With auditions scheduled in seven cities across the nation, the phenomenal American Idol begins its search for the next singing superstar. Once again, talented singers will have an extraordinary opportunity 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 is about to start. Auditions for the seventh season of American Idol begin in San Diego, CA, on Monday, July 30, at Qualcomm Stadium.

Auditions will continue in the following cities:

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Dallas, TX : Monday, Aug. 6 : Texas Stadium

Omaha, NE : Friday, Aug. 10 : Qwest Center

Atlanta, GA : Tuesday, Aug. 14 : TBA

Charleston, SC : Saturday, Aug. 18 : North Charleston Coliseum

Miami, FL : Wednesday, Aug. 22 : AmericanAirlines Arena

Philadelphia, PA : Monday, Aug. 27 : Wachovia Center

Audition information for these cities will be announced shortly. Season Seven of American Idol premieres in January 2008 on FOX.

SAN DIEGO AUDITIONS

WHO: Men and women 16 to 28 years old on July 28, 2007 and eligible to work in the United States. Restrictions apply - please go to Americanidol.com for specifics.

WHEN: Monday, July 30

WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium

9449 Friars Road

San Diego, CA 92108

LINEUP: LINEUP: Wristbands will be given out from Saturday, June 28 (starting time TBA), until 8:00 AM on Monday, July 30. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out; therefore, once they obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to Qualcomm Stadium on Monday, July 30. Additional information is available at Americanidol.com.

Audition information, including forms and requirements, is available at: Americanidol.com.

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