Fans of karaoke in the Sudbury area will have an opportunity to compete in the Ontario-wide Top Prize Karaoke Series when the contest rolls into town for a qualifying event July 10 at Little Montreal.
Little Montreal is located at 182 Elgin St.
The qualifying event, one of at least 30 across the province, will see two contestants advance towards the regional championship event, from which two contestants will advance to the provincial finals.
At the provincial final, winners will take home a substantial cash prize based on attendance over all the events.
Winners at the qualifying event will be decided by a combination of a panel of three judges and audience voting.
“We are projecting a prize at the provincial finals in the $10,000 range,” said Derek Sharp, one of the founders and organizers of Top Prize Karaoke, in a press release.
“However, that depends on a lot of things going right, including tickets selling well across all of our events.”
Sharp added that there is a series-wide Secret Song contest, and if any singer (whether they advance or not) happens to sing one of the selected Secret Songs, that singer will win a cash prize; which could be worth $50,000 or a smaller prize based on number of contestants, depending on which of two Secret Songs they sing.
Registration for the Top Prize Karaoke Series is $25. Tickets for audience members, which include voting privileges, are $10 each. Promo codes for $5 off tickets or registrations can be found by liking the Top Prize Karaoke Series Facebook page.
Singers must register in advance on the website to qualify to enter; there are only 20 spots at each qualifying event for singers, and no registrations will be taken the day of the event.
For more information on the Top Prize Karaoke Series, including all of the event dates, how to register for the Sudbury event or the event on July 11 in North Bay, rules and regulations, and anything else, visit the web page at www.topprizekaraoke.com.