Wednesday, 2 September 2015

x factor 2015 uk auditions is back with youtube videos updates who got the most views count

x factor 2016 blog - the x factor uk is back check out the youtube videos updates to stay up to date or to catch up quickly online, 4th Power get the most views so far this year with 3,748,600.

josh daniel got the second most views of the new x factor 2015 auditionee's, but these two with josh and 4th power were way ahead of everyone else when it comes to youtube views, whether this will be a clue as to who some of the finalists will be sometimes the auditions that get the most views make it far in the competition.

4th Power sings Jessie J hit



Josh Daniel sings Labrinth’s Jealous

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

x factor 2015 brand new series trailer

x factor 2016 auditions - the x factor has released a brand new trailer for the return of x factor 2015 on itv, with a futuristic twist, has a kind of science fiction effect to it, that people like simon cowell and the x factor judges are really just robots, people have suggested this before about the x factor judging panel, so maybe there is something to it?, or they might be just being tongue in cheek with this trailer, what do you think?.

so this is from the official x factor uk youtube channel and just came out the other day, worth watching.

"Watch the brand new ITV trailer for The X Factor - starring Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Olly Murs and Caroline Flack. Expect the unexpected..."




x factor 2015 rita ora judges





cheryl versini fernandez x factor 2015




simon cowell x factor 2015 




x factor underground base 




nick grimshaw x factor 2015 judges




rita ora




caroline flack and olly murs



chez bot cheryl versini fernandez








Tuesday, 28 July 2015

little mix x factor winners announce 2016 uk tour

x factor 2016 auditions blog, so for the detractors of the x factor, there has also been lots of success created as well, for example little mix previous x factor winners have announced a 2016 uk tour, that will start in march until the end of march 2016.

these are the locations and venues and dates the little mix tour will visit in 2016.

The Motorpoint Arena at Cardiff on Sunsay the 13th of March.
The Brighton Centre on Monday the 14th of March.
The Bournemouth International Centre on Tuesday the 15th of March.
The Metro Radio Arena at Newcastle on Thursday the 17th of March.
The Genting Arena at Birmingham on Friday the 18th of March.
The SSE Hydro at Glasgow on Saturday the 19th of March.
The Echo Arena at Liverpool on Tuesday the 22nd of March.
The Capital FM Arena at Nottingham on Wedsday the 23rd of March.
The Manchester Arena on Thursday the 24th of March.
The First Direct Arena at Leeds on Saturday the 26th of March.
The O2 at London on Sunday the 27th of March.
The Odyssey Arena at Belfast on Thursday the 31st of March.

the tickets go on full sale on saturday july the 25th.

so yes there has been a few flops with some of the x factor finalists but there has also been some that have done well out of the x factor as well, so if you are thinking is it worth auditioning for the x factor 2016, just have a look at some of the successful acts that x factor has created like one direction as another x factor success story.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

the x factor 2015 auditions london new dates for wembley arena in july judges auditions rounds

due to the previous cancelled judges auditions dates there are now new x factor 2015 auditions in london with new dates for wembley arena in july for the judges auditions rounds, so there is still chance to attend a judges audition if you had previously missed your chance with your dates being cancelled, now new dates have been added and also more tickets are available if you wanted to attend to watch in person as well, though these are selling out fast and are nearly fully booked up.

and these are all taking place next week so there is not much time left to attend one of the dates and times.

Monday on the 20th July at 1pm and 7pm

Tuesday on the 21st July at 1pm and 7pm

Wednesday on the 22nd July at 1pm and 7pm

Thursday on the 23rd July at 1pm


Friday, 17 July 2015

x factor uk 2016 versus the voice uk 2016 and strictly come dancing who will win?

x factor uk 2016 versus the voice uk 2016 and strictly come dancing 2016, the voice is in trouble because of its similarity to the x factor, but strictly come dancing is okay because it is not like the x factor and a totally different style of talent show.

this is to do with how the bbc spends licence fee money, and the criticism is that it cost the bbc £20 million to have the voice uk, but it is not really anything different then the x factor, and in that regard licence fee money could of been better spent.

