RVA Idol Contest

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- American Idol's bus tour auditions are coming to Richmond ahead of the show's second season on ABC, and 8News wants to help YOU become the next Idol.

Following the success of the first season of "American Idol" on ABC, the singing competition series announced the list of audition cities for the second season on Wednesday.

The bus will stop in Richmond on September 3, 2018. The auditions will take place at Main Street Station, located at 1500 E. Main Street in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom.

Were you or someone you know hoping to audition? 8News will be giving away four 'Front of the Line' passes and one Silver Ticket to attend a to-be-determined Idol judge city to sing for Idol producers.

Beginning Monday, upload a video of yourself singing for one minute or less to the contest page below. Our judges will then pick five finalists to participate in a sing-off at the 8News studios.

The winner will get a trip to an American Idol 'judge city' to sing in front of Idol producers. The other four will receive 'front-of-the-line' passes for the Idol bus tour on September 3.

CLICK HERE to submit your entry (REMINDER: Contest opens at 12 a.m. Monday).

Tour Stops: 

  • Aug. 25 - Orlando, FL
  • Aug. 25 - San Diego, CA
  • Aug. 28 - Chattanooga, TN
  • Aug. 28 - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Aug. 31 - Charlotte, NC
  • Aug. 31 - Albuquerque, NM
  • Aug. 31 - Seattle, WA
  • Sept. 2 - Boise, ID
  • Sept. 3 - Richmond, VA
  • Sept. 3 - Plano, TX
  • Sept. 4 - Houston, TX
  • Sept. 6 - Austin, TX
  • Sept. 6 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sept. 6 - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sept. 9 - Buffalo, NY
  • Sept. 9 - Kansas City, MO
  • Sept. 9 - Shreveport, LA
  • Sept. 12 - Columbus, OH
  • Sept 12 - Little Rock, AR
  • Sept. 15 - Charleston, WV

To audition, you must be at least 15 years old. In addition to auditioning in-person, hopefuls can also submit audition videos online or show off their talent via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.

Click here for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

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