FOX launching an “Empire” singing contest, with Season 2 appearance as grand prize

Jeff Pfeiffer

Think you’ve got the pipes to make a cameo on FOX’s Empire Season 2? You’ll have the chance to find out when the network launches its “FOX’s Next EMPIRE Artist” nationwide bus tour starting July 16 in Los Angeles. The gold Empire bus, outfitted with a recording studio, will travel to 15 cities across the country and give fans the chance to record their versions of Empire‘s biggest hits. In addition, fans recording songs will also have the opportunity to record an a capella version to submit in the “FOX’s Next EMPIRE Artist” contest, in which one lucky winner will appear as an Empire artist during Season 2.

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In addition to recording Empire music on the bus, from “No Apologies” to “Drip Drop,” fans will have the chance to be part of a special photo experience, as they stand in for “Lucious Lyon,” and, they’lll be treated to “Cookie’s” fresh-baked cookies.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Submission period begins July 16 and ends Sept. 23 at 11:59:59pm ET. Open only to residents of the 50 United States/DC who are at least 18 years of age and who comply with the Official Rules.

“FOX’S NEXT EMPIRE ARTIST” TOUR STOPS:

LOS ANGELES: Thursday, July 16-Friday, July 17, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO: Sunday, July 19-Monday, July 20, 2015

SEATTLE: Saturday, July 25-Sunday, July 26, 2015

CHICAGO:  Saturday, Aug. 1-Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

DETROIT:  Tuesday, Aug. 4-Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

ST. LOUIS: Tuesday, Aug. 11-Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

DALLAS: Friday, Aug. 14-Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS: Tuesday, Aug. 18-Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

NASHVILLE: Friday, Aug. 21-Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

ATLANTA: Wednesday, Aug. 26-Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

CHARLOTTE: Monday, Aug. 31- Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA: Saturday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Monday, Sept. 7-Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

NEW YORK: Saturday, Sept. 12-Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

BOSTON: Tuesday, Sept. 15-Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

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Photo: Chuck Hodes/FOX