Averitt Center to host singing competition

 Submissions for the Statesboro Voice are due Feb. 23Photo courtesy of The Averitt Center 

Shiann Sivell

The Averitt Center for the Arts is seeking local talent to compete in The Statesboro Voice.

The new singing competition is meant to showcase the Bulloch County area’s local talent, said the Averitt Center’s Exexcutive Director Jamie Grady.

The competition will consist of eight finalists who will compete for two cash prizes during the live performance on April 28.

“While we have not finalized every detail, we are sure this will be something that people will talk about long after the competition has concluded,” said Grady. “The committee has been planning this event since last summer and we are excited about the community’s response.”

Those interested will need to submit a two-minute video showing off their best vocal abilities. Applicants may choose any music that demonstrates their style range and technique.

Each video submission is $10 and all competitors must be at least 16-years-old.

Following the submissions, the eight chosen finalists will work with area vocal experts who will assist competitors in preparing for the live performance on April 28.

During the live performance, the finalists will compete for two award, the Judges’ Choice and the Audience’s Choice.

“In my six months in Statesboro, I have heard a lot of great voices and talents within the community and I think this is great opportunity for those people to really shine,” Grady said.

For more information and to send in a video submission, visit the Averitt Center website or call (912) 212-2787.