THE X FACTOR coming to Greensboro in May

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FOX announced Thursday THE X FACTOR will hold auditions in Greensboro on May 1.

The world’s only $5 million audition will begin online auditions at on March 1st. Open call auditions start March 14 in Kansas City.

On March 22, auditions will be held in Austin, Texas. On April 20, auditions will be held in San Francisco. Auditions in Greensboro will be held May 1 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

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).

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 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.