‘American Idol’ is coming to DC — here’s how to audition

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Host Ryan Seacrest speaks in the audience during FOX's "American Idol" Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)(Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian)

Do you want to be the next American Idol? Wednesday could be your big break.

Contestants can audition for the revived show’s third season, and 18th overall, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Ronald Reagan building in downtown D.C.

Auditions will likely begin at 9 a.m. (specific times were not released) and end at the discretion of the producer.

Prospective contestants who meet all of ABC’s eligibility requirements can register for the D.C. open call online. All contestants need to register before lining up on audition day.

Participants must be between 15 and 28 years old.

American Idol also accepts online auditions through videos posted to Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter, or uploaded to their site.

See more details on digital submissions.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital journalist and editor in June 2018. He is a reporter and photographer focusing on politics, political activism and international affairs.

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