by Gabriel Gibaldi, Public Relations Manager
Calling all aspiring singers! Do you think you have what it takes to become the next “American Idol”? Well, I’ve got great news for you!
On Saturday, August 25, ABC’s “American Idol” will begin its 20-plus city search for the next singing sensation when the Idol bus arrives right here at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. And get this, during auditions at the complex, ABC’s “American Idol” Season 1 winner Maddie Poppe, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson and finalist Catie Turner will make special appearances. Sweet, huh?
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is located at: 700 S. Victory Way Kissimmee, FL 34747
Early arrival is encouraged. And, for you early birds, parking will be available as early as 4 a.m., but not before. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with auditions starting at 9 a.m. Overnight camping will not be allowed. Celebrity judges will not be on site.
Make sure to bring water, sunscreen and a hat to stay in top shape for your audition.
All singers must be at least 15 years old to audition. Pre-registration is encouraged. To Pre-register and for additional details, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions. If you’re auditioning, you can bring one guest to accompany you, and the guest must be over 5 years old.
“American Idol” bus tour auditions will begin on the same day in San Diego, California, as a second Idol Bus joins the nationwide quest for talent.
In addition to appearing in person, hopefuls can submit audition videos online via www.americanidol.com/auditions or by showing off their talents via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.
“American Idol” returns for its second season on ABC for the 2018-2019 season with all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return as host.
Can’t make it to the auditions at Walt Disney World Resort? Check out www.americanidol.com/auditions for other cities around the United States.
Join the conversation @AmericanIdol (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram); #TheNextIdol.