers throughout the rest of the country a run for their money.  It's the city's chance to show everyone else what we are made of."

Solo singers and groups need to prepare a verse and a chorus of at least one song in acapella version to show off their talents.

The X-Factor is currently on tour around the UK with three shows taking place at Echo Arena Liverpool from March 8th to the 10th.

For more information about the auditions, which take place at the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena from 9am on March 12, go to