X factor Manchester auditions 2009

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Hi guys, just some pics for you to have a look at of X factor Manchester auditions 18th april 2009

 

 

 

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  1. yum mum

    dermot is totally gorge!!………..looking good though i must say!!!

    the dirty get though im sure he had that shirt on last year when we met him, do you know how i know????? because i kopped for a feel of his bulging biceps and asked if he’d been working out. lol

    i wonder if he washes his whites with daz

    1. macca

      This is a moment when you think to yourself ‘i shudda done this or why didnt i say that!! lol. o my god i want to grope his bludging biceps!!!! boooohoooo!

      He was wearing a lovely black winter coat when he came out!he looked so fit! then he stripped off to film lol the producer guy on the mic was doin the full monty song to it lol x

  2. Raph

    My name raphael i arrived in manchester early sat gt drunk then went to arena bt 3am saw ppl camping etc i was wearing ripped green coat with white trainers blue jeans lng hair beard lol bt after got thru 1st audition sunday came bk mon was thre frm 930 to bt 11pm gud thng tho gt through to 3rd stage gta wait2wks had to sleep in park had nowre to stay bt a nice woman gave me some money and food she was with herd daughter and daughters friend if u went through 2nd audition on april 20th and u saw a guy with lng hair big lng beard blue jeans white shoes white t shirt witg serj wants u on add me on facebook.raphael anderson x gud luck evry1

  3. Anonymous

    WARNING KEEP AWAY FROM THIS CATTLE MARKET
    NEVER EVER AGAIN. SIMON SHARON & LOUIS I HOPE YOU READ THESE PAGES. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS FARCE
    Chaos At X Factor Auditions
    An estimated 10,000 people turned up in Manchester yesterday for an opportunity to take part in the next series of ITV’s talent show The X Factor.
    Crowds waited at Manchester United’s Old Trafford football stadium from dawn. The show’s presenter Dermot O’Leary put in an appearance.
    Many people said the auditions were a “shambles”, one mother posted her feelings on the Unreality TV forum. She said: “My daughter left Doncaster this morning at 6.30am arrived at old Trafford at 8.30, was left to stand in the open for 8 hours along with all the other hopefuls, was so cold and fed up that by the time she was asked to sing she had a dry throat and could not reach her notes.
    “This is the most disorganised audition process I have ever seen. After all that time she was given a measly 30 seconds to impress the people employed to choose who goes through to the televised audition…” One of the organisers said: “We couldn’t believe how many people turned up.”

    Pascal. North Yorkshire
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    It was an absolute and utter shambles.

    On a bitter, freezing cold day we were all queuing outside the stadium for many hours…oh, and some of the security were letting some jump the queues as well.

    Then eventually the queue was very slowly allowed into the stadium for the auditions. So we were all herded into the Stretford end stand…this in itself took hours and it was still bloody freezing…but no auditions yet and it’s now well into the afternoon!

    An hour of more filming fake crowd happiness…then they decided to start erecting the kiosks in which the auditions were going to happen. But it was windy and they had problems getting them up…muppets.
    Then, by mid afternoon, the auditions started and it quickly became obvious that this was going to be a very late night indeed. People were queue jumping like crazy and the stewards had only a half grip on the situation.
    To make matters worse they started shifting the next waiting rows to the front rows…then other rows were taken from further back to form immediate queues at other kiosks…so again people were being taken out of order. After 11 hours of standing / sitting in the freezing cold, this was just a farce.
    Finally my daughter was seen at about 7 pm…and we were about half way through the crowd so heaven only knows what time it all finished.
    So , to summarize, we queued outside for hours…to join a queue inside the stadium for more hours…to join a queue at the front for more hours…to join a queue at the audition kiosk for a thirty second audition.

    Organisation 0/10
    Keeping the crowd happy 0/10
    Overall…I don’t think I need to say…do I???

    Steve from Wakefield. (my comment!)
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    The whole thing was a nightmare. Not only was we all queuing about 5 hours in the cold to get in, and another 5 hours in the stadium, but we had to sing behind screens, in the cold with other singers either side of us.
    I couldn’t hear myself singing also behind us the crowd were giving it ‘oggy oggy oggy, oi oi oi’ and judging us wasn’t even people who were professional, just no-bodies it was ridiculous.
    It should have been like it was last year with the producer, we should have gone in, sang and come out, instead we froze our backsides off for so long we couldn’t even stand to sing. It was dreadful.

    martdavies1958
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    I totally agree about Manchesters X Factor audtions i felt like the organisers were not bothered about the contestants but more bothered about there filming.
    I myslef was there to audtion and alrady ahd the beggings of a sore throat but eleven hours in the cold later when i finally got to sing the so called judge was stobish and uncaring and my voice. Couldn’t take the cold and couldnt get my notes yet someone in a booth next to me who sounded like an idiot messing around got through.
    Also by the time i was seen the so called ‘golden tickets’ that we were all
    bidding for were not being handed out as much as near the begining and if someone who was seen earlier managed to get through they were aparently told they had to have another audition before the TV ones.
    How the orgainsers expected people to sing perfectly in that cold when people had been there hours on end like myslef is truly unbeliveable and i feel let down by the x Factor and would never audition at thaht puppet show!
    Again as a singer i feel down hearted but have to remember that in
    that cold i had no chance not unlesss maybe i was acting stupid to make a
    good show.

