American Idol is one of the well-known singing competition television channels in America. Simon Fuller is the creator and Fremantle Media is the producer. The show was aired on 11th June 2002 but it ended on 7th April 2016. It ran for almost 5 years. There were 15 successful seasons. However, the American Broadcasting Company brought back the show. The 17th Season was hosted in the year 2019. The American Idol airs on different channels in the following countries.
- HULU Channel in the USA
- Netflix in the UK
- Foxtel in Australia
- Zee Café in India
- TV NZ in New Zealand
Netflix is preferred by most countries. In all, more than 460 million people watch the show in 53 countries. American Idol has earned 57 nominations, in which Emmy had won 8 of them. Besides Emmy, they also earned prestigious Governors’ Award, Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and 13 Grammy Awards. The show contestants have distributed over 61 million awards all over the globe. The participants have created above 444 Billboards, which became a No.1 hit. The American Idol audition is usually conducted in cities like:
- Los Angeles
- San Antonio and New York
Overview of American Idol
There are 12 finalists or say, upcoming singers. Six men and women, who participated in the talent contest got selected. They were asked to sing a song according to their choice. After the end of the show, the best performers are decided on audience voting. The contestants who get the votes in large numbers move to the next round while; others get eliminated. The process continues till the final round in which the winner will bag the recording contract, valued up to $1,000,000. The runners-up also get the recording contract.
Judges of American Idol
Some of the well-known judges in American Idol are:
- Simon Cowell
- Jennifer Lopez
- Nicki Minaj
- Steven Taylor
At present, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan are the judges. Ryan Seacrest has hosted the show and won the Emmy Award.
Norms for participating in the American Idol
Below are the eligibility criteria.
- The contestant should be a US citizen by birth
- They must be a permanent USA resident
- Employment Authorization Card is mandatory
How to apply?
- Before registration, you need to choose the city. If you are new to audition, you are free to visit to get the information. In the process, you get 90 seconds to showcase your singing talent before the judges.
- Alternatively, you can also submit your audition video and complete your registration on the given link: https://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/submitvideo/
- The video should not exceed 3 minutes
- For further details, visit the link http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/faq/video-auditions/
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American Idol 2020 Auditions Date, Venue and Schedule:
The dates and schedules are yet to be announced. We will update them as soon as they are announced officially. The cities where are auditions are going to happen are San Diego, Orlando, Scottsdale, Chattanooga, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Boise, Seattle, Plano, Richmond, Austin, Houston, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Buffalo, Columbus, Shreveport, Charleston, and Little Rock. For more information on the show and many other famous reality shows, please stay tuned with us. Feel free to express the views on our comments section.