Do you have what it takes to become the next “American Idol”? Well, there’s only one way to find out.
The hit song contest goes to ABC for its sixth season on the network and its 21st season overall in the spring of 2023 – which means it’s time to start warming up your voice and preparing for your audition so you can take your chance to become the next superstar of the ’emission.
Auditions for the new season of “Idol” begin on August 3 via “Idol Across America”, a “live virtual nationwide search for the next superstar”, according to a press release Thursday.
Hopefuls who sign up for “Idol Across America” online will virtually sing for an “Idol” producer to go on and sing for the on-screen judges and hopefully earn a golden ticket to Hollywood.
“Idol Across America” auditions take place throughout August, with audition dates assigned based on state of origin. The virtual tour kicks off on August 3 with the First 500 event, where singers can register for a VIP audition spot ahead of the rest of the competition.
When does my state hold auditions for “American Idol”?
Here are the audition dates for all 50 states, plus Washington, DC:
- August 3: First VIP 500 event
- 5 August : Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
- August 8: Florida, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia
- August 10: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas
- August 12: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York
- August 15th : Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
- August 17: Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
- August 19: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington
- August 22: Nationwide open call
- August 24: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
- August 26: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming
- August 29: Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC
- August 31 : Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Who won “American Idol” last season?
Last season ended with a construction worker from Kentucky Noah Thompson covered in confetti after being announced as the winner of ‘American Idol’.
Shortly after his win, Thompson, 20, told USA TODAY he almost didn’t audition. He ended up on “Idol” against his will, when his work friend Arthur signed him up without telling him.
“I was just pushed into this competition basically by my buddy, but I’m grateful for that,” he said. “I didn’t expect this result at all. It was after the Top 3 that it really hit me.”