American Idol Audition Location Has Changed


CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- The search for the next Superstar rolls into West Virginia with a new location.


Initially the auditions were to take place on Haddad River Front Park in Charleston but due to the weather the auditions are being moved inside to the Charleston Convention Center and Coliseum.


Show Producers are expecting a lot of people and want to make sure everyone is aware of the show rules. For example, if you celebrated your 15th birthday after June 1st of this year, you cannot audition also, you cannot be over the age of 28.

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