How to audition for American Idol: See the full audition schedule

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 19:31:53-04

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. T

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 or by showing off their talent via Instagram, Twitter or using the hashtag #TheNextIdol. Sign up for Audition Alerts to be kept up-to-date on the city announcements or audition online RIGHT NOW!

American Idol open auditions will be held in the following cities:

August 17: Orlando, FL
August 17: Portland, OR
August 19: Miami, FL
August 20: Oakland, CA
August 22: Atlanta, GA
August 23: Provo, UT

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

August 26: Denver, CO
August 27: Asheville, NC
August 29: Omaha, Nebraska
Lewis and Clark Landing
345 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102

August 30: Louisville, KY
September 1: Tulsa, OK
September 3: Pittsburgh, PA
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
(Locations and dates subject to change.)

You must be 15 or older to audition. Click here for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.