UPDATE (August 08, 2017): "American Idol" will be having open call auditions for the upcoming season in Oakland, California on August 20th.
Auditions will be held at Jack London Square located on 472 Water Street.
Not even a month after announcing the return of "American Idol," the hit singing reality show is now looking for contestants.
On Monday morning, Katy Perry, who has signed on to be one of the judges, announced on Good Morning America that the show is now accepting audition videos.
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) June 12, 2017
For those looking to go the traditional route, "American Idol" announced its list of live auditions as the show tours the country.
Closest to Bakersfield will be an audition in Oakland in August.
The live auditions begin Aug. 17 in Portland, Oregon.
Last month it was announced that "American Idol" would be returning to TV on ABC.