'American Idol' Season 16: Casting Announcement Revealed [VIDEO]

American Idol is returning for a 16th season on ABC and according to a new report, those behind the show are "desperate" to make sure the upcoming installment is a success.

On Friday, a report revealed that the network has hired a top casting agency to ensure the new season is jam-packed with superstar acts.

"Doron Ofir Casting is proud to announce that we are now casting in coordination with American Idol for the country's most talented, unique, and inspiring solo singers from around the country between the ages of 15 - 28 years old," a casting message read according to Radar Online.

Rather than wait in lines in their cities as the rest of the hopefuls will do, potential cast members of the new installment can respond to the casting call and receive a massive perk. They will also have an advantage over their fellow hopefuls.

"Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom. This is your chance to get an exclusive invitation to audition directly for the executive producer," the message said.

In other American Idol news, Ryan Seacrest recently spoke out in response to rumors regarding his possible role in the upcoming installment.

"Do I think I will?" Seacrest told Variety of his possible return as host. "The puzzle is a matrix. I love the show. I have great affection for the show, and I think the show will be tremendously successful on ABC."

As for the rest of the season 16 cast, Katy Perry is set to star as one of the three to four judges of the series and will reportedly be paid a whopping $25 million for her participation.

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