Sheffield’s search for X Factor star continues after last year’s anticlimax

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Budding singing sensations could have the chance to appear on the X Factor as auditions are set to be held in Sheffield.

Auditions will be held in Meadowhall Shopping Centre on March 7 from 1pm until 5.30pm.

Organisers will be hoping for more of a turn out than last year’s event.

A mobile audition van for the hit ITV show rolled up to Meadowhall last April - but there was a distinct lack of superstar hopefuls to meet it.

There was no buzzing queue of aspiring singers in sight at the shopping centre as X Factor representatives waited for a chance to uncover the nation’s next massive singing star.

An X Factor spokesman said at the time that the turnout had been ‘reasonable’, but was unable to give an accurate figure.

She added: “Numbers vary from location to location but overall we’ve had a strong turnout across the cities so far and we’ve had tens of thousands of people applying for the show this year.