NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sing!, a national vocal talent competition designed to shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, begins accepting entries tomorrow, April 15.
Groups of three to 25 performers can complete an online entry form and upload an original audio performance of a song from the approved contest Song List to the Great Northern Plaza Sing! Website www.greatnorthernplaza.2011sing.com. Ten groups will be selected via an online popular vote and Great Northern Plaza will identify two alternates for a total of 12 semifinalists. These semifinalists will perform LIVE at Great Northern Plaza on September 10 and 17.
Each pool of 12 will be narrowed to three semifinalists by a panel of local judges and audience text voting, followed by another round of online voting to identify one finalist to represent Great Northern Plazas and compete against 10 other finalists across the country and Puerto Rico. A final online and text vote will determine the grand-prize-winning group.
The winning vocal group will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a singing, songwriting and recording session with two-time Emmy® award-winner Kevin Briody, as well as receive $5,000 in Developers Diversified Realty MasterCard gift cards and a $20,000 donation to the charity of the winning group's choice.
"Sing! combines the growing trend of online, viral performances with the thrill of live music to create an opportunity for groups in our community to showcase their talents," said Danielle S. Kelley, Marketing Director for Great Northern Plazas. "With the support of Kevin Briody, we are thrilled to launch Sing! and promote the positive impact music has in our lives. And who knows, we may provide a 'big break' to a talented, undiscovered group!"
About Kevin Briody
A two-time Emmy® award winner, Kevin Briody is an internationally recognized singer and songwriter who has shared the stage with talented artists ranging from Art Garfunkel to Aimee Mann. In 2008, he took home his first Emmy for Best Original Song with "Little Starr" -- a tune that also earned him a BMI Film & Television Award. His 2009 song "We All Fall Down" earned him a second Emmy in the Best Original Song category that same year.
SOURCE Great Northern Plazas