[Article via The Futon Critic]

American Idol, the No. 1 show on U.S. network television for seven consecutive seasons (despite dreadful ratings this season), is adding an online component to the audition process for the first time! In recognition of the show’s upcoming tenth season, FOX has partnered with MySpace to launch a dedicated page where aspiring singers will soon be able to submit video auditions. With more than 100 million users, MySpace will bring the American Idol auditions to a huge new online community, making it the biggest talent search in the world.

“As this is our tenth season, in celebration of this fact, we wanted to cast our talent net even further to make sure we discover the best talent ever,” said Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “Involving MySpace means now – for the first time – artists can post their auditions online prior to attending our live auditions. We are hoping and expecting this to be the biggest ever talent search in our history.”

Visit MySpace.com/americanidol for more info!

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