MyArkLaMiss Idol Winner: Ricky Hendricks

MyArkLaMiss Idol Winner: Ricky Hendricks

The winner of FOX 14's MyArkLaMiss Idol, Ricky Hendricks join us in the studio this morning to talk about his experience from Thursday's competition and how he's preparing to sing for the producers of American Idol.
Grand Prize:

· The local winner of Fox 14’s Ark-La-Miss Idol goes directly to the Judges Silver Ticket Round in New Orleans, LA on August 27, 2014. (Venue not yet determined) and receives a guaranteed audition in front of an American Idol show producer, plus a “Meet & Greet” with American Idol judges.

· Two night hotel accommodations (double occupancy) to be selected and reserved by KARD Fox 14. Estimated value $ 750.00.

· Rental Car including Insurance for 3 days maximum: Estimated value $230*

· Gas allowance reimbursement up to $200 with proof of purchase.

*Driver of rental car must be 18 years or older, possess a current Louisiana driver’s license and meet requirements of rental car company. If rental car is not returned on scheduled day/time listed on rental car contract, additional charges will be the sole responsibility of winner.

Contest Execution & Guidelines

Singers wishing to participate in Fox 14’s Ark-La-Miss Idol contest will be instructed to pre-register by picking up an application at KARD Fox 14 or by pre-registering online on myarklamiss.com. All participants must be 15-28 years old by 7/1/14 to be eligible to enter. Participants must provide proof of identity and age. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Completed applications will be accepted in advance of the competition by representatives of KARD. The first 50 singers who qualify based on promotion guidelines will be accepted and registered to participate. All registration forms must be completed and received either electronically or at the television studio of KARD Fox 14 by 12 Noon CST on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The qualifying singers will be contacted and notified of audition times prior to the competition. The competition will be held at Pecanland Mall in Monroe, Louisiana on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Registered singers are required to check in and get assigned seating from 11am-1pm CST before their actual audition. Any contestant who arrives after 1:00pm CST will NOT be allowed to perform. Competition will start no sooner than 1:30pm. A judging team comprised of area celebrities will evaluate each round of competition. In the case of ties, the judges and station management reserve the right to conduct a 30 second acapella sing off. In the 1st round of competition, all participating acts will perform a thirty second acapella-style singing audition. The four categories that the contestants will be judged on are song choice, stage presence, pitch/vocal technique, and appearance/style. Ten finalists will be announced after the first round of competition. The 2nd round of competition will follow with the judging team evaluating each 1 minute acapella-style performance. After all 10 finalists have performed, the judges will take approximately 15 minutes to deliberate and score each finalist. The top 3 finalists with the highest scores will then sing a full song acapella-style which will be limited to 3 minutes in length. Judges will score each finalist. Judges reserve the right to rescore any contestant no more than one time in each round of competition before the final tabulation of that specific round. Any rescoring must be done before final tabulation. After final tabulation, rescoring will not be allowed. The finalist with the highest total score in round three competition will be announced as the Grand Prize Winner of Fox 14’s Ark-La-Miss Idol contest and receive the following:

· Guaranteed audition in front of an American Idol show producer at the Judges Silver Ticket Round in New Orleans, LA on August 27, 2014. (Venue not yet determined; dates are subject to change.)

· A “Meet & Greet” with American Idol judges.

· Two night hotel accommodations (double occupancy) to be selected and reserved by KARD Fox 14. Estimated value $ 750.00.

· Rental Car with Insurance for 3 Day Maximum: Estimated value $230.00

· Gas allowance reimbursement up to $200.00 with proof of purchase

In the event production of American Idol is cancelled or postponed, the audition ticket portion of the prizing may be cancelled without substitution or compensation therefore.. Prizing is non transferable and cannot be sold to or used by any person(s) other than the winner and designated guardian if applicable. Additional execution rules and regulations may apply closer to auditions. Affiliates will be notified of any changes.

GUARANTEED AUDITION
1. All participants in Fox 14’s Ark-La-Miss Idol audition program must meet all eligibility guidelines. This includes, for example, age requirements. All participants must be 15-28 years old as of 7/1/14 be eligible to enter. It is your responsibility to verify age and all other eligibility requirements.
2. There is only one (1) guaranteed audition for one (1) winner per affiliate in front of an AMERICAN IDOL producer, provided said winner meets all eligibility requirements and complies with audition rules. Fox 14’s Ark-La-Miss Idol winner will not audition in front of any AMERICAN IDOL judge or an AMERICAN IDOL Guest Judge during this guaranteed audition and will not receive preferential treatment for callbacks. Local winner must be determined solely by a talent-based competition, and must be eligible to audition under the published AMERICAN IDOL audition rules. The official rules can be found at www.americanidol.com.

All Terms & Conditions apply as listed at link below. GENERAL CONDITIONS.
The sponsor, KTVE, KARD and Myarklamiss.com may amend these rules at any time and reserve the right to discontinue the contest, the taking of additional entries or the participation by any particular station, market or sponsor. "Station reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value without notice." The prize is non-transferable.. As the contest winner, contestant acknowledges that the sponsor, KTVE/KARD and Myarklamiss.com have the right to publicize your name, photograph for promotional purposes without financial remuneration..

Entrants agree that Nexstar Broadcasting and its stations, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, licensees, assignees and agents including: Fox Broadcasting Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., FreemantleMedia North America, Inc., AMERICAN IDOL Productions, Inc., 19 Recordings, Inc., 19 Entertainment, Inc., CORE Media Group Inc., and 19 TV Limited, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, and the officers, directors, employees, licensees and assignees of each (collectively, the "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants from and against any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or from participation in this contest or in any contest-related activity.

Claiming Prizes: The winner of Fox 14's Ark-La-Miss Idol contest will be announced the day of the contest on August 14, 2014.. Failure to collect the prize within one week of winner notification during the business hours of 8a-5pm at KTVE-KARD television stations constitutes forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited, the prize will remain the property of KTVE, KARD and Myarklamiss.com, and another winner will be selected. The winner must supply a valid social security card, driver's license and complete a W-9 form before grand prize will be awarded. An affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release form must be signed and returned prior to prize being awarded. For contest winner's name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to KTVE-KARD, Attention: Fox 14's Ark-La-Miss Idol Contest, 200 Pavilion Rd., West Monroe, LA 71292. **Also, all rules apply from Terms of Use of this website under Paragraph 9 "Contests and Sweepstakes" .
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