Tiger Idol is Tennessee State University's official campus-wide student talent competition that is leading up to TSU's Centennial Homecoming Celebration.
The Tiger Idol Grand Finale will be held along with the Homecoming Concert on Thursday, September 27th at 7pm in Gentry Center. Public audition shows will be held throughout the year for TSU students and the finalists from each audition show will compete at the Grand Finale to be TSU's Tiger Idol and to win $10,000.
Contestants will be able to compete in a wide variety of areas including singing, dance, spoken word, visual arts, comedic performance, and dramatic interpretation. Latitude may be granted for those acts not mentioned in the categories above that are deemed appropriate by preliminary audition judges.
Only currently enrolled students are eligible to participate. Students must be able to prove at the time of registration and audition that they are currently enrolled.
Final Contestants must be enrolled in the Fall 2012 semester to win, even if they were selected in Spring 2012.
Students who audition will be judged on their “Talent Ability”, “Originality/Creativity”, “Choice of Selection”, “Crowd Appeal/Audience Reception”, “Presentation and Showmanship”, and “Entertainment Value”. Guest judges will score the students and audience members will also have the chance to vote on their favorite contestant.
Audition shows are open to all TSU students to watch. The person/group who receives the highest score at the audition show will go on to be a finalist at the Grand Finale during the Centennial Homecoming Concert. The other participants who have auditioned will have the opportunity to try out again at any of the next Tiger Idol audition shows. Those who audition will have to attend a mic check an hour and a half before the show start time.
Students have to sign up no later than 2pm on the Wednesday before the desired audition. On the Signup List, signify whether you are performing solo or as a group. Remember that all contestants must bring proof of being enrolled in school.
To Sign Up for an Audition:
Audition Show Dates and Locations:
- February 4 : Humanities Poag Auditorium 3-5pm
- February 18: Jane Elliot Hall Auditorium 3-5pm
- March 17: Floyd Payne Campus Center/Kean Hall Gym 3-5pm
- June 14: TSU National Alumni Association Convention 7-9pm
- August 25: Gentry Center Complex 7-9pm
- August 31: Avon Williams Campus Auditorium 6-8pm
- September 15: Floyd Payne Campus Center/Kean Hall Gym 6-8pm
Tiger Idol is also a service-learning/volunteer experience for students throughout the university, especially those with focuses on communications (Radio and Television) and/or web development & design. Students who just want to get involved, build campus pride, and help promote Tiger Idol are also welcome to assist. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ashley Floyd in the Student Activities Office or call 615-963-5655.