StarMaker and American Idol Create Pitch Perfect Partnership

StarMaker and American Idol Create Pitch Perfect Partnership

There’s nothing quite like the sound of many different voices coming together in perfect pitch. That goes for singers as well as business partnerships. Such a team performance delivers incredible benefits for the audience.

And, talented singers everywhere are likely giving a standing ovation in response to the announcement that American Idol returns in 2018 to its new home on ABC. The long-running talent show that produced highly successful singers like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Hudson will have a new line-up of judges to pick that next big pop singer from a pool of tens of thousands of hopefuls.

On its own, American Idol did a lot to revitalize the music industry. However, partnering with StarMaker, the leading mobile-first music talent platform with over 45 million users worldwide, takes talent discovery to a new level.

New Opportunities to Shine

American Idol paved the way for platforms like StarMaker. Many who watched the show wanted to find their own way to stardom just like their “idols” did on the show. Some opted for YouTube videos to get noticed, but this didn’t provide the polished presentation that adds to the package. StarMaker provides a better way to showcase talent.

The free singing app gives this talent a way to create their own studio-quality music videos. The platform has voice and video effects to enhance their performances. Singers can also choose from a library of licensed songs that match their style and genre.  Everyone Happy Entertainment Ltd. acquired StarMaker in 2016. This has allowed StarMaker access to cutting-edge technology, development resources, and a global marketing reach.

Talent Rises to the Top

American Idol producers and the television company behind the show, FremantleMedia North America, knew the platform was a hit. Its audience was using online platforms to control their career paths. Partnering with StarMaker would connect the show with today’s top talent and attract a new generation of viewers.

Together, the two entertainment powerhouses created a contest that would drive more users to the StarMaker platform and deliver a whole new crowd of talent that would generate an entertaining season on American Idol. As part of the contest, StarMaker is letting singers compete in an audition on the music video creation app. The result is a potential Front of the Line Pass to sing directly for the judges.

To enter the audition challenge, singers must download the free StarMaker app and select a song to perform from the available American Idol playlist. You can download the StarMaker app with the IDOL audition challenge from the iTunes App store and Google Play app store.  

Singers can then create a music video of their American Idol song choice and submit it for consideration.  The app will then assign a score to the performance and the performance will be placed on the leaderboard. Viewers can vote for their favorites. The American Idol audition team will also watch the performance and select ten talented individuals who will receive a Front of the Line Pass.

That means you can skip those long lines and leave your tent at home. There won’t be any disappointment about not making the cut of thousands that get in front of the judges because you will be first in line at one of the many auditions that will be held around the country.

Time to Shine!

The nationwide search begins on Thursday, August 17. Open call auditions will be held in major cities across the country to uncover the next American Idol superstar. Go to to get more information about the audition locations, eligibility, terms and conditions, and how to get involved.

One person from among tens of thousands will go from video hopeful to the next big pop singer! Get the StarMaker app, practice until perfect, and send in your audition today! It’s not very often that such an incredible partnership comes along to deliver this type of opportunity to rise to the top of the talent pool.

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