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Tears as budding 'X Factor' stars are sent home

THERE were tears of disappointment in Cork where 'The X Factor' organisers were forced to turn away a third of those who turned up to audition for the hit talent show after demand far exceeded expectations.

Some 300 wannabe pop stars turned up at the Imperial Hotel in the city centre to try their luck in the stage one auditions.

Around 200 young people were waiting patiently to be admitted when the doors opened at 10am. A spokesman for 'The X Factor' said they plan to hold further auditions in Cork during the week.

Irish Independent