The X Factor has ditched the closed room auditions for 2018.
The initial arena auditions will instead be making a comeback for series 15, meaning singers will have to face not only the music and the panel of judges but also thousands of fans for their first audition.
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The arena auditions have come and gone over the years after first being introduced for the 2009 series of the ITV show. The closed rooms then made a comeback for two years in 2013 before being axed again in 2015.
The news follows rumours that the judging panel will be changed once again when The X Factor returns this autumn.
Currently the judging line-up stands as Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger – the line-up has remained the same for the past two years.
However, rumours have suggested that Nicole is set to be axed, with only Louis and Sharon returning.