Residence Hall Association gears up for idol contest

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For the first time at TJC, the Residence Hall Association is bringing American Idol to you.

American Idol is hosted by three judges, Paula, Randy, and Simon. There are 24 contestants who compete against each other in song and dance for their shot at the title and a major recording label contract. At the end of each performance, the public has the opportunity to vote by sending a text to the show of who they want to win. At the end of the show, all votes are counted and one idol is eliminated.

RHA Idol will be similar to American Idol. The RHA officers will judge the contestants based upon the audience’s cheers. At the beginning of the next show, they will announce who has been eliminated and the remaining contestants will perform their next song. Three to five will be eliminated each round.

The first audition was on Feb.12, followed by another on Feb. 26. The final audition will be on Mar. 4 at 7 p.m, in the Residential Life and Housing office. They are accepting up to 30 people, and already 7 have auditioned. Students must live on campus to audition.

“So far, our participants have been phenomenal,” said Rosanna Garcia, RHA supervisor. “I’m looking forward to hearing those who want to participate, and I encourage all those on campus to be apart of it.”

RHA Idol will have its first show on Mar. 25, and will continue through Apr. 8 and 22. The show will be help in the Residential Life and Housing office.

“We’re really looking for something to bring students in and to get involved in RHA,” said Angela Nunez, Residential Life and Housing Director. “If anyone has any ideas or programs they would like to see, come to the RHA meetings.”

The winner of RHA Idol will receive over $1000, and the first ever, RHA Idol title.

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