whereas the strictly come dancing made better use of the licence fee money, because it was developed in house, and then sold over seas to make more returns and use of licence fee money to invest in more newer better programming.

but the government who put forward this green paper says it would be wrong for the government to decide what programmes the bbc makes, and that it should be up to the public to decide what programmes should continue for example in regards to the voice uk.

this does not look like it spells doom for the voice uk, what probably would do that more is just down to viewing figures while they stay high then people are voting with there eyes and tv viewing time, when the viewing figures drop for the voice uk, that will probably when it gets cancelled.

Friday, 10 July 2015

x factor uk 2015 judges auditions rounds cancelled dates for london

the x factor uk 2015 judges auditions rounds has cancelled dates for london on tuesday the 14th of july, so that is this tuesday coming, if you were scheduled to try out for the x factor judges auditions rounds next week on the tuesday the 14th date, then you need to check your emails for a email from the x factor offering you other options to attend another audition date.

one of the judges auditions rounds in manchester was also cancelled, and next week the start of the london auditions are cancelled, but after tuesday the london auditions go on as usual, with auditions on wednesday thursday and friday not cancelled.

just people who were to go to london on tuesday need to check there emails for a email from the x factor so they might have a chance to change there arrangements and travel plans to be able to attend and try out on another date/day.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

x factor uk 2015 judges line up for series 12

x factor 2016 auditions blog - well some changes, no more louis walsh, and pretty much a new cast and a juggled cast with this years x factor 2015 uk line up which will be the 12th series so far of the x factor uk, here are the judges and presenters for this year:

simon cowell
cheryl fernandez versini
rita ora
nick grimshaw

presenters itv1:

caroline flack
olly murs

co-presenters x factor itv2 (the xtra factor):

roshelle humes
melvin odoom

currently no information has been released yet on when the start date will be for the new series of the x factor uk.

Monday, 15 June 2015

x factor 2016 auditions and judges and this years schedule

so next year might be the last with x factor 2016 auditions, but for this years schedule the open auditions rounds have now finished, and it is pretty much onto the judges audition rounds now at some point for a lot who got through, though there might be more rounds before judges for them just yet, getting to judges rounds is not easy.

there will also be a lot of people who auditioned this year who are waiting on the dreaded x factor 2015 callbacks, waiting to see if the producers take them to the next stage, usually waiting for a phone call from the x factor producers or possible a email.

at the moment there is a lot of predicting going on, about who is going to be the judges for the 2015 series of x factor, so far some of the names floating around for possible x factor 2015 judges are nick grimshaw who is said might be announced today as the new x factor judge, but lets just wait and see first, other names that have been banded around so far this year include Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, One Direction, tulisa contostavlos, sharon osbourne, nicole scherzinger, and on and on.

we know simon cowell and cheryl versini fernandez return, louis walsh and mel b are out, it would seem, so they are looking for two new judges this year, so far no one has been announced but nick grimshaw is the current favourite.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The X Factor 2016 Auditions Ideas a guide on how to be better at auditions for beginners

The X Factor 2016 Auditions Ideas, i thought it helpful to post a how to audition guide, because not everyone is a expert (me included) and if it is your first time applying and auditioning you might have a lot of questions and doubts, so this guide might help cover some of those questions with some of these tips and ideas on what the judges will be looking for, because of course one of the most important things to be doing when auditioning is trying to fit there mold of what they are looking for.

At the end of the day you need to be what the x factor judges are looking for and so this is what you want to emulate, not what you think you want to be, but more like current trends and styles that the judges favor, one way to work this out is to watch previous audition videos to see the type of acts judges like cowell and cheryl choose the most.

