One of the world’s biggest and most successful singing competitions, The X Factor, is coming to South African TV screens from 6 September 2014.
Broadcast on SABC 1, the format created by media mogul Simon Cowell, has produced some of the biggest singing sensations today – from Leona Lewis, to One Direction.
The next stop for auditions will take place in Johannesburg, on Saturday 21st June and Sunday 22nd June. The auditions will take place at the The Pyramid Venue, with registration open from 8am and closing at 1pm on both days.
Aspirant contestants can go to xfactor.sabc1.co.za for entry details and online registrations.
Auditions are open to anyone who is over 16 and who is either singing solo or as part of a group. No bands are allowed and groups must have two or more singers.
For the South African winner a recording contract with Sony Music and R300 000.00 prize money awaits at the grand finale in Durban on December 13.
Online auditions for The X Factor have opened; with national location auditions underway.
The X Factor South Africa will be broadcast over 15 weeks – with seven pre recorded shows covering all the drama of the auditions, boot camp and home visits with eight live gala shows from Durban.
The X Factor South Africa is brought to you by SABC 1 in association with the KZN Department of Economic Development and Tourism, and produced by Rapid Blue who have successfully produced the format in West Africa.
The next stops for auditions:
– 25 June Nelspruit Mbombela Stadium
– 28 June Pietermaritzburg The Royal Show Grounds.