'American Idol' Season 12 online auditions now openHas it always been your dream to try out for “American Idol,” but you never wanted to mess with that pesky cattle-call thing? Online auditions are open now, from Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 4, FOX announced Friday.

Entrants can submit one video audition of themselves singing the song of their choice a capella. All the submission rules and terms and conditions are at http://www.americanidol.com.

As always, auditionees must be between the ages of 15-28 as of June 5, 2012 and a legal U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who is eligible to work full-time in the United States. The 12th season of the hit singing competition show returns in January 2013 with judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, and of course, host Ryan Seacrest.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."