FOX launches singing contest to find Empire's next star

The FOX network announced that it is launching a nationwide bus tour to find TV show Empire's next musical star. A gold 'Empire' bus will be traveling to 15 cities across the country, starting in Los Angeles this Thursday. The bus is equipped with a recording studio, which will give fans the chance to record their own versions of the most popular songs from the show.

Fans will also have the opportunity to record an acapella version of a song to submit for the contest. The winner will appear on the show during the second season, which begins September 23.

Official rules are available here


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