|Winners to Sing for American Idol Producers During Bus Tour
Zach D’Onofrio went from winning a Tampa Bay Idol “Front of the Line” ticket…all the way to Hollywood Week! The next musical superstar could be right here in the Bay Area! Tampa Bay Idol will give local singers a specialopportunity.
Winners of Tampa Bay Idol will receive a “Front of the Line” Ticket to audition for American Idol producers during their bus tour stop in Orlando on August 25, 2018. This guarantees them a chance to be seen by producers without waiting in the long lines.
ABC Action News and Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend will open audition sign-ups on August 13, 2018 at ABCActionNews.com/Idol. The first 400 registrants will have the chance to audition. Then, a one-day audition will be held for the registrants to perform a short a capella song before a panel of local celebrity judges on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel.
“Pasco County is thrilled to be supporting Tampa Bay Idol again this year. The event welcomes people from all over the region and the opportunity to showcase our county during this exciting event is truly an honor,” said Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore. “As we welcome visitors and locals for this competition, we encourage them to take advantage of the endless adventures Pasco County has to offer – from parks and nature trails to zipline courses and our beautiful coastline, we have something for everyone.”
“The North Tampa Bay Chamber is thrilled to welcome Tampa Bay Idol back to Wesley Chapel. Last year was a huge success. This is a truly a community event, and our opportunity to shine. We have many partners working with together to ensure another record crowd and maybe America’s next Idol,” said North Tampa Bay Chamber President/CEO Hope Kennedy Allen.
“Florida Hospital Center Ice is excited to host this event again this year. The leadership of Pasco County has been doing so many great things and hosting so many wonderful events – we are so happy to be a part of everything they do. This event was a lot of fun last year and we are really looking forward to this year’s Tampa Bay Idol and what it will bring to both our facility and Pasco County as a whole. Good luck to all the candidates; and, be sure to come back after the auditions for our themed public skate session,” commented Florida Hospital Center Ice Executive Marketing Director James Mitchell.
“We’re happy to, once again, give Bay Area singers an opportunity that can’t be found anywhere else in the Bay area – a chance to audition directly in front of producers from one of America’s most popular TV shows, American Idol,” said Nick Nicholson, vp and general manager of WFTS.
To audition, local singers must meet all eligibility requirements and download the official rules & local registration which can only be found at ABCActionNews.com/Idol.
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