Vote for your favourite singer at the The X Factor auditions in Norwich

Crowds of people hoping for a shot at superstardom were auditioning for The X Factor in Norwich today.

This year the ITV1 superstar search is taking a mobile audition van to towns and cities that The X Factor arena auditions tour does not reach – and the van auditioned people at The Forum in Norwich since 10.30am today.

When the auditions began this morning about 100 hopefuls had already gathered by the van hoping to prove that they have what it takes to star in The X Factor, and as the day progressed more and more people joined the queue.

Among them was 67-year-old Clive Dyball, from Marlborough Road, Norwich, who was hoping to impress with a rendition of Bobby Vee's Take Good Care Of My Baby. He arrived at The Forum at 7am and said he was the first person there.

He said: 'I am trying to get a little bit more exposure because I want to do some more charity work. I want to raise money for Papworth Hospital because I had a double heart bypass there and they saved my life. I have never felt better.


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'I have been doing karaoke for about 18 months now and in the 1960s I was in the rock band The Vampires.'

Twenty-three-year-old office assistant Lucy DeLuna, from Baker Street, Stalham, was thrilled to be given a call back audition after her performance of Chaka Khan's Ain't Nobody.

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She said: 'I have been singing all of my life. I have been practising with my voice properly for three or four years now, mainly singing in my bedroom with a karaoke track, then last summer I started doing open mike at my local pub and people wanted me to start gigging.

'I am hoping to branch out and I thought The X Factor would be a good way to do it. I think it is good experience.'

To see Clive and Lucy singing, and also other X-Factor hopefuls from the Norwich auditions, click on the links on the right-hand side of the page.

You can then vote for your favourite in our web poll.

Take That star Gary Barlow, who will return to The X Factor judging panel this year, said: 'We want to make sure we find all the talent the country has to offer and the extra auditions allow even more people to try out.'

You can also post your own videos of you performing or singing by using our content-sharing website iwitness24.co.uk - click on the link on the right.

• Do you know somebody who is going to be on TV? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk.

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