On the Phone With American Idol’s Producer: Zoom Auditions Happen Monday!

American Idol is going virtual this year! Melissa Elfar, the long-running show’s producer, hopped on the phone with our own Alex Waters to talk about how they’re auditioning in all 50 states this year – including Virginia, on Monday the 24th.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a singing superstar on TV? She broke down what she looks for in a candidate, plus how creative you can be with your moment in front of the judges! Listen here.


If your audition impresses Melissa, you’ll get to sing for some pretty big names: