Is American Idol coming to a city near you? Today, ABC announced the upcoming revival will host auditions in 19 cities across America.
As reported earlier, ABC picked up the singing competition show only a year after it ended its 15th season on FOX. So far, the only confirmed judge for the new season is Katy Perry. Though, rumor has it former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry will join her.
ABC‘s American Idol reboot is slated to premiere in 2018. However, auditions begin this summer in cities across the United States.
Check out the full details below:
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) June 12, 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.
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):
West Bus Tour East Bus Tour
Portland, OR – Aug 17 Orlando, FL – Aug 17
Oakland, CA – Aug 20 Miami, FL – Aug 19
Provo, UT – Aug 23 Atlanta, GA – Aug 22
Denver, CO – Aug 26 Charleston, SC – Aug 25
Omaha, NE – Aug 29 Asheville, NC – Aug 27
Tulsa, OK – Sept 1 Louisville, KY – Aug 30
Shreveport, LA – Sept 4 Pittsburgh, PA – Sept 3
Muscle Shoals, AL – Sept 7 Annapolis, MD – Sept 5
Boston, MA – Sept 8
Open Audition Cities
Chicago, IL – Sept 11
New Orleans, LA – Sept 14
You must be at least 15 years old to audition. Please visit www.americanidol.com 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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of American Idol? Will you watch the ABC reboot?