BURBANK SINGING STAR will host in-person auditions Sat & Sun, March 3 & 4, 2018, at The Music Junction, 323 S. Front Street in Burbank (Callbacks Sat. 3/10). Contestants should prepare a 60-sec audition song and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-388-4942 to reserve a time slot. Children ages 5-14 in Southern California are encouraged to attend and showcase their singing talents in front of music professionals. In-person audition space is limited.
VIDEO AUDITIONS also continue to be accepted now through March 4th. (Most viewed video receives an automatic entry into the show!) Click here to SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION.
The 3rd Annual Burbank Singing Star will take place on Sunday, April 22th, 2018,. This year’s edition will feature TWO KIDS’ SINGING CONTESTS and OUTDOOR FAMILY FESTIVITIES that include FACE PAINTING and Live Music. The day of Family Fun will have activities for children including dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, music lessons and other interactive stations. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Contests @ 1pm & 3:30pm, Outdoor Festivities from 12pm-6pm.
There will be one singing contest for ages 5-9 (1pm) and another for ages 10-14 (3:30pm) held during the event. CELEBRITY JUDGES will give expert feedback and choose this year’s top performers. PRIZES Winners include Piano Keyboards, Guitars, Ukuleles, Singing and Songwriting Lessons, Recording Studio Sessions and Headshots.
Burbank Singing Star is an annual event that raises money for local charities. This year’s beneficiaries are Music Programs in the Burbank Unified School District. The event is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Burbank and The Music Junction. Buy TICKETS NOW! Invite your friends to our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!
FROM THE BURBANK LEADER:
“On the Town: Burbank Singing Star competition a showcase for future stars”
By David Laurell
Oct. 3, 2016
Whether it be “American Idol,” “The Voice” or “America’s Got Talent,” there’s no doubting that the nation is brimming with exceptional singers.
Charissa Wheeler, who owns and operates the Music Junction, a Burbank-based training studio that offers piano and voice lessons, proved there is also a lot of local talent as she staged the inaugural Burbank Singing Star competition at the Castaway restaurant Friday evening.
The event, held in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Burbank in the hillside complex’s Starlight Room, presented 20 semifinalists who were selected during a summer-long process that began with more than 300 singers between the ages of 4 and 12.
The audience of close to 400, who enjoyed Wheeler’s opening rendition of Milton DeLugg and Willie Stein’s “Orange Colored Sky” backed by dancers Elyse Bollesen, Katelyn Bright, Bridget Creshaw and Kaitlyn Glenn of the Burbank Dance Academy, were then welcomed by Kiwanis Club of Burbank President Cynthia Faust and comedian Jaime Monroy, who co-hosted the evening with Wheeler.
Judged by “American Idol” vocal coach Peggi Blu, actress and singer V. Bozeman, “American Idol” contestant Anthony Fedorov, singer, songwriter and producerNatasha Key and producer Alessandro Calemme, winners were selected in two categories: 5- to 8-year-olds and those from 9 to 12 in age.
In the younger category, the top honor went to Jordyn Curet, with Harlow Hamerplacing second. In the older group, Jhanessa Lorraine Equila was named the winner, followed by Sierra Gracelyn Brogmus and Anna Pacino tying for second andChristian Ortega-Christiansen getting the third-place nod.
Others who rounded out the field in making the impressive semifinals cut were Ava Bianchi, Mia Brumbaugh, Caleb Perez, Josie Lafontant, Veronica Brossett, Pas Da Silva Bruni, Delilah Alice Stanton, Luke Steel, Malea Emma Tanudjaja,Raquel Ketelyn Brogmus, Kayleigh Lund, Lily Lee and Bella Stine.
“This competition was everything I wanted it to be — everything I hoped it would be,” said a beaming Wheeler after Friday’s event. “We learned a lot in building the framework for this to become an annual event — what we want to capture and the things we may want to change as we move forward.”
Along with Friday’s competition winners, the Burbank Family YMCA’s Learn, Grow, Thrive program — which offers summer reading and enrichment for children from low income environments — also proved to be a winner as a recipient of a portion of the proceeds raised by the evening’s ticket sales.
DAVID LAURELL may be reached by email at email@example.com or (818) 563-1007.
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