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Audition Dates: Auditions are from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday March 12 and from 1:30 to 3:00p.m. on Sunday Mar 15. These are the only audition dates and no other arrangements will be made.

Auditions are at the SALT Block Auditorium, 243 Third Ave NE, Hickory. There is a $5 entry fee.

Contestants may start signing up to audition at 5:00 on March 12th and 1:00 on March 15th.

This is a solo singing competition; other types of acts are not accepted. This is a competition for amateurs, no professional entertainers may enter. If you have had a previous singing career or were paid $600 or more in salary or prize money for singing or performing in 2019 you are NOT eligible to compete (IRS guidelines).

There is no upper or lower age limit and contestants will not be divided into divisions, so youth will be competing with adults and vice versa. There will be only one winner for each prize. 1st prize = $2,500, 2nd prize = $1,000, 3rd prize = $500 and the Audience Favorite receives $500.

Any singers who are under 18 at the time of the audition must have written parental consent to enter the competition. There is no childcare or supervision provided for under-age singers so one parent or guardian must be backstage during the show.

Auditions are a cappella, there is no accompaniment provided and each contestant will only be allowed to sing 30 seconds of their song. Please come prepared to sing the part of your song that shows off your voice the best.

There is a maximum of only 20 slots available at the final competition.

ALL contestants are required to attend the “meet the contestants” reception on the evening of March 26, 2020.

If chosen, contestants will be required to provide an accompaniment track. Instead of a track, any contestant may choose to accompany him/herself on guitar or piano. Accompaniment tracks must be in before April 14th and no song changes will be made after that date. Contestants who intend to use the piano must confirm that by April 14 so we can have one available.

Competitors’ families will receive two complimentary tickets and no more. This is a fundraising event to benefit the local education initiatives of the Hickory Rotary Club.

If you have more questions please contact either Bonita Ferretti at 828-234-3500 (email [email protected]) or John Rambo at (828) 327-3855 ext 103 (email [email protected]),