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Thursday, June 19, 2014


One of world’s biggest and most successful singing competitions, The X Factor, is coming to South African TV screens from September 6, 2014. Broadcast on SABC 1, the format created by media mogul Simon Cowell, has produced some of the biggest singing sensations today – from Leona Lewis, to One Direction.

Online auditions for The X Factor have opened; with national location auditions underway. KZN auditions will take place on June 28 in Pietermaritzburg at The Royal Show Grounds.

Aspirant contestants can go to for entry details. For online registrations visit:

Auditions are open to anyone who is over 16 and who is either singing solo or as part of a group. No bands are allowed and groups must have two or more singers.

For the South African winner, a recording contract with Sony Music and R300,000 prize money awaits at the grand finale in Durban on December 13. u-X-ongasolveki!

The X Factor South Africa will be broadcast over 15 weeks – with seven pre recorded shows covering all the drama of the auditions, boot camp and home visits with eight live gala shows from Durban.

The X Factor South Africa is presented by SABC 1 in association with the KZN Department of Economic Development and Tourism, and produced by Rapid Blue who have successfully produced the format in West Africa.