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Calling all Cowells: American Idol comes to Springville

SPRINGVILLE — American Idol fans across the country and in Springville have a chance at a VIP experience, should they prove themselves to be worthy judges.

Delaney Peters, an Internet sales advisor at Emerling Ford in Springville, encouraged community members to show up at the dealership on Nov. 15 to try their hands at judging an American Idol show.

Participants will log into the system, watch an American Idol performance and give a 30-second judging sample, which will be uploaded onto YouTube™ and be critiqued by a panel of professional judges.

Out of the thousands of contestants who give it a shot at Ford dealerships across the country, one will win either a VIP trip to Hollywood during American Idol’s “Hollywood Week” (including on-set and backstage access for two, air travel, one room for two nights, at a deluxe hotel, one spa package, transportation and $400 in spending cash) or a 2013 Ford Fusion.

Peters said judges are looking for a “spirited person, one with a talent for judging and who shows excitement and insight.”

The winner will be announced two weeks after the Nov. 15 event, on www.gofurtherwithfordnight.com.

Peters said the opportunity is a unique one, not only because it is associated with Fox’s American Idol, but because the Ford company will donate $10 per entrant to the Springville Center for the Arts.

“It’s a great chance for the center to get some funds,” Peters said.

“Even if [residents are] not interested in judging a performance, they can give a plug to the center, by mentioning it on YouTube. It’s a unique organization and big for our town.”

Interested parties who register online before the Nov. 15 event will be automatically enrolled to watch an American Idol show live. Those who register on the day of the event will also be eligible to win a 2013 Ford Fusion.

Email Peters at delaneyp@emerlingford.com to get started. Complete contest rules and regulations can be found online at www.gofurtherwithfordnight.com.
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