Cherokee Idol seeking contestants

by Jul 15, 2013Happenings0 comments

The Cherokee Idol Contest will be held at the Cherokee Fairgrounds in the Amphitheatre. A three night elimination is planned beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8:30pm.  Phase two will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9pm and the finale is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 at 9:30pm.  

Contestants will perform three different musical styles-R&B/Hip Hop, Country and Rock. Contestants will be asked to prepare a song from each genre for each night of the performance. Each night, the MC will randomly draw the style of music each artist will perform.

A random draw for the line -up of contestants will determine the order the contestants will perform each night. Contestants will be required to have their music for any of the three categories ready to go one hour before show time with it labeled clearly so that the sound technicians will have it ready for the performance.

Contestants will be judged on: stage presence, vocal performance and crowd reaction.  Contestants must be an EBCI tribal member.

A grand prize winner and runner up will be selected. Grand prize is $1000 and the runner up will receive $500.

There are a limited number of slots available. To register as a contestant, call or email Chris Watty at 828-554-6486 or email at

– Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds