Top Stories

'American Idol' Lowers Age Limit to 15!

'American Idol' Lowers Age Limit to 15!

American Idol has lowered its age limit requirements for the show’s upcoming season!

Now, singers aged 15-28 will be eligible for the competition.

“A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16,” executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz said (via USA Today). “Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool.”

Check out audition dates below – and good luck if you’re trying out!!

  • Nashville (July 17, Bridgestone Arena)
  • Milwaukee (July 21, Bradley Center)
  • New Orleans (July 26, TBA)
  • East Rutherford, N.J. (Aug. 3, IZOD Center)
  • Austin (Aug. 11, Frank Erwin Center)
  • San Francisco (Aug. 19, AT&T Park)
  • Just Jared on Facebook
    Posted to: American Idol

    JJ Links Around The Web

    Getty
    • 50 Cent just signed a major new deal with Starz - TMZ
    • Bella Thorne needs help naming her new puppy - Just Jared Jr
    • Lady Gaga dresses up as a sexy elf for Christmas party - TooFab
    • Issa Rae has a new TV show in the works - The Hollywood Reporter
    • Witney Carson will no longer dance on the DWTS: Live tour - Just Jared Jr
    • http://www.theinfamouslife.com miss infamous

      do people still watch this show?

    • Jason

      it died. let it rest in peace.

    • Donovan

      I guess this makes sense. I’m pretty sure they were motivated by the Justin Bieber’s of the world. Though I doubt he would have gotten past the audition process.

    • ck_always

      Sounds like someone is desperate for a new Justin Bieber cash cow.

    • $$$

      @Jason: seriously. this show is past it’s lifetime, they’re just clinging at straws now trying to keep it alive

    • yay

      great. now children get to sign their lives away

    • rissy

      i can see the stage moms lining their children up now…

    • Surly

      Great!! We now lowered the age to 15. Yeah..as if a 15 year old has the maturity to handle the pressure. It stupid. No one watches it anymore. Let American Idol die it’s natural death already.

    • Shana

      Is that ALL the audition dates???

    • http://europelover.com Vanessa Luxe

      More beeber fever

    • http://Justjared Slig

      My voice nice not like anyone hahaha belivme ican belivme .heaven can wait you re beautiful

    • http://Justjared Slig

      You never make me stay .so take your weight off of me