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American Idol Camp Gives Young Singers a Chance

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Wanna be the next Blake Lewis or Lakisha Jones? According to the following press release, you can begin training earlier than ever ...

FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, co-producers and licensors of American Idol, announced today the inception of Idol Camp, the first performing arts summer camp for kids between the ages of 12-15 based on the nation’s most watched television show and #1 talent search.

Born out of the desire to foster passion and creativity in young teens, Idol Camp will be a fun-filled and non-competitive training ground for America’s future stars.

American Idol Logo “Utilizing the power of the American Idol phenomenon, we can provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience,” said Mark Brittain, Head of Sales and Marketing, American Idol, 19 Entertainment.

In fact, the Idol Camp experience will include master classes from surprise celebrity guest performing artists, favorite former American Idol contestants and other top industry professionals. Daily instruction will also be provided in a variety of classes from singing, dancing and acting to song writing and audition techniques as well as traditional camp activities such as swimming and field sports.

Idol Camp is located on a picturesque campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, and acceptance into the academy is based on limited enrollment and applicants demonstrating enthusiasm, dedication, a desire to perform and a passion for the arts.

In addition, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment will reward a certain percentage of students with fully paid scholarships based on financial need in an effort to reach a wide range of the country’s most eager performers.

“We want to honor a diverse cross-section of educational backgrounds and opportunities and provide a valuable experience to kids displaying a passionate motivation to learn and grow within themselves through the performing arts,” said Keith Hindle, Executive Vice President, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, North America.

“As in American Idol, the goal for our kids is to soar beyond their expectations; however, because Idol Camp is not a competition, every kid goes home a winner.”

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oh and a little more on me... i have a grate voice which i no can be better if i go to this camp, i am a performer and just a month ago i sang the song come home by OneRepublic to the students teachers and parents of students of my school which was more the 1000 people (scary, biggest audience but i loved it and i still sang beautiful as i was told) when i sang this song i also made some girls cry because they said it was so good, i also wet to all state honors choir in 6th and 7th grade not 8th because i had a bad audition but i got through it. i also went to state as and 8th grader for solo and ensamble. i was the only one in my whole distrect to go to state as and 8th grader for choir. i was blessed and i am happy for everything that i have been able to do.
ya well thats just some of the stuff that i have done that i am proud of plz get back to me on the information on enrolling in to idol camp.... thanks thomas

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hi im thomas and im almost 15 and well i would really love to go to this camp... i love american idol and i love to sing. i would love to go to inprove my singing so i can audition in the 2012 auditions and make it but i dont no where to go to enroll into this camp so if u can plz help me i would love to...

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Hello!! My name is Devon. I am a female, age 13, and about to turn 14 on July 30th. I have a solid passion for singing and song writing. Ever since I can remember, I have been singing and writing songs along with coming up with tunes to my songs. I am constantly trying out for talent shows, and I am always gifted with being accepted in the shows and being honored with great Solo's in my choir class. People tell me i am blessed and have a great gift. I have also heard people tell me I have a beautiful voice. I was chosen to go to All-State Choir last year in 7th grade. I was 1 of 4 people in my whole entire school of about 800 kids, to be blessed, being a part of such a prestigious singing program for only the best singers in my state. I spend all my time singing for myself, friends, strangers, and family. Being part of American Idol and a camp I can go to for American Idol would be my dream come true. I have never given up on my dreams and I will never. Being in this camp will change my life, but most of all, allow me to share my talent with the world so I can bring joy to people all around. Music makes me happy and I want to make others happy in return and sharing my music is the way I can do that. I also plan on trying out for American Idol when I am 15. Thank You so much... It would mean so much to me. Please..... XXXOOO, DEVON

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Hello!! My name is Devon. I am a female, age 13, and about to turn 14 on July 30th. I have a solid passion for singing and song writing. Ever since I can remember, I have been singing and writing songs along with coming up with tunes to my songs. I am constantly trying out for talent shows, and I am always gifted with being accepted in the shows and being honored with great Solo's in my choir class. People tell me i am blessed and have a great gift. I have also heard people tell me I have a beautiful voice. I was chosen to go to All-State Choir last year in 7th grade. I was 1 of 4 people in my whole entire school of about 800 kids, to be blessed, being a part of such a prestigious singing program for only the best singers in my state. I spend all my time singing for myself, friends, strangers, and family. Being part of American Idol and a camp I can go to for American Idol would be my dream come true. I have never given up on my dreams and I will never. Being in this camp will change my life, but most of all, allow me to share my talent with the world so I can bring joy to people all around. Music makes me happy and I want to make others happy in return and sharing my music is the way I can do that. I also plan on trying out for American Idol when I am 15. Thank You so much... It would mean so much to me. Please..... XXXOOO, DEVON

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I would like to have more information regarding this program. I have tried to get the email or web address with no success

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Hi,
I am 12 years old at this time. I love to sing and act. Some other hobbies that I have are swimming, reading, and writing. I would love to have this opportunity to participate in a camp that will further improve my skills and allow me to meet other teens with the same intrests. I also relize that summer camp 2010 has already finished. But, if there is going to be a 2011 camp please contact me.

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hi
i am 12 years old and i love singing,dancing, and song writting i know summer is almost over but if there is gona be american idol camp 2011 PLEASE contact me i would LOVE to go to this camp because not only would i improve on my skills i would meet other kids who share the same love for music that i do so PLEASE send me more information.

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Hi, My name is Alondra and i am currently 12 years old.I discoverd this camp online. I enjoy singing. Ive been singing since i was 4 years old. My dream is to go to american idol once i turn 16. People say i sing very good and i hope they are correct :). I would really like the oppurtunity to join this camp. I believe it can get me ready to pursue my dream wich is to be on "American Idol."

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hello,
my name is corina im 14 years of age, and my hobbies include reading, writing and singing. i would enjoy to go to this camp because ive always seen myself in front of a mic in most of my dreams i just found a way to make my fantasy into a reality!!!
please send me more information please and thank you

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hi,
my name is quanajah and im thirteen. i love to sing and it would be an honor to go to this camp! i feel that if i go to this camp it will not only help me but it would be a part in fulfilling my dream. i left email address please send me more information thank you
quanajah