Do you know someone who has what it takes to be the next American Idol??  Well, auditions for the 20th season of the show get underway virtually this month.  Here's how they're going to work.

For the new season, producers are looking for talent from all fifty states and, consequently, have designated specific dates in August and September as audition dates for specific states.  For instance, show hopefuls from Kentucky and Indiana can audition virtually on Wednesday, August 18th.

These virtual auditions will be live, but you have to sign up for them in advance.  Before you do that, you need to create an Idol profile.  Once you have done that, you can begin the process of reserving your audition time.  To audition, you must be at least 15-years-old by September 15th, 2021.  In fact, the age range for the upcoming season is 15-29.

ABC just recently announced that American Idol would indeed return for a 20th season. The first fifteen seasons of the show were on Fox, of course.  This will be the fifth season the show has been on ABC. Ryan Seacrest is returning to host and will be joined again by Luke Bryan. Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, who will again serve as judges.

If you live in Kentucky and want to audition, CLICK HERE!

If you live in Indiana, CLICK HERE!

Also, if you aren't able to secure a live, virtual audition with a producer, there's another way to audition for a spot in the upcoming season.  You can submit a video audition.  You can do that by CLICKING HERE!

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Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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