“We are excited to partner with our friends at American Idol to create this unique opportunity for 4-H youth,” said Ivan Heredia, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, National 4-H Council. “This unique experience gives our incredible 4-H’ers the platform to showcase their talents and is an example of the many ways that Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program enables young people to find their spark and pursue their interests. passions.”
Last season Georgia Old 4-H, Willie spence, was crowned a finalist on “American Idol” after delivering several powerful performances and wowing the judges week after week. Coming from Douglas, Georgia, Willie joined 4-H at the age of thirteen and became a star in the performing arts group 4-H Clovers & Company.
“Being part of ‘American Idol’ was a life-changing experience and kick-started my career in the entertainment industry,” said last season’s finalist, Willie spence. “There are so many awesome 4-H players who share my passion for music and performance. My message to everyone is to come out and sing their hearts out at these auditions!”
To register for the 4-H hearing day, visit https://bit.ly/Idol4H. Registration open on Tuesday September 14e To 9:00 am EST and closes on Friday September 24e To 3:00 p.m. EST. Full details on eligibility requirements, submission forms and terms and conditions are available at www.americanidol.com/auditions.
“American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Megan Wolflick, also acting as showrunner, Fremantle’s Jennifer mullin and Trish kinane with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, trains confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for the careers of tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the United States with experiences that develop life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s and USDA’s cooperative extension system and serves every county and parish in the United States through a network of 110 public universities and over 3,000 local extension offices . Globally, 4-H works with independent programs to empower one million young people in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows up young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their community; twice as likely to make healthier choices; twice as likely to be civically active; and twice as likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4-H at 4-H.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN IDOL
“American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the musical competition genre, will return to the airwaves for another season on ABC. Music industry forces and superstar judges help determine who America will vote for as the next singing sensation Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan seacrest will return to the beloved competition series as a host.
Last season, ABC’s “American Idol” ranked first in the playoffs in its two-hour span for the second year in a row among adults ages 18 to 49. Additionally, “American Idol” finished in the Top 5 unscripted series last season with Total Viewers (# 4).
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SOURCE National 4-H Council