American Idol auditions heading to Hattiesburg

Photo credit: MGN Graphics Online
Photo credit: MGN Graphics Online

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - American idol season 14 auditions are headed to Hub City.

Live auditions will be held August 19 at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center. Potential contestants will sing in front of judges and a live audience for a chance to go to New Orleans for auditions on August 27.

Contestants must prove they are a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal U.S. resident. Contestants must be between the ages of 15 to 28.

They also must submit an audio/video audition acapella or with accompaniment to MyFox 23 Facebook page, or at, or email it to

Entries will be accepted until August 8. An audition packet will be provided to the top 23 contestants, and it must be completed and write we along with a head shot before August 19.

In the mean time WDAM will be searching for local talent. Does Hattiesburg have what it takes to be he next American Idol?