AUDITION: Daniel Sheppard and Jasmine Ewart were in the queue to perform for the X-Factor judges. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
AUDITION: Daniel Sheppard and Jasmine Ewart were in the queue to perform for the X-Factor judges. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

BUNDY X FACTOR: Our budding stars

UPDATE:  HUNDREDS of people of all ages have been queuing up at Brothers Sports Club in the hope of wowing X Factor producers at today's audition.

One hopeful, 16-year-old Bella Matebau, said singing had always been a passion of hers and hoped her rendition of Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande would win the judges over.

"I am feeling a bit excited, it is outweighing the nerves a bit right now so I am cool, calm and collected," she said.

"It has always been one of my dreams to become a singer, it is one of my passions and I love to do it. It makes me feel happy."

 

 


Hervey Bay musician Keaton McNeill made the trip to Bundaberg to audition and said he would play Jason Mraz, I Won't Give Up when his time with the producers came.

"I do a fair bit of gigs in Hervey Bay."

"I thought it would be about time to give X Factor a go."

"My genre is a bit all over the place, I play a lot of Jack Johnson, John Mayer but also play a bit of Eric Clapton and Johnny Cash. I played the Gympie Muster once but have never done an audition like this so I'll see how it goes."



Me and Bobby McGee, Spanish Eyes and The Yodel of the Retired Rover were just some of the song options Trevor Stewart came to the auditions prepared with.

The 67 year old said he had been singing since 1992 and was now trying his luck with X Factor.

"When I was a teenager, I used to be able to hear a tune in the engine of a tractor when I was driving it," he said.

"A lot of my friends have gone to enter X Factor and are not telling anyone and I am one of those people as well. But here I am doing it a long with all of these people here today and it is fantastic."

 

 



The auditions will be held until 5pm today.
 

Check the photos out below:
 

 

 

 

EARLIER: Budding artists are warming up their vocal chords and trying to settle their nerves before they take the spotlight at the auditions for the X Factor today.

With previous winners and contestants such as Dami Im, Samantha Jade and Bundaberg's very own Justin Standley, the hunt is on again to find the next big superstar.

If you think you have what it takes, show up to the live auditions at the Brothers Sports Club today from 1pm to 5pm.

The NewsMail will be rolling coverage during the afternoon, so stay tuned for more!

If you are auditioning today, let us know. Contact journalist Ashley Clark on 4153 8572.

 

 

Bundaberg country music singer Justin Standley's X Factor journey.
Bundaberg country music singer Justin Standley's X Factor journey. Courtesy of Channel 7


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