The Chattanooga area has already produced one Idol finalist. In 2011, a fifteen-year-old girl from Rossville, Georgia auditioned for the American Idol judges:
Lauren Alaina made it all the way to the end of the show's tenth season, finishing in second place overall, which launched her chart-topping county career.
American Idol ended five seasons later on Fox. Now ABC has rebooted it, with new episodes filming in the summer. And American Idol is giving other local residents a chance to grab the mic.
Would-be Lauren Alainas can line up on August 28th. That’s when the American Idol crew is coming to Chattanooga for an open audition call. They’re looking for singers between 15 and 28 years old (complete eligibility requirements are here.) The exact location of the auditions hasn't been announced yet, but potential contestants can pre-register online.