“Empire” fans come out for chance to be next superstar on hit show

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- "Empire" is one of the most popular shows on TV and you could be its next star.

The show spent Wednesday looking for talent in the heart of Kansas City.

The shiny gold tour bus was parked outside of the Power and Light District and hopeful contestants spent the day waiting for their chance to be on the show.

"FOX's Next Empire Artist" bus tour kicked off in July and made a plan to stop at 15 cities across the country.

Wednesday’s bus stop was supposed to be in St. Louis, but because of the riots in Ferguson the bus decided to come to Kansas City.

Contestants has the opportunity to step on board the bus and record one of ten songs from the show. One winner will appear as an "Empire" artist during season two of the show.

"It was just a really fun experience,” contestant Cleaver Whitebear said. “I came down for the environment and for the music part of it. When I'm used to singing in front of crowds I didn't think it was a big deal, but when you step on the Empire bus that's a big deal."