Singing competition American Idol will hold auditions in Western New York for the first time this September. 

Canalside general manager Matt LaSota announced the auditions on News 4 at 6:30 on Thursday. 

Open auditions will be held starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 9. 

Auditions are open to ages 15 and up and are free. 
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