Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stars of Tomorrow! Local Youth Given Chance to Make it Big

I love, love, love Starts of Tomorrow talent competition. This fall, Variety of Georgia announced its 2nd annual talent statewide competition, Stars of Tomorrow, and eligible hopefuls across Georgia submitted videos of their best vocal performance. After much deliberation, judges have just announced the Top 20 local finalists who will compete in the next round. Stars of Tomorrow hosts the semi-final competition at The Buckhead Theatre on January 13th. This showcase of talent allows judges to pick the top 10 finalists to perform at the final competition at the Fox Theatre on March 17, 2013.

The top 20 semifinalists from around the state include:

Amanda Shaw, Lawrenceville Jake Smith, Buckhead (Atlanta)
Austin French, Cordele Jenane McCulloch, Peachtree City
Brendan Taliafeero, Lilburn Julia McClure, Marietta
Bria Johnson, Marietta Kirstyn Burkhalter, Snellville
Caroline Geckler, Buckhead (Atlanta) Mackenzie Milsap, Lawrenceville
Ellie Duncan, Sandy Springs Meagan Sharp, LaGrange
Lauren Hill, Flowery Branch Miranda Alexander, Loganville
Felicia Moore, Albany Ruthie Evans, Smryna
Hannah French, Cordele Sarah Mootz, Buford

Haylie Shea Hatch, Gainesville Tagee Barnes, Decatur


The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will receive a check for $2,500, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, Frabel trophy and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

The first and second runners-up each receive, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, a Frabel trophy, and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but develop skills they will use for years to come.

Tickets for the January 13 competition are $5, so extended families and friends can come support their favorite candidate. Tickets for the March 17 final competition at the Fox Theatre start at $20. All ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about the top 10 finalists, visit www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com.

For more information, contact Chase Evangeline Andrews at 678.994.4210 or chase@varietyofgeorgia.org.

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21

Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World's Greatest Children's Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The charity’s mission is to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called "Tents" and members "Barkers.”

Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.

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