Using custom-built Zoom technology, “American Idol” will host “Idol Across America,” its first-ever live virtual nationwide search for the next winner of the hit show. If you live in New Jersey and want to audition, the deadline is fast approaching.

“Idol Across America” remote auditions will take place across all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., for the first time since the show’s inception. Idol hopefuls will have the chance to audition face-to-face in front of “American Idol” producers as the “Idol Across America” virtual tour stops in their home state.

New Jersey residents must register to audition by Sunday, August 30th. Visit for more information on “Idol Across America” and audition details, locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.