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'American Idol' kicks off 'Idol Across America' beginning Monday, Aug. 10

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Fri, Jul 31st 2020 12:10 pm

Groundbreaking live virtual audition tour will visit all 50 states for first time ever in search for next superstar

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In its historic third season on ABC, “American Idol” became the first reality competition series to air remotely with the unprecedented season dominating Sunday nights, claiming the No. 1 position for broadcast series among adults 18-49 as well as the night’s No. 1 most social show. As previously announced, the star-maker series will return with an all-new season premiering spring 2021. During this season’s first round of auditions, “American Idol” will continue to break new innovative boundaries with custom-built Zoom technology to host “Idol Across America,” its first-ever live virtual nationwide search for the next superstar.

Beginning Aug. 10, “Idol Across America” remote auditions will take place across all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., for the first time since the show’s inception, making auditions easier than ever. The kickoff to season four will give hopefuls the chance to showcase their talents from anywhere in America, across any official audition date and face-to-face with an “American Idol” producer, staying true to its roots by providing aspiring Idols real-time feedback on their journey to being crowned the next American Idol.

“Idol Across America” auditions will be held as follows (subject to change):

  • Delaware, Florida and Ohio (Aug. 10)
  • Louisiana, Missouri and Wisconsin (Aug. 12)
  • Arizona, Oregon and Washington (Aug. 14)
  • Georgia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Rhode Island (Aug. 16)
  • Open Call Auditions (Aug. 17)
  • Alabama, Arkansas and Kansas (Aug. 18)
  • Idaho, New Mexico and Utah (Aug. 20)
  • Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas (Aug. 22)
  • Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia (Aug. 24)
  • Open Call Auditions (Aug. 25)
  • Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma (Aug. 26)
  • Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota (Aug. 28)
  • Connecticut, New Jersey and New York (Aug. 30)
  • Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming (Sept. 1)
  • Maine, South Carolina and West Virginia (Sept. 3)
  • Alaska, California and Hawaii (Sept. 5)
  • Kentucky, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania (Sept. 7)
  • Massachusetts, North Carolina and Vermont (Sept. 9)

To sign up for “Idol Across America” and a chance to virtually audition in front of an “American Idol” producer, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions. There, one will find more details on specific dates, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions. Entrants must be between 15-28 years old to audition and may do so on any “Idol Across America” date regardless of location.

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