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Students Produce Their Version of 'American Idol'
March 24, 2004


WHO: Mercer University students
WHAT: In the tradition of the popular TV program "American Idol," students will produce and participate in "Mercer Idols." Each week, finalists are eliminated from this vocal performance competition.
WHEN: Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m.  Finale night is April 14.
WHERE: Coffee Shop in Mercer's University Center
BACKGROUND: This is the second annual "Mercer Idols." Approximately 30 students tried out for the show, and the top nine were selected as contestants. The program airs on Mercer99 every day at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 12 a.m.  Judges are Jim Crisp, artistic director for Theatre Macon; Rusty Banks, technical director for the Grand Opera House; and Trey Giddens, the 2003 Mercer Idol winner. "Mercer Idols" is sponsored by Mercer Film Producers
PLEASE NOTE: Media interested in covering this event will need a pass to enter the University Center. Contact Jenny Butkus at the telephone numbers above to arrange for a pass.