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About the Event

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021

Time: 11:00am – 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.

Pre-register online Only those with pre-registration will be guaranteed a time!

  • All decades and genres of music encouraged!
  • Registration form and audition fee should be sent to Chorus Abilene, PO Box 3358, Abilene, TX 79604 or paid online at
  • Registration form includes contact information, permission to use photos and recordingsat the auditions for publicity purposes.
  • Parents must sign consent forms for minors.
  • Contestants may bring a guitar or other handheld instrument; no keyboards.
  • Use of a backup CD/MP3 encouraged; a cappella singing permissible for audition only.
  • CD/MP3 should be ready to play for contestant’s two (2) minute performance time.
  • Microphone & sound system provided.
  • Soloists only; no groups.
  • Performance time of two (2) minutes.
  • Consider your song carefully. It is strongly recommended this be the same song for the Finale, should you be chosen.

The Ten adults and Final Five juniors will be announced at the conclusion of auditions, after judges confer, at the Mall of Abilene. Finalists will have an additional release/agreement form.

  • Top Ten and Final Five agree to perform at Finale and be timely with paperwork and headshot appearance. Must also agree to do their best to raise $1,000 via votes or sponsorships.

Scoring on the evening of the Feb. 6th Finale performance 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. 5th.
  • Audience members on Feb. 6th will have one text vote per phone (20%).
  • A three-judge panel will render a consensus opinion (60%).
  • Date/time: Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:00 PM.
  • Place: Abilene Convention Center. Tickets: $15 reserved, $10 non-reserved.
  • Morning sound check, 10 AM-noon, for finalists.
  • Adult winners receive $600 for First Place; $400 for Second Place; $200 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 2022 Abilene Idol Finale and the adult winner agrees to judge 2022 Auditions.


For singers 16+

For singers under 16 years of age