American Idol 16 Bus Tour Cities and Eligibility Requirements Announced

American Idol announces their 2017 audition bus tour. Check out the cities below. Also, the ABC reboot is reaching out to hopefuls via casting companies to find new talent.

There are two ways to audition: online or in person–or both. Click here to submit your audition video online RIGHT NOW

If you want to audition in person, the American Idol bus will be hitting the road this summer. Check out the dates below and click here to sign up for Audition Alerts.

Click for eligibility requirements. The rules haven’t changed–mostly The age restriction is still 15-28. A singer can’t have a current recording contract or a management contract unless.  It appears that 19 isn’t insisting on managing all the hopefuls.

In the event that you already have a management contract prior to your first audition in front of the Program judges, the requirement to enter into a management contract shall not apply to you provided that
you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of Producer and 19 Entertainment that such contract commenced
prior to the date of your first audition in front of the Program judges.

And here’s something new. Shall we call it the “Clay Aiken Clause”?

You must not currently be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become a candidate for
public office until one (1) year after the initial exhibition of the final episode of the Program in which you
appear (if selected to participate).

American Idol auditions will be held as follows:

West Bus Tour
Portland, OR – August 17
Oakland, CA – August 20
Provo, UT – August 23
Denver, CO – August 26
Omaha, NE – August 29
Tulsa, OK – September 1
Shreveport, LA – September 4
Muscle Shoals, AL – September 7

East Bus Tour
Orlando, FL – August 17
Miami, FL – August 19
Atlanta, GA – August 22
Charleston, SC – August 25
Asheville, NC – August 27
Louisville, KY – August 30
Pittsburgh, PA – September 3
Annapolis, MD – September 5
Boston, MA – September 8

Open Audition Cities
Chicago, IL – September 11
New Orleans, LA – September 14

American Idol judge, Katy Perry, has a message for you.

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