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Fremantle sets up Idol Camp

You've seen Fox's blockbuster TV show, and now you can sign your child up for the summer camp. That's right, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide and 19 Entertainment have set up four sessions in July and August for aspiring singers interested in learning the craft from past American Idol participants and music industry insiders.
February 23, 2007

You’ve seen Fox’s blockbuster TV show, and now you can sign your child up for the summer camp.

That’s right, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide and 19 Entertainment have set up four sessions in July and August for aspiring singers interested in learning the craft from past American Idol participants and music industry insiders.

The camp is located in the New England town of Northfield, Massachusetts, and parents will have to fork out US$2,900 to send their kids there for the nine-day programs. There’s no audition to get in, only a US$35 non-refundable application fee. Participants must be US residents between the ages of 12 and 15, and Fremantle stresses that session participants will not be given preferential treatment for placement on the TV show.

No word yet on whether a caustic British fellow will be on hand to shatter the singing dreams of the young hopefuls.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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