You think you have what it takes to become the next American Idol? Well, it is time to put your game face on because American Idol auditions are coming to Disney Springs in two weeks. The news was confirmed by a blog shared on the Disney Parks site. Auditions will be conducted before the show’s producers and is set to be held outdoors at Disney Springs, 1486 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida on Thursday, August 17.
American Idol Auditions Coming to Disney Springs This Month
American Idol is one of the country’s biggest singing competition and a pioneer in reality television. The show first aired in Fox on June 11, 2002, and ended its run on April 7, 2016. It was previously announced that in 2018, the show will be making its highly anticipated comeback in ABC, a network company owned by Disney-ABC corporation.
Some notable American Idol alumni include Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jordin Sparks. Sparks will be making a special appearance in the auditions at Disney Springs to meet with lucky fans. Joining her are fellow Idol winners Kris Allen and Ruben Studdard. Producers recommend that talent hopefuls come early since registration is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00 a.m. and will cut off at noon or earlier, if the slots have reached its first capacity. Auditionees should be 15 to 28 years old, anyone under the age of 18 must be strictly accompanied by an adult.
Talents may also audition through the pop-up audition kiosk at Disney Springs starting on Friday, August 18, until Friday, September 15. Through the kiosk, visitors can create and submit their own audition video. If you can’t make it to any of the open audition dates, you still have a chance to submit your audition piece online through abc.go.com.
American Idol ran for 15 seasons on Fox and became TV’s highest-rated show. However, ratings started to decline over the years and was subsequently canceled. ABC is pulling all the punches for the reboot, even calling in pop star Katy Perry as a judge. There is no word yet on who will be joining Perry in the judging panel, but it was recently confirmed that Ryan Seacrest will return as host.