Saturday, 8 April 2017

X Factor lowers audition age to 14 again - after Liam Payne shone in 2008





X Factor has once again lowered its audition age limit to 14 years old, giving more people than ever the chance to apply.
A spokesperson for the ITV talent show confirmed to Mirror Celebs that aspiring popstars as young as 14 will be able to audition for this year’s series, as long as they have their parent or guardian’s permission.
It’s the fourth time in the show’s history the age limit has been lowered.
“The X FactorX Factor has had a long history of teenage contestants really shining on the show," a source told us.
"Look at the likes of Liam Payne - who was 14 when he first auditioned and that experience really stood him in good stead when he returned in 2010.
“There are so many talented youngsters out there - and producers believe it's time to give youth a chance again.”
Liam first auditioned for X Factor as a solo artist back in 2008 (and first met future partner Cheryl, who was a judge!), but didn’t reach live shows.
He then returned as a solo artist two years later and ended up being put in the newly formed band One Direction which went on to become one of the biggest groups in music history.
So it’s no wonder the show are keen to meet other teenage singers!





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