Hilarious X Factor auditions could get ITV spin-off

Tasha Hegarty
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

There have been some incredible X Factor auditions over the years, and we're not talking about the ones done by people who ended up scooping the top prize.

Surely we can all agree that the funniest part of any single series is the initial auditions – when the cringiest performances by the nation's most tone deaf 'singers' play out on our TV screens.

Well, ITV has realised it all makes for brilliant telly and has reportedly commissioned a spin-off series dedicated to showcasing the very best of the worst singers in the UK – with a twist.

The series will see the wannabe singers go head-to-head against each other, with winner being crowned as the one who improves the most after weeks of vocal and performance coaching.

Oh and apparently, Bradley Walsh is in talks to host, according to The Sun.

Digital Spy has reached out to The X Factor for comment.

An insider told the tabloid: "It has always been the bad auditions that get everyone talking on X Factor each year.

"And another thing people love to watch on TV is people undergoing huge transformations - like on Davina McCall's show This Time Next Year.

"Now ITV will combine these two things as they launch a new show which sees awful singers transform into superstar performers - or that's what they're hoping.

"It's sure to be a great laugh but also heart-warming to see some amazing transformations."

You might remember Ariel Burdett from the 2008 series, who was a little pitchy – and a little defensive to say the least – or brother duo Ant and Seb who made everyone uncomfortable with their unique version of 'Mysterious Girl'.

And of course, who could forget Ablisa's 2010 audition that ended up coming to blows?

Seeing this lot week after week would have been brilliant – just think how different Louis Smith's career trajectory could have been.

This year, contestants can apply for The X Factor using WhatsApp and the age for entrants has been lowered to 14.

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