Former “American Idol” winners will make special appearances when ABC’s revival of the singing competition celebrates the kickoff of open auditions Aug. 17 at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Past winners Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen and Ruben Studdard will be on hand for the festivities, ABC said today.
“When the bus rolls away at the end of the day, Central Florida hopefuls will still have the chance to become a part of ‘Idol’ history by auditioning via the ‘American Idol’ pop-up audition kiosk, which will be at Disney Springs on Friday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Sept. 15,” ABC said in today’s announcement. “During regular Disney Springs operating hours, visitors can create and submit their very own audition video at the kiosk.”
Auditions will also launch simultaneously on the West Coast, in Portland, Ore.