Hopefuls will be able to film their audition at one of several MyStudio recording studios across the US from this week if they are unable to attend an open audition.
The first audition studios will be opened at the Pearlridge Centre Uptown in Honolulu, and Arizona Mills, Phoenix, tomorrow. Additional studios will then open at Coolsprings Galleria, Nashville (April 9), Dimond Centre, Anchorage (April 12), Oak Park Mall, Kansas City (April 15) and Colorado Mills, Denver (April 16). All studios will remain open until April 30.
"These studios were brought to my attention some months ago, and we think they are brilliant way to audition for those people who haven't been able to make it to the cities," said Simon Cowell.
"MyStudio has kindly let us use these high-tech studios for The X Factor auditions, which record studio-quality sound and video to make the audition tape, and I'm very excited for anyone who decides to use these to audition."
Singers selected by producers from the MyStudio submissions will then go forward to the next round of callbacks. Auditions are open to all singers and groups from the age of 12 years old upwards, with the ultimate prize being a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
Open auditions for the Fox competition began in Los Angeles last week, where a record-breaking 18,000 people queued outside the LA Sports Arena.
Auditions continue today in Miami, before moving on to the Prudential Centre in Newark (April 14), Key Arena in Seattle (April 20), the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago (April 27) and Dallas Convention Centre, Dallas (May 26). More information is available here.
The X Factor will air on Fox later this year.
Watch our footage of the X Factor auditions in LA below: