X Factor hopefuls bid to impress judges

Gary Barlow at the Newcastle auditions
Gary Barlow at the Newcastle auditions

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.