The ratings for American Idol have hit all-time lows this season but FOX isn’t done with the series yet — likely because they have problems in many other slots in their schedule. In any case, the network has renewed the singing competition for a 14th season.
There’s no word on who will be filling the judges table but audition locations have been announced:
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“AMERICAN IDOL XIV” ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS IN 15 CITIES ACROSS AMERICA
AUDITIONS KICK OFF IN MINNEAPOLIS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
Auditions Continue This Summer in New Orleans, LA; Uniondale, NY; Nashville, TN; and San Francisco, CA
AMERICAN IDOL begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18. The search for the next singing superstar continues in New Orleans, on Wednesday, June 25; Uniondale, NY, on Wednesday, July 23; Nashville, TN, on Wednesday, July 30; and San Francisco, CA, on Monday, Sept. 29. Some of the biggest names in the music industry have started on the IDOL stage and there now are more ways to audition!
Once again, auditioners can submit online at www.americanidol.com beginning today through Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and later this year, AMERICAN IDOL XIV will be headed out on the annual “AMERICAN IDOL Audition Bus Tour.” Cities to be visited include Portland, OR; Portland, ME; Reno, NV; Columbus, OH; Albuquerque, NM; Amarillo, TX; Myrtle Beach, SC; Branson, MO; Tallahassee, FL; Richmond, VA and Kansas City, MO. More details to be announced.
AMERICAN IDOL XIV auditions will be held as follows:
Cities Dates Venues
Minneapolis, MN Wednesday, June 18 Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota
New Orleans, LA Wednesday, June 25 Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans
Uniondale, NY Wednesday, July 23 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Nashville, TN Wednesday, July 30 Nashville Municipal Auditorium
San Francisco , CA Monday, September 29 Cow Palace San Francisco
Full details regarding the Minneapolis auditions are below. Specific information on the subsequent audition cities will be announced shortly.
Minneapolis AMERICAN IDOL XIV Audition Information
WHO: Men and women 15-28 years old as of June 1, 2014, who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply – please visit americanidol.com for specific information.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 18
WHERE: Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota 1901 4th St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
HOW: The line to audition opens at 6:00 AM. Please note that auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Wristbands and tickets are required for auditions. Distribution of wristbands and tickets will begin at approximately 7:00 AM and distribution will end at approximately 6:00 PM.
Audition information, including forms and requirements, will be available online at americanidol.com. Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos from auditions, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. For all photo requests, please go to foxflash.com.
AMERICAN IDOL XIII is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller and is executive produced by Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Trish Kinane, Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Louis J. Horvitz is director and Rickey Minor is musical director. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.
What do you think? Are you glad that Idol has been renewed? Should it have been cancelled instead? Who should be the judges this time around?