American Idols Promote the American Idol Experience (What They Earn)

TMZ reportedly had a peek at the contracts American Idol contestants sign with Disney to promote the American Idol Experience at Disney World. The Top 5 has traditionally taped promotional videos for the attraction, and the winner does a day at Disney shortly after the season wraps. Here’s what they earn for their time:

According to one of the contestant’s contracts, obtained by TMZ, each of the final 5 contestants is required to put in a day’s work post-“Idol” at the new American Idol Experience at Disney World — taping a performance for later use on the attraction.

Lucky for them, they’re not working for free — according to the deal, the 2nd through 5th place contestants will earn $50,000 for the day’s work … much more than most Disney employees can say.

But the deal gets a little trickier for whoever wins “Idol” this season — that person is required not only to tape a performance for the attraction … he or she is also required to participate in a commercial and make an in-person appearance at Disney world to help promote the attraction.

The good news — the winner gets paid handsomely for the job … $200,000.

Not bad!

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