    Lisa From St Helens
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    We too went along to Old Trafford yesterday. Up at 5am, arrived at
    7.15am and what should have been a fantastic experience regardless of being selected, was one of the worst days of my life, NEVER EVER to be
    repeated.
    Parking facilities around the stadium were not accessible or open which
    resulted in total mayhem. However, not to be deterred at this early stage we kept a positive attitude that things would get better. WRONG!
    We eventually found the disabled parking, only to be charged £10 for the privilege. The charge couldn’t be wavered as it’s on private land
    (Like Old Trafford FC need more revenue!).
    Having been in the car for hours at this point we all needed the toilet. No accessible disabled toilets to hand and we were forced to walk virtually all the way to the other end of the stadium to find no more than 20 porta-loos. They were absolutely disgustingly filthy. Now bearing in mind that it wasn’t even 8am by this point I shudder to imagine what state they would have ended up in by the time thousands of people had used them! These were the only toilets available to the thousands of auditionees and their families/friends outside of the actual stadium.
    We were instructed to be there before 8am and on our arrival joined
    thousands of would be X Factor contestants.
    A bitterly cold day, left standing in the queuing system for over 6 hours to be treated like puppets. Carrots fed to the ‘donkeys’ – ‘We will be going into the stadium soon. We need to do some filming for the tv show, each and every one of you will be on it as we have a wide angled lens’.
    Hours of silent cheering, waving, making X factor symbolic gestures and shouting and so more time passed. Another carrot – send a text message on your mobile and it will be displayed on the large screen at the front of the queue. Keep the donkeys motivated!

    Eventually the stadium doors were opened, cameras rolling, the first of the contestants complete with camp beds, duvets & pillows were allowed in but only after they had been forced to cheer and wave at the
    cameras.
    Auditionee stickers were issued in number order as the queue progressed
    through the doors. There was no system or order and was a complete
    farce!
    Moral was flagging in the crowd & the repetition of pop songs & X Factor signature tune was wearing very thin with all.
    A further 2 hours later we got into stadium, no sign of any lifts and were ushered along with the crowds to take a seat. Fine if one is able bodied and can climb steps but I am no David Hempleman-Adams and I found the attitude of the stewards sneering and derisory. When I explained that I was disabled the response was ‘Yeah, You and 900 others’. I attempted to climb the steps but it then became evident that indeed I couldn’t manage them and was ushered to a seat asap as I was causing a backlog!
    The wind howled round the stadium and we waited and we waited. People
    still piled in and then a word of encouragement – ‘We’ll be starting the
    auditions soon’.Enter Dermot O’Leary, more silent cheering, muppetry and crowd cajoling for the cameras.
    It was then announced that the judges booths would be erected shortly
    and the auditions would begin. How many years has X Factor been running? One would think that these booths would have already been in place BEFORE the throngs appeared.
    Another hour passes, the wind is howling across the stand and with no
    imminent start visible, the donkeys need feeding and watering. Would be
    X Factors are still piling in and we now have severe congestion as the entrance and exit routes are not separate. Suddenly, without any announcement, we then realised that the audition process was underway.
    A complete and utter shambles, no system in place. Certainly no first
    come first come basis, more like a free for all. Contestants were queue
    jumping and it was a good while before stewards took control of the
    situation.
    I would like to ask at this point, what criteria is needed to be a judge? From my seating position I was able to observe 3 of the judges. (I had forgotten to mention that an official steward from MUFC had moved us to some seats further down the stand where there were no steps).Their body language said it all – at times disinterested, distracted and cold like us too, but hey we’d been in these conditions for well over 8 hours, not just 30 minutes and we weren’t served latte coffees ad lib!
    While we were waiting people around us were practicing, attempting to
    warm up their vocal chords. There were some excellent voices but hey guess what? Not one of them got through. Yet the numpty walking round with the saucepan on his head seemed to capture their full attention!
    Maybe next years auditions should be named ‘Entertainment Factor’ as
    these judges were certainly NOT looking for decent vocalists or people with REAL talent. Having spoken to numerous people throughout the day the
    consensus seems to be that this is an orchestrated production to fit a prime time tv slot. No matter how talented, outstanding and melodious your audition may be there is only a very very slim chance you will get through. They are equally looking for as many dire performances to boost the tv viewings for the comedy factor.
    I cannot Xtol the virtues of the X Factor auditioning process. Certainly NOT feeling X-uberant, more X-asperated.
    By my experience of yesterday the whole audition process was a complete
    & utter shambles. No respect or regard for the contestants and their families. It was like a cattle market, herded from one place to another and long periods of time when we didn’t know what was going on, just fed incentives.
    Someone should take down their own video camera and record the reality
    of the X Factor auditioning process. I’m sure there would be a slot on
    prime time tv for the X-tortionate Factor!

