Just on my way home from the London open day and it was just awful. Arrived at 4.30 am to get close to the front, I believe quite a number of people were turned away due to the high volume of people. Letter says 8am… We did not get inside until 2.30pm!!! This was due to filming and crowd shots. After the first couple of hours no one wanted to play ball anymore so the producers began to use bribery eg who wants an iPod? And we will go in after this shot etc.
Tip to future auditionees… Prepare for a very long wait! I was prepared for waiting but not 6 and a half hours later than the start time!
Well done to all those who got through. X Factor gives a great opportunity to performers but the organisation of the day needs reviewing!