American Idol Auditions

- AMARILLO -- Get your vocal chords ready, American Idol is officially in town.

So here's what you need to know before Thursday's auditions.

Auditions will start at 9:00 a.m., and continue until 5:00 p.m. at the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Idol officials say they don't want anyone to line up before 6:00 a.m.

You have to be beween age 15 and 28 to try out.

For the tryouts themselves, all you need is ID, a song, and a smile.

"First we're obviously looking for talent but we're also looking for great personalities too," said American Idol Producer Elyse Kell. "If you're shy and don't want to get on camera then what's the point of even auditioning, right?"

Idol crews spent their Wednesday touring the area, getting video in and around Amarillo to use in the show. Stops included Palo Duro Canyon, the Cadillac Ranch, and The Big Texan.

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