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Seize this limited chance to attend open call auditions for The Voice in Texas

Seize this chance to attend open call auditions for The Voice in Texas

News, The Voice auditions, Dec. 2015
Houston hosts the first round of open call auditions for The Voice in January at Minute Maid Park. Photo courtesy of The Voice
News, The Voice auditions, Craig Wayne Boyd, Dec. 2015
Craig Wayne Boyd of Mesquite won Season 7 of The Voice. Photo courtesy of Twitter
News, The Voice auditions, Danielle Bradbery, Dec. 2015
Daniel Bradbery of Cypress won Season 4, the youngest contestant at 16 to win. Photo courtesy of Twitter
News, The Voice auditions, Dec. 2015
News, The Voice auditions, Craig Wayne Boyd, Dec. 2015
News, The Voice auditions, Danielle Bradbery, Dec. 2015

Calling all Texans with a hankering to test their vocal talents on NBC's two-time Emmy-winning hit show The Voice.

NBC has announced open call auditions for the show's 10th season, and Houston is one of only four cities where the judges will sample the talent pool.

The auditions begin at Minute Maid Park on January 9, 2016, before continuing on to Memphis, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the latter two cities each garnering two days of auditions. It's one day only for Houston; and the last time the talent quest visited, there were more than 3,500 would-be stars lining up to sing.

The official online casting site notes, "We are looking for solo artists and duos that perform all types of music: pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, Latin, country, blues, indie. We want to know your story and why you are The Voice."

There are a number of eligibility requirements, such as a background check and turning 15 by March 28, 2016. You'll have to put on ice any plans to run for public office for at least a year, and you'll need the bucks to pay your own transportation for the early audition rounds.

Texans have done pretty well on the show, with Mesquite's Craig Wayne Boyd taking the seventh season and Cypress' Danielle Bradbery, at age 16, winning the fourth season.