REVISED RULES TEXT
"AMERICAN IDOL" SEASON 4
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a legal U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident, 16 to 28 years old on August 4, 2004, who is eligible to work in the United States.
You are ineligible if, as of the date of your audition, you have any type of contract for talent representation (for example, a talent agent or manager), a music recording contract, an acting contract, a merchandising agreement, or any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit you from entering into a management contract, recording contract, talent contract, acting contract and/or merchandising contract. You are also ineligible if you made it to the top 30 contestants of Season 1 of "America Idol" or the top 32 contestants of Seasons 2 or 3 of “American Idol.”
Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and their immediate family members and those living in the same household of Fox Broadcasting Company, American Idol Productions, Inc., FremantleMedia North America, Inc., 19 TV Ltd., AT&T, Telescope, BMG, RCA Records, Arista Records, production personnel for the television program, participating television stations, advertising agencies, corporate sponsors or any person or entity connected with the production, administration or judging of the auditions, or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or representatives are not eligible.
THE AUDITION PROCESS
When to Line Up: ALL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE AUDITIONS IS TENTATIVE AT THIS TIME. AUDITION CITIES AND/OR DATES MAY CHANGE. IF THE PAST THREE SEASONS ARE ANY INDICATION, WE ARE EXPECTING A HUGE TURNOUT IN EACH CITY. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE PLAN ON ARRIVING AS EARLY AS ALLOWED AT THE AUDITION VENUE IN YOUR AREA. CONTINUE TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT idolonfox.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS. KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE SEEN FOR AN AUDITION.
Locations, Dates and Time: It is anticipated that auditions will start no later than 8:00 a.m. on the first audition day in each city. If you are not in line well before 8:00 a.m., your chances of being seen will be slim to none (unless otherwise requested by producer). Even if you are in line before 8:00 a.m., producers cannot guarantee that you will be seen for an audition. Tentative audition cities are Cleveland, Orlando, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Anchorage on the dates listed below. THESE LOCATIONS, DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please continue to check our website at idolonfox.com for the most up-to-date audition schedule.
AUDITION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
CLEVELAND BROWNS STADIUM
100 Alfred Lerner Way
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Line-up: Begins on the North Patio (off West 3rd Street)
Parking: Nearby stadium parking lots
August 3, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
August 4, 2004: Actual auditions
August 17, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
August 18, 2004: Actual Auditions
August 25, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
August 26, 2004: Actual Auditions
St. Louis, Missouri
Dates to come
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 30, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
August 31, 2004: Actual Auditions
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 11, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
September 12, 2004: Actual Auditions
September 27, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
September 28, 2004: Actual Auditions
San Francisco, California
October 4, 2004: No one will be allowed to line up prior to 6:00AM
October 5, 2004: Actual Auditions
What to Bring to the Auditions: Two forms of identification that show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver's license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card). If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian. If you are accompanied by a legal guardian (as opposed to a parent), your legal guardian must bring proof of guardianship. Print out and sign the release form provided at idolonfox.com. Release forms will also be available at the audition venue.
What to Wear to the Auditions: Please do not wear any clothing items revealing any tattoos, bearing designer, sports or any other logos or brand names, or bearing the name or likeness of a celebrity, living or dead. If you do wear such clothing, you may be required to remove it or turn it inside out or put on additional clothing.
What to Sing at the Auditions: Be prepared to sing a cappella (without music) a song of your choice. If you are called back for the first recall, you may be asked to sing two songs a cappella. One song must be selected from a list that will be provided to you by the producer prior to the first recall and the other song, if requested by producer, may be a song of your choice. All rules and procedures are subject to change at producer's sole and absolute discretion.
Rules In Line: You MUST be in line by 8:00 a.m. on the first audition day in your city. Even if you are in line by 8:00 a.m., there is no guarantee that you will be seen for an audition. Producers reserve the right to audition people out of order of their place in line. Due to space limitations, please do not bring more than two people to the audition with you who will not also be auditioning; however, you should be aware that ONLY ONE FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER in addition to the person being auditioned will be admitted into the interior of the stadium. Also, no one under the age of 13 will be allowed to camp out overnight at any venue. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO OTHER PEOPLE IN LINE. Do not cut in line. If we discover that you have cut in front of another person in line, you will be disqualified from the audition process. Also, you may not hold a place in line for another person for an extended period of time.
