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American Idol

When Is the American Idol 2014 Premiere?

We're well into a new year and you know what that means: a brand new American Idol! There's been a ton of buzz surrounding a huge revamp for Season 13 (including the addition of new judge and piece of eye candy Harry Connick Jr).

Although news about Idol's next installment was slow for the latter part of last year, 2014 has changed all that. Fox is all ramped up and ready to go for round 13 and we are too! Tune in tonight (Wednesday, January 15), for the two-hour premiere (8 to 10 p.m.) followed by another two hours the very next evening (Thursday, January 16).

We'll be in the midst of auditions for the foreseeable future (read: at least until the end of January) so here's a look back at where this season sought out the nation's top talent:

American Idol Season 13 Audition Cities and Dates

San Francisco, California — July 16, 2013

Detroit, Michigan — July 21, 2013

Atlanta, Georgia — July 26, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts — August 2, 2013

Austin, Texas — August 7, 2013

Omaha, Nebraska — August 11, 2013

So will you be watching Season 13 of American Idol or think it's been going on for far too long? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

05.20.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Elisabeth Kramer
Related: American Idol, News, TV, American Idol Season 13

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