In its historic third season on ABC, “American Idol” became the first reality competition series to air remotely with the unprecedented season dominating Sunday nights, claiming the No. 1 position for broadcast series among Adults 18-49 as well as the night’s No. 1 most social show. As previously announced, the star-maker series will return with an all-new season premiering spring 2021. During this season’s first round of auditions, “American Idol” will continue to break new innovative boundaries with custom-built Zoom technology to host “Idol Across America,” its first-ever live virtual nationwide search for the next superstar.
Beginning August 10, “Idol Across America” remote auditions will take place across all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., for the first time since the show’s inception, making auditions easier than ever. The kickoff to season four will give 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, staying true to its roots by providing aspiring Idols real-time feedback on their journey to being crowned the next American Idol.
“Idol Across America” auditions will be held as follows (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 Hawaii (September 5)
· Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania (September 7)
· Massachusetts, North Carolina and Vermont (September 9)
To sign up for “Idol Across America” and a chance to virtually audition in front of an “American Idol” producer, please visit www.americanidol.com/auditions. There you will find more details on specific dates, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms, and conditions. You must be between 15 – 28 years old to audition and may do so on any “Idol Across America” date regardless of your location.
“American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, and Megan Wolflick, with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.