ABC's 'American Idol' begins auditions Aug. 17 across 19 cities

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NEW YORK - Tryouts will begin in August for ABC's version of "American Idol," which will air in 2018.

The first set of tryouts will be in Portland, Ore., and Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 17. There will be a tryout in Atlanta on Aug. 22 and Asheville on Aug. 27.

Auditioning has never been easier, with the series also taking to the internet, offering hopefuls the opportunity to submit audition videos online at or by showing off their talent via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or using the hashtag #TheNextIdol. "American Idol" auditions will be held as follows (subject to change): West Bus Tour East Bus Tour Portland, OR - Aug 17 Orlando, FL - Aug 17 Oakland, CA - Aug 20 Miami, FL - Aug 19 Provo, UT - Aug 23 Atlanta, GA - Aug 22 Denver, CO - Aug 26 Charleston, SC - Aug 25 Omaha, NE - Aug 29 Asheville, NC - Aug 27 Tulsa, OK - Sept 1 Louisville, KY - Aug 30 Shreveport, LA - Sept 4 Pittsburgh, PA - Sept 3 Muscle Shoals, AL - Sept 7 Annapolis, MD - Sept 5 Boston, MA - Sept 8 Open Audition Cities Chicago, IL - Sept 11 New Orleans, LA - Sept 14 You must be at least 15 to audition. Visit for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

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