‘American Idol’ Season 10 Audition Cities Announced; 15 Year-Olds Now Eligible To Audition

June 21, 2010 6:00 am
In celebration of the momentous 10th anniversary and in an effort to continue to find the best undiscovered talent in the nation, American Idol is expanding the eligibility age range for the first time ever to include hopefuls from 15 to 28 years old. (The previous minimum age requirement was 16.)
“A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16,” said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, executive producer of American Idol. “Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool.”
Once again, aspiring singers will have the incredible opportunity to audition in cities across the country to become the next American Idol as the number one show on television begins auditions for its milestone 10th season on Saturday, July 17 in Nashville, TN. Full list of audition cities and dates below!
Nashville, TN – Saturday, July 17  –  Bridgestone Arena
Milwaukee, WI  –  Wednesday, July 21  –  Bradley Center
New Orleans, LA  –  Monday, July 26  –  TBA
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