June 26, 2008

American Idol Season 8 Auditions

The only things certain in this life are death, taxes and American Idol. The reality singing competition is back for another season, kicking off auditions in San Fransisco on July 17.

While Season 7 wasn't the most entertaining, I was ecstatic when David Cook was crowned the winner. It was actually the first time since Kelly Clarkson that my favorite took home the grand prize.

But I don't know how much longer Idol can continue using the same show format of Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell bickering, Simon bashing the contestants, and Paula Abdul all cracked out (the show has already seen a decline in ratings). Hopefully Idol will freshen up, cut back on the ridiculously awful auditions, and cast contestants who are a little more entertaining and select better songs.

Here is the audition schedule:
  • San Francisco, CA Thursday, July 17 Cow Palace
  • Louisville, KY Monday, July 21 Freedom Hall
  • Phoenix, AZ Friday, July 25 Jobing.com Arena
  • Salt Lake City, UT Tuesday, July 29 EnergySolutions Arena
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday, Aug. 2 Coliseo de Puerto Rico
  • Kansas City, MO Friday, Aug. 8 Sprint Center
  • Jacksonville, FL Wednesday, Aug. 13 Veterans Memorial Arena
  • East Rutherford, NJ Tuesday, Aug. 19 IZOD Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex

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