By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming singers should get their voices and best songs ready, because “American Idol” is hosting (virtual) auditions for potential contestants later this month.
The Wyoming virtual auditions will be held Monday, Aug. 23. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 29 is eligible to audition on that date, however, performers must sign up for a time slot at this website.
However, for those who can’t make that date, there will be a nationwide open call on Aug. 27 through the same website.
Anyone under the age of 18 who is auditioning must must have a parent or legal guardian present for the audition over Zoom.
Singers should be prepared to sing either a cappella (with no musical accompaniment) or with their own instrument, such as a guitar. They should also be ready to sing two or three songs.
All auditions will be recorded and could be used for promotional material for the show. You know the show’s infamously terrible auditions that we all love to poke fun at? Yeah, you’d better hope you’re a better singer than those people.
Also, this isn’t an audition in front of the show’s panel of celebrity judges, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Instead, the audition will be in with a producer from “American Idol.”
Following the audition, singers will be given feedback, but they may not know if they have advanced to the next round of the audition process (yes, there are multiple rounds) until a later time.