American Idol Auditions Kick Off Today

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American Idol 7
Those hoping to become the next Jordin Sparks have their chance... beginning this week!

American Idol 7 auditions kick off today at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.  Registration actually started two days ago and according to FOX 6 in San Diego, and thousands showed up and waited in line to claim their wristbands for the auditions.

The American Idol 7 San Diego auditions follow on the heels of the San Diego Comic-Con, which was attended by over 100,000 comic book fans .

Over the next several weeks, American Idol auditions will be also held in the cities of Dallas, Omaha, Atlanta, Charleston, Miami, and Philadelphia.  A list of rules, frequently asked questions, and a release form for the auditions can be found on the official American Idol website.

We wish the best of luck to all hopefuls trying to become the latest to follow in the talented footsteps of Sparks, Carrie Underwood and others.

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