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July 2004
Police hunt for new Cop Idol
Police judges listen to terrible singer
Police judges listen to terrible singer

Are you the next Will Young, Gareth Gates or Leanne Rhymes?

Don't worry you don't have to be in the police... but you may go on trial accused of possessing singing talent.

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Auditions: Saturday 31 July 2004, West Midlands Police HQ, Birmingham.

Second auditions: Priory Recording Studio, Sutton Coldfield.

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Pop wannabes are being invited to showcase their talent and audition for the next Cop Idol competition - an event supported by a host of stars, including former Hear'Say singer Mylene Klass, comedy duo Cannon and Ball and international singing legend Andy Williams.

The auditions

Auditions will take place on Saturday 31 July 2004 at West Midlands Police headquarters in Birmingham.

Boy auditions
Boy auditions

Successful performers will be invited to a second audition at the Priory Recording Studio in Sutton Coldfield.

Ten performers will then get the chance to showcase their talent in the final as they battle it out for the chance to spend a day cutting tracks at a recording studio.

On trial

Each Cop Idol 'IV' competitor will stand in a dock 'accused' of possessing singing talent before performing to a panel of showbiz judges, who will speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Judges talking
Judges confer

Previous years' judges include Musical Youth star Michael Grant, who shot to fame in the 80s, and who now owns his own record label, and has recently remixed Top 10 hits for artists including Lamar, Usher and Kelly Rowland.

All money raised from the final show will be donated to the charity Cancer Research UK, which is dedicated to finding new ways of preventing, detecting and treating cancer.

How to take part

If you think you’ve got the right beat (groan!) and would like to audition, call the audition hotline on 0121 240 0669, or visit www.copstars.co.uk.

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