So to start with as well you are basically looking to improve on what you already have with your talents, so just think of your practice as honing your skills, and adding the finishing touches to what you have, as to improve your chances of getting through the various audition stages/rounds, which there are a few to make it through to the judges audition stages.

so if you want to be a singer and you have good potential, you still need to practice before hand to get your audition songs like second nature to you, there are many who audition for the x factor who are brilliant singers with lots of potential, yet, they do not get through because they fluff there lines etc, whereas singers not quite as technically good make it through because they do not make any mistakes.

so one of the most important parts of preparing for your x factor 2016 audition is to have practiced the audition songs you are going to use so that they are no problem for you, and you will not have to worry about forgetting the words, and this will make your performance much much better as a result you will be more confident.

because this kind of attention to detail does improve your confidence, because if you do not have to worry that you might forget your lines, then you have a lot more confidence available to you, and that doubt is alleviated out of your consciousness, which in turn makes your singing much more relaxed as a result.

so this is all about having your preparation done in advance, before you audition before the judges, to make the audition easier all round, you will have practiced all your songs until they are very natural to you, then if this is done, you can be confident for your audition, things will all flow much more smoothly and you will be prepared and in control.

so the next part is to choose and prepare in advance how you will present yourself when you go to audition, so this is about, what you will wear and how you will look for your actual audition, so these are the 2 main things to have sorted out before auditioning for the x factor 2016, have all your songs practiced, and your appearance refined, as to appear, clean presentable before the judges when you audition, this is what they are looking for your attention to detail.

it is not down to what fashion trends we might like ourselves, because the x factor judges are biased, and the auditions that do the best are people who appear clean and presentable on there audition day, without too much wild style, the judges on the x factor whether it be the x factor uk or the x factor usa, really do favor the prople who appear the most presentable and have a clean style, because they are looking for someone they can mold and manage to there own modern tastes of pop music trends, the current trends for the most part of the last few years.

this also goes back to your song choices, because the judges are looking for someone who is relevant and up to date, you know the words they say when the auditions happen, like he or she is relevant, and so you should have at least some relevant modern style chart songs in your list of chosen songs that you have practiced.

because you want to be as relevant as you can, if you are to impress the judges this is the sort of things they look for, its not always what you think is hip that is important, but trying to tailor your style to what the judges are going to think is hip, they are the ones you are looking to impress, so it is important to keep this in mind when choosing what you are going to sing, and also how you will appear with the clothes and make up you choose to wear to your audition.

the sort of things the judges look for on the x factor are, that you are confident, they know you will be nervous so do not worry about that, but they look to see that you have some confidence, they also make a thing about peoples attitudes as well when they audition like, he or she has a nice attitude.

they do not just judge you on your singing abilities either, but the whole package you present, so they will be looking at that sometimes as much as how well you sing, it is no good being a amazing singer, yet not getting through, because the judges did not like your presentation.

one option is to look back through old videos of successful x factor auditions, to see what it was that made them good, what was the whole package that they presented from singing to there overall presentation, to see what makes the judges tick.

yes the judges look for individuality as well, but, you have not got to be so individual that they think you are not then marketable, so you need to some individuality but as well, to be relevant, and in tune with current trends.

because the x factor judges aim if you are successful in the contest is to be able to market you onto a global market, so they will be working out what your niche will be and will they be able to fit you into one of the current niches or popular trends in music.

this is why it is important to not be too much individual, because the judges will say well, i do not think he or she fits in, or i don't know what we can do with them.

it is like when people sell houses in a way, you use neutral colours, and do not have the house so individual that anyone who looks at it, thinks i cannot see myself living in that house, it is not my style.

likewise, when you audition, if you are smartly dressed and neutral the judges, will think well we could put them here or put them there, they could fit in this particular niche, so the point i am making there is to have your individuality of course, but also blend yourself with some relaxed and smart presentation, like you would for a job interview.

and that is another important point one way you can look at your x factor audition is as of a job interview, because in a way that is what it is, and you know how it is important to go to a job interview dressed casual and smart, now i am not saying to go audition for the x factor in a shirt and tie, but that go in your smart but casual clothes though is the way to go.

so these are just some ideas, on the basics of auditioning, you need your songs to be well practiced, so that remembering the words of the songs you will sing on your audition is no problem for you, and you need to go to your audition smart casual to some degree as to project a clean image, and try to have in your audition and songs, that are something like current music and fashion trends as to be relevant for the judges.

