American Idol auditions announced

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 26th 2008 1:52PM
American Idol auditions The eighth season of American Idol will begin auditions on Thursday July 17th in San Francisco. Other cities that will be holding try-outs for the hit singing competition show are Louisville, Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kansas City, Missouri; Jacksonville, Florida; East Rutherford, New Jersey; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Any TV Squad readers going to sing for Paula, Randy and Simon? If I were to audition (and I won't), I think I'd sing something by Stevie Wonder (cause no one ever sings anything by him), or Mariah Carey (cause her songs are super easy), or maybe I'd just do my own composition and dedicate it to Simon (he likes that stuff).

More audition information is after the jump.

Auditions will be held as follows:

San Francisco, CA: Thursday, July 17 at the Cow Palace

Louisville, KY: Monday, July 2 at Freedom Hall

Phoenix, AZ: Friday, July 25 at the Arena

Salt Lake City, UT: Tuesday, July 29 at the Energy Solutions Arena

San Juan, Puerto Rico: Saturday, Aug. 2 at Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Kansas City, MO: Friday, Aug. 8 at the Sprint Center

Jacksonville, FL: Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Veterans Memorial Arena

East Rutherford, NJ: Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the IZOD Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex

And here's some more information about those San Francisco auditions:

Men and women ages 16-28 years old as of July 15th who are eligible to work in the United States are eligible. Visit for specifics.

WHEN: July 17, 2008
WHERE: The Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA 94014

Wristbands will be distributed at 7:00 a.m. on July 15th until 8:00 a.m. on July 17th. There will be no camping out.

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baby gurl

I think its stupid that they are not doing auditions in Washington D.C...its the nations capital...but they seem to be going to all the cities where everyone happens to live...looks like there would be a great turnout

August 19 2008 at 10:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why the fu@k do they keep doing the East Coast last. Im starting to get offended. Why can't we get some of the good first audition slots. It's not a good look for those with talent that can't travel to San Fran. Cuz those of us that have auditioned before know those last couple Audition cities are just for sh*ts and giggles.

July 16 2008 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No need to confirm...I found it on the AI site. It is July 21 in Louisville, consider updating the post.

June 27 2008 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You have July 2 listed for Louisville, but other sources are quoting that as July 21. I can't find the official list on the AI site. Can you confirm?

June 27 2008 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan Buckley

East Rutherford, NJ, good they don't pretend and call it NY again. Last time they called it NY even though there were only a few thousand people at that first big audition in NJ. The TV parts were probably done in NY and you know how the public gets so confused. NY??? NJ???? Head hurts.

June 27 2008 at 2:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow, East Rutherford, NJ...they're really hitting the great cities of the U.S.

June 26 2008 at 5:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Brent McKee

East Rutherford = The Meadowlands = New York City minus New York City prices. The IZOD Center probably rents for less than Madison Square Gardens.

June 27 2008 at 2:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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