American Idol

Victoria Wicks

It's a standard story in show business mythology: the big break, the chance discovery, the Cinderella story that allows an unknown to rise meteorically to stardom.

American Idol taps into those hopes and offers unknowns across the nation a chance to be discovered. A very slim chance.

In Rapid City on Sunday, Sept. 10, 349 competitors signed up to audition, hoping like Willy Wonka's candy-eaters to get a Golden Ticket. Joining them in a long line outside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center were their supporters: their parents and siblings and friends.

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Victoria Wicks

American Idol held auditions in Rapid City on Sunday, Sept. 10, and 349 contenders showed up. Rapid City is one of 21 tryout locations for the 2018 season.

Two additional auditions at Houston and San Antonio were canceled because of Hurricane Harvey.

The Fox network hosted the talent show for 15 season, ending it in April 2016. Now ABC is picking it up.