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'Houston Idol' casts city's best amateur singers in national TV contest

'Houston Idol' casts city's best amateur singers in huge TV contest

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Locals who have aspirations of being on the Simon Cowell-less reboot of American Idol might want to head to Main Event on Wednesday, August 28.

The entertainment center will be hosting “Houston Idol” at its Humble location, at 20945 Spring Creek Crossing. There will be three rounds, with the first starting at 9 am. The first 500 people in line will get a wristband, giving them access to the first round of the singing competition.

After the second round, the Top 15 contestants will be invited back to perform in the Houston Idol Showcase at 7 pm (which is free to the public) for their chance to win one of five “Silver Tickets.” These tickets entitle contestants to a one-on-one audition with American Idol executive producers, along with airfare and accommodations for themselves and a guest at a to-be-determined location.

Winners will also receive a Golden Pass for free game play for a year at Main Event.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be asked to host Houston Idol and provide this unique opportunity to Idol hopefuls in the area,” said Jimmy Byerly, Main Event Humble general manager, in a statement.

“This awesome entertainment event aligns perfectly with our mission to create the most engaging and distinctive brand in the entertainment segment. We can’t wait to give local artists a platform to show off their talents. We know they’ll also want to hang out and reward themselves for their courage by having some fun playing games, bowling, and enjoying some great food.”

Wristband distribution runs between 8-10 am, and eligibility and Houston-area residency restrictions apply (ages 15 to 28 only).