"American Idol" Season 11 Auditions Set to Kick Off in St. Louis

News   "American Idol" Season 11 Auditions Set to Kick Off in St. Louis
The hit Fox reality series "American Idol," which is often a stepping stone to the Broadway stage, will begin its 11th nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country when it kicks off its open auditions June 28 in St. Louis, MO, at the Scottrade Center.

The search for the next singing superstar continues July 2 in Portland, OR, at the Rose Garden; July 8 in San Diego, CA, at Petco Park; July 15 in Pittsburgh, PA, at Heinz Field; July 22 in Charleston, SC, at the North Charleston Coliseum; July 29 in Denver, CO, at the INVESCO Field at Mile High; and Aug. 26 in Houston, TX, at Reliant Park.

For the St. Louis audition, "Idol" is seeking men and women 15-28 years-old as of June 26, 2011, who are eligible to work in the U.S.

Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 7 AM June 26 until approximately 8 AM June 28. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Scottrade Center by 5 AM on June 28.

"American Idol" has been No. 1 among adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

The Emmy Award-winning reality show is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe. The Scottrade Center is located at 1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO. For audition information, including forms and requirements, visit www.americanidol.com.

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