SPARKLE Singing Challenge, a national singing contest on behalf of the new film, SPARKLE.

WHAT: SPARKLE Singing Challenge, a national singing contest on behalf of the new film, SPARKLE, starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

WHERE: Hollywood & Highland Center, Central Courtyard on Level 2, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood CA 90028

WHEN: Saturday, July 14th beginning at 12pm; registration at 11am

Jul 06, 2012, 14:34 ET from Sony Pictures

LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles will be host to the SPARKLE Singing Challenge, sponsored by Sony Pictures and Myspace, happening Saturday, July 14th, beginning at 12pm.  The Los Angeles winner will receive $500 in cash and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to New York, an appearance on BET's 106 & Park, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer & writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature!

The challenge is also taking place nationwide the same day in the following markets: New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Charlotte, St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Philadelphia. 

Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a capella version of one of two songs: CELEBRATE, or SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL. Clips from the songs, official rules, along with more information about the contest, can be found at

To pre-register and reserve audition spots ahead of time, email or call (323) 330-8867.

SPARKLE, starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens August 17th in theaters everywhere.


SOURCE Sony Pictures