Liverpool X Factor auditions are now being held at St John’s Shopping Centre

Not quite as glamorous as envisioned

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A far cry from the ECHO arena venue of previous years, this year the Liverpool X Factor auditions are being held in St John’s shopping centre. In a move that is apparently occurring across cities in the UK, X Factor are now auditioning people in  the glamorous interiors of shopping centres.

Organised on a first come first serve basis, if you think you have what it takes, the auditions run from 9am to 6pm today and tomorrow, and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

A sparse queue of hopefuls spotted today

The Echo reported that you may be expected to sing a capella, but that you’re asked to bring a backing track with with you ‘just in case’. Apparently, there’s no guarantee that any backing track brought along can be used.

We didn’t even realise the X Factor was still a thing, but there you go.