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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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send me the info on this camp i am 13 years old and love to sing i have such a great passion for singing and would love to come to idol camp.......

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hi,
My name is Tiffany. i am 12 years old. i have a passion for singing and dancing. i have been doing those things since i've been little...

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hi,

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hi,
my name is dreama... I would love to go to this camp, I am 14 i have had a passion for singing since i was little... I am known for singing randomly..I hope one day to become famouse for singing...I am good in front of crouds b/c i am a cheerleader... i think that this camp will build up my self confidence and make me believe in myself! And i would love to have information on american idol camp 2009... and when im 16 im gonna audition for american idol... please send me info.
thank's, dreama

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Please send me information on American Idol Camp 2009. I am 14 years old and would like to register for it. Music is my life! I plan on auditioning for American Idol in two years, and I really think that this camp would be a good experience for me. :] Please send me more info! :D

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i am 12 years old i love to sing and have been in lots of school productions. I am an exellent song writer and love to sing. i think it would be a good idea to consider me! i have a deep passion for singung. im not an awsome dancer though!:). i hope for the best.

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Please send me information on American Idol Camp 2009. My niece is very talented and I would like to register her for this.

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hey,
i'm 12 years old,i love writeing songs & sing them when ever i do i get a blast of energey and get so happy on the sadest of day and it would mean so much to me even if you consider me to go to this camp my mom & friends say that i'm an amazing singer and my songs are relly good but it might be there trying to be nice or it true and thing it might be true please just consider me it would make me learn alot more about music!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey,
I'm 12 years old, I love to sing and dance. MY best friend and I am intersted in this camp could you email me some info for this camp. My mom says we are a great duet and would love to be in this camp.

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Hi,
I am 13 years old I love to sing, dance, and most of all have fun while I am on stage. I would really love to attend this camp so that I may become the next American Idol.

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