About

Southern Vermont Idol is a five-week elimination round singing competition held in July and August. Contestants do not have to reside in southern Vermont to compete. This event is known as an opportunity for performers to hone their craft in a supportive, professional environment and is open to all amateur performers regardless of experience. For the purpose of Southern Vermont Idol, the word amateur is defined as a singer who does not make their sole living as a performer.

EVENT

The event will still take place over five weeks in July and August.

Competition Location, Dates, and Times: Southern Vermont Idol will be held on the mainstage at the Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 the Square, downtown Bellows Falls, VT. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 19 at www.rampartstickets.com. Ticket purchase by cash or check accepted at door.

  • Thursday, July 6 and 13:
    • Door opens at 6pm for general admission seating
    • Show begins at 7pm
  • Sunday, July 23 and 30:
    • Door opens at 1pm for general admission seating
    • Show begins at 2pm
  • FINALE: Friday, August 4:
    • Door opens at 6pm for general admission seating
    • Show begins at 7pm
    • Finalists invited to perform at Old Home Days mainstage on Saturday, August 5

CONTESTANT PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Week 1, July 6: Adult contestants compete

Week 2, July 13: Adults contestants compete

Weeks 3 and 4, July 23 and 30: Adults and half of the youth contestants compete

Week 5, August 4: Adult and youth finalists compete

CONTESTANT VOTING

A panel of three judges will score all contestants in each category. Their vote will count for 50% of total score.

THE AUDIENCE will vote for one contestant in each category. Their vote will count for 50% of total score.

Contestants advance through elimination rounds according to the prevailing highest score.

SOUTHERN VERMONT IDOL PRIZES

Adult Category:

  • Grand Prize - $1500 and full day of recording at Guilford Sound
  • 2nd Place - $750
  • 3rd Place - $500
  • 4th Place - $250

Youth Category:

  • 1st Place - $200
  • 2nd Place - $150
  • 3rd Place - $100
  • 4th Place - $75