“American Idol” is 10 days away


It seems like just a few days ago that Kris Allen won Season 8 of “American Idol” on Fox. In fact, it was just a few days ago – but the cycle is already beginning anew. Auditions for Season 9 of the #1 show on television will begin Sunday, June 14 in Boston.

Fox and FremantleMedia North America announced that auditions for the ninth season will begin Sunday, June 14 at Gillette Stadium in Boston, MA. “Once again, hopefuls will have the incredible opportunity to audition in cities across the country to become the next American Idol,” the producers declared.

Here is the current audition schedule:

Boston, MA – Sunday, June 14, Gillette Stadium

Atlanta, GA – Thursday, June 18, Georgia Dome         

Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, June 30, Rose Bowl

Orlando, FL – Thursday, July 9, Amway Arena

Denver, CO – Tuesday, July 14, INVESCO Field at Mile High

Summer auditions in Chicago and Dallas are yet to be finalized.

Who is eligible? “Men and women 16-28 years old as of June 12, 2009, who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply – please visit americanidol.com for specific information,” the announcement states.

“American Idol” is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.