American Idol auditions: Here's how to audition in person or submit a video online

Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 17:17:01-04

Ready to show-off your singing chops?

Auditions for American Idol, the resurrected singing competition now on ABC, begin this week in Orlando, Florida.

Hopefuls can audition in-person in more than 15 cities across the country, including Portland, Oregon, Charleston, South Carolina, Denver, Colorado and Omaha, Nebraska.

While open auditions will not be making a stop in Phoenix, singers can submit their auditions online.

Online auditions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 1. The video audition includes a Q&A and a singing portion. Singers need to be between 15 and 28 years old to audition, according to the show's online eligibility rules.

Ryan Seacrest will return to host the show, a role he's held since the show launched in 2002 through its last season on Fox in 2016. Singer Katy Perry will serve as one of the judges.

American Idol has launched the careers of several major stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler.

Below is the in-person audition schedule, as written on American Idol's website. Some places do not have specific locations listed yet.


August 17: Orlando, FL
Disney Springs
1442 East Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830

August 17: Portland, OR
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

August 19: Miami, FL
Miami Marine Flex Park
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

August 20: Oakland, CA
Jack London Square
472 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607

August 22: Atlanta, GA
Piedmont Park - Oak Hill
371 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

August 23: Provo, UT 
Courthouse Square
51 South University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601

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

August 26: Denver, CO

August 27: Asheville, NC
68 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28810

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

August 30: Louisville, KY
Waterfront Park
401 River Road
Louisville, KY 40202

September 1: Tulsa, OK
Guthrie Green
111 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

September 3: Pittsburgh, PA
Bakery Square
6425 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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