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Tampa Bay Idol: Judges give out 25+ 'Front of the Line' passes

Posted at 7:35 PM, Aug 18, 2018

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. -- Judges gave out at least 25 "Front of the Line" passes on Saturday after listening to several hundred singers audition at Tampa Bay Idol.

The lucky winners received 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 the singers a chance to be seen by producers without waiting in the long lines.

Tampa Bay Idol was hosted by ABC Action News and Tampa Bay's Morning Blend with the help of Florida Hospital Center Ice and Visit Pasco and the North Tampa Bay Chamber. There were over 9 hours of auditions on Saturday at the Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel.

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"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."