BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Jeb Vonderbruegge sang his heart out Tuesday night at IP Resort in Biloxi, and walked away with the title of 2019 Gulf Coast Idol. More importantly, he won the silver ticket to audition directly for the executive producers of American Idol.
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity dozens of talented South Mississippians hoped to earn. After two weeks of auditions, Tuesday’s finale showcased the top nine contestants.
In addition to winning the silver ticket to audition for the hit ABC reality show, Vonderbruegge also won a $2,500 cash prize.
Katie Jones was named the “Fan Favorite,” an honor that came directly from an online vote on GulfCoastWeekend.com. She received a $2,500 prize from the IP Resort and Spa.
Of course, you still have an opportunity to audition for the upcoming season of American Idol. You can find more information on how to register here>> https://abc.go.com/shows/american-idol/auditions
Below is the current schedule of cities where American Idol will hold in-person auditions:
- New York, NY - July 23
- Mobile, AL - August 20
- Macon, GA - August 23
- Tallahassee, FL - August 23
- Santa Barbara, CA - August 23
- Baton Rouge, LA - August 25
- Columbia, SC - August 26
- Las Vegas, NV - August 26
- Waco, TX - August 27
- Knoxville, TN - August 29
- Salt Lake City, UT - August 29
- Colorado Springs, CO - September 1
- Raleigh, NC - September 1
- Washington, D.C. - September 4
- Wichita, KS - September 4
- San Jose, CA - September 6
- Pittsburgh, PA - September 7
- Springfield, IL - September 7
- Spokane, WA - September 8
- Detroit, MI - September 10
- Nashville, TN - September 18
- Chicago, IL - September 21
*Locations and dates subject to change.
If you didn’t watch the live Gulf Coast Idol show, you really did miss some incredible performances. Because of music rights, we can’t replay our live stream of Tuesday night’s songs. But you can still see all the backstage interviews on the WLOX Facebook page.