IOWA CITY – It was a modern day sister act that first impressed judges at today’s “American Idol” auditions at Hubbard Park in Iowa City. Sisters Alexa and Nicole Miller of Ainsworth were the first would-be idols to be told they would be moving on to the next round of auditions for the show, which is holding auditions today as part of the talent show’s Small Town Bus Tour. Iowa City is the tour’s fifth stop.
Hundreds of “Idol” hopefuls began lining up as early as midnight Monday before auditions began at 8 a.m. They continue until 4 p.m. today.
Those who make it will move on to a second round of auditions with executive producers at a day and location yet unannounced.
Iowa City was selected as one of 10 stops throughout the country for the audition tour, and those who wish to test their talents will perform acappella in front of producers for the show.
The bus has also made stops in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Rock Rapids, Iowa. After Iowa City, the bus will also head off to Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado.
Contestants must be between 15 and 28 years old, and a parent or legal guardian must accompany those under 18 who wish to try out.
– Hayley Bruce
Hear a few hopefuls in this video by Karuna Ang:
Photos from morning auditions: