If you happened to be walking in the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood this weekend, you may have noticed a curious little booth that was brightly lit and featured Simon Cowell's trademark scowl. Opened on Saturday by Studio One Media, the MyStudio interactive recording studio is now offering aspiring singers and vocal groups a chance to audition for Fox's newest reality competition, The X Factor.
The booth, one of only six in the country so far, is a state-of-the-art facility where contestants record a two-minute a cappella performance along with a personal introduction. The best part: It's free. All styles of music are accepted and encouraged. "We've had everything from the National Anthem to Macy Gray," says James Houtz, who runs the booth.
The booth will remain at Colorado Mills permanently, but for those looking to get on the X Factor, auditions end on April 30. So warm up those vocal cords because Denver could produce the next great superstar. So we had to ask, why Denver? "For this region," says Holtz, "the I-70 corridor, Denver is the hub, so it makes sense."
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While the typical casting call-style of auditions will still be held later on in the competition, MyStudio is unique in that it caters to a wider demographic of would-be superstars. "There are lots of stars out there who don't have the resources to get to places where they can audition, says Houtz. "This gives you your one chance just like everyone else."