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American Idol Auditions Coming to the Illinois State Fair

Updated: Saturday, August 9 2014, 03:43 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- FOX Network's longest running talent show made a huge announcement in late July.

Talent resides in everyone. American Idol XIV is aware that America has talent hiding all over the place, which is why, in addition to the traditional big city auditions, American Idol is scouring state and county fairs, for the first time ever.

The American Idol auditions had a successful first run at the San Diego County fair. They are coming to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois this Friday, August 8, and Saturday, August 9.

Eligible fairgoers agais 15-28 will have the opportunity to audition today and tomorrow, 10:00am to 5:00pm, with no prior registration.

Auditioners are welcome to bring an an instrument, but must be prepared to sing acapella.

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American Idol Auditions Coming to the Illinois State Fair

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