Wake Tech Idol

Wake Tech Idol is back for another season, and now is your chance to shine!

Contestants in the singing competition have the opportunity to compete for scholarship prizes of $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,250 for third place. Hosted by the Scott Northern Wake Campus Hospitality Committee, the event is sponsored by Student Activities and the Wake Tech Foundation.


Participants must be a current degree-seeking Wake Tech student with at least one year of coursework to complete before graduation. Scholarships are awarded for college fees only and cannot be paid out in cash.

Audition information

Virtual auditions (Round 1)

Prepare a solo vocal performance that is at least two minutes of music in any genre, such as country, hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, gospel or classical) Do not sing along with a pre-recorded song. Use a karaoke instrumental track, perform a capella or sing with live instrumentation. Record your performance with cellphone video in good lighting and clear sound quality. Upload your video directly to your YouTube channel. Email the YouTube video link to Sandra Dubose at [email protected] with the subject line Wake Tech Idol 2022 Audition by Tuesday, September 27.

Contestants who are chosen to advance to Round 2 will receive an invitation to audition in person via their Wake Tech email account by Friday, September 30.

In-person auditions (Round 2)

Live auditions will be held on two days on Scott Northern Wake Campus and Southern Wake Campus:

  • October 7
    3 – 7 p.m.
    Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building E, Room 204
  • October 12
    3 – 7 p.m.
    Southern Wake Campus, Building C, Room 105B

Participants will be notified via email by Friday, October 14, if they have been chosen as a finalist to compete in the live show.

Finalist mandatory dates

Finalists will be required to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, October 19, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Building E, Room 414, on the Scott Northern Wake Campus.

One-on-one performance coaching rehearsal dates are Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, from 3 – 7 p.m. on Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building E, Room 204.

Mandatory dress rehearsal be be 3 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, on Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building E, Room 204.

LIVE Performance
Friday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m.
Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building E, Room 204

Contact Treva Aiken at [email protected] with any questions about Wake Tech Idol.