American Idol producers have opened auditions for the next group of talented singers to perform in the show’s upcoming season, and for the third year in a row, there are a variety of ways to do so virtually.
Two options for potential idols include posting a social media audition video or uploading a pre-recorded audition video to the American Idol Online Audition portal.
Contestants who wish to audition live can participate in the Idol Across America virtual auditions via Zoom. Hopefuls can register for a day on which to sing in front of producers through video chat and receive real-time feedback.
Idol Across America auditions are set up by state, but performers may sign up for any audition date and not just the date for their state of residence.
Arkansas’ virtual audition date is Monday, Aug. 15, with an open call day for the South on Sept. 7. Auditions are held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time for each audition date, and contestants must be at least 15-years-old to participate.
American Idol recently announced the three judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will be returning with the show’s sixth season on ABC (and 21st season overall) in Spring 2023.
For more information about the virtual auditions, full terms and conditions, and registration information, visit the American Idol website.