Emerald City Idol Singing Finals in Chittenango May 5th
Auditions are complete for Emerald City Idol 2018 and the finals will take place Saturday May 5th at Chittenango High School. Doors will open at 5:30 PM and the show will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 per and are available at the door.
Plan to spend the evening listening to 20 talented finalists in grades 7 - 12 sing songs of their choice before qualified celebrity judges to win cash prizes and the title of "Emerald City Idol". The finalists are from schools in Liverpool, Morrisville-Eaton, Westhill, Chittenango, Fabius-Pompey, Fayetteville-Manlius, Oriskany, West Genesee and Canastota. The first place winner will also win a prize for the music department at their school.
    The songs will be everything from Pop to Country and from Show Tunes to Ziggy Stardust. New this year all of the finalists will perform a group number. The judges are Paul Davie, Mark Zane, Mary Snell and Kathy Kellish.
    Plan to come out for an evening of entertainment. You won't be disappointed. For further information www.oz-stravaganza.com


OPEN TO STUDENTS IN 7th-12th GRADE!

Emerald City Idol started in 2008 as an additional competition event for the Oz-Stravaganza! Festival. The LIVE vocal competition will take place on Saturday, May 5th at 6 p.m. in the Chittenango High School Auditorium.

All applicants will audition one of the following: April 19th, April 20th, and April 21st (auditions are closed to the public). Applicants will perform their song for a selected panel of EC Idol audition judges. The panel will then narrow down the applicants to a limited group of final contestants to go on and compete in the actual competition on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 6 p.m.

That limited number of final talented contestants will compete vocally to see who will be 2018’s Emerald City Idol. A panel of local celebrity judges will be present at the LIVE competition to evaluate and find our Emerald City Idol. Each vocalist will sing one song for the judges in front of our LIVE audience and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize will be. The prizes will be awarded at the MAIN STAGE during Oz-Stravaganza! On Sunday, June 3rd- however winners will be revealed on May 5th at the end of the live show.

How to Audition

Please read EVERYTHING below if you plan on auditioning:

1. Audition slots are handled on a first-come first-serve basis. As soon as you arrive at the auditions your name will be added to the next slot in line. At the audition, you will be asked to sing your song a cappella (with no music accompaniment) for a panel of EC Idol audition judges. It will be expected that your song is MEMORIZED and that you can sing the full song. If you are chosen to be one of the finalists to go to the actual competition, a karaoke recording of your song must be supplied for you to perform with at the LIVE competition on May 5th.

2. Applicants will be chosen based on their vocal abilities as well as their stage presence and the performance that they give. You may choose whatever song choice you would like. Your song need not be OZ related.

3. All applicants will be contacted via email by Monday, April 23rd  whether they will be going on to compete at the LIVE competition or not. Only a certain number of finalists will be chosen to perform at the actual competition on Saturday, May 5th  at 6 p.m.

** The finalists will sing their same song for the May 5th  competition, that they performed during the Auditions**

4. All chosen finalists will be required to attend a group song rehearsal on               April 28th  from 11 p.m.–1 p.m. This will be a run through of the group number.         This will take place at the Sullivan Free Library in Chittenango.

5. All chosen finalists will be required to attend a run through on Friday, May 4th. This full show run through will be held at the Chittenango High School on the main stage.

6. The actual competition is, May 5th at 6 p.m. The final contestants will be asked to arrive at least by 5:30 p.m. and should not expect to leave before 9:30 p.m1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be announced at the end of the competition!!!

7. Prizes. The prizes for the winners are as follows:

1st Place- $300 AND a $100 dollar donation to your school music program

2nd Place- $100

3rdPlace- $50

The winners shown above will also be performing on the Main Stage at the Oz-stravaganza festival on Sunday, June 3rd. That is when we shall award the prizes.

Rules & Regulations
  • This competition is only for VOCAL performance. 
  • All songs should be MEMORIZED at the audition.
  • Contestants may only perform as soloists. 
  • Judges decisions are final. This applies in both audition and final round. 
  • There will be AUDITIONS on Thursday, April 19th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Manlius Library, Friday, April 20th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Morrisville Public Library, and Saturday, April 21st, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chittenango branch of the Sullivan Free Library 
  • You must perform your song acapella at the audition (with no music accomp.) If you are chosen to compete in the actual competition, you will supply a karaoke version of your song. 
  • In order to be considered to compete in this event, you MUST be available on all rehearsal and show dates. 
  • The WINNERS will be performing their winning song on the Main Stage at the Oz-Stravaganza on June 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. Checks for the winners will be awarded at that time. 
  • This event will be held on the stage in the Chittenango High School Auditorium. 
  • A panel of local celebrity judges will be there to judge the performances on May 5th. 
  • Audition slots are handled on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Dennis Kulis,
Mar 10, 2018, 7:37 PM