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American Idol Auditions 2017: Cities and Dates Announced

By Amy Barton | Jun 12th, 2017

Exactly fifteen 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 today 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 on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, as the Idol Bus jumps into gear across America, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for a shot at superstardom. 

Watch Katy Perry kick off auditions in this video!

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 or by showing off their talent via Instagram, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol. Sign up for an Open Call Audition in a city near you RIGHT NOW (you'll be the first to know when venues are announced!) or audition online RIGHT NOW!

American Idol open auditions will be held in the following cities:

August 17: Orlando, FL
August 17: Portland, OR
August 19: Miami, FL
August 20: Oakland, CA
August 22: Atlanta, GA 
August 23: Provo, UT

August 25: Charleston, SC 
Charleston Area Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418

August 26: Denver, CO
August 27: Asheville, NC

August 29: Omaha, Nebraska
Lewis and Clark Landing
345 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102

August 30: Louisville, KY
September 1: Tulsa, OK
September 3: Pittsburgh, PA
September 4: Shreveport, LA
September 5: Annapolis, MD

September 7: The Shoals, AL
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
617 U.S. 72 W, Tuscumbia, AL 35674

September 8: Boston, MA
September 11: Chicago, IL
September 14: New Orleans, LA
(Locations and dates subject to change.)

You must be 15 or older to audition. Click here for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

American Idol is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.

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