Dakota got up before dawn this morning to audition for the X-Factor at Northern Quest Casino. Well, actually, he got up at 3:45 to stand in line for the X-Factor; the audition itself did not start until after 9:00. The video is a little grainy, but still offers a fair sample of Dakota's vocal performance. At the end, only one contestant was selected to advance to the national competition, and sadly, Dakota was not the one. Even so, the judges offered some great words of encouragement.