On Friday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m., the Smyrna Opera House will hold open auditions for its vocal talent competition, “Smyrna’s Got Voice.”
“This is a great opportunity for singers ages 16 plus to showcase their vocal chops,” said David Keller, the Opera House executive director. “We are basing our event on the hugely popular ‘American Idol’ TV show and are hoping to generate a lot of interest regarding auditions this year.”
The auditions will be scored by three judges, with the top 10 to 12 contestants qualifying to compete on opening night, Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members will play a key role in the event as they will decide who moves on to the next round.
Finalists will compete for a cash prize during the finale, scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Linda Kurtz, the 2004 Miss Delaware winner and former television news anchor for WMDT – 47 will handle emcee duties for all performances.
What’s needed for auditions
Auditions are open to anyone age 16 and up.
To register for auditions, call the Opera House, (302) 653-4236, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register in person at the Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna, Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prepare a song lasting no longer than one minute. All songs must be sung a cappella (with no accompaniment).
The judges’ decisions are final. The competition is not open to relatives of Opera House staff or Board members.