American Idol 11 audition cities announced

The seven cities American Idol 11 will visit to find contestants have been announced, and they are St. Louis, Portland, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Denver, and Houston. Auditions begin next Sunday in St. Louis.

Dates and more specific information about the auditions are on the show’s web site. The show’s rules are the same as last season, and anyone from 15 to 28 as of June 26 can audition.

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