American Idol in Charlotte and Baton Rouge this week

FOX19 - The first week for the 12th season of American Idol is in the books, and what a week it was!

After memorable stops in both New York City and Chicago, next week Idol heads to the cities of Charlotte, North Carolina and Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

On Wednesday, thousands of hopefuls will audition in Charlotte for the opportunity to be crowned the next American Idol.

On Thursday, Idol rolls on to Louisiana's capital city in Baton Rouge. With the competition heating up, it is going to be interesting to see who advances to Hollywood from the town more commonly known as "The Red Stick."

Tune in to the two-night American Idol event on WED and THU at 8 on FOX19.