A UK college has launched a course designed to prepare wannabe pop stars how to pass the audition stage of The X-Factor.
Bishop Aukland College, which is located in County Durham in the North East of England, is offering the opportunity for its students to attend a 17-week course that will conclude just as auditions for the show begin. The classes will cost £95 and will see you receive tuition in how to sing as well as perform on stage. You will also be advised on how to appear confident in front of the judges.
The College’s head of Art, Music and Performing Arts, Mike Jinks, stated, “I wanted to run a course which prepared people for X Factor auditions and similar competitions across the country.”
He also added, “People auditioning also need to know that the ones who succeed on X Factor don’t just walk in there blind. It’s not about just wandering in, singing a song and you’re famous. Most applicants have been doing the rounds for years working really hard – it’s very rare that you get a Susan Boyle character.”
“There are plenty of colleges running this qualification but as far as I’m aware none of them have designed the course around The X Factor,” he noted.
Jinks also revealed that most of the applicants for the show have the talent to progress, but that they needed to work on “key things” such as their singing technique as well as their confidence.
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