Skip to main content

'American Idol' wannabees: Auditions in Minneapolis this week

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Aspiring singers from around the area will be lining up in Minneapolis later this week for a chance to audition for "American Idol." Minneapolis is the first of several cities that will host live auditions for the show's upcoming 14th season, according to FOX 9.

The auditions will be Wednesday, June 18, at Mariucci Arena on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.

The show's host, Ryan Seacrest, will be there, but the judges -- Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban -- won't be joining him. They will come to Minneapolis for the judges' round at a future date that hasn't been scheduled yet, according to the Star Tribune.

Auditions are open to anybody ages 15 to 28. People can start lining up for the auditions Wednesday at 6 a.m., and the distribution of tickets and wristbands needed to try out for the show will begin at 7 a.m. Contestants will not be allowed to camp out or line up before 6 a.m.

Audition information, including forms and requirements, is available on the American Idol website.

Prospective contestants can also submit their auditions online through July 1.

Live auditions will be also be held in such places as Nashville, New Orleans, Kansas City, Missouri and San Francisco.

“American Idol” last held auditions in Minneapolis in 2006, when more than 10,000 singers tried out for the show.

The Star Tribune says no Minnesotan has ever won the competition. The last Minnesotan to be featured on the show was Dajonte Lenear of Plymouth, who made it to the Hollywood Round of the show in January before being eliminated.

Several Minnesota performers have also made it on NBC's singing competition, "The Voice." Minneapolis singer Kat Perkins made it to the top five contestants on "The Voice" last month. And Nicholas David of Eagan finished third on the program in December 2012.

Next Up

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

bad roads, blizzard

No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

radio station, microphone

Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

Gophers basketball

Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

Raheem Morris

Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

train crossing S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota - August 2013 crop GSV

Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.

ambulance

Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

hwy 41 engler boulevard crash crop

Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

covid test 6

You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

covid-19

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18

Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.

Related