We've been asking this question for years. Maybe Simon Cowell knows the answer, because he's decided to bring the American Idol contestant machine to the Philly for its 2008 season. Philly is known for many innovations in the musical department, and maybe just maybe the next American Idol can be from our city. Or at least the next William Hung. Whatever brings us some publicity.
If you think you've got the pipes or are horrible enough to get a rise out of Simon, auditions are Monday, August 27 at the Wachovia Spectrum. Auditions are open to men and women ages 16-28 and eligible to work in the United States.
For more information go to http://www.americanidol.com/. Good luck, God speed and wear comfortable shoes . . . we hear the wait is treacherous.