FOX has announced THE X FACTOR will hold auditions in Providence, RI on May 9th.

The world's only $5 million audition will begin online at on March 1st. Open call auditions start March 14 in Kansas City, MO and travel on to Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, and Greensboro, NC, before coming to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence on May 9th.

THE X FACTOR is expanding its audition process to reach more singers than any talent show ever before in its search to find the best new solo artists and vocal groups in America. In addition and new for Season Two, artists with pre-existing management contracts can now audition (subject to limited restrictions).
Auditions are open to all of America, ages 12 and over with no upper age limit (subject to full eligibility requirements).

THE X FACTOR Season Two winner will receive a $5 million recording contract with Sony Music.

Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid will return as judges to THE X FACTOR this Fall on FOX. Additional judges are to be announced.




"We wanted to change a few things this year, so starting with the auditions, we've torn up the rulebook again. Even if you have management you can still enter, and we are making it easier by extending the
online auditions and taking the MyStudio booths to even more cities. You can enter as many times as you want and come to any of the cities, too. We're here to discover stars from all music styles including groups. I really believe a group can win this show!" - Simon Cowell, judge and mentor, THE X FACTOR.

Season One of THE X FACTOR was a mixed bag. It generated solid, if not exceptional ratings for FOX before it ultimately crowned Melanie Amaro as its champ.

Additional registration details and line-up procedures for the May 9th auditions in Providence are to be announced. For more information visit

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