Wannabe entertainers take part in X-Factor auditions at resort’s Viva venue

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool.  Pictured is singer Georgia Barker.
X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool. Pictured is singer Georgia Barker.
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Hundreds of Fylde coast hopefuls queued to show off their talents for the first round of X Factor auditions.

The Viva entertainment and cabaret venue hosted the popular reality TV show’s first stage of the audition process – minus the celebrity judges – for two days at the weekend.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool.  Pictured is Will Kelly.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool. Pictured is Will Kelly.

Talented singers and musicians waited patiently for their turn to prove themselves to jusges, who decided whether or not they should return for the next round of auditions proper.

Just 40 mobile auditions are being held in towns and cities around the UK as a precursor to the TV cameras filming the potential 
singing superstars of tomorrow.

Former Blackpool contestant Liam Halewood has been helping the TV production team talent scout in the resort.

The hopefuls were able to turn up on Friday and Saturday without an invite – and some of them will be back...

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool.  Pictured is Melissa Holden.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool. Pictured is Melissa Holden.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool.  X Factor researchers James Cross and Jernice Easthope.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool. X Factor researchers James Cross and Jernice Easthope.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool.  Pictured is Lauren Hope.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool. Pictured is Lauren Hope.

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool.  Pictured is singer songwriter Owen Holt

X Factor auditions at Viva Blackpool. Pictured is singer songwriter Owen Holt