The Boys and Girls Club has begun preparation for its 9th season of the Idol singing competition for youths ages 6-18. The event is presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County and the Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula and has some exciting changes in store for 2017!
Preliminary 1st round auditions have begun and are set to conclude on Friday, June 23rd at the Promenade Mall in Temecula. Auditions are open to all kids, ages 6-18. From those auditions, approximately 30-40 kids will be chosen by a panel of judges to perform at the show’s Semi-Finals event to be held in the Amphitheater at the Temecula CRC on Sunday, July 9, at 6:00pm.
Then the real excitement begins…
At the Semi-Final show, 15 participants from three different age groups (6-9, 10-13, and 14-18) will be selected to perform in this year’s Finals competition to be held in the Theater / Showroom at the Pechanga Resort & Casino on August 27 at 3:00pm. Finalists will be singing live with local music artists “Guilty Conscience” and performing hit tunes from the Motown era.
But the fun doesn’t end there…
For the first time in event history, the Finals show will be televised by Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) throughout several Southern California regions including of Metro Los Angeles, North Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and the Inland Empire. The television exposure not only provides a unique and significant opportunity for the competitors to reach a broad audience, but it also affords the event producers the ability to offer sponsorships and television promotion to local business owners.
Proceeds raised from BGC Idol will benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County.
BGC Idol Creator & Committee Chairman, Steve Amante, expressed “This year we have taken enormous strides to promote this wonderful event, reach a broader audience, provide an unprecedented opportunity to a number of tremendously talented kids, and support the the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest County. I am extremely grateful to all of the people who serve on my committee and countless volunteers who have helped us to make this happen.”