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Wikipedia had this information about the auditions for The X FACTOR

Initial auditions with producers took place in April and May 2007, with callbacks in front of the judges in June.The number of applicants reached an all-time high with 200,000 people auditioning in the cities of London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester and Belfast. Eight thousand people attended an open audition at Emirates Stadium (home of Arsenal F.C.), London, on 9 June 2007. Due to the record number of applications an additional open audition was held at Birmingham Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on 21 July 2007.

1) How long would these auditions have taken if they were all seen by the one panel of judges?

2) How many judging panels do you think there were in the Emirates Stadium?