    From:
    The Voice of an Angel
    Warrington, Cheshire
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    I went to the Manchester auditions yesterday, arrived at 8 o clock to an already heaving crowd, where we were entertained and filmed for about 2 hours, and then left outside in the freezing cold to que for 4 and a half hours whilst they “prepared the stadium” for the auditioning to take place.
    We finally got our numbered stickers and made our way into the stadium at around 12.30pm, I was number 2544 out of aproximatley 7000. we were taken into our “designated” seats and told that we would be seen in numerical order! YEAH RIGHT!!! after another hour of waiting whilst they errected 11 plastic booths (screens) for us to sing behind, the auditions started..
    They took down 10 people at a time to each booth where they sang in front of someone supposedly from the music business.. hmmm dont think so!
    The golden ticket was given to succesful auditionees and if you were
    unsucessful a black mark was put through your sticker..I saw about 20
    people being given these golden tickets.
    At 7.30pm people were still being seen, and the numerical order system had been scraped so people who had a smaller number were being left til last and others with numbers in the 5000s were seen first, this obviously wound people up.
    The whole day was a complete farse, and i feel robbed as in the end i didnt get to sing because i was so cold i couldnt even speak let alone sing.
    To make matters worse, I witnessed lots of auditions that were brilliant and
    they were turned away, but yet total idiots were put through! its disheartening for me and im a 25 year old woman, i can only begin to imagine how it must feel for a 14 year old, I only hope that my kids dont want to put themselves through it
    Tracey Greaves. Goole, East Yorkshire
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    I was there yesterday too and in my honest opinion I think the whole thing was a set up to make it look like Simon and the others had to audition when in reality they maybe will have a few dozen to see from manchester. I mean lets face it, there they were trying to get us to “pretend” it was summer even Dermot had to stand there in his shirt, because it gets aired in summer…
    Yeah everyone knows the 1st auditions are pre recorded so why the
    pretense.
    But the worst of it all was having to audition outside in that cold after being stood for hours then sat like sardines in can inside the stadium. I’d virtually lost my voice from all the “TV” footage that we had to film, my lips were blue, and my teeth chattering, could barely hear myself over the crowd and tannoy announcement and my judge supposedly a top executive in the music world (yeah right) had a face like a slapped behind.
    Its a scam and a sham…….

    I heard loads of excellent singers they all got turned away. But garenteed we’ll see plenty of “entertainment” factor auditionee’s singing the likes of Barbie girl infront of Simon again this year…..
    l.missnaughty
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    I went to the manchester auditions at old trafford , I waited outside
    for 2 and a half hours after arriving at 7.50am,the auditions themselves
    did not start till 12 in the afternoon thereabouts.
    I waited till I was auditioned by a judge, who seemed tired and cold like myself at about 6.10pm as it was bitterly cold. I am a type 1 diabetic and had three
    hypoglyceamic attacks during the day my teeth were chattering constantly
    due to the cold,so I was surprised I could actually sing a note.
    There was no order and people were seen before me who had arrived after me
    in the queue . I actually witnessed one girl who had pushed to the front of the queue past me and others, audition once and was turned down, then she stood once again in front of the queue had another audition and then got a ticket , this was so unfair as she had two opportunities.
    I myself have had two recording contracts in the past and I reached number 9 in the UK independant charts as a featured artist. I have worked with successul music producers names including Rob davis and steve levine and was disappointed with how everything was handled.
    I saw people being turned away with great voices, and people with mental
    problems and little talent being given recalls , the x factor has turned into
    a freak circus and seems to be intent on ridiculing the vulnerable in its TV show and not developing people who can sing. Every singing tutor will tell you it is not good to sing when freezing cold the throat has to be warm, it seems professionalism has gone out the window and a judge is not going to be interested in finding good vocalists after sitting in the cold for 7 hours on a high stool.

