Here’s Your Chance to Sing the National Anthem at the NYS Fair
Are you one of those people who love to sing? Are you the one that people ask for when they want the National Anthem sung at their event? Are you looking to showcase your talents for a bigger audience but not sure how? The Great New York State Fair has the answer for you.
It's the Star Spangled Challenge and it's back again this year. More then 350 people and groups have entered this contest since it began in 2015 and you could be the next singing star opening up the day for the New York State Fair.
To enter this competition, you must upload a short video singing or playing "The Star Spangled Banner on it's contest site here. You must sing or play at least the first verse of the song and all ages are welcome.
Maybe you're a part of a duo or group and you want to enter too. Great news, you can. Past winners have included duo's, a barbershop group and a guitar player that did Jimi Hendrix's version of the song.
You can enter the contest by uploading the video to video-sharing sites YouTube or Vimeo and submit a link to the video on the contest entry form on the Fair’s Facebook page.
You can also send videos here along with your full name, address and daytime phone number. If you are a past winner, bad news, you can't enter again.
Thirteen winners will be chosen in all and you'll perform the National Anthem on the Chevy Court stage around 9:58 a.m. to officially open the Fair that day.
Go here to find out more about this contest but hurry because the contest entries will only be taken until July 25th. A panel of judges will choose 20 finalists and beginning August 3rd, you'll be able to vote for your favorite on the Fair's Facebook page.
The 13 entrants with the most votes will be the winners and get free admission, parking passes and will be contacted by the Fair to set up your performance date.
The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse runs from August 22nd to September 3rd. Here is your chance to showcase your singing talent, start the activities for the day and reflect it's theme, "FIND YOUR GREAT."