Saturday, January 14, 2012, 2:00 PM
FLETCHER HALL, PROGRESS ENERGY CENTER
- We have identifed the purpose of the talent show i.e., to get the community together for an evening of entertainment and to provide opportunities for young people, through various art forms to express what the Martin Luther King Holiday means to them and what the Civil Rights Movement means to their generation. We will inform and engage schools, churches and youth groups, media and corporations, to help get the word out to their students, employees, members and potential sponsors to promote the event.
- The talent show will be open to any school child, 7-17 years of age who resides anywhere in North Carolina.
- Once the word gets out during September 2011 we will have auditions in early December. This will be a three hour production and we anticipate a maximum of 20 acts, each having 5 minutes to make their presentation to the judges. Auditions will be used to reduce the competition down to 20 acts. Auditions will be held on Saturday December 3, 2011.
- Each talent will bring a head shot photo and resume to the audition and briefly describe on the sign-up sheet what they plan to do, i.e., sing, dance, instrumental, poetry, short skit, essay or speech. Each act will be prescreened to make sure they don't exceed the individual time limit and to make sure the acts are suitable for family audiences. After the auditions selected acts will be notified by email or phone to provide them with official notification that they will be eligible to be in the Triangle's Idol MLK Youth Talent Show.
- At that point, each selected act will provide music (if recorded music is to be used) and our technical crew will make a master CD in order of performance. This will be much easier than having everyone bring their own music and que it before taking the stage. Programs will be printed highlighting the constantants with a paragraph and photo of each youth or youth group. In kindness, we hope not to put a less experienced talent in close proximity to a strong one. The idea of a community talent show is to have a good time, not to purposely embarrass anyone.
- An expert panel of judges have been selected and invited to render who the winner of the contest will be. First prize will be a $1,000 cash award. Second prize will be a $500 cash award.
North Carolina Department Human Services
Ms. Angela Hampton, WTVD-TV
Mr. Orage Quarles III, News & Observer
Ms. Mary Jane, K97.5 FM Radio One Raleigh
Mr. Scotty McCreery, 2011 American Idol Winner
Mr. Thad Woodard, North Carolina Bankers Association
Mr. David Prince, Raleigh Martin Luther King Committee
Ms. Katrinia Middleton, NC Martin Luther King Commission