The show isn't nearly as popular as it was when Oklahoma's own Carrie Underwood took home the crown on season four. In fact, American Idol's May 23rd finale of season eleven was its least watched to date. Still, the FOX singing competition not only has a significant impact on television, but also on the music industry, producing four Grammy Award-winners and stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson and Underwood. Now, for the first time, American Idol will host auditions in Oklahoma City.
American Idol's Oklahoma City auditions will be held July 18-20 at the Chesapeake Arena, the last site on the season twelve audition schedule. The first two days are for registration while the 20th is the actual audition day. You can download audition forms, frequently asked questions and more on the website.
I haven't watched the show in several seasons, but if another Oklahoma talent is able to emerge from the OKC auditions, I may just do so again. OklahomaRock.com has a cool breakdown of past American Idol singers with Oklahoma ties.
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