American Idol to host small-town tryouts: Iowa included


July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — “American Idol” plans stops in some smaller cities in search of singing talent for its 12th season. The FOX television show’s website says the new “Small Town Audition Bus Tour” is scheduled to make stops in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Billings, Mont.; and Casper, Wyo., as part of a 10-city tour that starts next month. The dates, times and locations are to be announced. Small town auditions also are scheduled in Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. The stops include Iowa City and Rock Rapids.

The show also is taking nominations for people who may not think of trying out, and it’s accepting online video submissions for two weeks, starting Aug. 1st.