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‘American Idol’ teams with 4-H for exclusive virtual audition day


On October 6, the award-winning singing competition American Idol on ABC will once again host a virtual audition day with 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the country. Now in its second year, the 4-H Audition Day will offer 4-H singers nationwide the opportunity to showcase their talents for a chance to become the next American Idol.

The audition is open to current 4-H’ers and 4-H alumni ages 13 to 22.

4‑H’s mission is to empower all young people — regardless of background — to find their spark and pursue their passions. Through mentorship and diverse programming in performing arts, agriculture, STEM, civic engagement, and more, Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program strives to eliminate the opportunity gap facing America’s kids.

4-H performing arts programs offer an inclusive, supportive environment for young people to hone their craft and grow their confidence. Country music stars Jennifer Nettles and Callista Clark and American Idol Season 19 Runner-up Willie Spence all found success because of 4-H performing arts programs. Other notable 4-H alums in the entertainment industry include American Idol judge Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts.

“This dedicated audition day aligns with our commitment to creating opportunity for young people and preparing them for future careers,” said Ivan Heredia, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, National 4-H Council. “We can’t wait for our gifted 4-H’ers to share their talents with producers.”

To register for the 4-H Audition Day, visit this link. Registration closes on October 6 at 3 p.m. EST. Full details on eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions are available here.

American Idol is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers include Megan Wolflick, also serving as showrunner, and Fremantle’s Jennifer Mullin with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment.

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