Perspectives: American Idol Watching Party

Fox sponsored a viewing party at Union Grounds for the first episode of the new season of American Idol.

Fox contacted Student Affairs to see if TCU was having a watching party, then selected the university to air live during the show.

Fox provided prizes such as blankets, sweatshirts, iTunes cards and a poster signed by the show’s cast.

Student affairs leaders Kennedy Stewart and Emily Hensley organized the event, complete with the American Idol Nintendo Wii game set up for viewers to play during commercial breaks.

The reporters from Fox interviewed, filmed students playing the Wii and broadcasted live from the party during a commercial break in the show.