“American Idol” Season 12 online auditions reopen today

Starting today, Oct. 12, though Sunday, Nov. 4, American Idol hopefuls have one more chance to audition for the show’s upcoming 12th season, which begins in January on FOX (with recently announced judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson).

Online auditions are being taken during these dates, and entrants should submit an audition video online, featuring them performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. All auditioners must be between the ages of 15-28 (on June 5, 2012) and a legal U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident who is eligible to work full-time in the United States.

For further submission rules, terms and conditions, and to submit a video, visit americanidol.com.


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