Auditions open for Swift Idol in Star Valley, winner gets $10,000

STAR VALLEY, Wyo. – Auditions are now open for Fall River Propane Swift Idol 2020, held in Afton, Wyoming during the Lincoln County Fair.

This year, Fall River Propane Swift Idol has taken a step forward in establishing itself as the largest vocal competition in the intermountain west. The grand prize is $10,000 to the first place winner. In addition, celebrity singer Alex Boye’ will join the competition as a judge. Contestants will have a chance to meet and sing for Boye’ as part of the event.

Auditions for Swift Idol will be accepted until midnight on May 25, 2020. Submissions must be in the format of an audio file only, sung acapella, and uploaded online. Anyone currently living in the United States who is 12 years of age or older as of May 1, 2020, is eligible to audition. Those under the age of 18 are required to provide approval from their legal guardian. Auditions can be submitted online here.

The competition will feature eight contestants, seven of which will be chosen from the
auditions by the judges. The eighth contestant, Katelyn Petersen from Cokeville, Wyoming, has already been selected as part of Swift Idol LIVE, which was held May 1, 2020. During Swift Idol, all eight contestants will compete on stage where an audience vote will determine the winner.

Fall River Propane Swift Idol began in 2016 as a small community competition. The first
event was held on Main Street in Afton, Wyoming. The event was won by Melissa Dickey of
Blackfoot, ID who received a $500 price. In 2017, the competition moved to the Lincoln County Fair where it was held as part of the free entertainment. The prize increased to $1,000 and was won by Case Tippetts of Afton, Wyoming. The event continued to grow to a $3,000 prize in year three, which was won by EJ Pauni of Cokeville, Wyoming.

Last year’s 2019 competition took a big step forward, becoming one of the featured events of the Lincoln County Fair. It was held on a professional concert stage and carried a grand prize of $6,000. The 2019 event was won by Josh Jardine of Grover, Wyoming. Jardine has since released his debut album, Gotta Start Livin’.

This year’s 2020 Fall River Propane Swift Idol will once again be held during the Lincoln
County Fair in Afton as a featured event on Monday, August 3. In conjunction with the live event, a digital video broadcast will also be available through SVI Media, allowing Swift Idol to be viewed around the globe.

For more information about Fall River Propane Swift Idol or the audition process, visit their website or contact Duke Dance at duked@svinews.com.

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