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Tampa Bay Idol 2018 auditions in Wesley Chapel today

Winners to sing for American Idol producers
Posted: 7:50 AM, Aug 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-18 22:26:44Z
Tampa Bay Idol auditions today in Wesley Chapel
Tampa Bay Idol auditions today in Wesley Chapel
Tampa Bay Idol auditions today in Wesley Chapel

 

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The next musical superstar could be right here in the Bay Area! 

Tampa Bay Idol will give local singers a special opportunity to have their voices heard.

ABC Action News and Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend will be hosting Tampa Bay Idol today!

Winners of Tampa Bay Idol will receive a “Front of the Line” Ticket to audition for American Idol producers during their bus tour stop in Orlando on August 25. The "Front of the Line" Ticket guarantees singers a chance to be seen by producers without waiting in the long lines.

MORE | ABCActionNews.com/Idol

The auditions are taking place at Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel. Each hopeful is performing a short acapella song before a panel of local celebrity judges. 

"We're happy to be giving Bay Area singers a unique opportunity – a chance to audition directly in front of producers from one of America's most popular TV shows, American Idol," said Nick Nicholson, VP and General manager of WFTS. "That's something no other television station in Tampa can offer."