American Idol auditions Friday in San Jose

One of the longest-running talent competitions on television is coming to our region for auditions for its next season.

American Idol is bringing its road show to San Jose this week as it looks for the next big singing talent, which in past seasons has included Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood.

This season will be the show’s third on ABC after its 15 years on FOX starting in 2002.

In order to audition you must be between 15 and 28 years old. In addition to in-person auditions, those interested can apply through social media platforms and other online portals.

In-person auditions in San Jose are at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St., on Friday, September 6.

Audition Information

To read FAQs on the audition process and eligibility, click here.

If you want to audition in person on Friday, click here to register and get your spot.

If you are unable to audition in person, the online submission process starts here.

To see a full list of cities with American Idol auditions, click here. San Jose is one of just two cities in California – Santa Barbara being the other – with open castings this year.