another thing people wonder if they are eligible and can audition for the x factor uk 2016, because of the eu right to work, this means that people from the eu can audition it says this below on the x factor's rules:

"You must have the right to live and work in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Republic of Ireland".

so on the uk border agency website it says that:

"As an EEA or Swiss national, you have the right to live and work in the UK (known as the 'right of residence') if:

you are working here (and have obtained our permission to work if this is required - see below); or
you can support yourself and your family in the UK without becoming an unreasonable burden on public funds."

so you do need to meet those requirements to stay in the uk, though if you just travelled to the uk to audition and then travelled back home, spain for example, that would be expensive, travel etc wise, and so you would not be living in the uk and just coming to audition so that would be a lot easier.

if you planned to stay in the uk between auditions then that would be more difficult and so you would need to meet the requirements of the border agency.

it would also be easier if you was coming to the uk to audition for the x factor and had friends and family to stay at.

so auditioning for the uk x factor when you are from one of these countries depends on your situation as to how easy or difficult it will all be, obviously if you decided to work and live in the uk that would take a lot of setting up and organising.

but if you was just day travelling that would be easier though expensive.

these are the countries that currently are in the European Economic Area (EEA) though some of these countries below have there own x factor contests in 2016 so it would be much easier to audition in the country you live in!.

Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania.

how do you audition for the x factor to get through stage 1, or at the least improve your chances of impressing the judges and giving yourself the best possible chance of progressing as far as possible in the competition?.

well there are some things you can do some obvious some not so obvious.

you can start by rehearsing your chosen song, that might sound obvious, but it is surprising how many people audition and get there chosen song wrong, so this just means they did not practice the song until they were confident and had no problem remembering the song and singing it in front of people.

also make sure to be proficient with at least 2 or 3 songs, in case the judges would rather you sing one of your other chosen songs, i think you need at least 4 or 5 songs when you go to audition, though the judges are usually happy that you sing, your first choice, it is rare for them to pick one of your last choices, but it does help your chances in case they do pick one of your other chosen songs that you know the words to the song and are relatively comfortable singing the song as well.

so with that all said when it comes to auditioning for the x factor you also need to be positive, and that is shown by having confidence (if you have practiced your song in front of other people then you will have more confidence).

also try and have a smart appearance and not be over the top, so be unique, but not so unique that the judges find you over the top, so this is all about pleasing the judges, so for your audition you might need to change your style a bit, even though it might not be your regular style, but to audition the judges do want to see people who are sort of smart and casual with there own style as well.

then also make sure you plan everything out before the actual audition day, and so you will be ready come the audition with everything you need, and you will not have any last minute panics, or things that need doing in a rush, so like travel arrangements, and what you will wear, etc, so plan in advance.

one way is to look at the audition as being similar to a job interview and so you need to prepare in a advance and be ready to present yourself as best as possible, preparation is one of the main keys to be ready and doing your best possible audition.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

some basic issues for applying to and auditioning at the x factor uk in 2016

Just some ideas for x factor 2016 auditions, bit of a guide this is like a compilation of some of the most comprehensive issues to face when applying and auditioning for the x factor, and issues most people will have about next years x factor 2016.

When it comes to the x factor they do not put out much information each year on what will be happening the next year, but because each year the x factor follows the same system and around the same dates for releasing application forms, and the audition dates and some of the locations each year are always the same like london being one for example and manchester as another, it is possible in some ways to have a decent guide and some answers on what you will need to do next year when applying to the x factor.

