4-H is going to Hollywood!

ABC’S “American Idol” And 4-H Announce A 4-H Audition Day In Collaboration With “Idol Across America”

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Cision PR Newswire/ National 4-H Council

4-H is going to Hollywood! On Friday, September 24, the award-winning singing competition “American Idol” on ABC will host a dedicated, virtual audition day with 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the country. Through this collaboration with “American Idol” and National 4-H Council, 4-H singers nationwide will audition over Zoom for a chance to become America’s next singing sensation.

We are so excited to collaborate with our friends at ‘American Idol’ to create this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 4-H youth,” said Ivan Heredia, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, National 4-H Council. “This unique experience gives our incredible 4-H’ers the platform to showcase their talents and is an example of the many ways Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program empowers young people to find their spark and pursue their passions.”

Last season, Georgia 4-H alumnus, Willie Spence, was crowned runner-up on “American Idol” after delivering multiple powerful performances and wowing judges week after week. Hailing from Douglas, Georgia, Willie joined 4-H at age thirteen and became a breakout star of the 4-H performing arts group Clovers & Company.

“Competing on ‘American Idol’ was a life-changing experience that kick started my career in the entertainment industry,” said last season’s runner-up, Willie Spence. “There are so many impressive 4-H’ers who share my passion for music and performance. My message to all of them is to get out there and sing their hearts out at these auditions!” Register HERE for the 4-H Audition Day. Registration closes on Friday, September 24th at 3:00PM EST. Full details on eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions are available HERE.


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