Simon Cowell's new baby is The X Factor.  It is the new Fox series that begins auditioning in March.  Anyone over the age of 12 can tryout and the audience gets to be part of the judging too.  Cowell says, "I love having the audience [at the auditions] because everyone's suddenly a judge."  Solo artists and groups can sign up at


  • Los Angeles: Sunday, March 27, L.A. Sports Arena
  • Miami: Thursday, April 7, Bank United Center
  • Newark: Thursday, April 14, Prudential Center
  • Seattle: Wednesday, April 20, Key Arena
  • Chicago: Wednesday, April 27, Sears Centre Arena
  • Dallas: TBD