The Carolinas have been good to "American Idol" and vice versa. Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, from Garner, NC, is the latest in a long line of Carolinians (Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry, Bucky Covington...) to fare well on the long running Fox reality series. McCreery went all the way to Milwaukee to audition, but Carolinians ready for a shot at Season 11 won't have to travel as far.
Auditions will be held at North Charleston Coliseum (5001 Coliseum Dr.) in Charleston, SC on Friday, July 22. Pre registration opens Wednesday, Jul 20 at 7 a.m. Pre registration tables will remain open until Friday morning around 8 a.m. when hopefuls will line up. Those auditioning will not be able to camp out in order to stake out a place in line.
American Idol Live! featuring this season's top 11, including McCreery, makes a stop at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena Thursday, July 28.