Natalie Imbruglia and Keating for Oz Factor

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Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia for Oz Factor

'Torn' singer Natalie Imbruglia and Boyzone member Ronan Keating have been confirmed as judges as on Australia's upcoming version of 'The X Factor'.

Natalie Imbruglia and Ronan Keating will judge the new Australian 'X Factor'.

The 'Torn' singer and the Irish Boyzone member will head Down Under later this year to appear on the judging panel of the reality singing show alongside 'The Kyle and Jackie O Show' star Kyle Sandilands and singer Guy Sebastian.

Contestants of all ages will be able to enter in the hope of landing a recording contract with Sony Music Australia, and the four categories will be boys under 25, girls under 25, over 25s and groups.

Ian Hogg - CEO of FreemantleMedia Australia - said: "Our creative team are determined to make this show something very special, a programme that will resonate deeply with Australian audiences.

"Sony will launch the career of our series winner so you can be sure that X Factor contestants will soon dominate the airwaves."

Australia last held a version of 'The X Factor' in 2005, with a judging panel of Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano and John Reid.

Auditions will begin later this month in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

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1. raelene16 May 2010, 10:51am Report

Thank you Channel 7 for giving us music devotee's a chance to enjoy the reality of watching a star to be born in OZ. The young up and coming talent in this country need this sort of show and support and experience of auditioning and performing with a possibility of stardom. Well done for securing a great cast of judges I wish you all the best for a successful show.

2. Vile16 May 2010, 11:57am Report

The last thing music fans need is another TV talent show.

The X Factor and its clones are killing music.

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