WOTV Idol returns! Your shot at an American Idol Silver Ticket


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- American Idol is returning for a third season on ABC, and the search is on to find talented contestants from across the country!  Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will be auditioning hopefuls later this fall and giving them the “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood. A golden ticket allows them to appear on the show and win the opportunity of a lifetime!

Wanna get in front of these amazing judges?! The journey starts here in West Michigan with WOTV Idol presented by Kellogg Community Credit Union.  My ABC WOTV 4 is giving one talented viewer a shot to win a “Silver Ticket”

This coveted Silver Ticket will give the WOTV Idol winner the opportunity to travel to a “Judges City” (location TBA) where they will skip the lines and perform for the American Idol executive producers. The producers then can choose to push the contestants through to the judges for a chance to be selected for the show!


A behind the scenes look at the 2018 WOTV Idol competition.

If you think you have what it takes to become the next WOTV Idol, attend one of our open calls and prepare a :60 acapella song (guitar allowed) to sing in front of the WOTV Idol judges!


  • September 10, 2019
  • 3pm – 7pm
  • Downtown Kalamazoo Studio | 151 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo


  • September 11, 2019
  • 3pm – 7pm
  • Media Arts Center | Grand Rapids Art Museum | 101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids

Top 20 will be announced September 16-20 on wotv4women.com and they will move on to the live singing competition in downtown Grand Rapids on October 1, 2019 at Elevation @ the Intersection: 133 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

The WOTV Idol judges include, American Idol Top 5 finalist Matt Giraud and B-93’s morning host Aly Mac along with a WOTV 4’s Brand Manager, Carly Munoz.

Eligibility: Who can audition?

The American Idol eligibility requirements state that anyone auditioning should be 15-28 years old by June 1, 2019 (which means you must be born on or between June 2, 1990 and June 1, 2004). If you were born before or after this window, you are not eligible to participate this season.

American Idol also states that those auditioning should not have an active management contract and they must be a US citizen.

Official WOTV Idol contest rules

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