THE search for the next singing sensation is coming to Widnes.

Mobile auditions for the X-Factor will be held in Albert Square on Monday, April 28, from 10am to 3pm.

Simon Cowell said: “This year we’re visiting more towns and cities than ever across the UK to find the next pop star ready to take on the world.

“So if you’re thinking about auditioning, just do it.”

Cheryl Cole offered some tips about auditioning. She said: “If you do something original or a good remix or something that makes people sit up and listen, that’s always a good start.

“Do some research, find some unique ways of singing simple songs.”

Budding hopefuls just have to turn up on the day. Auditions will be held on a first come, first served basis. There is no need to apply beforehand.