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'American Idol' shares time, location of Asheville auditions

Auditions will be Sunday, August 27, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. in downtown Asheville. (Photo credit: MGN)

Aspiring music superstars, get ready to strut your stuff! "American Idol" will hold auditions here in Asheville on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Idol has announced that auditions will be held at 68 Haywood Street downtown the area formerly known as the "Pit of Despair."

Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. downtown at the city-owned property. It also says open auditions are likely to be held outside.

Auditions are open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 28 who wants to take their shot at being the next American Idol. To audition, contestants must also be legal U.S. residents and not already signed to a label. Find out more about the requirements here.

To sign up for the open-call audition in Asheville, click here.

Asheville native and Erwin High grad Caleb Johnson won the title of American Idol in 2014. Johnson is scheduled to perform the day before "Idol" auditions as part of BaconFest. The city points out that it seems likely that Johnson could be on hand for the auditions.

Pop singer Katy Perry has signed on to be a judge this year. According to TMZ, Lionel Richie is being considered as a judge for the upcoming season. And yes, host Ryan Seacrest will be back.

Can't make it to the auditions? Singers can submit an audition tape online here.

Watch the next season of "American Idol" on its new home, right here on ABC 13 in the spring of 2018.

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