American Idol – Casting Guide
- Published on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:25
Top Prize: $350,000
Selectivity: 5 Star
American Idol is the original music reality elimination show. The show has gone through many changes throughout the year replacing the original judges (Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson) over the years. The current judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr, and they have brought a very different spin to the show. The show definitely rewards all around music talent as contestants are allowed to play an instrument as part of their performance.
- Must between 15 – 28
- Must be eligible to work in US
- Must not be a Felon
American Idol has had so many people apply for the show, they have created three distinct methods of applying the show. The first is the traditional open casting calls. These are extremely crowded and all attendees are given wristbands which allow them to audition. We will list the dates and locations of the casting calls below, and all begin at 7am.
|Date||City/State||Audition Type||Location||Start Time|
|June 18, 2014||Minneapolis, MN||Live - Open Call||Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota||7:00AM|
|June 25, 2014||New Orleans, LA||Live - Open Call||Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans||7:00AM|
|July 23, 2014||Long Island, NY||Live - Open Call||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum||7:00AM|
|July 30, 2014||Nashville, TN||Live - Open Call||Nashville Municipal Auditorium||7:00AM|
|Sept 29, 2014||San Francisco||Live - Open Call||Cow Palace San Francisco||7:00AM|
|July 9, 2014||Portland, OR||Audition Van - West Coast||Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave||9:00AM|
|July 12, 2014||Reno, NV||Audition Van - West Coast||10 N. Virginia St.||9:00AM|
|July 15, 2014||Albuquerque, NM||Audition Van - West Coast||Old Town Plaza, N. Plaza Street NW.||9:00AM|
|July 17, 2014||Amarillo, TX||Audition Van - West Coast||Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Street Drive.||9:00AM|
|TBD||Branson, MO||Audition Van - West Coast||100 Branson Landing Blvd||9:00AM|
|July 21, 2014||Kansas City, MO||Audition Van - West Coast||University of Missouri Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Rd.||9:00AM|
|July 9, 2014||Portland, ME||Audition Van - East Coast||Maine State Pier, closest cross street is Maine State and Commercial St.||9:00AM|
|July 12, 2014||Columbus, OH||Audition Van - East Coast||Capital University, at the fountain on the corner of Mound Ave. and Pleasant Ridge Ave.||9:00AM|
|July 15, 2014||Richmond, VA||Audition Van - East Coast||Virginia State Capitol, on Bank St. (Between 10th and 12th St.).||9:00AM|
|July 17, 2014||Myrtle Beach, SC||Audition Van - East Coast||Development Space, adjacent to the beach on Ocean Blvd. (Between 8th and 9th Ave.).||9:00AM|
|July 20, 2014||Tallahassee, FL||Audition Van - East Coast||Florida State University at Langford Green, off of Champions Way.||9:00AM|
American Idol also brings back its famous bus auditions which will bring create live open casting calls in 10 more cities for the 2014 season. This year there are two buses one on the east coast and one on the west coast. All the dates and times are listed below.
This show also has the most advanced online casting model that I’ve seen for any show. The form has three parts the first is to get your biographical information. The second part is the contact data, and the third is the uploading of a video which can either be a file sent to the show or a link to a YouTube video. I greatly prefer the latter as you will retain control of updating the video even after submission.
Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.