The X Factor announces open audition day in the North East - but where is it?

Little Mix, who won The X Factor in 2011, pictured ahead of an appearance on The Graham Norton Show. Jade Thirlwall, right, and Perrie Edwards, second right, are both from South Shields.

Little Mix, who won The X Factor in 2011, pictured ahead of an appearance on The Graham Norton Show. Jade Thirlwall, right, and Perrie Edwards, second right, are both from South Shields.

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If you think you're the next big singing superstar, now's your chance!

The X Factor is back and on the lookout for fresh, North East talent on the 2016 audition tour.

So if you live in the region and want to boast your vocal prowess, it's time to get a date in the diary!

The tour will be visiting Newcastle on April 27 - with budding singers invited to try out at St James's Park.

More than 40 towns and cities across the country will be visited as part of the tour - and both groups and solo singers can apply by registering online, or turning up on the day.

Applicants must be aged 16 or over.

Speaking of the show's latest series, music mogul Simon Cowell said:, “We’re excited to start auditions again this year for The X Factor.

"If you think you have got what it takes then why don’t you apply. And remember, one audition could change your life."

For anyone not able to make the date in Newcastle, you can register online to attend one of the other open audition cities, or turn up in one of the locations on the day.

You can also click here to find out full details of the Mobile Audition Tour, which is visiting smaller towns and cities across the country.
If you can't attend in person, upload a video of yourself singing here to be in with a chance.

OPEN AUDITION DATES

Glasgow, Hampden Park, April 7

Birmingham, Birmingham City Football Club, April 9 and 10

Cardiff, Holland House, April 17

Dublin, 3 Arena, April 24

Newcastle, St James's Park, April 27

London, ExCel Centre, May 1

Manchester, EventCity, May 7

Liverpool, The Convention Centre, May 14