Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor NYC Casting

The X Factor is coming to New York to cast its very first season here in the United States. They are looking for: solo singers, girl groups, duos, boy bands or vocal groups. The competition is open to everyone that is 12 years old (as of March 1, 2011) and above, with no age cap. Any type of music works – pop, rock, rap, country, R&B, alternative, hip-hop… you name it!

You will have the chance of competing for the chance to win a $5 Million dollar recording contract with Sony Music.

NYC / New Jersey: Thursday April 14th
– ThePrudentialCenter (Registration – April 13th)

*You MUST register and pick up your wristband the day prior to the audition.  The registration is simple – you can stop by anytime within 24 hours prior to the audition day – starting at 6am.  If you plan on bringing family and friends to your audition, they must register as well.

*You MUST bring two (2) forms of ID to registration day that show proof of your age
and 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).

You must be a US citizen, or eligible to work freely in the US, and not currently under a recording contract.
Anyone younger than 18, that will be attending the auditions (auditioning or not)
must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Minors or those without a driver’s license, who are auditioning or supporters of those auditioning, may use a school ID or acceptable substitute (such as a yearbook page that includes a printed name with photo AND a birth certificate matching the name).
If the minor is too young to have any form of photo ID, then that minor’s parent or guardian should present a photo ID and the child’s birth certificate that includes the parent’s name with the child’s name on the certificate.

On the day of the audition, you need to arrive at the venue before 8am. Please prepare a verse  and a chorus of 3 songs without tracks or instruments. Pick your song choice wisely as it should represent you as an artist.  Whether you are a soloist or a vocal group, remember this is your time to shine, so make sure that you are well rehearsed and dressed to impress! There will be a long wait so prepare for the day with suitable snacks, drinks and dress appropriately  for the weather. For more information, please visit the website at; Tollfree information line: 855 345 5678. If successful, you will need to be available the next day.

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