Anyone gonna go this year? I want to go just to get a peek at the action, but I don't plan on trying out at all... I may try to get a job at the place where they're having it (or at least with teh newspaper) I want to steal Ryan LOL Seriously though anyone going to try out this year?

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A CHANCE AT SUPERSTARDOM AS “AMERICAN IDOL” AUDITIONS BEGIN IN CLEVELAND ON AUGUST 4

Audition Age Requirement Expanded to 16-28 Year-Olds

Washington, DC, Orlando, St. Louis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Anchorage and San Francisco Also to Hold Auditions

Do you have what it takes to become the next singing sensation? Have you always thought you had the talent and just needed the right opportunity to show the world your singing ability? AMERICAN IDOL is offering a rare opportunity to fulfill your dreams, become a household name, perform before millions of viewers and be awarded a major recording contract. Are you the next Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard or Fantasia Barrino? Are you America’s undiscovered talent? Will you blow Simon, Paula and Randy away? The quest to become the next AMERICAN IDOL starts now – so warm up your vocal chords and come out to the nearest audition site.

The No. 1 show of last season is coming to a city near you. Auditions for the fourth edition of the hit FOX series AMERICAN IDOL are set to start in Cleveland, OH, on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Participants can start lining up AFTER 6:00 AM on August 3.

AMERICAN IDOL has expanded the age range of contestants; now participants must be between the ages of 16 and 28 to audition.

Auditions will continue in the following cities:

Washington, DC - August 18
Orlando - August 26
St. Louis - August 8
New Orleans - August 31
Las Vegas - September 12
Anchorage - September 28
San Francisco - October 5

Exact locations for each city will be announced shortly. Participants will vie for a spot on AMERICAN IDOL and a chance at the title and a major recording contract. The next season of AMERICAN IDOL will begin in January 2005.

CLEVELAND AUDITIONS

WHO: Men and women 16 to 28 years old on August 4, 2004, and eligible to work in the United States. Restrictions apply – please see idolonfox.com for specifics.

WHEN: AUGUST 4, 2004

WHERE: CLEVELAND BROWNS STADIUM
100 Alfred Lerner Way

LINE UP: Auditioners can begin lining up at 6:00 AM on August 3, 2004

Additional information, forms and requirements are available at idolonfox.com. All press requests should be e-mailed to [email]idolpr@fox.com[/email].

Five-time Emmy Award-nominee AMERICAN IDOL was created by Simon Fuller of 19TV and developed by FremantleMedia. Executive producers are Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe for 19TV and Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for FremantleMedia North America. 19 also manages such leading musical artists as Annie Lennox, Will Young, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino. FremantleMedia North America is one of America's foremost producers of reality-based entertainment programming for television, and has produced the IDOL format in more than 20 countries worldwide.