    ella
    liverpool
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    My son went on Saturday, he is 15 , I don’t drive so his dad took him this is what they told me what happened.
    Arrived in queue approx 7.40am stayed in queue that zig zagged for about 4 hours they thought maybe the audition had started inside already .. but NO ,
    some people had camped out all night , finally they got into the stadium
    waited for the staff to erect the booths, listened to music.
    Some people appeared to jump the queue by “being lost” and some people
    got there names called out I was also told that the groups were sorted out first

    My son came home , cold, tired, hungry and he didn’t even get seen… they saw sense and refused to wait beyond 5pm as they were almost the back of the stadium.. he did however have 3 stickers with different numbers , so in essence he could have auditioned 3 times, the organisation was awful

    His dad bought him an X factor scarf to keep his throat warm….I thought he was exaggerating , but after reading everyone elses comments I am glad I couldn’t make it.. not because I didn’t want to , but I would have caused a riot
    I know I wasn’t there this year but I was there last year 8am start, home back in Liverpool by 1pm.

    Pinky..Liverpool
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    My Daughter is just 17 and training to be a classical singer. We arrived with her at the Manchester stadium at 8.10 am on Saturday morning. Did all the silent cheering bit, then the other cheering bit’s and about 4 more cheering bits after that. We just wanted to be let in so that we could audition and go home. NOT that simple we were finally seen at 7.30pm, she sang beautifully (it went all quiet, I had tears in my eyes I was so proud) and she got through.

    TUESDAY. Waited for 3 hours with her DAD before she was seen (she didn’t mind waiting). Saw “2 PRODUCERS”, sang, and was asked to then sing a POP SONG as they were not sure. “WHAT”, she thought, I’m classical singer. Anyway she sang, they said she had a lovely voice and was talented and wuld go far, but she was not what they were looking for. They said they were looking for POP singers. They should know that classical singers use different vocal cords. I thought this was called “THE XFACTOR”, not “POP IDOL”. Her exact words to me when she came home was they are “KNOBHEADS”.
    Sums it up really, NEVER EVER AGAIN. SIMON SHARON & LOUIS I HOPE YOU READ THESE PAGES. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS FARCE.

    I attended the X Factor auditions in Manchester last Saturday, 19th April 2008. What a joke! After queueing from 3am, expecting the doors to open at 8am, they eventually opened the doors at 9.45! From 8 to 9,.45, we were expected to stay outside in the freezing cold, doing crowd camera shots for the TV with some cheesy warm-up guy. Everybody was numb with the cold, we kept being told doors would be open soon and just to carry on cheering and doing the X Factor sign for the cameras zooming ahead. Fine for a while, but to wait til nearly 10.00 to get in was ridiculous. When we did get in, we were brought onto the Man United pitch to sit in the freezing cold again. We were told to be patient and auditions would start soon and that the auditions would be outside!! This was at 10am, auditions started at 1.00. 3 hours of sitting there waiting for the stadium to fill up. Auditions were at the edge of the pitch, you had to go up and stand in the freezing cold in front of judges, some of whom looked like drug dealers. Very hard to sing with your teeth chattering and numb hands and feet. I didn’t get through thankfully, because I wouldn’t have gone back to go through all that again. Also the application process means nothing, they don’t even look at your audition letter, you are just given a number when you get in. Which means anyone can just go along on the day and queue up for a number, you don’t have to apply then wait months to receive your letter. All in all, it was a terrible experience, we were basically just treated like puppets, all they care about is the TV aspect of it, getting good shots for TV, they don’t give a damn about the auditionees which is evident when you are not even allowed to go inside to audition, but are forced to sing in the freezing temperatures on the edge of a football pitch! It was a joke! Never again!!

     

     

  4. roxanne berry from pontefractAnonymous

    hey peeps, its nice to be hearing the same statements bout the audddition as i felt last year, its a bloody fix, my friend entered it lastyear as well she fantstic and she didnt get a look in, i was supposed to go this year, but to be honest is it all worth it??? we should all club togther and write to a the daily star, or the sun, get a bit of money out of it aswell seen as though we waITED that long, I waited 17 hours last year got there at 12 midnight the sat and didnt get seen till 5,45 its all a shamble, and to say there producers that we sing in front of they dont have a bloody clue of talent the arsoles, anyone wanna report my email address is babe.rox@hotmail.co.uk email me and we will get a story together xxx we have the rights ;0) x roxyleigh

  5. persistant auditioner

    To all of you auditioning for x factor.

    I have auditioned every year and the last two i have stayed out all night to audition in the morning. thousands audition so there is a way to whittle down the masses. The easyest way is the people who complain about waiting, some even queue for hours then leave.. why!? well its because they are not dedicated to be a singer. Now before anyone gets irate. Do you have any idea how long it takes to set up a studio a recording studio radio etc? hours and hours. o.k so you wont be outside waiting but the point is every singer has to do sound checks and light checks the list is endless this takes hours so if you cant wait a few hours and lose enthusiasm waiting how are you going to survive by the word ACTION!

