'X Factor' U.K. Launches Facebook Auditions As Simon Cowell Biography Makes Waves

 

Wannabe singers seeking fame and fortune via the U.K. version of The X Factor will be able to kick-start their campaigns from the comfort of their own bedrooms.

The show, from Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and aired on commercial network ITV here, is linking with Facebook to allow contestants to send in auditions via the social network site for the first time. 

The Facebook partnership comes as the British media lit up Wednesday with revelations about X Factor starCowell from a no-holds-barred unofficial biography being serialized inThe Sun. The tabloid newspaper is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., whose Fox network is the home of the U.S. version of X Factor. Read More...


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