Vocal auditions: Orlando Idol competition

Here’s an audition notice from Florida Opera Theatre for its Orlando Idol contest:

The Florida Opera Theatre (FOT) is happy to announce that the Orlando Idol Vocal Competition 2011 will be held at 7 pm Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Trinity Prep, Winter Park.

The FOT will award a $1,000 prize to the new 2011 Orlando Idol as well as a Judges’ Choice award for a $500 prize.  The competition will include all singing styles, such as Broadway, Blues, Country, Gospel, Opera, Pop, R&B, etc.  A contestant may use any vocal style (with the exception of Rap), which will showcase a performer’s vocal range and talent.

THIS IS NOT AN OPERA COMPETITION.  FOT encourages anyone with a talented voice to participate.

There will be Live Auditions held Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center  (1601 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo) and on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 1521 W. Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando.  Both audition sessions will begin at 1 PM and the doors will close at 4:00pm.  ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER.

The finalists selected at the live auditions will have their performances posted on www.OrlandoIdol.com. Friends and family around the world will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite singer.

For more information, such as contest rules and application, go to www.OrlandoIdol.com.  Also please visit our website at FloridaOperaTheatre.org.

The Orlando Idol Vocal Competition is a fund-raising event to encourage the development and appreciation of the singing, performance and production arts.  This will be an evening of fun, entertainment and celebration, as well as an opportunity for the talented voices in our community to be recognized.

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