Audition tape deadline is Tuesday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2015) — One Kentucky-era resident will get to sing the National Anthem at an NBA preseason between the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic on Oct. 7 in Louisville. The KFC Yum! Center’s National Anthem Singing Contest is open to anyone ages 12 and older.
Anyone interested in competing must submit a 60-second video of themselves singing the Star-Spangled Banner and an entry form via email to [email protected] by Tuesday at 5 p.m. Hard copy entry forms and DVDs will also be accepted at the KFC Yum! Center.
The top 10 finalists will compete on Sept. 9 at Norton Healthcare Plaza. Judges are: Mark Maxwell, Louisville Crashers front man and owner of Mom’s School of Music in Jeffersonville, Ind.; WHAS11 Meteorologist Kristin Walls; and the KFC Yum! Center’s NBA game spokesperson Robbie Valentine.
After the top 10 finalists are announced, all other entrants will have the opportunity to compete for a single “Fan Save” spot to perform at the finals. The entrant with the most votes will win the finalist competition spot. Additional contest details can be found at kfcyumcenter.com.
Last year’s national anthem contest drew more than 100 entries, with the winner, Shania Robinson, performing in front of a sold out NBA preseason game audience of more than 21,000.