Are you the Indy Idol?

Have you ever dreamed of being a singing sensation? Make that dream a reality and be a contestant at the Ist Annual Indy Idol Contest. Preliminary open elimination is Saturday, February 28th at the Independence Elementary School located at 221 Tiger Avenue in the school cafeteria. 

Contestant registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 11a.m. Registration fee is $25.00 for contestants. Doors open to the audience at 11 a.m. and the contest begins at 11:30 a.m. Audience fee is $5, children under four years of age is free. Come and root for you favorite contestant and show the judges who your favorite is.

Top 20 contestants will move on to Round 1 elimination at The Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival, March 13th. Top 15 finalist from round 1 will move on to round 2, March 14th where the 1st Annual Indy Idol winner will be announced.

The winner of Indy Idol will sing their winning song Saturday night at the festival and perform four songs live on stage, Sunday. Along with performing at the festival, the Indy Idol winner will receive a $1000 scholarship to be used specifically towards the recording of music. Recordings can be done in Nashville, TN (with the assistance of Aria Records President, Barbara Farkas) or any recording studio of their choice.

Application and information about Indy Idol 2009 can be picked up at The Independence Chamber of Commerce office locate at 583 W. Railroad Avenue, downtown Independence from 9-2, Monday thru Thursday or call their office at 985-878-2050. The Chamber office is located behind Hancock Bank. 

Indy Idol is presented by The Independence Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Independence and The Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival.

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