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‘American Idol’ Announces Audition Dates And Cities — Here’s Where To Try Out!


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Wondering when American Idol auditions for Season 18 are starting? As it turns out, the answer is very soon. The show posted upcoming cities and dates for open call auditions, so it’s time to start preparing your songs. You could be the next Maddie Poppe or Laine Hardy!

The American Idol auditions page lists several cities and dates for in-person auditions this summer. The show’s social media also posted the information, which is subject to change.


When and Where to Audition

New York, NY – July 23
Mobile, AL – August 20
Macon, GA – August 23
Tallahassee, FL – August 23
Santa Barbara, CA – August 23
Baton Rouge, LA – August 25
Columbia, SC – August 26
Las Vegas, NV – August 26
Waco, TX – August 27
Knoxville, TN – August 29
Salt Lake City, UT – August 29
Colorado Springs, CO – September 1
Raleigh, NC – September 1
Washington, D.C. – September 4
Wichita, KS – September 4
San Jose, CA – September 6
Pittsburgh, PA – September 7
Springfield, IL – September 7
Spokane, WA – September 8
Detroit, MI – September 10

If you live near one of the above cities and would like to audition on the date listed, you can sign up here. And if you can’t make it to one of the in-person auditions listed, you can still submit an online audition.


Looking for More Information?

Wondering what the audition process is like for American Idol? Then check out our handy guide to auditioning. Remember that you must be between 15 and 28 years old, and a legal United States resident. Also keep in mind that you won’t be performing for the judges in these initial auditions, so don’t get your hopes up about meeting Katy Perry. But after a few rounds, you could be!

American Idol has been confirmed to be returning for Season 3 on ABC (Season 18 overall), although there will reportedly be budget cuts which could affect the judging panel. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens!

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