Apparently, Alicia Keys isn't above some American Idol-style gimmickry; dunno if this contest is in lieu of actually paying a backup singer, but, as per the singer's camp:
Eleven-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys is looking to find a new background singer through her MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/aliciakeys). The lucky winner will get a chance to tour with her as part of the worldwide "Lexus Presents Alicia Keys As I Am Tour."
People interested are asked to submit a 30 second or longer video of them singing an original song acapella to Alicia Keys' Myspace page. Qualifications include being a female between the ages 21-30 with R&B/Soul singing experience. Contestant must also have a valid passport, and must be physically fit and able to dance. Deadline for submissions is May 5. A winner will be selected around May 15.