Guitar Idol 2009 Launches Online Talent Search!

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 11, 2009 at 9:29 AM

The race is on to find the 2009 Guitar Idol. Staged over four online heats, contestants compete for a place at the Guitar Idol Live Final on the massive main stage at The London International Music Show, on June 13, 2009. Prizes include guitar gear from Marshall, PRS, Ernie Ball/MusicMan, Blackstar Amplification, Mayones Guitars, the Guitar Institute, and Rock School. The outright winner will have the honor to open for the headline band at the London International Music Show featuring guitar hero Steve Vai, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, and Phil Hilborne!

The competition in 2008 saw over half a million online visitors, with Brazilian guitarist Gustavo Guerra finally crowned Guitar Idol at the live final in London. Many of the finalists from 2008 have attracted recording, endorsement and lucrative tour deals, so here's your chance to live the dream. Simply register at and upload a video of your finest guitar work to Internet sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, and YouTube—and don’t forget to tell your fans, friends and family to vote for you: every vote counts!

You have until March 29, 2009, to submit your entries. Click here for full rules and details.

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