Collin DeClerk, production assistant, tries to get the crowd excited while filming before “American Idol” auditions outside of the Northwest Community Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. “American Idol” announced on Friday it will be doing virtual auditions this year. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Last year, when ‘American Idol’ came to Salt Lake City, people began showing up as early as 3:30 a.m. to claim a spot in line. This year, auditioning just got a lot easier. Every year, “American Idol” draws thousands of hopeful contestants to its open-call auditions in cities across the U.S. — people who are itching for a shot at fame and fortune. The process can be exhausting. Last year, when “Idol” came to Salt Lake City on a...
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Want to audition for ‘American Idol’? It just got a lot easier