Americanidol.com, the official online community for American Idol fans, today unveiled "Video Chance for Fame," a user-generated video competition that invites fans to create and submit a 10-second commercial on why they love Americanidol.com, the website. The top five commercials, as voted on by the Americanidol.com online community, will air in May during an American Idol telecast, with the winning commercial airing during the highly anticipated season finale Wednesday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

"Americanidol.com is the online home for the millions of American Idol fans, and in true American Idol spirit, we wanted to give them an opportunity to have their voices heard," said Jeff King, VP, Fox Interactive Media. "This is a great chance for our fans to grab a little fame for themselves and help promote Americanidol.com."

Americanidol.com offers fans exclusive online content, including hundreds of original videos, thousands of behind-the-scenes photos, downloads, original music, style columns, dynamic games, contests, blogs and personal photo galleries.

According to ComScore Media Metrix, Americanidol.com is the Internet's most highly trafficked single television-driven show website with an estimated 6.4 million unique visitors for the month of February. This number is forecast to rise to over 10 million unique visitors for March.

"Video Chance for Fame" Rules

Video length must be 10 seconds in length, no more, no less, and focus on Americanidol.com the website. Videos touting the website cannot show favoritism for one contestant over any other. Use of copyrighted music is prohibited. Only videos on MiniDV, DVD or BetaSP will be accepted. Deadline for submission is May 15. Send to: American Idol Video Submissions c/o Fox Interactive Media, PO Box 5533, Beverly Hills, CA 90209.

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Brian B.