X Factor hopefuls bid to impress judges

Gary Barlow at the Newcastle auditions

Gary Barlow at the Newcastle auditions

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SCORES of people from Hartlepool and East Durham were among thousands to try a hot at stardom.

Thousands of hopefuls flocked to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena to share their talents with the multimillion-selling Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger and her fellow judges, singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, N-Dubz singer Tulisa and music mogul Louis Walsh.

Scherzinger, who was wearing a summery green dress when she arrived at the event in a luxury car, said: “I’m so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It’s where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle.”

She was a guest judge on The X Factor in 2010 and again this year in London during the auditions tour.

It was a chance for wannabes to shine before the judging panel and win their way into the televised rounds of the hit TV show that is beamed into millions of homes nationwide. * DID you wow the judges at the audition, if so contact the Mail newsdesk on (01429) 239380.