Gila Idol 2020

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The Preliminaries

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

Pollocks Western Outfitters
610 W 5th Avenue, Safford

6:30 p.m.

Judges

Performances

Contestants
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020OneAZ Credit Union

6:30 p.m.

Judges

Performances

Contestants
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020Safford Bowl
410 E 4th Street
Safford, AZ
sponsored by Richards
Music

6:30 p.m.

Judges

Performances

Contestants
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020Sara’s Bull Pen
912 w Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ

(21 and older)

6:30 p.m.

JudgesPerformances Contestants

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Morenci Club
413 Plaza Dr.
Morenci

6:30 p.m.

Contestants
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

Double R Grill
Safford Golf Course

6:30 p.m.

Judges

Performances

Contestants
Thursday, Mar 12, 2019

Callback Night
The Plank
501 S Gila Ave
Safford, AZ

6:30 p.m.

JudgesPerformances Contestants

The Finale

David M Player Center for the Arts

Friday March 29th 7pm

JudgesPerformances Contestants

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RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

In order to compete, you must sign a form that gives us permission to use photos and audio/video recordings of you in any way we want. This includes playing them on the radio, showing them on Valley Telecom local TV and posting online (to our web site, YouTube, etc.). And remember, the internet is forever.

What happens at the preliminaries?
Contestants at the preliminaries will sing one song of their choosing in front of the judges, other contestants and the audience.

  • Your song will be sung a cappella (without any instruments, backup music, etc.) Just you and a microphone!
  • Your song should be memorized. If you’re busy worrying about the words, you can’t concentrate on the performance.
  • Try to limit yourself to 60 – 90 seconds. One verse and a chorus should be more than enough for the judges to tell what your talents are.
  • Song choice: We strongly suggest that you choose a song with which the judges are most likely familiar.
  • Look the part: Dressing up is not required, but is appreciated. It is an excellent way to show the judges that this event was worth the effort to you! Look your best; sound your best.
  • The judges will critique your performance right after you finish. When all the contestants have sung, the judges will make a decision about who and how many will go on to the finals. Guaranteed winners every night!
  • Judges will select 3 finalists from each preliminary to compete in the final competition.
  • One or more contestants at each preliminary will be selected to compete in the callback night. One contestant will be selected at callback night to compete in the final.
  • The judges may pick any number of alternates at each preliminary. After all the preliminaries are over, you will vote for your favorite alternate right here on GilaValleyCentral.net, and the winner will also compete in the finals.

What happens at the finals?
Contestants who qualify in the preliminaries will compete in the finals, which will be held at the Safford Center for the Arts on March 29, 2019.

  • Finals contestants will sing with a backup track of their choosing.
  • There will be one practice event a few days prior to the finals so contestants can familiarize themselves with the stage and the sound system.
  • Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
  • The winners may also be invited to perform at other events sponsored by Double R Communications throughout the following year.
  • In the event that a qualifying contestant is not able to compete in the finals, an alternate from the preliminaries may be selected to fill the spot.
  • The decision of the judges is final!