RIT Students Strut Their Stuff in Tiger Idol Competition




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Reality TV comes to the stage at Rochester Institute of Technology. A gentler version of the hit TV show American Idol, RITís Tiger Idol competition features plenty of talent and drama with a little less criticism.

Now in its second year, auditions for Tiger Idol begin Jan. 12-14 and culminate in a final competition on Jan. 30.

Sponsored by Student Government as part of RITís homecoming celebration, the event gives RIT students a chance to show their talent outside of the classroom and also offers a $500 prize to the winner.

Schedule of events open to the media:

  • Monday, Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m., Tiger Idol auditions in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., auditions in Ingle Auditorium, SAU.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14, 8-10 p.m., auditions in Ingle Auditorium, SAU.
  • Friday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., Tiger Idol final competition in the SAU cafeteria.

    For more information about RITís homecoming events visit www.sg.rit.edu/homecoming.

    NOTE TO MEDIA: To cover these events, call Silandara Bartlett at 475-4948.

    Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nationís leading comprehensive universities.