All proceeds from this event will go towards the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The contest is open to anyone 12 and over and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 21. Check out a fun promotional video that includes highlights from last year's event.
No live auditions will be held.
Complete this application (*PDF, 1 page, 283KB) and turn it in to the Heartland Community College Cashier (at the Normal campus in the Community Commons Building, 1st floor) or;
Email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the application to the Alumni Relations Office, Heartland Community College, CCB 2300, 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761.
Submit a sample of your singing either on CD, DVD or email a website link (Youtube, Sound Cloud, etc.) to email@example.com. or drop off at the cashier or mail to the above Alumni Relations office address
If you submit a format with multiple songs, please indicate which single song should be considered by the Heartland Idol selection committee.
Contestants must be 12 years or older and those under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian's signature to enter the contest.
All contestants must agree to allow Heartland Community College to use photographs, audio or video from their performance for future promotional or marketing purposes.
No individual under contract (recording, entertainment, management or otherwise) will be eligible to participate in the contest.
To ensure the validity of the competition, no competitors will be granted automatic performance based on the relationships with or recommendations from Heartland Idol committee members.
Up to 12 finalists will be asked to perform at the Heartland Idol competition at the Astroth Community Education Center on Heartland's Normal campus Friday, April 25, 2014.
The dealine for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014. Entrants will be contacted no later than March 28, 2014 if they are selected as a finalist.
Finalists will perform one number (4 MINUTES MAXIMUM) in a randomly selected order.
Finalists will provide their own music (CD backtracks or MP3). Contestants may also play their own instruments.
Heartland Idol is a family friendly event. Song selection must be pre-approved by the selection committee and must be appropriate for the setting. Lyrics to the song to be performed must be submitted with the consent form.
The competition will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014.
Finalists will be judged for the "Critics' Choice" award by a local celebrity panel pased on various performance abilities including pitch, vocal range and smoothness, originality and stage presence.
Finalists will also compete for a "Crowd Favorite" award which will be judged based on most dollars raised in support of one performance. In case of a tie, a winner will be determined by a coin toss.
The prize for "Critics' Choice" will be an opportunity to perform the national anthem at Heartland Night at the CornBelters' Corn Crib.
Decisions of the judges are final.
Prizes are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
* Note: You must download and install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ in order to view and print the Heartland Idol 2014 application.