Everything is more fun when you have a stake in the game — especially when the “game” is systematically humiliating and disappointing terrible vocalists.

Yes, this is the second and final week of X Factor USA auditions, and at two hours per episode, you may be X-periencing what is commonly known as “completely reasonable human fatigue.” But get ready to feel refreshed and X-hilarated about X Factor auditions, because NOW you can win The X Factor just by sitting at home and watching The X Factor! Sure, the prize is getting to yell “Bingo!”*, not five million dollars, but you can’t put a price on that kind of glory.**

If you’re not quite young or elderly enough to remember how to play Bingo, here’s how it works: Print out this board, then grab your dauber*** or some set of place markers, and mark each box when that X Factor-ism occurs. If you get 5 in a row, you win. It’s so easy, even a Nicole Scherzinger could do it!

Here’s the board:

(Click for the full-sized version)

* Other acceptable things to yell (or make up your own): “X marks the bingo!”; “Smooth bingo, X-lax!”; “XANDER ALEXANDER!”
** Or CAN you? Hold a viewing party and force everyone to throw some cash into the pot. Simon’s gambling on the success of The X Factor, why shouldn’t you?
*** Not this Dauber. This one.
The X Factor continues its auditions tonight from 8-10pm on FOX, and airs its final auditions episode tomorrow, Thursday, September 29, at the same time.

(Images courtesy of FOX)

Meghan Carlson

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Meghan hails from Walla Walla, WA, the proud home of the world’s best sweet onions and Adam West, the original Batman. An avid grammarian and over-analyzer, you can usually find her thinking too hard about plot devices in favorites like The OfficeIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and How I Met Your Mother. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys drawing, shopping, trying to be funny (and often failing), and not understanding the whole Twilight thing. She’s got a BA in English and Studio Art from Whitman College, which makes her a professional arguer, daydreamer, and doodler.