LOS ANGELES, CA Friday Jan.19.2007 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Diddy and MTV are looking for the next contestants for the hit series "Making The Band," as the rapper sets to form the all-male counterpart to his hit girl-group, Danity Kane.

They recently announced nation-wide open call auditions for the show, which began Wednesday January 17th in Los Angeles. But no worries if you can't make it in person - MTV and Diddy are making it possible to post your video auditions online via makingtheband.MTV.com.

Once your singing video is uploaded, viewers have until January 27th to vote for their favorite, narrowing down the competition to 25. The remaining contestants will go on to Round Two, where you'll be asked to upload a dance audition. Viewers then have until February 6th to vote. Three finalists will then have the opportunity to audition for Diddy in person.

Open call audition dates and locations include:
HOUSTON
DATE: Saturday 1/20
TIME: Line forms at 7 am, Open call begins promptly at 10 am
LOCATION: MERIDIAN
1503 Chartres St.
Houston, TX 77003

ORLANDO
DATE: Tuesday 1/23
TIME: Line forms at 7 am, Open call begins promptly at 10 am
LOCATION: CLUB PARIS
122 W. Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801

ATLANTA
DATE: Saturday 1/27
TIME: Line forms at 7 am, Open call begins promptly at 10 am
LOCATION: VERVE LOUNGE
511 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

CHICAGO
DATE: Tuesday 1/30
TIME: Line forms at 7 am, Open call begins promptly at 10 am
LOCATION: CLUB 720
720 North Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60622

DETROIT
DATE: Saturday 2/3
TIME: Line forms at 7 am, Open call begins promptly at 10 am
LOCATION: PLAN B
205 W. Congress
Detroit, MI 48226

NEW YORK
DATE: Tuesday 2/6
TIME: Line forms at 7 am, Open call begins promptly at 10 am
LOCATION: BLVD
199 Bowery (at Spring St)
New York, NY 10002

For more information, log on to www.makingtheband.MTV.com



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