Aspiring singers from Minnesota will have to cross the border (just barely) to try out for the next season of American Idol.
The hit reality show has expanded its list of audition sites, adding four more cities that'll be visited by the Idol bus. That includes a stop in Fargo, ABC announced in a news release Monday.
The open call will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo.
Though the show has held auditions in Minneapolis in previous years, Fargo is as close to the Twin Cities as it gets this time around (assuming this is the final lineup of auditions).
Sign up for an audition
If you want to show off your voice box, you can register here.
...Or you can wait until you get there to register. But if you do, organizers advise showing up as early as possible because people get in line super early. (But don't plan to get to Fargo the night before and set up a tent, because the registration rules say there's no camping allowed at any of the audition locations.)
To be eligible to audition, you must be 15 to 28 years old by June 11, 2017 – which means you must be born on or between June 12, 1988 and June 11, 2002.
TFW you're 29 and grew up with American Idol but you just realized you're too old to try out for the show:
Make sure to check the full list of rules before you waste your gas driving to Fargo.
And if you can't make it there, no worries – you don't actually have to go to a live audition to try out anymore. ABC says you can just submit your audition video online. Heck yes, technology.
Then again, the ability to not audition in person means viewers might miss out on some William Hung performances, which are pretty much the best part of the audition episodes.
This will be the 16th season of American Idol. It's original 15-season run on Fox ended in 2016. But earlier this year, ABC got the rights to reboot the series, which will air in 2018.
Longtime host Ryan Seacrest has confirmed he'll return to the gig for the revival, and Katy Perry is the only judge who's been formally announced so far, Billboard says.