'American Idol' auditions are coming to Boston - Metro US

‘American Idol’ auditions are coming to Boston

American Idol audtions
The 'Idol' bus rolls into Boston next month. Photo by ABC / Walt Disney World/ David Roark

It didn’t take long for “American Idol” to find its way back to airwaves, and now the singing-competition series is hitting the road to find the next big star.

ABC recently announced open auditions for the rebooted reality show, which will stop in dozens of cities throughout August and September. “American Idol” is expected to stop in Boston on Sept. 8 at Tremont Street and Winter Street.

Hopefuls who want to sing their hearts out for the show’s producers have two ways of trying out. The first is through an online audition, which involves creating a profile on the “American Idol” website and submitting a video of answers to questions, as well as a singing performance. Clips must be uploaded by Oct. 1.

The second way to audition is via the in-person open call. All applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 28 and can register ahead of time online or at the event that day.

Should lucky locals get the chance to make it to the next round, waiting for them behind the judges table will be Katy Perry, who plans to fill Simon Cowell’s shoes.

“I’m going to maybe be more the Simon Cowell,” the pop star recently told “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. “I really respect him. As much as people said, ‘Oh, he’s grumpy or he’s mean,’ he was just truthful, you know? He’s seen it. I don’t need to be there to win the popular race.”

If you go:

Sept. 8, Tremont Street and Winter Street, Boston, abc.go.com/shows/american-idol/auditions



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