Friday, July 31, 2009

Hartsville Idol 2009 Contest Information

♪ No Entry Fee. ♪ Open to all ages. ♪ Solo, Duo or Trio performances are allowed.

Tentative Schedule (based on weather):


August 8 and August 22 from 2 – 4pm (Previous audtions were held on July 25th & August 1st)
Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W, College Avenue, downtown Hartsville.

Performers will sing the song of their choice – acapella - before a panel of judges according to the order in which they sign in.

A maximum of 30 Contestants will be selected to perform the evening of each audition.

Above: Idol Hopefuls Lined Up Outside the Arts Center.

Qualifying Rounds:

August 8, August 22 Same dates as Auditions.
Contestants will sing one (1) song of their choice.
Judges will select 16 contestants each week to advance to Quarter Final Rounds.

Quarter Final Rounds:

Top 64 Contestants: August 29 and September 12
Contestants will sing one (1) song of their choice from the ‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s.
Audience Votes will select 32 contestants to advance to Semi-Finals.

Semi-Final Round:

Top 32 Contestants: September 19
Contestants will sing one (1) song of their choice from the ‘80s, ‘90s or 2000s
Audience Votes will select 16 Contestants to advance to Final Round.

Final Round:

Top 16 Contestants: September 26
Contestants will sing one (1) song of their choice from any era
Audience Votes will determine which contestants receive 1st through 5th place.


Chosen by Jeff Martin Entertainment. Judges decisions are final.


Hartsville Downtown Development Association is responsible for validation of ballots.
Ballots will be made available to contestants at the end of the contest.

Contestant Responsibilities:

§ Arrive promptly for the 6:15 PM check-in on the pre-assigned competition date.
§ Bring a CD soundtrack to the auditions in the event you are selected as a contestant.
§ Select a different song to perform in each round.
§ Act professionally. Inappropriate behavior will result in disqualification.
§ Omit profanity from songs. If needed, change the questionable word(s).

For more information contact:

Jeff Martin -- 843-332- 3231
Judi Elvington -- 843-332-1600 or

Hartsville Idol is presented by the City of Hartsville and Hartsville Downtown Development Association.

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