Thousands line up to await their turn to audition at the North Charleston Coliseum. (Mar. 19, 2013/FOX Carolina)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -
FOX's hit show The X-Factor is hoping to find its next big star in the Palmetto State where thousands have turned out to audition in North Charleston.
Auditions for Season Three begin Tuesday morning with droves of singers hoping to make their big break, arriving days early to register for the auditions. The auditions are being held at the North Charleston Coliseum.
One Greer singer, Anna McCleer, hopes this will be the year she makes it.
"I came last year, but I was not prepared at all," said McCleer. "But this year I'm more prepared than last year definitely ready."
Other singers said this is not their first time auditioning for a major singing competition, though they hope it will be their last - making it all the way to finale night.
The show's celebrity judges are not in town for this set of auditions, with producers picking who may make it through to future rounds.
Producers said the Charleston stop represents the entire south and so far they have been impressed with the turnout. As of 9 a.m., 6,000 people were registered to audition. Earlier in March, the Los Angeles auditions brought in 10,000 hopefuls.
The show will host auditions in New Orleans on April 14, in Long Island, NY, on April 25 and in Denver, CO, on May 14.
If you know someone auditioning in North Charleston, have them send pics of their experience to email@example.com.
Stay with FOX Carolina and foxcarolina.com for more updates from the auditions Tuesday.
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