How to give audition for American Idol Season XIV?

Are you aspiring to be a part of the American Idol in its up coming season XIV to become a top singer of America through American Idol? If this is your dream, then check this article to know about how to give auditions to get an entry into American Idol.
American Idol Experience stage
American Idol Experience stage

American Idol has been one of the top most singing competition series which was first formed by Simon Fuller in an attempt to find new talents in the world of voice and also to provide as a platform for the American. It was first based on the British series “Pop Idol” and then has been a very successful show in the history of American Television reality shows. Auditions have begun for the next season XIV. Following are the dates for the various types of auditions in the country.

Live Audition dates and places

The Live auditions will take place at 15 cities across America. Interestingly enough, some of the big names in the voice entertainment industry have made their debut appearance in American Idol and then after that, there was no turning back. Huge careers and profiles have been built up at American Idol.
To take part in the audition, one can submit their application online at The last date for online application for audition will be 15th August 2014. Not to stop over here, American Idol will be heading out on a American Idol Audition Bus tour all over the country. Following are the dates of Live auditions for American Idol.

Live audition dates and cities for American Idol participation

  1. Audition in Minneapolis, MN will take place on 18/06/2014, Wednesday at the Mariucci Arena in University of Minnesota
  2. Audition in New Orleans, LA will take place on 25/06/2014, Wednesday at the Lakefront Arena in University of New Orleans
  3. Audition in Long Island, NY will take place on 23/07/2014, Wednesday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  4. Audition in Nashville, TN will take place on 30/07/2014, Wednesday at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  5. Audition in San Francisco, CA will take place on 29/09/2014, Monday at the Cow Palace San Francisco

Who can participate in the upcoming audition?

All men and women who are in the age group of 15 to 28 years old as on 1st of June, 2014 and are eligible to work in the United States; can take part in the audition rounds for the American Idol.

How to participate in the audition at Long Island Auditons?

Participants will be able to reach the arena by shuttles provided by American Idol. They should not reach the Arena before stipulated timings. The timings for Long Island New York are:

  • Shuttles to reach Long Island from Westbury station will start from 5:30 AM which will drop auditioners at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY. The shuttles will display the American Idols logo on them. Shuttles are complimentary and also includes the drivers gratuity. Thus, no need to pay anything to travel from Westbury station.
  • Auditioners should not camp out at the arena and should start lining up only from 6 am on 23rd July 2014
  • Participants and guests will start receiving wristbands from 7 am onward. There will be no need of any prior registration for Long Island Registrations. After the wristbands are given, participants and guests will be asked to enter the arena.

How to participate at Nashville Auditons?

The procedure for participating in the Nashville Auditions is pretty much the same as Long Island Auditions. The auditions will take place on 30th July 2014 and there is no separate registration day.

How to take part in the American Idol Bus tour auditions?

If you are not able to make it to the Live auditions, then the Bus Tour auditions is another option for you to take part in the American Idol auditions. Check out the following requirements to take part in the American Idol Bus tour auditions:

Audition Rules

  1. Bus tour auditions will begin from 9 am in the morning and will end at 5 pm in the evening. It will be good if you arrive early in the morning rather than coming late during the day.
  2. Registrations start sharp at 9 am in the morning and it will continue on irrespective of weather conditions.
  3. You must bring with you two forms to verify your proof of age and your photo identity. For example:
  4. Your Driving license and Birth Certificate
  5. Passport and Birth certificate
  6. Birth certificate and School ID card
  7. You must being your Completed Personal Release, read and agree to this American Idol Season XIV – Personal Release and Arbitration Provisions form.
  8. If you are a minor, under the age of 18 and are being accompanied with a gaurdian and not your parent, then the guardian must have a notarized letter and the minor must have medical authorization.

After all formalities are met, you will be then guided to the audition line where you will wait for your turn to audition.

Bus timings and schedules

Two buses will run along the coasts of the US. One bus will be the West Coast bus and the other will be the East Coast bus.

The West Coast bus will be on audition on these dates

  • Portland, OR at the Director Park on 815 SW Park Ave on 9th July
  • Reno in NV at City Plaza on 10 N. Virginia St. on 12th July
  • Albuquerque, NM at Old Town Plaza on N. Plaza Street, NW on 15th July
  • Amarillo, TX at Don Harrington Discovery Center on 1200 Streit Drive on 17th July
  • Branson, MO at Branson Landing, 100 Branson Landing Blvd. on 19th July
  • Kansas city, MO at University of Missouri Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Rd. on 21st July

The East Coast bus will be on audition on these dates

  • Portland,
    ME at Maine State Pier, on which the closest cross street is Maine State and Commercial St. on 9th July
  • Columbus, OH at Capital University, at the fountain on the corner of Mound Ave. and Pleasant Ridge Ave. on 12th July
  • Richmond, VA at Virginia State Capitol, on Bank St. (Between 10th and 12th St.) on July 15
  • Myrtle Beach, SC at Development Space, adjacent to the beach on Ocean Blvd. (Between 8th and 9th Ave.) on July 17
  • Tallahassee, FL – Florida State University at Langford Green, off of Champions Way. on 20 July

How to apply online to give audition online?

American Idol online registrations remvoe all physical barriers that can prevent you from attending the live auditions or the bus auditions. To give an audition online, fill up the given form on the website and move further with the procedure. Check the image below to see the form which can be filled by clicking here. You can also sign in by registering with Facebook.
American Idol XIV online audition

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