Guitar Idol 2010 Competition Officially Open!

Neal July 22, 2010 2

The Guitar Idol 2010 Competition has officially begun so get your entries in and maybe you could be this year’s Jack Thammarat!

Guitar Idol 2010 Has Begun

Guitar Idol 2010 – The Rules

Compose an original guitar composition that showcases your guitar playing and musical ability to the max! You can use any jam tracks and backing tracks of generic rock, blues, metal etc grooves, but the guitar part that you are playing must be an original composition

What are we looking for:

Originality, technical dexterity, strong compositional and stylistic ability, taste, feel and phrasing.

What Next?

Film yourself playing the track and upload it to the website

And Then:

Market your entry across the entire internet and gain as many views, votes, and as much publicity for yourself as possible!

The Contest

Guitar Idol is open to any guitarist worldwide. Entries will be voted through to heat 2 and the finals by a combination of public online voting and a panel of official judges.

100 players will go through to compete in Heat 2: these will be the 20 most viewed on the official Guitar Idol website, the 20 with the highest online score, the 20 most voted for in our YouTube channel (more info), the 10 most commonly added as ‘favourites’ on the official site, and 30 chosen by the Guitar Idol panel.

The top 100 players will then compete for 10 finalist places – 5 voted for by the online vote and 5 from the Guitar Idol panel.

The top 10 will battle for the three prizes: the Online Vote GI 2010 Winner, The GI 2010 Pro Panel Winner, and the outright title of Guitar Idol 2010 which will be a combined scoring between the public and panel voting. There will also be a special prize for the celebrity judge’s favourite finalist.

There will also be some manufacturers special prizes so no one in the top 10 is likely to go home empty handed!

Closing date for entries to Guitar Idol 2010 is October 10th 2010

Voting and scoring

You must register to vote, this is to avoid spamming and vote rigging. Commencement of online voting and voting rules and criteria will be announced to registered voters by email

The Live finals

The Live finals will be held at a London venue (to be announced) at the end of 2010.

Head over to the Guitar Idol 2010 Website for more information! Let’s see some left handed guitar players in this year’s competition!


  1. nando March 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Muy bueno eso de guitar idol

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