Rising Star Contest looks for the next big voice
Admit it. We’ve all watched “American Idol” and laughed at the bizarre acts that fall painfully flat, and cried at those who surprise us with their ability to keep their nerve, hold back the waterworks and sing gracefully despite a parentless past.
Well, now it’s Chattanooga’s turn to unearth a musical diamond in the rough, and the Rising Star Contest is designed to do just that.
All women aged between 14-25 are invited to Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre on Friday, July 17, for a live audition at noon.
For those who can’t make it or don’t like long lines, a digital audition can also be emailed straight to the committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contestants under the age of 18, however, must attach a signed parental consent form. Too scared to perform alone? Don’t worry. Girl bands are also permitted.
Only three individuals or bands will be chosen and given the opportunity to perform live at the ACA Festival in August. The winner will be decided by a traditional talent show audience vote (there are no big red buzzers, unfortunately) and will receive a generous scholarship.
So grab a microphone and a couple of friends, and make sure you don’t miss the chance to be Chattanooga’s next rising star.