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FIVE opportunities to try out
for a spot in the American Ideat finals!

Monday, June 16th     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Broadcast LIVE from the CTV Studio, 2666 State Street, Hamden
fun, excitement and interviews with the reigning American Ideat, Kriss, and past winners

Tuesday, June 17th     10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Rudy's, 372 Elm Street
A full night devoted to American Ideat tryouts

Thursday, June 19th     10:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Clubhouse  at  Fashionista Vintage & Variety, 33 Church Street

Immediately following Ideat Village's "Go Kat Go Showcase" at Temple Plaza

A special bonus: use Fashionista's vast "wardrobe" to dress up for your performance!

Monday, June 23rd     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Broadcast LIVE from the CTV Studio, 2666 State Street, Hamden
Includes a special viewer call-in segment for commentary on the performances.

Tuesday, June 24th     9:00 pm - 12:00 am

the GPSCY (Lounge)  at  Yale, 204 York Street

This is your last chance to make it into the semi-finals!.

Tryout rounds are open to all -- advance sign-up is not necessary

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Season 3 (2007) American Ideat winner, Kriss, with judges Luis & LeRoy

Successful contenders in the tryout rounds will go on to compete in the semi-finals

Wednesday, June 25th     7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Temple Plaza, between  Temple and College Streets (behind the Shubert Theater)

A whole new format: semi-finalists will be singing with a live band!

Two elimination rounds, with a surprise challenge for the second round!

and 6 lucky finalists will go on to compete for the title of American Ideat!

Friday, June 27th     10:00 pm - 2:00 am

the GPSCY (Ballroom) at  Yale, 204 York Street

with a special musical guest and Blow Up Dance Party from 9:00 pm - 2:00 am.

A few simple rules....

The American Ideat competition is simply judged karaoke... easy... a rotating panel of "celebrity" judges drawn from the local music, media and art realms will determine your fate and your opportunity for advancement to the semi-final round.

Tryouts:   Contestants in the tryout rounds may select their songs from the list provided (lots to choose from) or you may bring your own karaoke CD.

Semi-finals:  Something new... for the first time, the semi-finalists will sing with a live band. There will be two elimination rounds. In the first round, semi-finalists will be able to pick their own songs. The band will do their best to accommodate the choice, but it's a good idea to have a back-up selection. The semi-finalists still remaining for the second round will have a limited selection of songs available. The available songs will remain a closely guarded secret until just moments before the second round begins. Only 5 (or possibly 6) finalists will advance to the final round.

Final:  During the final round, the finalists will each have a last chance to sing a song of their choice. Then, for the final elimination, and the crown (er, cone) a surprise song will be performed by the last contestants standing...

NOTE: If you try out in an early round, don't make the semi-final cut and can't accept the crushing blow, you can try again in later rounds. (If time is limited, preference will given to contestants who did not compete in earlier rounds)


Good Luck!

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