Detroit, MI, July 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Detroit Bring It! Talent Search is holding auditions for its third, annual talent competition, this year awarding winning contestants up to $3,000 in cash and prizes. Auditions are on Saturday, July 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Michigan State Fairgrounds inside the Community Arts Auditorium. Auditions are closed to the public.
This year, the competition is searching for talent in four categories: 1) song, 2) rap, 3) poetry/spoken word, and 4) dance. Through the process of elimination, selected contestants will advance to the final competition scheduled for August 29, 2009. Finals are open to the public.
"We wanted to bring together some of the untouched, undiscovered talent here in Detroit, expose them and create opportunity," said Michigan-based entertainment consultant and Internet media personality, Gisele "Gee" Caver. Caver is co-producer of this year's competition along with B. "Goldfinger" Anderson and other members of Detroit's Entertainment Task Committee.
New media PR agency, ArtimpactNetPR.com, has joined the effort sharing news of the event online. Producer of multiple entertainment-based projects, ArtimpactNetPR.com's role with Detroit Bring It! is to help discover talent and promote art and culture in the city.
Detroit Bring It! features local industry professionals and performers as judges. Participants in the contest benefit from the process as it serves, beyond public and media exposure, as a recruiting network for industry pros looking for talent and talent looking to connect with the industry.
"The Detroit Bring It! has opened doors for me...Since the competition, I've had the opportunity to play most of the major venues in the city," shared, Peace, First Place Winner in the 2008 Detroit Bring It! spoken word category.
"Just the critique and the genuine care and concern from those who are involved, you will walk away a better artist," Peace said.
At the 2008 competition, held at Detroit's Music Hall Theater located in the city's Cultural Center, over 500 guests attended and experienced some of the Detroit-area's most gifted and promising entertainers perform in the final competition. A total of 15 rap, dance, vocal and comedic finalists competed in the 2008 Detroit Bring It! finals.
Sustaining the traditions of Motown and Michael Jackson's legacy of excellence in entertainment, this year's final event promises to uncover, help develop and promote, more of Detroit's as yet, undiscovered talent.
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee and contestants must be at least 18-years of age, with ID, to audition. Though The Michigan State Fairgrounds are located at 1120 West State Fair Avenue (in Detroit), to more easily reach the Community Arts Auditorium, contestants should use the Woodward entrance.
Interested parties may contact Ms. Gee Caver at 313-549-7400 or Mr. B. "Goldfinger" Anderson at 313-737-4002. Media may contact ArtimpactNetPR.com at 313-406-7784.