American Idol Will Begin Allowing 15 Year Olds To Audition
Posted on Tue Jun 22, 2010 09:40 AM PDT

AI200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - American Idol will start allowing 15-year-old contestants to audition for the upcoming 10th season of the singing competition. As for the maximum age, it will remain at 28 years old.

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, AI's executive producer, said in a statement that “a lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16.”

Nashville, Tennessee is where the next auditions will take place on July 17. Other cities that will be welcoming contestants: San Francisco, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Austin, Texas.

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