February 7, 2011 | 10 Comments
Provo, Utah – February 7, 2011 – Tomorrow America’s Freedom Festival launches its Stadium of Fire Talent Search, an ambitious talent competition that will spotlight up to 40 aspiring contestants in both online and live auditions between February and July. Three winning finalists will perform live at Stadium of Fire on July 2 to compete for a grand prize.
“Every year the Freedom Festival receives multiple bids from talented individuals and groups that would like to perform in some way at Stadium of Fire,” said Carl Bacon, senior executive producer of this year’s show. “This competition is a new way to include many of these up-and-coming performers in our
flagship event and allow them to be featured on the same stage as huge international headliners like those we've hosted in the past.”
Stadium of Fire Talent Search is divided in five phases. First, members of the public should submit a video of themselves performing a talent by registering online at freedomfestival.org. All videos must be submit
ted by March 15. The Freedom Festival will then choose the best 40 submissions to post online for a public vote in March. After the public vote, the top 25 performers will participate in a live audition in April where they will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The top 10 winners will advance to perform in a live, public concert in May, where they will again be judged by a panel of experts.
The top three contestants will perform live at Stadium of Fire on July 2, where a winner will be chosen by an audience of approximately 50,000 spectators. The winner will be awarded a generous cash prize.
“The Freedom Festival is opening up Stadium of Fire Talent Search to anyone in Utah and beyond,” said Kendra Lowe, who is producing much of the event. “We want singers, musicians, dancers, artists, stunt performers and anyone with a fun, creative talent to submit their video for a chance to perform at this year’s big show.”
Registration to enter and participate in Stadium of Fire Talent Search is free. Potential contestants should visit freedomfestival.org for more details. Precise locations and dates for the two live concerts, as well as additional contest details, will be released at a future date.