I’m not exactly sure what the point of this new American Idol 14 contest is, but, if the eventual winner of the competition enters, the person that they have designated as a “True Believer” will win $50,000.
I think the idea is that a person who hears about the contest, will push a talented friend to audition for the show. At this point, the producers want to make sure there are crowds at the audition spots. Plus, there’s the heartwarming aspect of the winner being able to reward a supportive friend or relative. It’s an expanded version of the Top 2 giving a Ford car away to somebody they know who has supported them.
Read the press release from FOX below. There is a also a link to the contest rules. And it looks like the producers are continuing with the roman numerals, which I have decided to ignore this season.
“AMERICAN IDOL XIV” PROVES THAT IT PAYS TO BELIEVE! LAUNCH OF “AMERICAN IDOL TRUE BELIEVER” INITIATIVE ENLISTS AMERICA IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT SUPERSTAR ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TO AUDITION AND YOU MAY BE REWARDED WITH $50,000!
Simultaneous East and West Coast Bus Tours Start July 9 in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon
The AMERICAN IDOL XIV team knows that sometimes a talented singer just needs someone to give them a little extra encouragement to help them achieve their dreams. And now, the series will honor these “True Believers” with a special AMERICAN IDOL TRUE BELIEVER reward, by giving each contestant the opportunity to designate one “True Believer” who will have the opportunity to walk away with $50,000 at the end of the season, should their contestant win! If you know of a talented singer who may need a little extra motivation to try out for AMERICAN IDOL XIV, give them a push and they could make you their True Believer! Please continue checking http://idol.ly/true-believer-rules for more details, including eligibility and rules.
In addition to the five previously announced audition cities – Minneapolis, MN (Wednesday, June 18); New Orleans, LA (Wednesday, June 25); Uniondale, NY; (Wednesday, July 23); Nashville, TN; (Wednesday, July 30); and San Francisco, CA; (Monday, Sept. 29) – the AMERICAN IDOL XIV team revs up its bicoastal bus tour. Kicking off on Wednesday, July 9 both in Portland, ME, and Portland, OR, the AMERICAN IDOL XIV Bus Tour will offer dreamers and hopefuls a chance to change their lives forever and begin their own AMERICAN IDOL journey. Hopefuls can also submit auditions online through social media using #TheNextIdol. Find out all you need to know HERE.
Please see Bus Tour dates below:
West Coast Bus Tour East Coast Bus Tour
Wednesday, July 9 – Portland OR Wednesday, July 9 – Portland, ME
Saturday, July 12 – Reno, NV Saturday, July 12 – Columbus, OH
Tuesday, July 15 – Albuquerque, NM Tuesday, July 15 – Richmond, VA
Thursday, July 17 – Amarillo, TX Thursday, July 17 – Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday, July 19 – Branson, MO Sunday, July 20 – Tallahassee, FL
Monday, July 21 – Kansas City, MO
Auditions will be held from approximately 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on each bus tour audition day at each audition location (to be announced). Additional information about auditions can be found by visiting www.americanidol.com.
Singers can also audition at www.americanidol.com, by submitting an audition video online. Entrants should demonstrate their stellar singing ability by performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Please visit www.americanidol.com for submission rules and terms and conditions. And join the conversation on Twitter #IdolAuditions
AMERICAN IDOL XIV is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group.“Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal US residents who (a) are designated by a Season XIV AMERICAN IDOL contestant as their “True Believer” and (b) consent to the designation. There are no other forms of entry. For complete eligibility requirements and Official Rules, visit http://idol.ly/true-believer-rules. Sponsor: American Idol Productions Inc. Void where prohibited.