118 Saint Ann Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
WBKR is holding open auditions for the Battle of the Big O at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits, 118 St. Ann St. Registration is at 6 p.m.
According to WBKR’s website, contestants must be 13 years old by Aug. 16. To be eligible for The Battle for the Big O, contestants must audition at one of the open-call audition sites.
In addition to the audition Thursday at Fetta, other audition sites include:
• Beaver Dam Park, Beaver Dam, 6 p.m. June 19.
• The Boiler Room, 1100 Walnut St., 7 p.m. June 21.
• Show-Me’s, 5000 Frederica St., 6 p.m. June 28.
“Honestly, we’ve had really good success in getting talent,” Benefield said. Three former finalists have appeared on American Idol.
Between eight and 12 finalists will perform at the July 26 finale at Diamond Lake, 7301, Hobbs Road, where Benefield said the acts perform a “mini-set, as if they’re at the Big O.”
Judges that night are “industry professionals,” he said, and they give feedback to the finalists during the show.
Tickets for the finale are $10 and go on sale July 7 at wbkr.com.