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We’ve been in touch directly with folks working with the American Idol Small Town Auditions Bus Tour today (8/6/12), and there’s a slight change to the original information – mainly the start time for their Wednesday, August 8 visit to Casper.

The line-up and audition process is now scheduled to begin at 8am, rather than the previously-announced 9am – and auditions are expected to last until approximately 4pm.  Our cameras and crew will be live for the entire event starting early that morning, so keep checking here for updated photos, videos, and news on all things Idol in Casper.

Representatives of Idol have confirmed our earlier expectations that the American Idol judges themselves will NOT be at the auditions.