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American Idol begins audition process for next season; stop in Louisiana

Posted at 2:11 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 15:22:13-04

BATON ROUGE — Open call auditions will begin this month for American Idol with one stop scheduled in Louisiana.

According to ABC, American Idol will be returning to television in Spring 2020. All three Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will be returning along with in-house mentor Bobby Bones.

The nationwide search kicked off in Brooklyn, New York and will be heading to 21 additional cities across the US.

"'American Idol' is the original music competition series," said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "It was the first of its kind to take everyday singers and catapult them into superstardom, launching the careers of so many amazing artists. We couldn't be more excited for Katy, Luke, Lionel and Bobby to continue in their roles as 'American Idol' searches for the next great music star, with more live episodes and exciting, new creative elements coming this season."

The bus tour is scheduled to stop in Baton Rouge to hear hopeful singers audition for the show on August 25, 2019, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center.

Other "American Idol" auditions will be held as follows (subject to change):

· Mobile, AL: TBD Venue (Aug 20)

· Tallahassee, FL: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University (Aug 23)

· Macon, GA: TBD Venue (Aug 23)

· Santa Barbara, CA: TBD Venue (Aug 23)

· Baton Rouge, LA: Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center (Aug 25)

· Columbia, SC: TBD Venue (Aug 26)

· Las Vegas, NV: TBD Venue (Aug 26)

· Waco, TX: Waco Convention Center (Aug 27)

· Knoxville, TN: Knoxville Convention Center (Aug 29)

· Salt Lake City, UT: TBD Venue (Aug 29)

· Raleigh, NC: TBD Venue (Sep 1)

· Colorado Springs, CO: TBD Venue (Sep 1)

· Washington D.C.: TBD Venue (Sep 4)

· Wichita, KS: TBD Venue (Sep 4)

· San Jose, CA: San Jose Convention Center (Sep 6)

· Pittsburgh, PA: TBD Venue (Sep 7)

· Springfield, IL: TBD Venue (Sep 7)

· Spokane, WA: Grand Hotel Davenport, Autograph Collection (Sep 8)

· Detroit, MI: TBD Venue (Sep 10)

· Nashville, TN: Nashville Municipal Auditorium (Sep 18)

· Chicago, IL: Wintrust Arena (Sep 21)

You must be at least 15 years old to audition. Please visit for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.