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THE X Factor is coming to Coventry today in the hunt for the next big music stars.

The open auditions tour will be at The Loft, on Level 3 of the West Orchards Shopping Centre, between 10am and 6pm.

But anyone hoping to see Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne will be disappointed as at this stage it's only producton staff doing the judging.

We found incredible some amazing last year could be Dermot Last year Bratavio, made up of FarGo Village employee Bradley Hunt and Ottavio Columbro, became the talk of the internet with their flambouyant behaviour and outlandish make-up and clothes. But they were voted off the reality show during its first live weekend, following a sing-off with Saara Aalto, who went on to reach the final stage of the competition.

Encouraging budding singers to take part, The X Factor host Dermot O'Leary said: "2016 was a fantastic year for The X Factor and now we're about to kick start the auditions for 2017.

"We found some incredible talent and some amazing voices last year and now it could be your turn.

"Just one audition could change your life, so if you think you've got what it takes then why don't you apply?" Acts are advised to turn up early to the open auditions and everyone who turns up will be guaranteed an audition.

All budding hopefuls need to do is turn up on the date and time specified.

If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals, they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of the X Factor judges, when the judges' auditions take place this summer.

The hit show has uncovered some outstanding talent across the years.

some talent and amazing voices and now it your turn. O'Leary To date, One Direction have sold more than 70 million records worldwide, Olly Murs released four multi-platinum albums with his fifth 24 Hours being recently certified platinum, while Little Mix's fourth album Glory Days is now the longest reigning No.1 in the UK since the Spice Girls' debut album Spice.

In 2016, three of the four British lead acts to chart at No.1 in the UK singles chart were discovered by The X Factor - Zayn, James Arthur and Little Mix.

Last year's winner Matt Terry is currently working on his debut album.

to see Simon and Sharon be disappointed stage the flambouyant and outlandish clothes. If they impress with their be in with a Factor judges' place across To than 70 worldwide, released four albums with hi"We found some incredible talent and some amazing voices last year and now it could be your turn. Dermot O'Leary


A life-like T-Rex animatronic dinosaur called Denzel walks across Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, to launch a forthcoming exhibition at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Among those set to make Bristol Zoo their home will be a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dilophosaurus and Giganotosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived

Coventry's Bradley Hunt, left, formed one half of Bratavio last year and Matt Terry was victorious in the final

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 27, 2017
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