About the Event

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, times/numbers assigned upon registration.

Place: Mall of Abilene, the courtyard in front of Women’s Dillard’s.

Fee: $25 pre-registration; $30 on-site. Click Here to pay registration fee!

Pre-register here – only those with pre-registration will be guaranteed a time!

  • All decades and genres of music are encouraged!
  • The registration form and the audition fee should be sent and paid online. If paying by cash/check, contact [email protected].
  • The registration form includes contact information and permission to use photos and recordings at auditions for publicity purposes.
  • Parents must sign consent forms for minors.
  • Contestants may bring a guitar or other handheld instrument; a keyboard and amp will be provided by Chorus Abilene.
  • Use of a backup CD/MP3 is encouraged; a cappella singing is permissible for audition only.
  • CD/MP3 should be ready to play for the contestant’s two (2) minute performance time.
  • Microphone & sound system provided.
  • Performance time of two (2) minutes.
  • Consider your song carefully. You will perform the same song for the Finale, should you be chosen.

Seven soloists will be chosen in the adult category (16+), as well as eight soloists in the junior category (ages 6-15). The finalists will be announced at the conclusion of auditions, after judges confer, at the Mall of Abilene. Finalists will have an additional release/agreement form.

  • All finalists agree to perform at the Finale and be timely with paperwork and headshot appearance. Finalists must also agree to do their best to raise at least $1,000 via votes or sponsorships.
  • Finalists will perform the same song with which they auditioned.

Scoring of the Feb. 24th Finale performances will be composed of three components:

  • Contestants may solicit an unlimited number of $1 “pre-votes” (20% of the total vote) with a cut-off at 1:00 PM, Friday, Feb. 24th.
  • Audience members on Feb. 24th will have one text vote per phone (20%).
  • A three-judge panel will render a consensus opinion (60%).
  • Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 PM.
  • Place: Paramount Theatre
  • Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students/seniors/military.


  • Soundcheck: Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
  • Adult winners receive $500 for First Place; $400 for Second Place; $300 for Third Place.
  • Junior winners receive $300 for First Place; $200 for Second Place; $100 for Third Place.
  • Adult and junior winners agree to perform for the 2024 Abilene Idol Finale and the adult solo winner agrees to judge 2024 Auditions.


Junior RegistrationRegistration Fee

For soloists under 16 years of age