Do you have what it takes to be the next American Idol? I am sure Laine Hardy was asked that question before last seasons run of the popular singing competition. Hardy, a  Louisiana native, won the competition last year. This year could another Louisiana talent take the top prize? It's a possibility because Idol auditions are coming through the Bayou State.

Producers for the hit ABC TV show say August 25th there will be open auditions held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Potential contestants need to be at least 15 years old. Registration and audition forms, as well as rules and answers to frequently asked questions about the audition process, are available at the American Idol website.

The Baton Rouge audition is just one of 21 remaining auditions scheduled by the show's producers. The audition process is already underway getting started in Brooklyn New York last week.