X-Factor comes to Leicester!


It’s something of a British tradition to some families to sit down on a Saturday night and watch the X-factor. Well, why not break the tradition this year and go to open audition yourself?

Thames TV, who produce the iconic X-Factor, are on the hunt for fresh talent and will be coming here, to Leicester in May. If acts impress the audition team with their vocals, they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of the X Factor judges later in the year.

Sam Bailey, the winner of the 2013 edition of the show, is from Leicester and started her journey  to success by giving an unforgettable auditioning. Have a look at her audition below.


Open auditions will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 9th May


  • Duffy’s Bar- 11am-5pm

  • Dover Castle- 7:30pm-10pm

Thursday 10th May


  • The Head Of Steam- 7:30pm-10pm

You need to be aged 14 and above to audition to be on the programme.


Acts are encouraged to register their interest first by emailing james.gordon@thames.tv before the day.