American Idol, Cover Nation Announce VIP Pass Cover Contest

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” stars judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest
AMERICAN IDOL Ð ABCÕs ÒAmerican IdolÓ stars judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

American Idol and Cover Nation are joining forces to sponsor a cover contest. The winners will earn a special VIP pass to audition for American Idol. Cover Nation features cover contests, live stream takeover Tuesdays, exclusive covers cover compilations, reaction compilations and more.

Entrants get a shot to win an exclusive Mentoring Session with an American Idol Producer and a no-wait American Idol Priority Audition. Five winners will be selected. Sign up HERE.


1. Give us your best performance of any of the 5 featured contest songs listed below and upload it to YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram on public within the contest dates of October 14 – October 28, 2022.

2. Submit your entry with the contest form link below by October 28, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Use the contest hashtag #americanidolVIPpasscontest in your video description box.


Charlie PuthLeft And Right 
Dua Lipa, Elton JohnCold Heart  
JojiGlimpse Of Us 
Kate BushRunning Up That Hill 
Zach Bryan Something In The Orange 

Judging criteria:

75% Vocal Performance
25% Originality of Performance

Contest entrants must be born on or between June 2, 1993 and September 15, 2007 and must be a legal resident of the US. These are the age limit rules to audition for American Idol.

The contest winner will be selected on or about Oct 31, 2022. It’s important to note that Cover Nation will select the winning entrants, not American Idol producers.

The contest winner will be announced publicly on or about November 7, 2022 via a “Best of Contest” compilation video hosted on the Cover Nation YouTube channel.


American Idol season 21 auditions are happening now.

Singers can still audition for open calls. But also the Judges–Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan–have filmed auditions in Las Vegas and New Orleans. The third and last audition city will be in Nashville, set to film sometime in November.

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