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'American Idol' Season 13 Auditions: Guitars Allowed

In a first for the Fox show, Hollywood hopefuls may be allowed to strum along to their tryout song.

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Here's an American Idol first: Hopefuls for the show's 13th season will be allowed to bring a guitar into the audition room.

The new rule comes via the Fox series' official site, which posted a dare, of sorts, on Tuesday, July 9: "Bring out your guitars and show us what you've got!"

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Those trying out will have to give it a go a capella first, however. Then, "at the discretion of the producers," the potential contestant may be allowed to whip out their six-string.

Season 13 auditions kick off in Salt Lake City on July 11. Singers can also audition online, but sans instrument.

For more information, head over to americanidol.com.

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