X Factor auditions hit Skegness

The X Factor put a smile on Skegness today with auditions taking place at the Hildreds Shopping Centre.
The X Factor put a smile on Skegness today with auditions taking place at the Hildreds Shopping Centre.
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Hundreds of X Factor hopefuls are swarming to the Hildreds Centre today (Monday, March 30) to enter the X Factor ‘auditioning pod’ for their chance of Stardom.

Judges said that the standard of auditions has been ‘pretty good’ already.

'Cindy' 21, from Louth at the X Factor auditions in Skegness sang Birdy's 'Skinny Love'.

'Cindy' 21, from Louth at the X Factor auditions in Skegness sang Birdy's 'Skinny Love'.

The pod is situated within the Hildreds Shopping Centre in Skegness and is in operation right up until 6pm this evening.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your singing voice along and show them what you’ve got!

One of those to give it her all, was singer ‘Cindy’, 21, from Louth.

She sang a version of ‘Skinny Love’ by Birdy.

From left: Centre manager Steve Andrews, X Factor judges Woody Bradbury, Sharlayne Flander, Olivia Devyea and Skegness Mayoress Julie and Skegness Mayor Coun George Saxon.

From left: Centre manager Steve Andrews, X Factor judges Woody Bradbury, Sharlayne Flander, Olivia Devyea and Skegness Mayoress Julie and Skegness Mayor Coun George Saxon.

After auditioning, she said: “The audition went really well and the judges made me feel really at ease, hopefully they will give me a call back!”

Skegness Coun George Saxon, was also at the shopping centre, representing Skegness and welcoming those waiting to be auditioned.

He said: “It’s wonderful for Skegness to have the X Factor here, the Skegness Partnership, the Hildreds Centre and its manager Steve Andrews have worked hard for this to become a reality and its a real coup for Skegness and the Lincolbnshire Coast and we need to capitalize on it and I hope people will go and support the open mic sessions, taking place later in the evening at the Richmond Holiday Centre.”

He added: “It’s really good for the kids, and good that this time those that want to get involved don’t have to travel to a big city to audition and with four or five large stage schools in Skegness, we stand a real chance of finding someone who has the X-Factor.”