“American Idol” wannabes have their shot at making the show this week in Myrtle Beach

From staff reportsJuly 15, 2014 

Singers are getting their shot at landing on “American Idol” this week in Myrtle Beach.

On Monday, about 50 singers belted out their best during tryouts at The Carolina Opry, from original songs to gospel to a couple of renditions of Britney Spears tunes.

“There was a lot of creativity,” said Jordan Watkins, spokeswoman for The Carolina Opry. “It was really fun to watch. They were all really talented.”

The three finalists will perform before the regular show at The Carolina Opry on Tuesday night.

The winner, who will be announced during the Opry show Tuesday night, snags a front-line pass for the “American Idol” auditions in Nashville, Tenn., on July 30.

Miss Monday’s tryouts? Don’t fret. American Idol’s audition bus tour will be searching for talent in Myrtle Beach on Thursday.

Auditions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., though singers can start lining up at 6 a.m. The bus will be on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion lot off Ocean Boulevard between Eighth and Ninth avenues North in Myrtle Beach. Go to www.americanidol.com to download release forms and get audition requirements.

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