June 22, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Season 10 ofÂ American Idol doesn’t kick off until next January, but the judges are about to hit the road for auditions nationwide! Throughout the months of July and August, auditions will be held in six U.S. cities from coast to coast. To celebrate the 10th season of the hit reality TV show, the age restrictions have changed! Keep reading for more details on where auditions will be held and how old you have to be to try out…
American Idol is opening its doors for fresh young talent across the United States to grace the stage during the reality singing competition’s 10th season.Â Ellen DeGeneres,Â Kara DioGuardi,Â Randy Jackson, and whoever replacesÂ Simon Cowell will travel from coast to coast throughout July and August in search of America’s next singing superstar. The first city to hold auditions will be Nashville, Tennessee on July 17th. The auditions will be held at the Bridgestone Arena.
In addition to Nashville,Â American Idol hopefuls can try out in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 21st at the Bradley Center; New Orleans, Louisiana on July 26th in a location to be determined; East Rutherford, New Jersey on August 3rd at the Izod Center; Austin, Texas on August 11th at the Frank Erwin Center; and San Francisco, California on August 19th at the AT&T Park.
American Idol producers have also made one notable change this season: they’ve expanded the age restrictions. Anyone from the age of 15 to 28 can now audition.Â â€œA lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16,â€ executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz says. â€œLowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool.â€
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