Simon CowellSimon Cowell is spicing it up, adding the option to audition online for his new reality singing competition, 'The X Factor.' Fox announced earlier today week-long YouTube auditions for those who may have missed out on the opportunity to tryout live.

Today through June 9, solo artists and vocal groups -- you must be at least 12 years old -- can submit an audition video on YouTube at

"I'm really happy we are launching auditions through YouTube," Simon Cowell said in a statement. "There is a lot of great talent online now, and especially young kids today are using YouTube to get themselves seen and heard. It's very easy, and it is $5 million after all! I'm very excited to see the auditions that might come through this."