X Factor NZ auditions in 27 locations

Sunday 11 Nov 2012 10:38 a.m.

X Factor USA finalist Chris Rene with X Factor NZ host Dominic Bowden and judge Stan Walker

X Factor USA finalist Chris Rene with X Factor NZ host Dominic Bowden and judge Stan Walker

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The first version of The X Factor in New Zealand will travel to 27 locations in early 2013 to find contestants.

A pre-audition tour starts in Queenstown on January 5 and finishes in Kaitaia on Waitangi Day.

Contestants selected at the pre-auditions will then perform in front of the four judges and a live audience.

"I want to encourage anyone who thinks they have what it takes, but is too scared to give it a try, to get up and give it a go. You've got nothing to lose," said former Australian Idol winner Stan Walker, who is one of the judges.

The promoters have already announced that Dominic Bowden is hosting the talent show.

X Factor NZ will be co-produced by MediaWorks and FremantleMedia Australia. NZ on Air is also funding the show. It will screen on TV3.

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