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Contestants Needed For 2016 Persimmon Idol
Updated August 26, 2016 7:32 AM | Filed under: Event
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(MITCHELL) - Persimmon Idol is set to showcase singing talent from the local listening area.

Register today at WPHZ.com

The winner of Persimmon Idol will take home a *GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE *.

This years contest will feature two age divisions: YOUTH (10-17) and ADULT (ages 18 and up).

Contestants will be required to sing during our preliminary round in order to qualify to perform on Mitchell's Main Street Stage on Saturday, September 24th from 4:30 p.m. till 5:30 p.m.

The preliminary round will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

During this round, each contestant will be allowed a small amount of time to perform their song in front of our judges.

Auditions have a closed door policy; no friends or family members will be allowed into the audition room.

Those contestants chosen to perform on the Main Street Stage will then be contacted sometime after Monday, September 19th.

Contestants chosen to move on to the Main Street stage will perform from 4:30p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th following the parade.

Everyone is welcome to attend this round and cheer on their favorite performers.

There is no charge to enter Persimmon Idol or to attend the event.

The Persimmon Idol winner from each division (youth and adult) will win the following GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE:

  • Persimmon Idol trophy
  • Z102 tee
  • $100 cash prize
  • Guest appearances on Homespun Edge which airs on Fridays at 5 p.m. on Z102 102.5 WPHZ.

Persimmon Idol Rules

  • If singing along with music, contestant will need to provide their own music (on CD) at prelims, no vocals on track. Contestant may use and provide their own instrument for accompaniment. Acapella singing is also allowed.
  • Contestants will need to provide lyrics to the song they will be performing. Please print and be prepared to present these lyrics at the preliminaries
  • Maximum song length of 4 minutes
  • Music/lyrics must be approved by officials before performance (no explicit language or message); discretion is up to WPHZ
  • If under 18, parental consent is needed in order for contestant to perform on Main Street Stage. Waiver will be sent home at prelims. If waiver is not presented with parent or guardian signature day of performance, contestant will not perform/compete.


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