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ABC's 'American Idol' hits the road


Mon, Jun 12th 2017 09:45 am
Auditions to take place in 19 cities across America
Exactly 15 years ago, "American Idol" hit TV screens for the first time, forever changing the landscape of reality competition programming. In celebration of the franchise's anniversary, which also marks the birth year of this season's youngest eligible contestant, the producers of "American Idol" announced Monday the start of auditions for the new season of the show, which will be broadcast from its new home on ABC.
The nationwide search for the next superstar kicks off Thursday, Aug. 17, as the "Idol" bus jumps into gear across America, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for a shot at superstardom.
From Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, "American Idol" will search every corner of the nation in its pursuit for talent.
Auditioning has never been easier, with the series also taking to the internet, offering hopefuls the opportunity to submit audition videos online at www.americanidol.com or by showing off their talent via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.
"American Idol" auditions will be held as follows (subject to change):
  • Portland, Oregon - Aug. 17
  • Orlando - Aug. 17
  • Miami - Aug. 19
  • Oakland - Aug. 20
  • Atlanta - Aug. 22
  • Provo, Utah - Aug. 23
  • Charleston, South Carolina - Aug. 25
  • Denver - Aug. 26
  • Asheville, North Carolina - Aug. 27
  • Omaha - Aug. 29
  • Louisville - Aug. 30
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma - Sept. 1
  • Pittsburgh - Sept. 3
  • Shreveport - Sept. 4
  • Annapolis, Maryland - Sept. 5
  • Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Sept. 7
  • Boston - Sept. 8
Open audition cities include Chicago (Sept. 11) and New Orleans (Sept. 14).
One must be at least 15 years old to audition. Visit www.americanidol.com for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

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