AMERICAN IDOL, the No. 1 show on television, kicked off the auditions for its milestone 10th season with a bang as over 26,000 hopefuls came out for their shot at the coveted IDOL crown!
The first stop on the IDOL audition tour was Nashville on July 17, where an incredible 16,000 people swarmed Broadway, home of the world-famous Music City Honky Tonks. Days later, in Milwaukee, more than 10,000 showed up at the Bradley Center on July 21. Next stop will be the Crescent City, as the search for the next singing superstar heads to New Orleans on Monday, July 26.
“The numbers of people turning up to the AMERICAN IDOL auditions in Nashville and Milwaukee have been incredible,” said Simon Fuller, creator of AMERICAN IDOL. “These attendance figures are significantly up on the last few years, and there is clearly renewed excitement and interest in the show, which is great to see.”
The remaining AMERICAN IDOL auditions will be held as follows:
– New Orleans, LA – Monday, July 26 – New Orleans Arena
– East Rutherford, NJ – Tuesday, Aug. 3 – IZOD Center
– Austin, TX – Wednesday, Aug. 11 – Frank Erwin Center
– San Francisco, CA – Thursday, Aug. 19 – AT&T Park