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

Tuesday, June 15th   -    9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Olde School Saloon & Bistro, 418 State Street
A full night of American Ideat tryouts, in one of New Haven's newest, coolest, friendliest bars.

Wednesday, June 16th   -    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pitkin Plaza, 141 Orange Street
This is a Live Band tryout round!  An American Ideat challenge for the truly brave.
Participate in the other Ideat Village Pop Culture / Reality TV Spoof-A-Thon events, too.

Sunday, June 20th   -    9:30 pm - 1:00 am


KOJI, 182 Temple Street
Note: this is a tentative date -- please check back.

Tuesday, June 22nd   -    9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Olde School Saloon & Bistro, 418 State Street
Back for another round, featuring mistress of ceremonies, the delightful Ms. Robin Banks.
Note: this is the last tryout round -- last chance to make it to the semi-finals.

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

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Season 5 (2009) American Ideat winner, Vickie

Then... successful contenders in the tryout rounds will go on to compete in the semi-finals

Wednesday, June 23rd   -    9:00 pm - midnight

GPSCY (Ballroom)  at  Yale, 204 York Street

This is where the competition heats up...

Two elimination rounds, with surprise challenges.

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

Saturday, June 26th   -    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.  The live band tryout round is just like it sounds - that means no karaoke prompter with the words. The band will do their best to accommodate your first choice of songs, but it's a good idea to have a back-up selection.

Semi-finals:  There will be two elimination rounds in the semi-finals. In the first round, semi-finalists will be able to pick their own songs. Then, 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:  For the final elimination, and the crown (uh, cone) a surprise song, selected by the American Ideat organizers, will be performed by each of the last contestants standing... remember, creativity is key.

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!