New Zealanders will have the chance to put their singing talent to the test with a local version of The X Factor.
Put on the global map by music mogul Simon Cowell, The X Factor NZ will pit contestants against each other in the search for a person or group to sign a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand.
The search will stretch from Invercargill to Kaitaia, travelling the length and breadth of the country with one goal - to discover the next great New Zealand recording artist.
Co-executive producer Andrew Szusterman says TV3 is thrilled to be bringing The X Factor format to New Zealand.
“For the viewers, this is the biggest television event New Zealand has seen;, for contestants, it’s a competition that changes lives and launches careers,” he says.
Since its first UK series in 2004, The X Factor has launched hundreds of singing careers and discovered international recording stars including Leona Lewis, Reece Mastin and One Direction.
The X Factor NZ is open to singers of aged 14 and up – either solo performers or groups. Once through the final audition process, the four judges will take on mentoring roles.
Kiwi audiences have embraced The X Factor format with American and Australian versions rating well.
Register at TV3.co.nz/xfactornz to be the first to receive information on The X Factor NZ (including how to enter) or join the conversation at facebook.com/xfactornz.