Are you the next American Idol?


CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- Less than one week until the search for the next singing superstar rolls into West Virginia.

American Idol Open Bus Tour Auditions are Saturday, September 15, 2018at Haddad River Front Park in Charleston.


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.


To see a full list of rules and frequently asked questions you can visit:

Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.