Aspiring student vocalists will get a chance to showcase their talent through the first “Pierce Idol,” a campus-wide singing competition formatted similarly to “American Idol.”
Auditions for the event, which is sponsored by the Associated Students Organization’s Social Cultural Committee, takes place Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in room 4460 behind Center for Sciences.
Through auditions, organizers hope to gauge the number of students interested in competing in the actual competition, according Sofya Sargsyan, member of the committee.
“I don’t know what the turnout is going to be. I hope to have a lot of people,” she said.
Sargsyan said that they are looking for a maximum of 20 to 25 acts for “Pierce Idol,” which takes place in the Great Hall Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
She will be judging at the auditions, along with another musically inclined professor. For the competition, on the other hand, the judging panel will consist of a number of professors with a background in music.
“I think that we don’t get a lot of opportunities [like this],” Sargsyan said.
The judges will select the best performances and choose the top three performers.
First, second, and third winners will be awarded large, medium and small trophies, respectively.
Students who wish to audition must bring an instrumental track of their song of choice on a CD on Friday.