Have You Ever Dreamed of Being The Next ‘American Idol’?

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“American Idol,” which returns for a “reboot” for next year, just announced that they will be holding auditions in both San Antonio and Houston in September. Houston will hold auditions on Saturday, September 2nd and San Antonio’s auditions will be on Monday, September 4th. The show, which was canceled by Fox Television last year, was once a ratings powerhouse and watched by more than 30 million viewers at its peak in 2005 through 2007.

‘Most Impactful Show in the History of American Television’

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American Idol first aired in 2002. The success of American Idol has been described as “unparalleled in broadcasting history,” and “the most impactful show in the history of television.” It became a recognized springboard for launching the career of many artists as bona fide stars.

According to Billboard magazine, in its first ten years, “Idol has spawned 345 Billboard chart-toppers and a platoon of pop idols, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks while remaining a TV ratings juggernaut.”

New Season, New Judges

American Idol judges

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While it’s still uncertain as to who will fill all of the judges’ seats for this new revival of American Idol, it has been confirmed that Katy Perry was the first judge to be selected. In the past, such fan favorites as Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban have held the honor. ABC hints that former contestant, Chris Daughtry might also take his place as a judge for the new season, bringing with him experience as, not only an award-winning recording artist but also as a nervous contestant.

Audition In-Person or Online

American Idol contestant hopefuls

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For those unable to attend the auditions in person, you may upload a video of yourself on the American Idol website. The terms and conditions of the auditions are available on the website, as is a complete listing of the other audition cities, in case you can’t make it to either Houston or San Antonio. The new season of American Idol is slated to begin airing in mid-2018 with Ryan Seacrest returning to host the show.