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'American Idol XIV' proves it pays to believe

by jmaloni

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Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:35 am
`American Idol XIV`: Minneapolis auditions: Thousands line up for a chance to become the next `American Idol` on Wednesday, June 18, at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. (FOX photo by Adam Bettcher)
"American Idol XIV": Minneapolis auditions: Thousands line up for a chance to become the next "American Idol" on Wednesday, June 18, at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. (FOX photo by Adam Bettcher)

Launch of "American Idol True Believer" initiative enlists America in search of the next superstar 

Encourage someone to audition and you may be rewarded with $50,000

Simultaneous East and West Coast bus tours start July 9 in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon

The "American Idol XIV" team knows that sometimes a talented singer just needs someone to give him or her a little extra encouragement to help achieve a dream. And now, the series will honor these "True Believers" with a special "American Idol True Believer" reward, giving each contestant the opportunity to designate one "True Believer" who will have the opportunity to walk away with $50,000 at the end of the season, should his or her contestant win.

If you know of a talented singer who may need a little extra motivation to try out for "American Idol XIV," give that person a push and he or she could make you a "True Believer." Continue checking http://idol.ly/true-believer-rules for more details, including eligibility and rules.

In addition to the five previously announced audition cities - Minneapolis (Wednesday, June 18); New Orleans (Wednesday, June 25); Uniondale (Wednesday, July 23); Nashville (Wednesday, July 30); and San Francisco (Monday, Sept. 29) - the "American Idol XIV" team revs up its bicoastal bus tour. Kicking off Wednesday, July 9, both in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, the "American Idol XIV" bus tour will offer dreamers and hopefuls a chance to change their lives forever and begin their own "American Idol" journey. Hopefuls can also submit auditions online through social media using #TheNextIdol. Find out all you need to know HERE.

Bus tour dates include:

West Coast Bus Tour East Coast Bus Tour

  • Wednesday, July 9 - Portland, Oregon, and Portland, Maine
  • Saturday, July 12 - Reno, Nevada, and Columbus, Ohio
  • Tuesday, July 15 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Richmond, Virginia
  • Thursday, July 17 - Amarillo, Texas, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Saturday, July 19 - Branson, Missouri, and Tallahassee, Florida
  • Monday, July 21 - Kansas City, Missouri

Auditions will be held from approximately 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on each bus tour audition day at each audition location. Additional information about auditions can be found by visiting www.americanidol.com.

Singers can also audition at www.americanidol.com, by submitting an audition video online. Entrants should demonstrate their stellar singing ability by performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Visit www.americanidol.com for submission rules and terms and conditions. Follow the conversation on Twitter #IdolAuditions

Fans can "Like" "American Idol" on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol.

No purchase necessary. Open only to legal U.S. residents who (A) are designated by a season XIV "American Idol" contestant as their "True Believer" and (B) consent to the designation. There are no other forms of entry. For complete eligibility requirements and official rules, visit http://idol.ly/true-believer-rules.

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