Spread Eagle, Walmgate, York
Wed April 8 from 4pm
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Are you the next Leona Lewis or Olly Murs? Or are you in a band that could be the new One Direction?
You should head over to a York pub next month, as producers from The X Factor will be scouting for talent there.
They will be at the Spread Eagle, on Walmgate, from 4pm on Wednesday, April 8.
The event will help the X Factor team pick out potential singers and groups to feature in the televised live auditions.
Last year the same production company held a similar event at the Spread Eagle when they were eyeing up potential acts to feature on Britain’s Got Talent.
Some of the performers at the Britain’s Got Talent event in the Spread last year. Photographs: Nick Cope. Click to see a bigger image
Nick Cope, landlord of the Spread, said: “It was a really good turn out last year.
“They must have enjoyed it because they’ve asked could they come back again and do The X Factor.”
Being a variety show, the Britain’s Got Talent event attracted all sorts of acts to the Spread – comedians, singers, a young break dancing crew, a burlesque dancer and magicians.
“They had a camera crew who turned up and filmed everybody. A couple of people got called back for the live auditions from the Spread, both really good singers,” said Nick.
“One was like the Paul Potts, opera-type.”
Nick thinks there will be a lot of talent to catch the producers’ eyes and ears next month.
I’m sure there’ll be a lot more this time wanting to take part.
And he believes there’s every chance that someone could make it all the way from York.
“I put quite a lot of live music on, and we have a solo artists playing on open mic nights – and there’s some great singers in York, great voices.”