But is this really fair? Instead, applicants are first screened by junior production staff. ITV A smaller number then go on to audition with more senior staff, sometimes more than once, before an even smaller selection are finally allowed in front of the judges. What does he do for a living? Such acts will be required to go through the audition process and normal programme rules will apply.
Auditions[ edit ] The show is open to solo artists and vocal groups aged 12 and above, with no upper age limit. The show's producers also send a "mobile audition van" to various locations throughout the U. A round of first auditions is held in front of producers months before the show is aired, some by application and appointment, and others in "open" auditions that anyone can attend. These auditions, held at various venues around the U. The producers' auditions are not televised, but shots of crowds waving and "judges' cars" arriving are filmed and later spliced in with the televised auditions shot later in the year.