The prizes are sweet and the stakes are high in a cool national singing competition just getting underway at Deer Park Town Center. The “Sing!” vocal talent competition will shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups right here in the Barrington area and throughout the country. The groups must consist of 3 to 25 performers, with at least two vocalists. They’ll compete to win $5,000 along with a singing, songwriting and recording session with a two-time Emmy Award Winner. Now that’s something to sing about!
Deer Park Marketing Director, Konda Dees, says, “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…..And who knows, we may provide a “big break” to a talented, undiscovered group!” They’re accepting group entries online now through May 31st, so here are the details…
All you have to do is complete an entry form and upload an original audio performance of a song from the approved contest Song List. You’ll find the entry form, song list, rules and upload instructions by clicking HERE or by visiting DeerParkTownCenter.2011Sing.com.
Ten groups will be selected through an online popular vote and Deer Park Town Center will identify two alternates for a total of 12 semifinalists. These semifinalists will perform LIVE at Deer Park Town Center on September 17th and 24th. One finalist will be chosen to represent Deer Park Town Center by a panel of local judges, audience text voting and another round of online voting. That finalist will then compete for the grand prize with ten other finalists from across the country and Puerto Rico.
That grand prize includes a singing, songwriting and recording session with two-time Emmy Award-Winner, Kevin Briody. Kevin has shared the stage with artists ranging from Art Garfunkel to Aimee Mann. He took home his first Emmy for Best Original Song and earned a BMI Film and Television Award with “Little Starr”. He earned a second Emmy with his 2009 song, “We All Fall Down”.
The winning group will also receive $5,000 in MasterCard gift cards to split among members and a $20,000 donation to the charity of the winning group’s choice. The donation and the contest are being sponsored by Developers Diversified Realty, the company that owns Deer Park Town Center. You’ll find Deer Park Town Center at 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park. That’s the corner of N. Rand Road and W. Long Grove Road. For more information, visit DeerParkTownCenter.2011Sing.com.