The judges from Fox TV's "American Idol" will be in Birmingham this weekend for the third round of auditions for next season's show.
Auditions are slated for a Birmingham hotel on Friday and Saturday. Judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul will be in town.
Birmingham area residents Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard won the contest in seasons five and two, respectively.
Bo Bice, a former Helena resident, and Diana DeGarmo, who was born in Birmingham but moved, were runners-up in seasons four and three.