American Idol 2014 Auditions Feature Guitars For Season 13

It looks like now that American Idol 2013 got it’s girl winner at the cost of horrible ratings, they might be ready to embrace the “White Guy With a Guitar” trend.

American Idol 2012 Phillip Phillips

Because for the first time ever, hopefuls were allowed to use their guitars for their initial auditions. But there is a hitch. Here are the details from American Idol officials:

Now, for the first time in AMERICAN IDOL® history, you can audition with your guitar! So bring out your guitars and show us what you’ve got!

Please note that each audition MUST start with an a capella piece and hopefuls will only be able to use their guitars after the a capella audition at the discretion of the producers. Auditioners were not required to perform with a guitar at any time.

What do you think about opening the auditions for people to perform with an instrument for American Idol season 13? Do you approve or do you think we’ll just end up with another WGWG again?