14:41 16 June 2009
Simon Cowell has announced that the X Factor auditions will now be in front of a live audience as well as the judges.
The talent show judge said that having live public support would provide a boost for performers as they appeared on the ITV programme.
Fans can apply for tickets to watch the redesigned audition process in
A message on the site reads: "Simon Cowell opens the doors to the Scottish auditions and exclusively invites YOU to join him and all the judges to help them find out who really does have the X Factor 2009."
An insider told The Daily Mirror: "Let's not forget that Susan Boyle couldn't handle the pressure. This is certain to make the audition process even more nerve-racking.
"Simon Cowell wanted to make big changes to the audition process."
The first live audition is on Monday, June 22 in
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