American Idol tryouts coming to Minneapolis

  • Article by: SUSAN HOGAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 9, 2014 - 3:48 AM
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North Mankato's Shelby Tweten auditioning for "American Idol" in 2012.

Auditions for television’s “American Idol” will be held in Minneapolis for only the second time in eight years.

Tryouts for the show’s next season are June 18 at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The last local auditions for the singing competition were held at the Target Center in 2006.

The show, which airs on Fox, was recently renewed for a 14th season.

No Minnesotan has ever won the competition, though a few performed on the show, including Shelby Tweten of North Mankato and Dajonte Lenear of Plymouth.

Minneapolis is the first of 15 cities chosen for auditions, which are open to people from ages 15 to 28. People are welcome to line up at 6 a.m., but the distribution of the wristbands and tickets needed to audition won’t begin until around 7 a.m.

Auditions also can be submitted online through July 1.

Susan Hogan • @StribNightOwl

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