'American Idol' auditions to be held in Miami, Orlando

Nationwide search includes Aug. 17 stop in Orlando, Aug. 19 stop in Miami


MIAMI – ABC is looking for the next "American Idol" with auditions in two Florida cities later this summer.

Producers of the reincarnated show will be stopping in Miami on Aug. 19 as part of a nationwide search for contestants. There will also be an audition in Orlando two days earlier.

"American Idol" is returning to television after 15 seasons on Fox. ABC announced that the show will air sometime next year with Katy Perry as a judge.

Auditions will be held in 19 cities between Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. "American Idol" hopefuls can audition in person or online.

Open auditions will be held Sept. 11 in Chicago and Sept. 14 in New Orleans. Other stops on the "American Idol" bus tour include Atlanta, Boston, Denver and Pittsburgh.

Candidates must be at least 15 to audition. Click here for details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms and other information.