Summer Sing-Off karaoke contest under way
Local singers have a chance to showcase their talents this summer and win cash and other prizes while having a great night at Backstreets Sports Bar in Cape Coral.
The fourth annual Summer Sing-Off karaoke contest began May 6 and runs to July 29 on Sunday nights for 13 weeks of competition.
“There are a lot of great singers here,” said BackStreets owner Shelly LaPaglia, “We hear them every night on our karaoke stage. So we want to give them the chance to compete for great prizes.”
Vocalists will be able to register at 9 p.m., with performances starting at 9:30.
Through July 22 will be semi-final competitions, where the nightly winner will receive a $25 Backstreets gift card, as well as a place in the finals which will take place July 29 at 7 p.m.(all participants must be able to make the finals).
Contestants will take to the Backstreets’ bar patio from 9:30 to 11 p.m., where they will vie for the crowd’s applause and look to impress the secret judges.
The 12-week semi-final winners will be determined by decibel readers, crowd reaction and anonymous judges.
“Many of our patio regulars love to watch karaoke, even if they don’t sing themselves. So they’ll let us know who they think is awesome,” LaPaglia said. “Secret judges help make it fair for everyone.”
The 12 semi-final winners will battle it out on finale night, this time on the inside stage and in front of a panel of esteemed judges who will crown the night’s winner(s).
The top three crooners will be awarded cash prizes with third place receiving $100, second $400 and the winner pocketing a cool $1000.
There is no entry fee to serenade the Backstreets patio patrons and put your name in the hat.
Solo acts allowed only and you must be 21 or older to participate.
Participants may only take first place at semi-final events once.
If you’re not sure if Backstreets has the song you’d like to perform, visit their website, backstreetssportsbar.com to inquire about your musical selection.
Backstreets Sports Bar is at 915 S.E. 47th Terrace.