“American Idol” auditions in GA & SC

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This image released by ABC shows, from left, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest and Luke Bryan in New York. Richie, Perry and Bryan are the judges on the next season of “American Idol,” premiering March 11 on ABC. (Eric Liebowitz/ABC via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Auditions for the upcoming 18th season of “American Idol” will include stops in several Southern cities.

The show will hold auditions in Mobile, Alabama, on Aug. 20, the second of 20 stops between New York on July 23 and Detroit on Sept. 10.
 
Stops in neighboring Southern states include Tallahassee, Florida and Macon, Georgia, both on Aug. 23; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Aug. 25; Columbia, South Carolina on Aug. 26; and Knoxville, Tennessee on Aug. 29.
 
While in-person auditions will be possible at those stops, online auditions can be submitted at www.americanidol.com/auditions . The site also allows registration for the in-person auditions.
 
Last season, country music singer Laine Hardy of Livingston, Louisiana, won.

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