'American Idol' to hold auditions in Arizona this summer

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Could the next American Idol be in Arizona?

It looks like the Valley of the Sun is about to find out.

The reality-singing competition announced on Wednesday that it will hold auditions for its second season (on ABC) in 20 cities across the United States, including in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Idol audition bus is slated to visit Arizona on Tuesday, August 28. The open casting call will take place at Alpio's at Troon, an events venue near Alma School and Jomax roads. Register here.

Auditions will also be held in San Diego, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico;  Seattle, Washington; Orlando, Florida; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Austin, Texas, among other cities.

You can see the full list at www.americanidol.com/auditions.

Singers need to be at least 15 years old to audition. View eligibility rules.

Video auditions can be submitted online at the link above or via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.

After fifteen seasons on FOX, Idol went on a brief hiatus before being picked up by ABC.

Maddie Poppe, of Iowa, won ABC's first season of Idol.

Poppe and the other Top 7 contestants -- Jurnee, Michael J. Woodard, Gabby Barrett, Catie Turner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Cade Foehner -- will embark on a national tour this summer with Kris Allen, the winner of American Idol's 8th season.

That tour visits the Mesa Arts Center on Tuesday, July 24.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with information on where the Scottsdale auditions will be held.

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