The X Factor auditions are kicking off in late March, 2011.

Auditions for season 1 of The X Factor (US) will kick off on March 27th at the L.A. Sports Arena.  Auditions will also be hosted in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York/New Jersey and Seattle.

Registration is open now at Fox.Com. Requirements will be posted soon but at a minimum you must be at least 12 years of age by March 1, 2011, a legal US citizen or eligible to work full time, and without a current music recording contract.