    There was disabled toilets at manchester they where near where the groups que and the toilets are porta loos…. they are hired to be there to use and are cleaned when taken away. in other words the earlier you get there the cleaner they are. Nobady can afford to be a diva at this stage without making you look stupid.

    To finish with. The end prize is a bonus for EVERY contestent. if you show up and sing at a wasp volume you aint impressing nobody. Yes it has taken years for me to get confidence but these auditions are a great way to get used to hearing the word no and not taking it so bad you end up working at asda at the first knock to your ambition. There are lots of people out there who have done well off x factor, some you may think have disappered, but actualy they are making a good living and doing what they love. so its not world domination but they are doing what they wanted. If you cant be botherd and dont have the disapline to wait a few days for your life time of your career. then stand back and think to yourself… is this what i want?

     

  6. Anonymous

    I was there from four in the morning. It was freezing cold and dark. I was on my own so didn’t want to leave my place in the queue to go to the toilet for fear of losing my place (not that it would have made any difference) or leaving my bag unattended, which, with hindsight, would have been fine because all those around me were really nice people who would have looked after my stuff and my place for me.

    Eight o’clock approached and the excitement was tangible as we expected any moment to be let inside, into the warm (or relative warmth of being in the sun and out of the wind). Two hours later when they finally opened the door, I was as tired and fed up of being treated like cattle as anyone else. But I was having fun.

    Three more hours after that and the general feeling around my section of the crowd was excitement and fear. We were going to audition in the open, where potentially hundreds and hundreds of people would be able to hear us. Of course, we were the ones who had been there since daft o’clock.

    By half past one I had auditioned, failed and was headed for the nearest pub feeling cold,  tired and satisfied that I had done what I had set out to do.

    If you were there until silly o’clock in the afternoon then I feel sorry for you, but if you go back to your letter, you will see that you were warned what was going to happen . . .

    Be prepared for a long day, it says. We will be filming the crowd before auditions start, they said. You will be outside all day, they advised. Your auditions will be held in the open, they warned.

    Everything that everyone is complaining about was mentioned in the letter. If you didn’t believe it or didn’t read it then I feel for you, but you can’t blame anyone but yourself.

    I got there very early, got out early in the afternoon and enjoyed every single moment of it.

    I will be back next year for sure. I am hopeful that those complaining endlessly will not be.

  7. Anonymous

    I was there from four in the morning. It was freezing cold and dark. I was on my own so didn’t want to leave my place in the queue to go to the toilet for fear of losing my place (not that it would have made any difference) or leaving my bag unattended, which, with hindsight, would have been fine because all those around me were really nice people who would have looked after my stuff and my place for me.

    Eight o’clock approached and the excitement was tangible as we expected any moment to be let inside, into the warm (or relative warmth of being in the sun and out of the wind). Two hours later when they finally opened the door, I was as tired and fed up of being treated like cattle as anyone else. But I was having fun.

    Three more hours after that and the general feeling around my section of the crowd was excitement and fear. We were going to audition in the open, where potentially hundreds and hundreds of people would be able to hear us. Of course, we were the ones who had been there since daft o’clock.

    By half past one I had auditioned, failed and was headed for the nearest pub feeling cold,  tired and satisfied that I had done what I had set out to do.

    If you were there until silly o’clock in the afternoon then I feel sorry for you, but if you go back to your letter, you will see that you were warned what was going to happen . . .

    Be prepared for a long day, it says. We will be filming the crowd before auditions start, they said. You will be outside all day, they advised. Your auditions will be held in the open, they warned.

    Everything that everyone is complaining about was mentioned in the letter. If you didn’t believe it or didn’t read it then I feel for you, but you can’t blame anyone but yourself.

    I got there very early, got out early in the afternoon and enjoyed every single moment of it.

    I will be back next year for sure. I am hopeful that those complaining endlessly will not be.

  8. chris shannon

    I was there at manchester waited about 9 hours. then sang and got a golden ticket, which i was amazed about after hearing great singers not get one!! i then went on mon for a second audition which if you got through you get a red ticket, anyway sat in a corridor 4 rooms each with 2 producers of the show in. i sat there with people from 2008 boot camp and great singers and no one was getting a red ticket at this point i thought it was over for me. anyway went into the room and give all my best and told them about myself. and to the amazement i got through. then went into another room, where you had a private interview with a producer, then you go for a final audition with sony producers and your video’d at this point. it was a nerve wrecking experience but after 10000+ auditions im glad i got into the last couple of hundred. i now have to wait for a letter or phone call to see if i get to the celeb judges audition. fingers crossed. facebook chris shannon .

