For the milestone 10th season of American Idol, we just couldn’t stay away from Idol’s hometown, Los Angeles, CA. In fact, this is the show’s sixth time holding hometown auditions in L.A. The goal during hometown auditions is to get a ticket Hollywood, and successful singers in L.A. won’t have to travel very far for the final round of auditions. Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, and Andrew Garcia are among the talented Idol stars from the City of Angels. L.A. is where the Idol finalists reside while competing for the prize, and it’s the place many Idol alumni settle to pursue their music career.
Auditions
The Forum
3900 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
(Corner of Manchester and Prairie)
www.thelaforum.com
Line up begins in the North Parking Lot.
Registration begins Tuesday, September 21
Auditions are on Wednesday, September 22.
Transportation
The Forum is located in Inglewood, CA and is close to four major freeways: 405, 105, 10 and 110. Since the venue is less than five miles away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), folks flying in can easily take a cab from the airport. The Metro bus is an inexpensive and convenient way to get around town for just $1.50 per ride, and Metro’s Green Line light rail train and Silver Line bus will take you near the Forum. If you choose to rent a car, it is a good idea to keep some extra cash on you, since parking at some of the city’s hot spots and venues can cost money.
Sightseeing
Adjacent to the Forum is Hollywood Park, a thoroughbred horse race course. Admission into the park is only $8 and it includes parking and a program. Los Angeles is known for its sunny skies and warm temperatures, so the beach is always an inexpensive and easy option for staying cool. The auditions are being held near some famous beaches in California including Venice, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach. As for hotels, there are plenty of places to stay near LAX, which is near the venue. No matter where you sightsee, be sure to keep a lookout for celebrities in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”