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American Idol auditions heading to Baton Rouge

Posted at 9:15 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 22:22:13-04

This summer, auditions for the next season of American Idol will be making their way to Louisiana.

After just wrapping up its second season on ABC, American Idol will be holding in-person auditions across the country beginning in July.

One stop for auditions is in Baton Rouge on August 25. To register for an in-person audition, Idol hopefuls can head to AmericanIdol.com/auditions.

Those unable to make an in-person audition can also submit an online audition.

Idol auditioners must be between the ages of 15 and 28 years old and a legal U.S. resident. To read more on the eligibility requirements, click here.

20 audition locations are planned from July to September. Those dates and locations are subject to change.

  • New York, NY – July 23
  • Mobile, AL – August 20
  • Macon, GA – August 23
  • Tallahassee, FL – August 23
  • Santa Barbara, CA – August 23
  • Baton Rouge, LA – August 25
  • Columbia, SC – August 26
  • Las Vegas, NV – August 26
  • Waco, TX – August 27
  • Knoxville, TN – August 29
  • Salt Lake City, UT – August 29
  • Colorado Springs, CO – September 1
  • Raleigh, NC – September 1
  • Washington, D.C. – September 4
  • Wichita, KS – September 4
  • San Jose, CA – September 6
  • Pittsburgh, PA – September 7
  • Springfield, IL – September 7
  • Spokane, WA – September 8
  • Detroit, MI – September 10

On Season 2 of the show’s run on ABC, Louisiana native Laine Hardy claimed the singing competition title. Hardy joined Good Morning America following his win to talk about his excitement and future plans.

Laine Hardy talks Idol win on Good Morning America

The Livingston Parish teen also made a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he sang along with the show’s in-house band Cleto and the Cletones. See that performance below.

Laine Hardy sings on Jimmy Kimmel Live!