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

Tuesday, June 16th     10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Rudy's, 372 Elm Street
A full night of American Ideat tryouts, immediately following The Wild Woman Radio Ideat Village show at Temple Plaza.

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

Cafe Nine, 250 State Street
Live Band Karaoke!  American Ideat tryouts for the truly brave, immediately following The New Haven Advocate's Ideat Village show at Temple Plaza.

Tuesday, June 23rd     10:00 pm - 1:00 am

GPSCY (Lounge) at Yale, 204 York Street
A full night of American Ideat tryouts at a cool venue.

Wednesday, June 24th     10:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Blue Pearl,  130 Court 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 4 (2008) American Ideat winner, "The General"

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

Thursday, June 25th     10:00 pm - midnight

GPSCY (Ballroom)  at  Yale, 204 York Street

Semi-finalists will be singing with a live band... We tried this format last year, and here it is again!

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!

Saturday, June 27th     8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pitkin Plaza, Orange Street (between Court St. and Chapel St.)

During the Ideat Village street festival going on all day from 2:00 pm - 10:00 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:  The semi-finalists will sing with a live band - that means no karaoke prompter with the words. 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, selected by the American Ideat organizers, will be performed by each of 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)

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Good Luck!

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