Sponsored by Caffe Amouri and Whole Foods Vienna, Vienna Idol will begin qualifying round auditions on Thursday, April 10 at Whole Foods in Vienna and continue through the month of May with twice weekly auditions at Whole Foods and Caffe Amouri. The full audition schedule is available at: Vienna Idol
Vienna Idol 2013 raised more than $15,000 for the Khristin Kyllo Memorial Fund — enough to fund scholarships for worthy local students who otherwise might not have had the ability to attend college as well as to help fund continuing research into S.U.D.E.P – Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy.
The fundraiser is in honor of Khristin Kyllo, the 18-year-old rising softball star at Princeton University who died unexpectedly in 2011 in her dorm room. The scholarships honor the Madison High School alumna "with a heart of gold and a million dollar smile."
Organizers say they are hoping to top last year's $15,000 figure this year.
The Vienna Idol Grand Finale will be held on the Vienna Town Green on Friday, June 6. Last year’s Grand Finale was attended by more than 300 people.
The 2014 Vienna Idol will receive $500 and the title 2014 Vienna Idol. Second place is $200 and third place $100.