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.