There is no age limit on contestants with both solo and groups divided into four categories: Boys under 25, Girls under 25, the over 25s and Groups.
The winner will land a contract with Sony Music Australia.
The series is to be produced by FremantleMedia Australia who produced Australia’s first version of the Simon Cowell-created format for TEN in 2005, hosted by Daniel MacPherson.
Seven had previously denied it was set to air the show and commented that the rights being shopped around were too high. But with the success of Australia’s Got Talent and absence of Australian Idol it has locked onto the new show.
Seven CEO David Leckie said today: “It’s a bloody great show. What an incredible line-up of judges.”
FremantleMedia Australia’s CEO Ian Hogg added: “We are delighted to be working with Seven and Sony Music on this phenomenally successful format. Our creative team are determined to make this show something very special, a program that will resonate deeply with Australian audiences. Sony will launch the career of our series winner so you can be sure that X Factor contestants will soon dominate the airwaves.”
A host is yet to be announced.
Auditions will begin this month:
THE PERTH CONVENTION EXHIBITION CENTRE
Sunday May 30 and Monday May 31
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Wednesday June 2
Saturday June 5, Sunday June 6 and Monday June 7
AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK, BAY
Saturday June 12, Sunday June 13 and Monday June 14
BRISBANE SOUTHBANK PIAZZA
Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20
Full audition details are available at www.xfactortv.com.au