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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Minot Man Wins American Idol Contest

Dan Cunliffe II of Minot won the $5,000 grand prize in the American Idol Video Contest.
A 10-second video he created - zapping himself into the popular program's Web site and dancing on a computer screen - has won a national contest from AmericanIdol.com.

He earned the $5,000 grand prize. And his video may be on the much-awaited telecast.

"I don't know if it'll be on," said Cunliffe, who signed papers giving "Idol" the rights to televise the video. "But basically, they own the clip."

His 10 seconds of fame may be fleeting, but the 39-year-old store owner plans to be prepared.

"I'll have a tape ready, just in case," he said. [Link]

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