By the D23 Team
Last season, American Idol’s talented singers made history by making musical magic from their homes in the series’ first-ever remote shows. The competition series is set to return for an all-new season—its fourth on ABC—in spring 2021, and it’s time for Idol hopefuls across the U.S. to begin their vocal warmups. Our friends at ABC have just announced that American Idol will continue to break new innovative boundaries via “Idol Across America,” a virtual audition tour that will use custom-built Zoom technology in the show’s nationwide search for the next superstar. These remote auditions kick of Monday, August 10, and will be held in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C.
Auditions are easier than ever this year, giving hopefuls the chance to showcase their talents from anywhere in America, across any official audition date and face-to-face with an American Idol producer, who will offer aspiring Idols real-time feedback on their journey.
In need of some expert advice as you gear up for your virtual audition? Just Sam, American Idol’s reigning champion, has put together five tips to keep in mind as you prepare for an audition that could truly change your life:
The lineup of audition dates is as follows (and is subject to change):
- Delaware, Florida, and Ohio (August 10)
- Louisiana, Missouri, and Wisconsin (August 12)
- Arizona, Oregon, and Washington (August 14)
- Georgia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Rhode Island (August 16)
- Open Call Auditions (August 17)
- Alabama, Arkansas, and Kansas (August 18)
- Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah (August 20)
- Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas (August 22)
- Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia (August 24)
- Open Call Auditions (August 25)
- Iowa, Mississippi, and Oklahoma (August 26)
- Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota (August 28)
- Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York (August 30)
- Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming (September 1)
- Maine, South Carolina, and West Virginia (September 3)
- Alaska, California, and Hawai‘i (September 5)
- Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania (September 7)
- Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Vermont (September 9)
Visit AmericanIdol.com/auditions now to sign up for “Idol Across America” and a chance to virtually audition in front of an American Idol producer, as well as more details on specific dates, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms, and conditions. Contestants must be between 15 and 28 years old to audition, and may do so on any “Idol Across America” date regardless of location.
Stay tuned for more American Idol news as it’s announced!