Ready, Set, Sing! 'American Idol' Fantasy TV Contest
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Let the games begin American Idol fans! While the big competition is taking place on the American Idol stage, we're having a competition of our own here at BuddyTV. And remember, it's never too late to join. 

Show your Idol dominance in Fantasy TV, where you predict who'll be sent home and who'll be sticking around to sing another song. And this year, you'll have more than basic bragging rights for your Idol expertise: in addition to great prizes, you'll get to play a true Idol expert, Anoop Desai, at his own game.

Read all about the prizes below, and check back each week to find out who former Idol, Anoop, thinks is going home before making your picks.

Once 2,000 participants have joined the game, we unlock the first prize:

Singing Machine ISM-370 Multi-Function Karaoke System with iPod Docking

This is not your average Karaoke machine. Sure, it comes with a microphone and hooks up to your TV, but it also can be used with your iPod or CDs, doubles as an AM/FM  radio, and has an alarm clock with snooze function! Oh, and did we mention that it can charge your iPod, too?

Next tier: 4,000 participants unlock Rock Band 2 for Playstation 3 or Xbox 360

Want to live out your rock star dreams? Rock Band 2 lets you and your friends perform the latest chart topping songs without the criticism of Simon. Complete with game, guitar, bass, drums and mic, what more could you need?

Final tier: 7,500 Participants unlock the iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB

That's right: You have the chance to win Apple's much anticipated iPad. The large multi-touch screen allows you to surf the Web, check your email, view and share photos, watch video, read books and access thousands of applications.

Weekly Participation prize: BuddyTV t-shirt or Idol CD

Remember  to make your fantasy picks each week, and you'll be entered to win either a BuddyTV t-shirt or past American Idol contestant CD. It doesn't matter if your picks were right or wrong, simply making pick gets you one entry. Winners will be contacted via email.

And now for details on how to enter. Each participant can have up to three entries for the grand prize. How do you get those entries?

1. Sign up for American Idol Fantasy TV and make your picks= 1 Entry

2. Beat the Expert, Anoop = 1 Entry

3.  Invite five friends to join the public league= 1 Entry

Not sure how to do that? When visiting the American Idol Fantasy TV league you will see an invite box on the right hand side. You can invite on twitter, facebook, email and more.

If you have any questions leave a comment below. Let the games begin!

Everyone is welcome to participate in Fantasy TV. However, this contest is open to US residents only. For complete terms and conditions click here.