first time since 2006
Get the earplugs ready, 'American Idol' will hold auditions in San Antonio this week, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The still mega-popular talent show will begin registering the next Carrie Underwood at the Alamodome tomorrow, with registration continuing on Wednesday and the actual auditions will begin on Thursday.
Andreas Munoz with the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau says having the talent show back speaks volumes about the city.
"It speaks volumes about our cultural diversity, it speaks volumes about the destination itself and the quality of talent they've had in the past," he said.
The last time the auditions were held in San Antonio, in the summer of 2006, Taft High School graduate Haley Scarnato was selected, and was eventually a finalist on the show, and now has music on iTunes.
'Just the fact that they want to come back is in indication that is does generate interest, and it does generate a good time for them," Munoz said.
It may also generate some heat stroke. In 2006 crowds lined up around the Alamodome waiting to register. This week, the forecast is for temperature in the nineties to near 100 degrees.
'It has national interest, its a great show, it's entertaining, and usually for the destinations that it visits, it's a good positive story," he said.
Scarnato was proof of that. She sang the National Anthem before one of the Spurs NBA Finals games in 2007, and went on to become a celebrity who always bring attention to San Antonio.