Wristbands: It is currently anticipated that wristbands, or some other form of identification, will be handed out to those people chosen by the producers to continue in the audition process. IF YOU RECEIVE A WRISTBAND FROM THE PRODUCERS, YOU MUST NOT GIVE THE WRISTBAND TO ANOTHER PERSON. YOU ALSO MUST NOT ACCEPT A WRISTBAND FROM ANYONE OTHER THAN THE PRODUCTION STAFF AND YOU MUST NOT REMOVE YOUR WRISTBAND UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO BY PRODUCER. IF IT IS FOUND THAT YOU RECEIVED YOUR WRISTBAND FROM SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE PRODUCTION STAFF, OR THAT YOUR WRISTBAND HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH IN ANY MANNER, YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED FROM THE AUDITION PROCESS.
Paperwork: You will be required to fill out, sign and agree to all of the terms and conditions of our required forms. Some of the forms will be available on our website at idolonfox.com. Forms will also be available at the audition locations. Any family or friends who come with you to the auditions should also be prepared to sign releases concerning the possible taping and/or recording of their name, likeness, voice, conversation, etc. If you advance in the competition, you will be required to fill out, sign and agree to all of the terms and conditions of additional forms, including a talent management contract, recording contract and merchandising contract. You may also be subject to a thorough background investigation and other examinations, at producer's discretion. If you are under 18 years of age, both you and your parent or legal guardian must sign each of the forms and cooperate in having the forms court approved, if and when requested by producer.
ALL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND TRUTHFULLY. IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE ANY FORM, GIVE ANY FALSE INFORMATION, OR FAIL TO REVEAL ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION, YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE AUDITION
Disqualifications: We reserve the right to disqualify and/or exclude, in our sole and absolute discretion, any individual from any of the auditions for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation, violation of any portion of these rules, or tampering with the entry process or the audition process. We also reserve the right to change the rules and procedures at any time. Being chosen to audition and/or compete at any level in the process does NOT ensure that you will be selected to continue to the next stage.
General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the producers, the voting audience, and the panel of judges, which shall be final and binding. Your presence at the auditions, and the presence of your friends, family members, and anyone else accompanying you, constitutes your and their consent and agreement to the recording and use of your and their performance, appearance, name, voice, singing voice, likeness and any musical or sound effects produced by you and/or them for use in connection with any television program, motion picture or the Internet for all purposes (including advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising and the exploitation of any and all ancillary and subsidiary rights), as the same may be edited, in all media now known or hereafter created, throughout the universe, in perpetuity for no compensation, unless otherwise required by law. If you and/or your friends, family members, or anyone else accompanying you to the audition, do not wish to be photographed, or do not agree with these terms, PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION AND STAY OUT OF THE CAMERA RANGE. Your and/or their failure to do so will be conclusively deemed to be a waiver of any and all claims for invasion of privacy, defamation, etc. All federal, state and local laws apply. Audition dates and locations are subject to change. American Idol Productions, Inc., Fox Broadcasting Company, FremantleMedia, 19 TV Ltd., fox.com, idolonfox.com and the production personnel for the television program, participating television stations, advertising agencies or any person or entity connected with the production, administration or judging of the auditions or the program, or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or representatives are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any failure of transportation, bad directions, or inability for any reason to appear at an audition site or audition or appear before the judging panels; (ii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by traveling to or from the audition venues, being present at the audition venues, participating in the auditioning process or being selected to or disqualified from continuing in the auditioning process and/or the show; or (iii) any printing, typographical or technological errors in any materials associated with the auditioning process. NO WEAPONS, ALCOHOL OR NON-PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES WILL BE PERMITTED AT ANY AUDITION OR DURING THE COMPETITION