Garrettsville – Have you ever dreamed of being on The Voice or American Idol, thinking, “I can do that!” Well, we can’t guarantee you’ll be on either show but we can offer you a chance to use your singing talent to earn some cash.

If you are available April 23rd, May 21st and June 25th, you need to consider auditioning for this year’s Garrettsville Idol.

Adults will compete for a $1,000 cash prize awarded to the winner at the finals held during Summerfest, while the youth and teens will each compete for $500.

The open-call auditions are scheduled for Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Iva Walker Auditorium in James A. Garfield High School at 1p.m. (Use event entrance) Contestants are asked to come prepared to sing an entire song without musical accompaniment.

The closed audition, with no audience has been broken down into the following three age brackets:

Youth 8– 12 years – 1 p.m.

Teen 13-17 years – 1 p.m.

Adults 18 years and up – 2 p.m.

* Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a biography sheet for our program.

Registration can be done at the door on April 23rd, or you may register by mail: label the top of a piece of paper with “Garrettsville Idol”; include name, address, email address, phone number, and date of birth and send it to Garrettsville Summerfest at 8311 Windham Street Garrettsville, Oh 44231. Idol registration can also be dropped off at Skylanes Bowling Alley.

Please note: Contestants must be available all three dates to be eligible to audition.

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Denise Bly has been a correspondent for the Weekly Villager for five years. She also
does the public relations for Garrettsville Summerfest and the Garrettsville Area
Chamber. In her spare time, she can be found at most local events, especially J.A.
Garfield’s, high school and middle school athletic and musical events. When not out
and about in the community, she can be found at home reading, sewing, cooking and
spending time with her family.