This morning Simon called into Kidd Kraddick and gave us the big dish on The X Factor. On Sunday, March 27th, the producers of his upcoming reality show will ramp up to what Cowell is calling "a $5 million audition." That's how much the grand prize winner of America's newest talent competition will take home.  The search for a global superstar starts in  in Los Angeles, but will soon spread to other cities, including close to home in Dallas.

The series was a big hit in the UK.  They have the show there  that Cowell also produces, with the  same name.  Performers of any age, and in any number audition, with a $5 million recording contract top prize on the line. If you think you've got what it takes, you'll find audition dates and other info at Fox.com/TheXFactor. The X Factor will debut on Fox this fall.

Here are the X Factor audition dates so far.

3/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, L.A. Sports Arena
4/7 -- Miami, FL, Bank United Center
4/14 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
4/20 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
4/27 -- Chicago, IL, Sears Centre Arena
Date TBA -- Dallas, TX, venue TBA