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Watch Party at SU for Alumnus Copeland as 'American Idol' Run Continues

Jay CopelandSALISBURY, MD---The run for Salisbury University alumnus Jay Copeland ’20 on season 20 of ABC’s American Idol continues and SU is here to cheer him on.

As Copeland is now among the show’s final seven performers, SU hosts a watch party for the next episode of the singing competition beginning 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Gull’s Nest of the Guerrieri Student Union. The episode begins at 8 p.m.

Light refreshments will be available and the public is invited.

Copeland, who was identified by the judges - music superstars Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan – as one of the top artists early this season, advanced to Sunday’s show following his performance of “Remember Me” from the film Coco during “Disney Night” last week.

“Your approach the last couple of weeks has just been so classy,” Bryan commented on Copeland’s recent performances. 

“You are a star,” added Richie.

The audience again will vote this week for its favorite artists. Those receiving the greatest numbers of votes will advance to the next round.

Fans have three ways to cast up to 30 votes (10 per voting method) per episode for Copeland. Viewers can visit, where they will need to create a free account to vote online. They also can download the American Idol app through the App Store or Google play for the opportunity to cast 10 more votes. And they can cast up to 10 votes by text to 21523, and fees may apply depending on phone plans. Fans will need to watch the program to learn what number to text in order to vote for Copeland.

Locally, the show airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. on 47 ABC. It also can be streamed via the American Idol or ABC apps and the next day on Hulu.

For more information visit the American Idol website.

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