Anime Expo is excited to announce today the AX Idol 2011 hosts and judges that will be participating in the event’s 9th season. Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime and manga convention, is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AX Idol will be held in Nokia Theater on July 3rd from 12:15pm – 3:30pm.
The 2011 AX Idol competition will be co-hosted by voice actor Kyle Hebert and Jonathan Meza. The judge line-up will feature BangZoom! President Eric Sherman, producer and BangZoom! Vice-President Kaeko Sakamoto, musician/voice actor Jason C. Miller, American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis and a Special Guest judge courtesy of VIZ Media to be revealed at a later date.
One of the most coveted and attended events at Anime Expo, AX Idol gives attendees the unique opportunity to display their voice acting and singing talents in front of both fans and respected industry professionals. Each year, attendees audition with the chance to win amazing prizes. Thousands of fans gather around to root for their favorites as AX Idol competitors battle it out on stage. AX Idol is brought to you by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and VIZ Media.