American Idol Audition To Take Place In Pasco
Winners of Tampa Bay Idol will receive ‘Front of the Line’ tickets for the next round of auditions.
WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – Local singers looking to make it big in the recording industry will have a chance to have their dreams come true next month with American Idol.
ABC Action News and Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend will host Tampa Bay Idol on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Florida Hospital Center Ice, located at 313 Cypress Ridge Blvd. in Wesley Chapel.
“I am excited that Tampa Bay Idol has chosen Pasco County and the ice arena as a venue to hold the tryouts,” said Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey. “This facility is a great addition to Pasco County and we are looking forward to having individuals from our county and the Tampa Bay region show off their talent on a national level.”
Audition sign-ups will begin on Saturday, Aug. 5 at www.ABCActionNews.com/Idol. The first 400 people to register will get the chance to audition in person at the Aug. 12 event. The participants will be asked to perform a short, a capella song before a panel of local celebrity judges.
Winners of Tampa Bay Idol will receive a “Front of the Line” ticket to audition in front of American Idol producers during their bus stop tour in Orlando on Thursday, Aug. 17. This will guarantee the Tampa Bay Idol winners a chance to be seen by the show’s producers without waiting in long lines.
“We’re happy to be giving Bay area singers a unique opportunity – a chance to audition directly in front of producers from one of America’s most popular TV shows, American Idol,” said Nick Nicholson, vice president and general manager of WFTS-TV, the local ABC affiliate. “That’s something no other television station in Tampa can offer.”
Mike Moore, the chairman of the Pasco County commission, said he couldn’t be happier Tampa Bay Idol is holding tryouts Pasco.
“The ice arena where this will be held is a wonderful facility and we look forward to seeing the talent and the arena featured for the Tampa Bay Idol,” he said.
To audition for Tampa Bay Idol, local singers must meet all eligibility requirements and download the official rules and local registration at www.ABCActionNews.com/Idol.