  9. chris shannon

    I was there at manchester waited about 9 hours. then sang and got a golden ticket, which i was amazed about after hearing great singers not get one!! i then went on mon for a second audition which if you got through you get a red ticket, anyway sat in a corridor 4 rooms each with 2 producers of the show in. i sat there with people from 2008 boot camp and great singers and no one was getting a red ticket at this point i thought it was over for me. anyway went into the room and give all my best and told them about myself. and to the amazement i got through. then went into another room, where you had a private interview with a producer, then you go for a final audition with sony producers and your video’d at this point. it was a nerve wrecking experience but after 10000+ auditions im glad i got into the last couple of hundred. i now have to wait for a letter or phone call to see if i get to the celeb judges audition. fingers crossed. facebook chris shannon .

  10. chris shannon

    I was there at manchester waited about 9 hours. then sang and got a golden ticket, which i was amazed about after hearing great singers not get one!! i then went on mon for a second audition which if you got through you get a red ticket, anyway sat in a corridor 4 rooms each with 2 producers of the show in. i sat there with people from 2008 boot camp and great singers and no one was getting a red ticket at this point i thought it was over for me. anyway went into the room and give all my best and told them about myself. and to the amazement i got through. then went into another room, where you had a private interview with a producer, then you go for a final audition with sony producers and your video’d at this point. it was a nerve wrecking experience but after 10000+ auditions im glad i got into the last couple of hundred. i now have to wait for a letter or phone call to see if i get to the celeb judges audition. fingers crossed. facebook chris shannon .

    1. katie benbow

      hi there i too got through to producers and was wondering have you heard anything yet? i am still waiting

  11. Lisa McGarry

    Hi Katie,

     

    there are loads of folks over on our forum waiting for word on the judges auditions. You can chat with them at forum.unrealitytv.co.uk and keep up with the latest news….

  12. Anonymous

    I’ve just been reading all your comments and its kinda freaking me out. I’m going to the glasgow auditions on 9th may but i dont live anywhere near glasgow. Don’t know what i should do about getting home. I’m travelling down crazy early on the sat morning but i’ll have to book my bus home but don’t know what to do. i don’t want to book a bus then miss it. Not that i think i’ll get through but you know what i mean. Help!!!

    1. claire

      hi am going to glasgow on the 9th may aswell i dunno wot to expect am nervous enough as it is and then i hear all this and freakin out , wots all this bout silent cheers n some people not even been seen xxxx

    2. Miss E

      Im also going to the glasgow auditions on 9th May and dont know what to do about travelling back!!

      This is because…..

      I went to the London auditions yesterday and didnt get through, so i am going to try again. But yesterday i was there from 7:30am and was seen at 8:30pm. IT WAS RIDICULOUS!!!! I am sure you can fill in the rest eg waiting in the cold and being given false motivation. There was 28 judges inside different booths and they were putting SO many people through at the beginning of the auditions but hardly any at the end.

      Anyway, if anyone is going to Glasgow and wants to travel up together i am here!

      Let me know

      xx

    3. Miss E

      Im also going to the glasgow auditions on 9th May and dont know what to do about travelling back!!

      This is because…..

      I went to the London auditions yesterday and didnt get through, so i am going to try again. But yesterday i was there from 7:30am and was seen at 8:30pm. IT WAS RIDICULOUS!!!! I am sure you can fill in the rest eg waiting in the cold and being given false motivation. There was 28 judges inside different booths and they were putting SO many people through at the beginning of the auditions but hardly any at the end.

      Anyway, if anyone is going to Glasgow and wants to travel up together i am here!

      Let me know

      xx

    4. Miss E

      Im also going to the glasgow auditions on 9th May and dont know what to do about travelling back!!

      This is because…..

      I went to the London auditions yesterday and didnt get through, so i am going to try again. But yesterday i was there from 7:30am and was seen at 8:30pm. IT WAS RIDICULOUS!!!! I am sure you can fill in the rest eg waiting in the cold and being given false motivation. There was 28 judges inside different booths and they were putting SO many people through at the beginning of the auditions but hardly any at the end.

      Anyway, if anyone is going to Glasgow and wants to travel up together i am here!

      Let me know

      xx

  13. Anonymous and disgusted at lack of organisation

    Having being involved in the arts most of my life. I was utterly disgusted with the farce auditions in Manchester. It was a waste of time, energy and money for anyone properly trained in vocals and if any parents or tutors do read this article, please discourage your children or students from attending.I accompanied several young people from Northern Ireland, who are trained vocalists our story follows and isnt much different from the bad reviews in the rest of these blogs.

