'American Idol' Announces its Judges and Host for Season 6 on ABC and How to Audition

‘American Idol’ Announces its Judges and Host for Season 6 on ABC and How to Audition

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it is ABC’s motto for American Idol when it returns for its sixth season on ABC. Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perryand Luke Bryan will all be returning, as will Ryan Seacrestthe only original cast member, who will host the search for the next singing sensation for the 21st time.

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Along with the announcement of the cast, American Idol also revealed its season 6 audition schedule, which will begin nationwide on August 3, including all 50 states plus Washington, DC, and start with the annual First 500 event, where hopefuls can sign up to grab a VIP spot before anyone else.

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“Idol Across America” offers hopefuls the opportunity to showcase their talents face-to-face with an American Idol producer, from anywhere in America, across any official audition date for a chance to proceed to the judge audition round of the competition.

“Idol Across America” auditions will be held as follows (subject to change):

‘First 500’ VIP Event (Aug. 3)

Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina (Aug. 5)

Florida, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia (Aug. 8)

Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (Aug. 10)

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York (Aug. 12)

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi (Aug. 15)

Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee (Aug. 17)

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington (Aug. 19)

Open Call: Nationwide (Aug. 22)

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin (Aug. 24)

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming (Aug. 26)

Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC (Aug. 29)

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (Aug. 31)

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For information on how to sign up for “Idol Across America” and a chance to virtually audition in front of an American Idol producer, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions. More details on specific dates, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions are available on the website. Contestants must be at least 15 years old to audition and may do so on any “Idol Across America” date regardless of your location.

American Idol will return to ABC in 2023.

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