American Idol 6 auditions begin today

Today, thousands of camera-hungry media whores, and a few talented singers, will begin to descend on seven cities.

The show begins its search in LA at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, but if you’re planning on auditioning there, you’re very likely too late already, as registration began two days ago. People were actually allowed to line up as of 6 a.m. on Sunday. FOX’s updated American Idol site offers detailed information about the audition cities, including parking and directions to the venue.

The show will be in San Antonio on Friday, and you can get in line at 6 a.m. tomorrow. That line is for registration, and those who register “will be given a wristband and a seating ticket and asked to return on the audition day,” according to the show’s web site. Still, you might want to bring some water and coloring books.

MTV talks to several finalists and semifinalists who offer their advice about the audition process. And here’s my advice to anyone who’s planning to sing like you’ve been stabbed in the throat or will be showing up in a crazy costume: Please run into traffic right now.

Season 6 Auditions [FOX]
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Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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