Last Call for Early Entries to National Singing Competition – Sing!

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    Last Call for Early Entries to National Singing Competition – Sing!

    Early Entries accepted across the United States and Puerto Rico through Sunday, May 1

    PR Newswire

    CLEVELANDApril 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sing!, a national vocal talent competition designed to shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups around the country, is accepting early entries for the competition through Sunday, May 1, 2011.

    Fourteen prizes valued at up to $500 in gift cards will be awarded randomly to these early entrants. ?All entrants will remain eligible for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a singing, songwriting and recording session with two-time Emmy? award-winner Kevin Briody, as well as $5,000 Developers Diversified Realty MasterCard gift cards and a $20,000 donation to the charity of their choice.

    "Sing! brings a positive and empowering experience to our communities, gives back to a deserving non-profit and, who knows, may provide a 'big break' to a talented, undiscovered group," said Dawn Marie Lecklikner, regional vice president of shopping center marketing for Developers Diversified Realty. "Our shopping centers are balancing online, social media and experiential marketing efforts to create the best overall experience for our customers. Sing! is a wonderful example of these efforts and provides a unique and fun opportunity for members of our communities to showcase their vocal talents," said Lecklikner.

    Groups of 3 to 25 interested in participating can go to www.2011sing.com ?to complete a quick and easy online entry form and then upload an original audio performance of a song from the approved contest Song List. Each of the 12 participating shopping centers in the United States and Puerto Rico will select 10 semifinalists by online popular vote as well as two alternates identified by the shopping center. These semifinalists will perform LIVE at their selected shopping center. Each pool of 12 will be narrowed to three groups by a panel of local judges and audience text voting, followed by another round of online voting to identify 11 national finalists ? one finalist representing each center in the United States and one finalist representing Puerto Rico. A final online and text vote will determine the grand-prize-winning group.

    Sing! URL: www.2011sing.com

    Participating Shopping Centers

    United States

    Aspen Grove- Littleton, Co

    Birkdale Village- Charlotte, NC

    Deer Park Town Center- Chicago, IL

    Great Northern Plazas- Cleveland, OH

    Midtown Miami- Miami, FL

    The Pike at Rainbow Harbor- Long Beach, CA

    Paseo Colorado- Pasadena, CA

    Town Center Plaza- Leawood, KS

    The Village at Stone Oak- San Antonio, TX

    The Waterfront- Pittsburgh, PA

    Puerto Rico

    Plaza Rio Hondo- Bayamon, PR

    Plaza del Norte- Hatillo, PR

    About Kevin Briody

    A two-time Emmy??award-winner, Kevin Briody is an internationally recognized singer and songwriter who has shared the stage with talented artists ranging from Art Garfunkel to Aimee Mann. In 2008, he took home his first Emmy for Best Original Song?with "Little Starr"?a tune that also earned him a?BMI Film & Television Award.?His 2009 song?"We All Fall Down"?earned him a second Emmy in the?Best Original Song?category that same year.?

    SOURCE Sing!