    We left our hometown on Thursday at noon and travelled by bus to get the Ferry.It was the least expensive form of travel,as the young people were all students. We had to stay 7 days on the special fare saver and also with the anticipation that any of them would be selected for one of the 2nd auditions on Mon or Tues.We arrived at our economy hotel/B&B at 4.30am on Friday  knowing we would have all day to recover,for the big day on Sat.The audition letters did state it could be a long day and come prepared . Be there early as no one arriving after 8a.m would be seen. Dress to impress,practice rehearse shine…… blah blah blah.

    Up at 1.30a.m on Sat morning all ready and full of excitement.Started the short walk to the Stadium, it was bitterly cold.Got to the Stadium car park and it took about 40 mins to walk from the entrance to the end of the fairly short queue,we could smell bbq and as we got closer into the line of people found the disposable used bbqs, saw tents and people wrapped in duvets and blankets.There was streams of people walking the walk of the car park and the craftier ones climbing over the barriers or just lifting them out of place and moving on and the stewarts didnt say a word they couldnt have cared less,I wonder why the stewarts were even there.

    Eventually after 8a.m all the staged cheers  and silent takes for Dermot o Leary and prompted aerobic instructions started.I think people were so cold they didnt mind at first but it did become a chore.Several hours later we were all allowed to go into the stadium very slowly and under instructions if we saw a camera to smile or wave or blow a kiss,or something and that on our way in we would get our numbers to audition.I didnt go to audition I was asked if I wanted to, when I said no I wasnt interested,I got a look like I was from another planet.

    I DIDNT APPLY. I DIDNT FILL IN AN APPLICATION FORM. YOU COULD HAVE WALKED IN FROM THE STREET AND YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN A NUMBER TO AUDITION. THERE WAS SEVERAL PEOPLE GIVING OUT THE NUMBERS AND YOU JUST TOOK ONE. NO ONE ASKED FOR THE AUDITION INVITATION LETTERS .

    We were filed into our seats in the order we went into the stadium and were told once we had our numbers and our seat we could go and use the loo,people tried to do just that and were promptly told no go back to their seats.Another hour or so and the loo breaks were allowed and yet again total mayhem.Could signs not have been put up stating LADIES and GENTS? nooo……to intelligent for the organisers to do that………….

    Then the guys and girls came around the stands selling crisps and bottles of cold water…………. I ask you could you not see people shivering huddled together for heat…. Im surprised no one suffered hypothermia….One official of the Stadium opened a kiosk for hot tea/coffee,pies…THANKYOU!!!!! It didnt last long though it was closed quite quickly …..

    Yet another hour or so passes and someone with an x-factor fleece and clipboard comes along and rows of people started being moved from one block of seats to another row in another block of seats, then it was every 2nd row, then they were moved back…. it was  deplorable.Then someone else with the x-factor fleece and clipboard would come along and move you somewere else. A pantomime!!!

    Eventually after even more hours of waiting shivering,coughing,dry sore throats,runny noses  and moving about from row to row it was audition time. Behind makeshift black plastic screens, at the front of the stands and behind the goal posts of Old Trafford,(you really have to picture this in your mind because if your wise you wont go to x-factor auditions personally) the judges were seated,the noise in the stadium from people waiting to audition was really loud,some were drunk, some were tired,some were blue with cold,then you had the x-factor people moving people all over the place,from seat to seat and row to row and back again in some cases, and at the same time other people were trying to audition,above the roaring,shouting and cheering and auditions of others.

    The judges or lack thereof,were the same people that had been out around the crowds in the car park,some were with the camera crews and sound engineers.We were assured they were professional judges in the music business………….. after watching the whole pantomime of the day I really have my doubts………….One things for sure it was an experience………. never to be experienced again………..a total waste of time……..a health hazzard……and in this unsure economic climate a waste of almost £1500……..They wernt interested in proper singers…. just screamers and mouths.

    I now wonder, if one of the reasons that x-factor dont hold auditions in Ireland either North or South anymore ,is because people have complained about the shambolic escapades,passed of as auditions.

     

  14. JX

    Well after reading all of the above, I will be putting my letter in the bin and not going up to Glasgow from the North East of England for the auditions. No thanks, I will send off a few cd’s with my singing and music, to record companies and enjoy a coffee in the warmth of my own home. I went to B got Talent last year in N/castle and I came home the very same way, I told my Wife, we were herded threw N/castle like Sheep and it was a no mark who judged me at the audition, Complete SIMCO CRAP! Just like his attitude, who gives a shit, one day he will tell someone they are crap and a complete waste of time, then that someone might pull out a gun and do you think his bodyguard is fat enough to stop the bullet! Perhaps he will pass away quiet like, like Elvis on the crapper, but unlike Elvis, he is full of shit, thing is, he knows it, just look at his smile and you know he is a slime ball. I thought, I was herded like sheep cos his company didn’t like N/castle of something but Fcuk that if that is how he runs all the X cattle shows. Oh yeah and I got Pnemonia, sleeping in my car for the N/castle auditions, been singing for years, been played on the radio, 4 times, different tracks off my Chasing Rainbows album, in one month alone. NEVER AGAIN…DON’T GO…DON’T DO IT,  IT IS NOT FOR YOU IT IS TO FILL HIS POCKETS. just a sujestion. JX

