The road to crowning this year’s Teen Idol starts this week with the beginning of Columbia Association’s (CA) 10th annual Hear My Voice Teen Idol Competition.
The first audition will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Barn, located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Subsequent auditions will be held:
- Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Columbia library branch, located at 6600 Cradlerock Way in Owen Brown;
- Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Barn;
- Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lord and Taylor in The Mall in Columbia, located at 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia Town Center.
The competition is open to youth from sixth grade through 12th grade. No music is necessary for the auditions. Explicit lyrics are not allowed. Though registration is not required, participants can register for an audition by calling 410-992-3726.
Semifinalists will then perform on Friday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Slayton House Theater, located at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center. The best of the best will then advance to a performance at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m.
The grand prize winner will receive $500, and a People’s Choice Award winner will also be selected by the crowd. All Teen Idol finalists must agree to participate in a community service project organized by CA’s Youth and Teen Center, which is a facility where teens and preteens can socialize and participate in recreational and educational programs.
For more information, contact Rene Buckmon or Safire Windley at the Youth and Teen Center at The Barn at 410-992-3726.