On the search for the next Olly Murs or Little Mix, the producers of the iconic TV show will be holding open auditions in the centre from 10.30am until 5.30pm.
The auditions will be held on a first come, first served basis so candidates are advised to arrive early, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a valid ID with them. Hopefuls may be asked to sing acapella, but may also be allowed to use their own backing track CD or music of their own.
The X Factor has been essential viewing on UK television screens for 13 years, with one of the biggest success stories, Zayn Malik, hailing from Bradford. These initial auditions will decide which potential superstars have what it takes to go forward and prove themselves in front of the celebrity judges this summer.
General manager of The Broadway Shopping Centre, Ian Ward, is excited to see what talent the auditions reveal: ‘The X Factor has been a huge part of Saturday night television for the last 13 years,. We’re hoping to uncover the city’s next Zayn right here at The Broadway; someone we can all support and be proud of as they take on the X Factor challenge.
‘This audition process could be the first step in an amazing career for any talented Bradfordians who have maybe been hesitant to audition before now. If you think you can wow Simon Cowell and people all over the UK on live TV, come down to The Broadway on Saturday 15th April and show the producers of X Factor what you’ve got – I know you’ll have the whole of Bradford behind you.’
The X Factor team will be watching auditions from 10.30am until 5.30pm on Saturday April 15th, and you must be over 16 from the 1st July 2017 in order to audition. Keep an eye on the official X Factor social media channels, as well as The Broadway Facebook page for any updates.