Got a good voice and some vacation days to burn?  Then a trip to Chicago may be in order.  The X Factor auditions are in Chicago this week.  This is the closest auditions will come to Grand Rapids.

Preliminary screenings will take place at the Sears Centre Arena on Tuesday.  Those lucky enough to get a callback will audition in front of a live audience on Wednesday.

The X Factor was created by Simon Cowell in 2004.  This is the first time the competition will take place in the United States.  The show will air this fall on FOX and the winner will receive $5 million.

If you think you actually earned that standing ovation you got at the karaoke bar and it was not just the result of that night's drink special, then here's your chance to prove it.  Visit The X Factor's website for complete registration details.