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Skokie Idol is Back!


Open to everyone!  No registration fee.

5 live performances starting January 20, 2024

click here for rules and registration.

The Contest Begins Live on

January 20, 2024


Download the Rules


Register On-line


There is no Registration Fee


1st prize in each division:

$500 plus

a live convert appearance



Skokie Idol is back, bigger and better than ever!


The contest is open to everyone 10 - 100 years old, regardless of where you live.  Contestants will be divided into divisions depending on the number of contesants.


There will be one Skokie Idol winner for each division.


Unlike past contests there are no weekly eliminations.   Players will receive a minimum of six song challenges.  The first challenge  will be recorded and submitted on-line.  The remaining five challenges will be performed live at Skokie Theatre.


Your video challenge will not be scored, but your remaining songs will be.  During the live challenges  you will receive votes from the audience and votes from our judges.  Your four highest scores from the live performances will be combined to determine your rank and whether you are invited to the semi-finals. Our judges  will evaluate your work while offering instruction and suggestions for improvement.


Are you ready:  Your first song challenge is : Your Favorite Song


Record it on your phone or your tablet.  You can record it in a zoom session.  Or you can have a friend record you on a handicam.


You can sing to a track.  You can sing a cappella.  You can have someone accompany you.  But you must be the only singer.  (Occasionally, a pre-recorded song track contains background singers.  That's ok as long as you sing the lead).


Fill out the online registration form email your song to  Videos should be received no later than January 16 so you have enough time to prepare for the first live challenge.  Once we receive your song, you will be sent the next challenge.  In the mean time, good luck and have fun.  We can't wait to hear your sing.


GRAND PRIZE:  The Skokie Idol winners from each category will be featured live in a free concert as part of the Wednesdays On The Green concert series sponsored by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Questions?  Call the Skokie Idol Hotline at 847-677-7761 ext. 4


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