CALLING ALL SINGERS! Forget Lines…You Can Try Out For ‘American Idol’ On MySpace!

Wed, September 15, 2010 9:00pm EST by 1 Comment
Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

Some claim without Simon Cowell, American Idol is out of touch and no longer relevant…but teaming up with Myspace might be a match made in critics heaven!

If you want to be the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or Lee Dewyze you can start your dreams over the Internet! Instead of staying overnight in a random parking lot of a random city, you can now create a 40-second video submission highlighting your star performance.

The contest — which runs until Oct. 6 — takes entries from a handful of songs such as Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Keith Urban‘s “Kiss a Girl” and Barry Manilow‘s “Copacabana.” A select few contestants will move on to Los Angeles for a more traditional tryout. Both American Idol & Myspace are owned by News Corp, and this is being used as a way to drum up business for the struggling social-networking website.

Will YOU be trying out for your chance at world-wide pop fame?

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Posted at 1:42 AM on September 16, 2010  

I watched the first three seasons of “American Idol” with religious fervor, possibly because I’m a former high school chorus geek with a dangerously high tolerance for saucer-eyed nymphs warbling Disney ballads, or possibly because I was dating a TV addict with an inner showtunes-adoring gay man trapped deep inside of him. One thing was clear back in 2002: You lose Simon Cowell, this show jumps the shark.

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