American Idol 2020 Audition Schedule! Everything You Need to Know

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American Idol has released the summer audition schedule for the 2020 season. Eligibility rules have not changed since last year. Click for a full FAQ. Alas. Artists born in the 80’s are no longer eligible. It’s the end of an era! However, if you were born between June 2, 1990 and June 1, 2004, your are eligible. The singers at the very end of the age range were born the summer that season 4 winner Carrie Underwood auditioned! Whew.

Additionally, if you competed in ANY previous American Idol season and advanced to the Top 10 stage of the competition, you are NOT eligible. Some legalize from the FAQ regarding prior contracts:

To accept an invitation to participate in the competition portion of the Program (currently scheduled to begin in December 2019), you must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of Producer that you do not have…including, but not limited to, an exclusive recording contract, merchandising contract, a live and/or global touring agreement and an exclusive management contract.

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 Limited that such contract commenced prior to the date of your first audition in front of the Program judges.

If you can’t make an in-person audition, post your audition online HERE. Register for in person auditions HERE

American Idol 2020 Audition Cities

New York, NY – July 23
Mobile, AL – August 20
Macon, GA – August 23
Tallahassee, FL – August 23
Santa Barbara, CA – August 23
Baton Rouge, LA – August 25
Columbia, SC – August 26
Las Vegas, NV – August 26
Waco, TX – August 27
Knoxville, TN – August 29
Salt Lake City, UT – August 29
Colorado Springs, CO – September 1
Raleigh, NC – September 1
Washington, D.C. – September 4
Wichita, KS – September 4
San Jose, CA – September 6
Pittsburgh, PA – September 7
Springfield, IL – September 7
Spokane, WA – September 8
Detroit, MI – September 10

Locations and dates subject to change.

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