launch IDOL ACROSS AMERICA, a biodiesel-fueled mobile experience tour
traveling to 16 cities across the U.S. over a 4-week period beginning
Wednesday, Jan. 19.
During the mobile tour, visitors who are U.S. residents 15 years of age
or older will have the opportunity to record their own take on the "This
is AMERICAN IDOL..." introduction made famous by Ryan Seacrest and be
entered into a nationwide contest for a chance to win a trip to
Hollywood to deliver the famous line on the IDOL stage alongside Ryan!
As part of the tour, fans will also have the opportunity to participate
in the "Be Your Own Idol" singing experience and pose for photos - which
they can pick up online and then upload to their favorite
social-networking sites - at the IDOL judges' table alongside life-size
standees of host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez
and Steven Tyler.
In addition to viewing one-of-a-kind AMERICAN IDOL memorabilia -
including framed platinum records, Ryan Seacrest's suit, Carrie
Undersood's finale dress and David Cook's guitar - and photos, fans can
take a trip down memory lane by watching the special "Welcome Home"
documentary that showcases all nine past IDOL winners.
The 10th season of AMERICAN IDOL kicks off with a two-night premiere
Wednesday, Jan. 19 (7-9pm CST) and Thursday, Jan. 20 (7-8pm) on FOX17.
IDOL ACROSS AMERICA launches in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Stay with americanidol.com to follow IDOL ACROSS AMERICA as it makes its
way around the country and also for exclusive videos, interviews and
photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your
AMERICAN IDOL news.
"THIS IS AMERICAN IDOL" CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES AND ANY OTHER DIRECTION GIVEN BY EVENT
PERSONNEL MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND/OR FORFEITURE OF
ANY PRIZE WON.
GENERAL REGISTRATION PARTICIPANTS:
All interested individuals who are eligible (eligible participants are
15 and over at time of entry; neither an employee, nor an immediate
family member of an employee of FOX Broadcasting Company, 19
Entertainment, Fremantle Entertainment or any advertising or Contest
agency) and present at any/all stops of the Season 10 AMERICAN IDOL BUS
TOUR will read these rules and give their verbal consent on camera to
participate. Upon consent, each participant will slate for the camera
with their full name, age and address. Each individual is only allowed
to enter the contest and participate on camera once.
"This is AMERICAN IDOL" Contest:
Host or Event Personnel will demonstrate the directions for recording the contest entry for the camera.
The participant will then record their best variation of Ryan Seacrest's
famous "This is AMERICAN IDOL" introduction. Contestants are encouraged
to be enthusiastic and creative with their entries. Note - any
contestant whose video entry contains profanity, nudity or other
inappropriate content in the Event Personnel's sole discretion will
automatically be disqualified and their video will be destroyed.
Upon completion of the video entry, event personnel will email all video
submissions to Fox Broadcasting Company. No parties associated with the
contest or AMERICAN IDOL Bus tour are responsible for lost or damaged
All eligible submissions will be reviewed and judged by a panel
consisting of American Idol producers and/or FOX executives
(collectively, the "Judges") based on the following criteria: 1) On
Camera Appeal. 2) Enthusiasm & Personality 3) Creativity. In the
event of a tie, the tied submissions will be judged solely on the
criteria of on camera appeal. 10 potential finalists will be chosen by
the Judges and will be required to complete and sign additional
paperwork (including verification of identity and parental permission if
finalist is a minor in his/her state of residence) in order to be
eligible to win. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of finalist
status. All decisions of the Judges are final.
From the top ten confirmed finalists, Ryan Seacrest or appropriate
American Idol production executive will select the grand prize winner.
Selection of the winner is at the sole discretion of Ryan Seacrest
and/or American Idol production executives.
The Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone and email and will have
10 days to respond and accept prize by returning all required paperwork
for winner and guest. If the winner cannot be contacted, the second
place winner will be moved into the grand prize slot. This will continue
until winner is selected. Based on availability, the winner may be
announced on AmericanIdol.com.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a round trip coach class airfare for
(2) from the airport with regularly scheduled flights closest to
winner's city of residence to Los Angeles, CA. The winner will receive
two nights stay (room and room tax only, double occupancy) at a Los
Angeles hotel and transportation to and from location of AMERICAN IDOL
recording facility. Winner is responsible for all other incidental
expenses and fees. The winner will receive the opportunity to present
the infamous "This is AMERICAN IDOL" phrase on stage with Ryan Seacrest
at a date chosen by production. Note, Fox Broadcasting Company,
Fremantle, 19 Entertainment are not responsible for any delays or
cancellations due to production exigencies. There is no guarantee that
winner's performance will be broadcast. In the event that production of
American Idol is cancelled or postponed, the related portion of the
prize may be cancelled without substitution or compensation. The
approximate retail value ("ARV") of the First Place prize is $2,500 USD,
depending on location of winner's residence.
The top ten finalists will receive an AMERICAN IDOL T-shirt and any
additional prizing that may be provided by Fox Broadcasting Company. The
ARV of the finalist prize is $20 USD.
WINNERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND/OR LOCAL TAXES RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZES.
Awarding of prizes is expressly conditioned upon compliance with these
rules, which are subject to change as deemed reasonably necessary by
AMERICAN IDOL Production, Fremantle, 19 Entertainment, Event Personnel
and/or Fox Broadcasting Company.
Wednesday, January 12 2011, 10:31 PM CST