American Idol online auditions kick off on MySpace

MUMBAI: In celebration of the music-based reality show American Idol’s 10th anniversary season, 19 Entertainment FremantleMedia North America and US boradcaster Fox have partnered with MySpace for the show’s audition process.

Till 6 October, hopefuls between the ages of 15 and 28 will have the opportunity to submit an audition video exclusively on MySpace at
Entrants should demonstrate their singing ability by performing one of the songs from the approved list a cappella. Videos are limited to 40 seconds in length, and are limited to one submission per person. Auditions will be judged in a similar fashion to the live audition cities and a select number will advance to the next round of callbacks in Los Angeles.

Fans will be able to share the videos across various networks and watch highlights in a special gallery on the MySpace page. 
MySpace Music president Courtney Holt says, “American Idol has established itself as the largest stage to find and elevate new artists. Marrying this year’s auditions with MySpace, a platform renowned for discovering new talent, allows the show to broaden its reach online in the search for Season 10 hopefuls."

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