title iconThe 21st season of American Idolauditions will take place in Massachusetts. Here’s how to apply

Interested in becoming the next “American Idol?” If that's the case, you might have an opportunity before you know it. Noah Thompson became the winner of season 20 of the singing competition after being crowned the winner.

Now the competition is looking for auditionees for its next round. A week has passed since the season 21 auditions opened, and fans now have the opportunity to submit their auditions virtually. Massachusetts residents are invited to audition for "American Idol" starting August 31.

Here is the link to the "Idol Across America" web page where fans can participate. There you will be able to select the state in which you reside and wish to audition. Massachusetts has its audition date on August 31 - each state has its audition date.

For age purposes and to begin profile registration, auditionees will need to enter their birthday information. The age requirement for auditioning is 15 years old. The birthday of a parent or guardian must be entered on your behalf if you are under 18.

In front of the show's producers, the audition will be conducted virtually. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan will judge the competition live in person and provide real-time feedback to hopefuls. You can find information on "Idol Across America" on this page, as well as audition details, locations, requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions. The audition process is explained in greater detail here.

There have been connections between Massachusetts and the show In Idols in the past. During season 20 of the show, Scarlet auditioned from the Springfield area. As the farthest Massachusetts native made it that season, she was eliminated after making it to the top 24. Season 20 also saw the elimination of Lexi Weege and Delaney Renee, both of whom were Massachusetts natives.

As part of the 19th season of "American Idol," Berklee student Grace Kinstler placed third. As a result, she moved to Los Angeles last summer to pursue a career in music. There is no set date for the premiere of season 21. It is estimated that the timeline will begin around 2023.