American Idol 2011 Theme Song Writing Contest Details

American Idol’s past trend of holding contests to find the season winner’s first song has returned this year with “Perfect Harmony.” Coca-Cola has teamed up with Idol and Taio Cruz to offer some lucky songwriter(s) a chance to hear their work on TV:

“Idol” is inviting fans to help pen a new, original tune that will be performed on the May 25 “American Idol” finale by none other than Taio Cruz.

Starting this March 30 through May 13, aspiring “Idol” songsmiths can go to Perfect Harmony to hear the opening bit of an unfinished Taio tune, and then add lyrics to it to help complete each verse.

There will be four submission phases, after which fans will vote among the top three finalists. Then the winning version of the song will be the one that Taio performs on the “Idol” finale!

Think you’ve got what it takes? You can team up with friends or do it all your own. Either way, you’ve got until mid-May to work your magic so get started!

WTF Update: Despite announcing you could submit your song submissions until May 13, the contest is now closed. Not sure if this is a site error they’re experiencing or if they really closed the contest after 4 days instead of 6 weeks. Well organized, Coca-Cola and American Idol…

Source: Yahoo’s Reality Rocks