One Person Shows Up For The X Factor Audition
Very poor turnout at Colchester tryouts for ITV reality show...
Only one person is reported to have turned up at an audition held for The X Factor in Colchester.
The Sun reports that staff were left twiddling their thumbs when they held a mobile audition in the Essex town, with the only auditionee being a young woman who saw the sign as she was walking past.
Cher Townrow, who was unsuccessful, told the paper: "I was walking home and saw it on the sign for the auditions.
"At home I can sing brilliantly, but it didn't happen here."
Apparently there were more than 100 hopefuls when the show visited the town last year.
Another source was quoted as saying: "It looks like The X Factor has finally lost its grip on the nation.
"It was quite a depressing sight to see - to me it looked like a party with no guests."
But a spokesperson for the show denied that the low turnout was anything to worry about.
"The X Factor mobile auditions are taking place across the UK this week, allowing budding artists to try out in towns and cities where the auditions tour doesn't reach.
"The numbers attending vary from location to location and are on a par with last year when we found our winner James Arthur. Overall applications are strong for this series and are in line with last year.
"We've had strong turnouts at other locations for the mobile auditions with more than 250 people turning up at Hull and over 100 in Great Yarmouth."
We told you last week how the judges' wage demands are apparently causing concern with show bosses.