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SWIFT IDOL 2019 Information

Fall River Propane Swift Idol is in its 4th year as a singing competition, produced by SVI Media through Swift 98.7 FM in Afton (Star Valley), Wyoming.  2019 will bring the biggest competition to date as the prize money has been DOUBLED from $3,000 to $6,000, paid in part by Sterling Urgent Care.  Additionally, Swift Idol has moved venues at the Lincoln County Fair to the Main Arena on the fair's opening night, August 2nd, 2019.

Open auditions were held online at swiftidol.com and were limited to those 12 years of age and older and closed June 15th.  The auditions must have been sung acapella, meaning no background music, and files submitted must be in audio-format only (.wav, .mp3).  Auditions will be sent to our 3 judges who will then select their top 7 picks for the competition.  One of the 8 contestants was selected previously at the Swift Idol Live concert that was held on April 5th.

The 8 selected contestants will be filmed for a pre-produced video introduction to their live performance at Swift Idol 2019 prior to the competition.​  An impartial, non-biased performance coach will be provided for use by the contestants for a maximum of 2 hours per contestant.  The performance coach will not disclose any information regarding other contestants' song selection, ability, wardrobe, etc.

The competition will be held on August 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Lincoln County Fair in Afton, Wyoming.  All contestants will sing at minimum one song of their choice, with SVI Media providing any background music needed.  The show will be broadcast live with 5 cameras on SVI Media's Livestream Channel and archived at SVInews.com.  The audience will vote live for their Idol, with the top 3 overall being selected to advance to the next round.  The judges will choose the 4th candidate to advance to the next round.  Another live-voting tally will take place for audience members, which will then crown a Swift Idol 2019 for the contestant with the most total votes in that round.

​Swift Idol 2019 will win:

  • $6,000 prize money.
  • A recording session to produce a song of their choosing in the SVI Radio studios.
  • Promotion of their produced song on the SVI Radio Network.

General Outline

  • ​Swift Idol 2019 will be held Friday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Afton, Wyoming.  
  • The contest will feature 8 vocalists selected through the audition process.  
  • Auditions close at midnight on June 15.  No late auditions will be accepted.
  • There is a $30 fee to submit an audition. The auditions must be sung acapella, meaning no background music.  Files submitted must be in audio-format only (.wav, .mp3).
  • 7 contestants will be selected from the auditions received.  The 8th contestant has already prequalified in a preliminary sing-off competition.
  • The remaining 7 contestants are selected by the Swift Idol judges and former Swift Idol winners.  Contestants and will be notified no later than the end of June that they are selected.
  • A professional performance coach will be provided to work with each contestant on song and wardrobe choice and preparation.
  • Swift Idol will consist of two rounds. Each contestant must have two separate songs prepared to perform.  In the first round all 8 contestants will perform. After which 4 contestants will advance to the final round, 3 chosen by audience vote and 1 chosen by the judges.
  • In the second round the finalist will perform their second song.  The audience will vote to select the Swift Idol winner and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers.  
  • Voting will be done via SMS.  Only one vote per device per round will be counted.
  • 1st place winner will be awarded $6,000.  2nd will be awarded $600, 3rd place $500 and 4th place $400.
  • Contestants will each have approximately 5 minutes for a sound check on stage before the event.  
  • Swift Idol will be broadcast live on the SVI Media channel on Livestream Network.  There will be a $10 charge per device to watch the live broadcast.
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