Auditions for the fifth edition of Fox's American Idol kick off Aug. 18 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, then hit Austin, Tex. (Aug. 25), Boston (Aug. 31), Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 5), Denver (Sept. 11) and Chicago (Sept. 16). Details are available at The try-outs are open to men and women age 16 to 28 and eligible to work (or at least perform dinner theater) in the United States.