All that you need to know about Online Auditions for American Idol 2023
HOW DO I AUDITION FOR AMERICAN IDOL ONLINE?
AM I ALLOWED TO UPLOAD A PRE-EXISTING VIDEO?
Yes, you may upload a pre-existing video of your audition from your computer or mobile device, or provide a YouTube link, as long as the pre-existing
video meets all of the other requirements for an Audition Video.
WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO INCLUDE ON MY AUDITION VIDEO?
On the Online Audition Website, you must answer a series of questions (video and text) and then record your singing performance. Each section will have a specific time limit to which you must adhere. Please be sure to include your name and the title of the song that you will be singing in your video and then sing your song!
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I AM SELECTED?
The time period to submit your online auditions starts at 6:00 PM (PT) on May 6, 2022 and ends at 11:59 PM (PT) on October 15, 2022. If you are selected, an AMERICAN IDOL® producer could contact you via phone or email any time until approximately November 1, 2022.
HOW WILL I FIND OUT IF I AM SELECTED?
If you are selected to move forward to a callback, you will be contacted by an AMERICAN IDOL® producer via phone or email. When submitting your audition video, you will be asked to provide your contact information. Please double check that all of your contact details are accurate.
WHAT IF I AM SELECTED?
If you are selected to move forward to a callback, you will be contacted by an AMERICAN IDOL® producer via phone or email and will be provided with information on how to register for and attend a virtual audition via Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) or an in-person audition, if in-person auditions are held. For more information regarding virtual auditions via Zoom, please go to: https://fmna.etribez.com/ag/fmna/ai6abc/welcomeOnsite.html. If and when in-person auditions resume, you will be required to provide or arrange for your own travel to an audition callback. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must accompany you to the audition callback and must also arrange for his/her own travel as well. In addition, your parent or legal guardian must bring a valid government-issued photo ID (for example, a driver’s license). If you are accompanied by a legal guardian, as opposed to a parent, your legal guardian must bring proof of guardianship (for example, a court order).
More information will be available at the Online Audition Website.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I SUBMIT A VIDEO?
You may only submit one (1) Audition Video via the Online
Auditions. If you have already submitted an Audition Video for Season 6 of AMERICAN IDOL®, you cannot submit another Audition Video.
CAN I SING MY OWN ORIGINAL SONG?
You may sing any original song.
CAN I SING ANY PART OF THE SONG?
Yes, you may sing any part of a song.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY SONG PERFORMANCE BE?
It is up to you to decide how short or long your singing performance will be so long as your performance is no longer than the designated time limit.
IF I AUDITIONED VIA ANOTHER METHOD (E.G., VIRTUAL AUDITIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA AUDITIONS)
ALREADY, CAN I STILL SUBMIT A VIDEO?
Yes, you may submit a video even if you already auditioned via another method. However, please keep in mind that if you were invited to a callback from a virtual audition via Zoom, you will not receive another callback through the online auditions.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please do not wear any clothing or bring any items that have designer names, corporate or sports team names or logos, copyrighted images, celebrity names or images (living or dead), cartoon character images or inappropriate messages or words (for example, profanity). If you have any tattoos that contain any corporate or sports names or logos, copyrighted images, celebrity names or images (living or dead), cartoon character images or inappropriate message or words (for example, profanity), please cover the tattoo for your audition.
CAN I AUDITION ONLINE WITH A FRIEND, MY BAND OR BACK-UP SINGERS?
You must perform alone in your audition video. Please encourage your eligible friends and family to post their own auditions as well!
CAN I AUDITION WITH BACKGROUND MUSIC?
You may perform with a backing track. However, Audition Videos must not contain any post-production voice enhancements or be digitally enhanced or distorted.
CAN I AUDITION USING AN INSTRUMENT (E.G., GUITAR OR PIANO)?
Your performance must be a cappella or with your own musical accompaniment (e.g., you playing a guitar, piano, etc.).
IF I REGISTERED TO AUDITION ONLINE FOR A PREVIOUS SEASON, DO I HAVE TO RE-REGISTER FOR SEASON 6?
Yes. Even if you have previously registered for a prior season, you will need to re-register to audition for Season 6.