KINGSPORT — Now is your chance to be the next Kingsport Idol.
Kingsport Idol, the premier singing competition of the Tri-Cities for the past 13 years, is back for another round this year. From now through April 30, anyone interested in taking part can sign up to audition.
All auditions will be a capella, and you may sing a song of your choice for the judges. Auditions will be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles (926 E. Stone Drive). Dates and times are as follows:
· Ages 14 to 17: May 7 at 6 p.m.
· Ages 18 to 24: May 9 at 6 p.m.
· Ages 8 to 13: May 14 at 6 p.m.
· Ages 25 and up: May 16 at 6 p.m.
· Duos/Groups: May 21 at 6 p.m. This is a new category for this year’s competition.
Please register by April 30 to claim your spot. There will be a $5 fee for auditioning and a $35 fee to compete. Everyone who auditions will find out whether they made it to the competition about a week after performing.
Live competition shows will be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles beginning in June with the finale on August 3. Each week, contestants will sing a song from a new category with the hope of moving on to the next stage of the competition.
Bays Mountain Park and Knoxville TVA Credit Union are the sponsors of Kingsport Idol, in partnership with Cross Country Mortgage, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and WXBQ.