American Idol is hosting open-call auditions for its reality TV show in August and September. Texans, the only spot to audition in the Lone Star State is in Waco on Aug. 27.
Perhaps it's a good place for a reality TV start: HGTV Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines call Waco home, and they've built an empire on reality television.
One of Idol's most successful singers, Season 1's Kelly Clarkson, is from Texas.
Anyone who wants to audition for Idol can register online. In-person registration is allowed, too. A tip sheet from the TV show notes that "registration (either online or in-person) does NOT guarantee you the opportunity to audition." Singers need to be between the ages of 15 and 28. Check out these FAQs for more info, including a checklist of what to bring.
Beyond the Waco auditions, the show is hosting events in about 20 other cities, from Spokane, Wash., to Nashville, Tenn.
The Waco auditions take place at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave.
ABC announced in May that American Idol would return for an 18th season in 2020. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will return as judges.