A Talent Search With a Twist: The Next Great Crooner

From the National Post:

To mark the opening of the musical Guys and Dolls, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is holding a contest to find the next great crooner.

The contest, called Luck Be A Crooner Tonight, asks participants to sing a one-minute, a cappella version of Luck Be A Lady from Guys and Dolls. The song was later made popular by Frank Sinatra, who also starred in the 1955 film version of the musical.

Contestants are asked to upload a one-minute video — to YouTube or Vimeo — of themselves singing the song, unaccompanied, and without professional assistance.

Interested?  Go here for more.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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