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Auditions bring big celebrities and hundreds of fans to NC

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GREENSBORO, N.C.--Hundreds of fans faced the heat and lined up outside the Greensboro Coliseum for the second day of "X-Factor" auditions.

The auditions brought a bit of Hollywood to the Tar Heel state.

The thrill of a behind-the-scenes peek brought Greensboro resident Olivia Johnson to the auditions. "I'm very glad I came.  It's very cool being around the cameras and stuff and being able to see the show and the production,"  said Johnson.

For Elkin resident Brian Stockton, it was all about the chance to see Britney Spears.  "It's just everything about Britney, I've always been a big fan of hers so I try to follow her whenever she comes into the Triad area," said Stockton.

Judge Demi Lovato chose the Gate City to show off her new hairdo.  She traded in her signature brunette tresses for something a bit more hair-raising.

Bradley Curtis, a Greensboro resident, says he loves the blonde locks. "I love it, it's different, it's edgy. I think it's really good to change up your look every once and a while," said Curtis. "She's definitely got a little faux hawk going on."

A 14-hour car ride brought Connecticut resident Ben Sperrazza to all the action. "I just like the good singers, I'm not mean and laugh at people who can't sing the greatest," said Sperrazza. 

Greensboro resident Mary Grace Beard says there's a good chance the judges find big talent at the Triad auditions.

"Since Greensboro is kind of a center point for South Carolina, Virginia and all them, there's going to be a lot of people from out of town that are going to try out," said Beard. "So that's pretty awesome."

As for the contestants who make it through this round of auditions, their next stop is "X-Factor boot camp."

There's still time to catch a performance, auditions continue through Tuesday and tickets are free while they last.  For more information about show times and ticket availability, click here: X-Factor Tickets ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP