It's that time of year again, as American Idol begins its search for the next singing superstar. America s favorite show is offering an extraordinary opportunity for talented singers to perform before millions of TV viewers and become household names, with one winning the American Idol title and a major recording contract.

The quest to become the next American Idol starts now. Auditions for the sixth edition of American Idol begin in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at The Forum.

Auditions will continue in the following cities:

San Antonio, TX Friday -- Aug. 11 Alamodome

East Rutherford, NJ Monday -- Aug. 14 Continental Airlines Arena

Birmingham, AL Monday -- Aug. 21 BJCC

Memphis, TN Sunday -- Sept. 3 FedExForum

Minneapolis, MN Friday -- Sept. 8 Target Center

Seattle, WA Tuesday -- Sept. 19 Key Arena

Audition information for these cities will be announced shortly. Season six of American Idol will premiere in January 2007 on FOX.

LOS ANGELES AUDITIONS

WHO: Men and women 16 to 28 years old on Aug. 6, 2006, and eligible to work in the United States. Restrictions apply please go to AmericanIdol.com for specifics.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

WHERE: The Forum

3900 W. Manchester Blvd.

Inglewood, CA 90305

Additional audition information, including forms and requirements, is available at: www.AmericanIdol.com. All press requests should be e-mailed to [email protected]