With the aim of visiting more towns and cities than ever before, the X Factor is coming to Dublin tomorrow, April 5, to kick off their main open auditions.

The X Factor judges won't be in Dublin just yet though, with the televised auditions possibly returning to the capital in the summer.

With Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole back on the show, Cowell wants this year to be bigger and better than ever, "The last time I was on the show (three years ago) we discovered One Direction, Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson.

"This year we're visiting more towns and cities than ever across the UK to find the next pop star ready to take on the world. So if you're thinking about auditioning, just do it!"

The main auditions for this series kick off in Dublin's Convention Centre on April 5 with the mobile auditions having began in Cork last month.