The nationâs most talked about entertainment show is back with a bang for 2013 with a new addition to the judging panel and brand new double auditions.
Rock royalty Sharon Osbourne makes a triumphant return to the show, joining Take That superstar Gary Barlow, US pop star Nicole Scherzinger and boyband manager Louis Walsh in the search for the nationâs next big singing sensation.
Outspoken and unpredictable Sharon was one of the original X Factor judges from 2004-2007 and has more than 30 yearsâ experience in the music industry, managing some of the biggest bands in rock.
And in the first of an exciting range of new changes for the 10th series of The X Factor, hopefuls will – for the first time ever – have to tackle two sets of auditions. First, they will face the judges eyeball to eyeball in an intimate audition room.
If they receive three or more yeses here they will then have to perform for the judges once more, this time in an arena, to prove they can also impress an audience before securing a coveted place at the next stage in the competition.
Speaking of the new series, Simon Cowell says: “Three words I never thought I’d say…. Welcome back Sharon!”
Talking about her return Sharon Osbourne says: âI couldnât be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of X factor. I canât wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!â?