  15. JX

    Well after reading all of the above, I will be putting my letter in the bin and not going up to Glasgow from the North East of England for the auditions. No thanks, I will send off a few cd’s with my singing and music, to record companies and enjoy a coffee in the warmth of my own home. I went to B got Talent last year in N/castle and I came home the very same way, I told my Wife, we were herded threw N/castle like Sheep and it was a no mark who judged me at the audition, Complete SIMCO CRAP! Just like his attitude, who gives a shit, one day he will tell someone they are crap and a complete waste of time, then that someone might pull out a gun and do you think his bodyguard is fat enough to stop the bullet! Perhaps he will pass away quiet like, like Elvis on the crapper, but unlike Elvis, he is full of shit, thing is, he knows it, just look at his smile and you know he is a slime ball. I thought, I was herded like sheep cos his company didn’t like N/castle of something but Fcuk that if that is how he runs all the X cattle shows. Oh yeah and I got Pnemonia, sleeping in my car for the N/castle auditions, been singing for years, been played on the radio, 4 times, different tracks off my Chasing Rainbows album, in one month alone. NEVER AGAIN…DON’T GO…DON’T DO IT,  IT IS NOT FOR YOU IT IS TO FILL HIS POCKETS. just a sujestion. JX

  16. JX

    Well after reading all of the above, I will be putting my letter in the bin and not going up to Glasgow from the North East of England for the auditions. No thanks, I will send off a few cd’s with my singing and music, to record companies and enjoy a coffee in the warmth of my own home. I went to B got Talent last year in N/castle and I came home the very same way, I told my Wife, we were herded threw N/castle like Sheep and it was a no mark who judged me at the audition, Complete SIMCO CR_P! Just like his attitude, who gives a shit, one day he will tell someone they are crap and a complete waste of time, then that someone might pull out a gun and do you think his bodyguard is fat enough to stop the bullet! Perhaps he will pass away quiet like, like Elvis on the crapper, but unlike Elvis, he is full of sh_i_t, thing is, he knows it, just look at his smile and you know he is a slime ball. I thought, I was herded like sheep cos his company didn’t like N/castle of something but Fc  uk that if that is how he runs all the X cattle shows. Oh yeah and I got Pnemonia, sleeping in my car for the N/castle auditions, been singing for years, been played on the radio, 4 times, different tracks off my Chasing Rainbows album, in one month alone. NEVER AGAIN…DON’T GO…DON’T DO IT,  IT IS NOT FOR YOU IT IS TO FILL HIS POCKETS. just a sujestion. JX

  17. Miss E

    Im also going to the glasgow auditions on 9th May and dont know what to do about travelling back!!

    This is because…..

    I went to the London auditions yesterday and didnt get through, so i am going to try again. But yesterday i was there from 7:30am and was seen at 8:30pm. IT WAS RIDICULOUS!!!! I am sure you can fill in the rest eg waiting in the cold and being given false motivation. There was 28 judges inside different booths and they were putting SO many people through at the beginning of the auditions but hardly any at the end.

    Anyway, if anyone is going to Glasgow and wants to travel up together i am here!

    Let me know

    xx

  18. karaokejo

    hey everyone.. me and my twin sister have got through the first few rounds of the x-factor auditions .. we went to the manchester auditions on the 19th and  sanG infront of the producers of the show and recieved our ‘GOLDEN TICKET’! …..then we were called back again on the tuesday and got through again and recived the red ticket we were also filmed which was good fun!!! …. we have to wait now for the letter/phone call and its been 2 weeks already… still waiting  patiently……:)…its all exciting stuff! has anyone else recieved a letter yet? fingers crossed it will come soon๐Ÿ™‚

     

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Jo

  19. Anonymous

    Has anyone who got through monday & tuesday auditions and performed in front of the Exectutive producers heard anything yet, my daughter was told 2-2.1/2 weeks and his now been over three weeks and still nothing, spoke to fremantlemedia Ltd today and was told that she may not even get to know, talk about respect and how to handle people. I find that what we both had to enjure on Saturday and the following Tuesday plus the cost incured I feel at least we can expect is confirmation either by phone or by letter.

  20. Anonymous

    Manchester calls have started! I have seen only one girl that has had a phone call! We are still waiting, best of luck to those waiting to hear from the X Factor! Fingers Crossed! x

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