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'American Idol' auditions continue online

by jmaloni
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 11:30 pm

Online auditions are open through Sunday, Nov. 4

"American Idol" hopefuls have one more chance to audition for the upcoming 12th season at www.americanidol.com.

From Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 4, hopefuls can submit an audition video online. Entrants should demonstrate their stellar singing ability by performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Visit www.americanidol.com for submission rules and terms and conditions.

All "American Idol" auditioners must be between the ages of 15-28 (on June 5, 2012), and a legal U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident who is eligible to work full-time in the U.S.

The 12th season of "American Idol" kicks off in January 2013 with host Ryan Seacrest and recently announced judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson.

Past "American Idol" contestants have landed 359 Billboard No.1 hits to date, counting all domestic charts compiled by Billboard. Last season's winner, Phillip Phillips' coronation song, "Home," went platinum and was No. 1 on three Billboard charts, including Hot Digital Songs, Hot Digital Tracks and Rock Digital Songs. Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery's debut album, "Clear As Day," also went platinum, with sales of more than one million units.

"Like" "American Idol" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol. Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey, @yo_randyjackson, @nickiminaj and @keithurban.

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