Colonial Idol

Forget about American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The X Factor, and all those other lame talent competitions.  Head over to the Colonial Williamsburg website and make your selection for this year’s “Colonial Idol.”

Here is a taste:

To see who wins, watch the broadcast premiere of the Electronic Field Trip Colonial Idol on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern Time on participating public television stations and cable channels!

This exciting talent showcase features 18th-century music, including Native American songs, military tunes, enslaved people’s work songs, and much more. As the judges deliberate, discover how music can influence individuals, shape public opinion, and even change history.