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'American Idol' auditions July 12 in Chicago


  • Ryan Seacrest greets the crowd June 14 at San Antonio auditions for "American Idol" at the Alamodome.
Ryan Seacrest greets the crowd June 14 at San Antonio auditions for "American… (FOX )
June 23, 2012|By Curt Wagner | RedEye

Auditions for Season 12 of "American Idol" began in early June, but Chicago-area hopefuls get their chance to impress the judges on July 12.

Registration for Chicago auditions will be July 10 and 11, with auditions happening July 12. Both registration and auditions will take place at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.

"Idol" is looking for men and women between 15 and 28 as of June 5, 2012, and who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply, so visit for specific information.

When you register, you'll be given a wristband and seat ticket, which you will need to bring to the audition. You'll also need proper I.D., proof of citizenship or residency, and a release form you'll find at If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied to the registration and audition by your parent or legal guardian. 

New Orleans
Date: Tuesday, July 17
Location: New Orleans Arena

Oklahoma City
Date: Friday, July 20
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena

To help prep for the audition, visit for exclusive videos, interviews and photos from auditions, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your "American Idol" news.

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