The Northeast's premiere talent competition returns to Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway with Country Idol 2013.

Rotating guest judges score contestants based on appearance (10 points), stage presence (15 points) and vocals (25 points). The night's top scoring contestants will be invited back for the finals on June 20 to sing for a Grand Prize of $5,000.

Contestants can register each month on-line by clicking here. 10 on-line contestants will be selected at random for a guaranteed spot on stage. An additional 10 contestants will be picked from those in attendance that register between 7 and 8pm. Remember to pick a song that is or has been a Top 40 Country Hit, if you're unsure of your song's chart ranking, you can search the title at  www.wikipedia.org.

Contestants must be 21 years of age. Artists signed to any record label contract are ineligible. Previous Grand Prize winners are ineligible. Performers must use pre-recorded karaoke tracks provided by WGNA.  Please note that karaoke versions of certain songs may vary, so make sure you are confident in your song selection.

For every two singers cut on stage, one may be added, time permitting, at the end of that night's show.

Country Idol 2013
Thursday, January 17
Thursday, February 21
Thursday, March 28
Thursday, April 18
Thursday, May 16
Thursday, June 20 - Finals

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