Miami will be host to the SPARKLE Singing Challenge, sponsored by Sony Pictures, Myspace, and presented locally by the Adrienne Arsht Center, happening Saturday, July 14th, beginning at Noon. The Miami winner will receive $500 in cash, a chance to perform at a Free Gospel Sundays* concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and a chance to compete for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to New York, an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer & writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature!
Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a cappella version of one of two songs: CELEBRATE, or SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL. Clips from the songs, official rules, along with more information about the contest, can be found at www.myspace.com/sparkle.
Contestants are encouraged to pre-register! To pre-register and reserve audition spots ahead of time, email SparkleSingingChallenge@arshtcenter.org
SPARKLE, starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens August 17th in theaters everywhere.
* The Adrienne Arsht Center’s Free Gospel Sundays event is a year-round series of FREE gospel concerts in the Center’s acoustically superb John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. The popular series, presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and in partnership with Miami gospel radio station WMBM 1490 AM, is headlined by award-winning, critically-acclaimed gospel stars, celebrated local choir groups, and the Miami Mass Choir.