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Singing contest at Oakland county fair

June 06, 2012

Cassondra Tovar of Clarkston, left, won first place in last year’s singing contest, along with Andre Neumann of St. Claire, who won second, and Marilynn Montane of Pinckney, third place. Photo provided.
Application deadline for this year's Oakland County Fair Idol Contest is June 15.

Auditions are 6-9 p.m., Friday, July 6, and Tuesday-Wednesday, July 10-11. Semi Finals are 6-9 p.m., Friday, July 13. Finals are Saturday, July 14, 3-6 p.m.

First prize is $500 and photo package by G&L Collins Photography. Second place is $200; $100 for third place; with $100 prizes also awarded to the top qualifier in each age group: 8-12, 13-18, 19-25, and 26+.

The contest welcomes solos, duets, trios, and ensembles with instruments, CDS, or digital music files allowed for accompaniment. No background voice accompaniment. Music must be free of profanity and immoral themes. Music selection must be age appropriate. Time limit of 3-4 minutes per entry.

Categories include Classical, Pop, Country, Broadway, Jazz or Other.

Entry Fee is $5, to be paid by registration date, along with a performance CD. A Contestant Questionnaire is also required and must be turned in at audition registration along with a picture of the contestant.

The Oakland County Fair is July 6-15 at Springfield Oaks County Park.

For additional rules and information, check www.oakfair.org or emailing ssp5078@yahoo.com.