Sing! is a national vocal talent competition designed to shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The winner in the group category will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a singing, songwriting and recording session with two-time Emmy® award-winner Kevin Briody as well as receive a $5,000 Developers Diversified Realty MasterCard gift card and a $20,000 donation to the charity of the winning group’s choice.
Sing! combines the growing trend of online, viral performances with the thrill of live music to create an opportunity for groups in our community to showcase their talents,” said Ann Meyer, General Manager for Village at Stone Oak. “With the support of Kevin Briody, we are thrilled to launch Sing! and promote the positive impact music has in our lives. And who knows, we may provide a ‘big break’ to a talented, undiscovered group!”
Groups of 3 to 25 performers can complete an online entry form and upload an original audio performance of a song from the approved contest Song List to the Village at Stone Oak Sing! Ten groups will be selected via an online popular vote and Village at Stone will identify two alternates for a total of 12 semifinalists. These semifinalists will perform LIVE at Village at Stone Oak, October 1 and 8. Each pool of 12 will be narrowed to three semifinalists by a panel of local judges and audience text voting, followed by another round of online voting to identify one finalist to represent Village at Stone Oak and compete against 10 other finalists across the country and Puerto Rico. A final online and text vote will determine the grand-prize-winning group. Soloist entries are also being accepted. Go to www.stoneoak.2011sing.com for all the details. The May 31 deadline is quickly approaching!
About Developers Diversified Realty
Village at Stone Oak is owned by Developers Diversified, which owns and manages approximately 570 retail operating and development properties in 41 states, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico. Totaling approximately 132 million square feet, the company's shopping center portfolio features open-air, value-oriented neighborhood and community centers, mixed-use centers and lifestyle centers located in prime markets with stable populations and high growth potential. Developers Diversified is the largest landlord in Puerto Rico and owns a premier portfolio of regional malls primarily clustered around Sao Paulo, Brazil. Developers Diversified is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company.
About Kevin Briody
A two-time Emmy® award winner, Kevin Briody is an internationally recognized singer and songwriter who has shared the stage with talented artists ranging from Art Garfunkel to Aimee Mann. In 2008, he took home his first Emmy for Best Original Song with “Little Starr”—a tune that also earned him a BMI Film & Television Award. His 2009 song “We All Fall Down” earned him a second Emmy in the Best Original Song category that same year.