NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — Those in Normal looking to watch Leah Marlene compete for the top spot in “American Idol” have options this Sunday.
The two big watch parties are being held at Illinois State University (ISU) and at Normal West High School.
ISU will host a free watch party Sunday inside Redbird Arena. The event is open to the public, and doors to the arena open at 6 p.m., ahead of the 7 p.m. finale.
While guests will not be allowed to bring outside food or drink, concessions will be open for purchase. Parking will be available in the lots next to the arena.
McLean County Unit 5 will be hosting a watch party at Normal West which will have a pre-party in its south lot from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. that will feature food trucks, face painting, and yard games. The watch party will be held in the Normal West north gym on a 40-foot-screen and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Normal West pre-party and watch party are $3 a person and must be purchased online before the event.