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The X Factor (NZ) - Benny Tipene Audition

Television (Excerpts) – 2013

Six thousand people auditioned for The X Factor NZ at non-televised pre-auditions held around the country late last year. 300 acts were selected for the televised auditions at SkyCity in February and March, 120 would make it through to boot camp, 24 to the judges’ retreats round, 12 to the live shows and, in a few months’ time, one will be declared the winner and given a recording contract.
– Writer Greg Bruce, in a Metro article on The X Factor, March 2013
I think we may have found our first international artist. You just bring something so ... you, and awesome and cool. You're lucky you're skinny because if I wore that, man ... I would look like a cow.
– Judge Stan Walker likes the way Benny sings and wears tight pants
I would love a recording contract with Sony so much, 'cos I reckon I've got a lot of music to share with everybody ...
– Singer/songwriter Benny Tipene puts his case before auditioning