COLUMBIA, S.C. — Singing superstar hopefuls are trying to prove themselves in Columbia Monday.
Today 'American Idol' is holding auditions at the Pastides Alumni Center, at 900 Senate Street.
The show announced the location of the auditions on social media last week as they get closer to finding the next idol.
Columbia is one of 22 locations in the latest batch of auditions. If you miss Monday's audition, the next auditions located near the Palmetto State are Knoxville, Tennessee on August 29 and Raleigh, NC on September 1.
Singing superstar hopefuls can sign up for their audition on the ABC website. The show requires that you are between 15 and 28 years old to participate in the competition.
The auditions come a week after R&B singer and American Idol winner Fantasia announced she would bring her Sketchbook Tour to Columbia's Township Auditorium.
The tour takes place October 17 with special guests Robin Thicke, Tank and the Bonfyre.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $56 to $116.
Fantasia's career took off in 2004 when she won the third season of American Idol. Her first single, "I Believe," debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her debut album, Free Yourself, earned her three Grammy nominations in 2006 and became certified Platinum.
Her new album Sketchbook features 14 tracks and collaborations with Meghan Trainor, T-Pain, T.I., Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy.
'American Idol' originally aired on Fox in 2002 until the network canceled it due to decreases in ratings. About a year later, ABC announced it would reboot the show with new judges and former host Ryan Seacrest.