Ryan Seacrest

American Idol is getting younger.

Beginning with Season 10, contestants can be between 15 and 28 years old, a year younger than in previous seasons, Fox announced Monday.

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"A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16," executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz said. "Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool."

Here's the list of summer audition locations:

Saturday, July 17: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville  
Wednesday, July 21:  Bradley Center, Milwaukee                                
Monday, July 26: TBA, New Orleans                             
Tuesday, Aug. 3: IZOD Center,  East Rutherford, N.J.                        
Wednesday, Aug. 11: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas                                           
Thursday, Aug. 19: AT&T Park, San Francisco                           

What do you think of the new age limit?