Reality TV Show Application News - July 2005
Fox has announced the dates and locations for the American Idol 5's open auditions.
Having already relocated its The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise from California to New York City for the show's two most recent editions, ABC yesterday announced its latest attempt to recapture the ratings success of the now struggling series -- moving the show's filming location 4,000 miles further east, to Paris, France.
It won't be of any help to anyone hoping to compete on next season's American Idol 5, but Idol's FremantleMedia production company announced yesterday that it has signed an American Idol 6 licensing deal that will allow a media and event company to conduct an additional optional round of 500-person Idol 6 open casting call auditions in fifty cities across the country.
"American Idol" hopefuls across the United States will not have to leave their home states to audition for the sixth season of the FOX-TV hit.