‘The X Factor’ coming to New Orleans

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for solo singers, girl groups, duos, boy bands or vocal groups. Maybe you and your friends have always wanted to form a group or maybe you gave up on your dream of being a singer years ago? Well, now IS your time - it’s never too late to follow your dreams! The competition is open to everyone that is 12 years old (as of January 1, 2013) and above, with no age cap. Any type of music works - pop, rock, rap, country, R&B, alternative, hip-hop… you name it!

Where are we going?

We are going to these 5 cities, so make your plans now!

Los Angeles – Galen Center USC March 6th (registration March 4 &5)

Charleston, S.C. – N. Charleston Coliseum March 19th (registration March 17 & 18)

New Orleans, LA - Lake Front Arena April 14th (registration April 12 & 13)

Long Island, NY –Nassau Coliseum April 25th (registration April 23 & 24)

Denver, CO – TBA May 14th (registration May 12 & 13)

How does it work?

You MUST register and pick up your wristband and ticket PRIOR to the audition. Registration is simple – we open Registration 2 days prior to your audition day. Registration is 24 hrs a day, for those 2 days, leading up to your audition

day. Registration closes at 11am (NO EXCEPTIONS) on Audition Day. If you plan on bringing family and friends to your audition, they must register with you as well. (You must be at least 12 years of age by Jan 1, 2013 to audition)

You MUST bring two (2) forms of ID to registration day that show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver's license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card).


You must be a US citizen, or eligible to work freely in the US, and not currently under a recording contract.

Anyone younger than 18, that will be attending the auditions (auditioning or not) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Minors or those without a driver's license, who are auditioning OR supporters of those auditioning, may use a school ID or acceptable substitute (such as a yearbook page that includes a printed name with photo AND a birth certificate matching

the name).

If the minor is too young to have any form of photo ID, then that minor's parent or guardian should present a photo ID and the child's birth certificate that includes the parent's name with the child's name on the certificate.

Check out the eligibility requirements on www.theXFactorUsa.com and make sure you are eligible to participate!


On the day of the audition, you need to arrive at the venue before 6 a.m. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of 3 songs without tracks or instruments. Pick your song choice wisely as it should represent you as an artist. Whether you are a soloist or a vocal group, remember this is your time to shine, so make sure that you are well rehearsed and dressed to impress!

Be prepared for a long wait, and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, please visit our website at www.theXFactorUsa.com.

If successful, you will need to be available the next day