How old can you be to audition for the x factor uk 2016?.

for the x factor the current age limit for the last few years has been a minimum of 14 years old, but also to note, all applicants to the x factor below 18 years old will need a parent or legal guardian sign there application forms, and also accompany them to the x factor auditions, and the parent/legal guardian must have proof of being such also.

when will you be able to fill out a application form and apply for the x factor 2016 auditions?.

this is a quite straight forward question to answer really, because the x factor always does the same thing each year, the time when you will be able to get the online application forms is around december each year, and they usually become available around the last few weeks of the x factor quarter to semi finals, of the current series this year.

where will the x factor 2016 audition locations and cities be?.

this cannot be answered yet, and is not usually known until a few months before the first auditions start, so expect the x factor to release that information in around march 2016, when you can usually guess though is that there will be auditions near some of the major cities, for example, in the uk x factor they always hold auditions in big cities like london and manchester.

if you cannot audition in the x factor usa or uk, what other countries will have the x factor in 2016?.

there are lots of countries that have there own version of the x factor each year, for 2016 these are some of the countries that are so far look scheduled to be running a x factor competition next year.

Albania Kosovo, Armenia, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands Flanders, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, India, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

no dermot o'leary at the x factor in 2015 or 2016 retires from hosting show

This is kind of a big change in a way, there will be no dermot o'leary at the x factor in 2015 or 2016 retires from hosting show, does not make a difference to the first stage of audition rounds, because though he does go to some of them, they are just about getting past the producers.

Would make a difference though if you make it through to the judges audition rounds though, and dermot does have some input there, and of course a even bigger change though to the live shows as well, wonder how long it will take for x factor to announce who is taking over as x factor host this year?.

Kind of good to have a change though in some ways, dermot had been hosting x factor for the last 8 seasons or years or there about, so maybe a change was needed to bring some new life into the shows format?.

Monday, 23 March 2015

does having a youtube channel videos help x factor chances with auditions and getting noticed?

i think having a youtube channel videos helps your x factor chances with the auditions and also getting noticed, but it is probably not essential, i know when it comes to the televised auditions rounds, before the act goes before the real judges they sometimes show some clips from there youtube channel if they have one.

and also if you decide to do a video audition/submission and upload a video to the x factor applications form, you could probably also list your youtube channel for them to check some more of your singing, if your channel is really good that is, otherwise best to just upload one video auditions submission with the application form and leave it at that.

where it can also help with auditions after having uploaded videos to youtube with your singing, one you will be more confident with auditioning in a video format, so when it does come to uploading a video audition to the x factor website, you will find it much more easier and more natural if you have had some practice and got used to doing singing videos.

and you might also find it helps as well with a real life audition that you would do if you went to one of the open call x factor audition venues and tried out, because even though that is auditioning in person, having done some time making youtube videos this would of helped your confidence and been lots of practice for auditioning in person, though not essential by any means i think a youtube channel could help some people improve there x factor auditions.

though you do not need modern technology to practice singing or auditioning either, because it can be good to just sing natural or looking in a mirror or out into space.

Friday, 6 March 2015

some x factor 2016 auditions advice youtube videos

just looking for some audition ideas on youtube today for the x factor 2016 auditions, and first lets go straight to the horses mouth so to speak with this video.

Simon Cowell's 5 Audition Tips



Audition Tips from One Direction



Singing Techniques



10 Tips to your Best Singing Audition



So a mixture of ideas, there is a lot of useful free information online to really try and get to your best and with sometimes just slight easy changes.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

the x factor uk live tour 2015

The x factor live tour 2015 is currently underway, and still a lot of dates remaining, they are posted up online at the various ticket websites, so at the moment the tour is still running from 21st feb until saturday the 21st of march, all over the uk, just thought i would mention this on my website if any fans did not know, but also you get people come to the uk from abroad who are x factor fans but did not know about the x factor live tour, and might be in the uk the next 2 months, and would check out the live tour, so if you are here in the uk on business or holiday, between 21st of feb and saturday the 21st of march check out one of the x factor uk live tour dates!.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

still a long way off for x factor 2016 auditions to start

so we have a long wait still before it is x factor 2016 auditions time, so for now i am going to take it easy.

there is no rush to be practicing just yet, though you may disagree, and already be practicing your audition, i think there is not much need to be overdoing it, yes some light singing and thinking over what kind of songs, but no rehearsing just yet.

still lots of time until the x factor uk 2016 probably over a year until auditions start.