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The American Idol Experience premieres at Hollywood Studios

February 17, 2009 10:07 AM by Jody Pagliocco


Jordin Sparks along with other fellow American Idol alum showed up Feb 12th to attend the premiere of the new “American Idol Experience” attraction. The party had guests such as American Idol judge Paula Abdul, American IdolHost Ryan Seacrest, season 6 American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar, American Idol Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, American Idolseason 7 runner up David Archuletta, American Idol season 7 winner David Cook and many more American Idol fans and finalists.


The new American Idol attraction boasts the “Audition Experience” and “The Show Experience” The audition experience condenses the process of trying out for the TV show, taking would-be Idols from 30-second a cappella performances in front of “talent scouts” through various stages of preparation to a performance on a near-perfect replica of the Idol set. Contestants get instruction from vocal coaches and hair and makeup artists, as well as time in a Coca-Cola red lounge with iPods and headphones, so they can learn shortened arrangements of one of 113 popular songs to perform.

Director Mike Rendro says “What they do in weeks, we have to do in matter of hours,” and “What they do in two days, we have to do in a matter of minutes.”

The show experience features not only the singers but three quirky judges who dole out zingers, and video clips from TV host Ryan Seacrest and Idol winners such as David Cook and Jordin Sparks.

The American Idol Experience can be found at Hollywood Studios in Disney World.

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