SINGERS from Wirral will have a chance to audition for The X-Factor's new series in Liverpool next week.

Auditions for the hit ITV show will take place each day from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30 at St John's Shopping Centre as the search for the next big superstar begins.

No registration is required, but because of the anticipated high number of entrants, hopefuls are advised to arrive early to secure a slot in the famous booth, as mobile auditions are on a first-come-first-served basis.

They will take place in the unit next to Home Bargains from 9am-6pm each day except Sunday, when they will take place between 11am-5pm, on the first floor of the centre.

Shopping centre manager Robert Bradley said: "After the huge success of the auditions last year and Britain's Got Talent coming in to hold their auditions over the winter - we know next week will be very busy for The X-Factor producers!

"We're proud to become a hub for local musical talent for events like this and we want to wish all of the participants lots of luck and success next week".

If successful in next week's audition at St John's Shopping Centre, contestants will get the chance to audition in front of Simon Cowell and fellow judges during the summer.

Applicants must be 16 or over to audition and it's essential that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18.

Contestants must bring photo ID and anybody wishing to audition who is in full-time education must attend after 4.30pm.

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