X FACTOR is heading back to screens with another fun new twist as Simon Cowell and his pals try to find the new big British pop group.
Yep, X Factor The Band will see the ITV show attempt to discover the next One Direction or Little Mix this year and we have all the details you need to know below…
Simon Cowell is on the hunt for Britain’s next top pop band
What is X Factor The Band?
X Factor The Band is yet another spin-off series from the long-running ITV singing competition that will aim to search for all-male and all-female groups.
The series will be produced by Fremantles Talkback and will air later this year, replacing the previously planned X Factor All Star spin-off that was going to see previous winners face off against each other.
An ITV spokesperson said: We are hugely excited to confirm The X Factor: The Band to air in December 2019 on ITV.
“Simon Cowell and The X Factor have discovered some of the biggest pop groups in history, including One Direction, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix. Now the aim is to find the new superstar group though now in record-breaking time.”
X Factor has birthed successful bands such as One Direction and Little Mix
How can I audition for X Factor The Band?
Auditions will take place soon at Sony Music in London, but details haven’t been confirmed just yet.
Hopeful contestants can audition either in person or via video – visit here to find out more.
with the live finals being held at Birmingham Arena in the week the country goes to the polls in December.
Simon told The Sun: Its the week of the General Election. So it will be the perfect antidote to the doom and gloom.”
What’s the prize for X Factor The Band?
Simon sayswants to find a new pop phenomenon to compete with Korean K-Pop acts such as the top-selling boy band BTS.
He said: K-Pop is ruling the world. This is a show to find a band to launch UK-Pop. Its more than winning a record contract, its starting a new music wave.
Every group will be put together by us just like One Direction, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony. The TV mogul concluded: “Its people who represent Britains version of K-Pop. That was always our plan. Weve just brought it forward a bit.