'American Idol' auditions: 15-year-olds eligible for first time ever, cities announced
The move seems appropriate, especially since some of today's biggest pop stars, like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, began their careers before they were old enough to drive.
"A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16," says Cecile Frot-Coutaz, executive producer. "Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool."
Host Ryan Seacrest teased the announcement on June 20th on his official Twitter, writing, "Just got audition cities for @americanidol 10: Nashville, Milwaukee, New Orleans, E. Rutherford, Austin & S.F. Tmrw announcing a big change!"
If you can't make it to the first audition call in Nashville, you're in luck. As always, the producers and judges (whoever they may be) will be touring the country to find the brightest new talent. Find the audition city nearest you below. Just don't forget to finish your geometry homework and take out the trash before you go stand in line, kids.
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