‘Empire’ Launches Singing Contest With Season 2 Appearance as the Grand Prize


EMPIRE: The Lyon family comes together to record a legacy album in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Feb. 25 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Fox’s breakout smash music drama Empire is giving aspiring artists around the country the chance to hit it big. The network has announced a new contest and the grand prize is an appearance on the hit show. A nationwide bus tour is kicking off Thursday, July 16 in Los Angeles.

“The gold Empire bus, outfitted with a one-of-a-kind recording studio, will travel to 15 cities across the country, giving fans the opportunity to record their versions of Empire’s biggest hits. In addition, fans recording songs will also have the opportunity to record an a cappella version to submit in the FOX’s Next EMPIRE Artist contest, in which one lucky winner will appear as an Empire artist during Season Two,” according to a press release.

The “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” bus will travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, DC; New York and Boston.

American Idol may be coming to an end, but Fox is still finding ways for undiscovered artists to have their moment in primetime.

Empire returns for its second season Wednesday, Sept. 23.

[via Billboard]

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