By CHAD ABSHIRE
The best singers in the area will soon compete for stardom, and tickets are now on sale to see and hear the future idols in music.
Tickets to the Regional Big Sandy Idol Competition are now on sale at the Mountain Arts Center by calling 1-888-MAC-ARTS (226-2787) or visiting www.macarts.com<http://www.macarts.com/>.
Big Sandy Idol is a talent and scholarship competition that is held in 15 high schools across the 5-county Big Sandy region - Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Magoffin. School competitions have concluded and tickets are now on sale for the Semi-Finals and Finals Rounds of Competition.
The Regional Big Sandy Idol Competition takes place over two nights, with the first night of competition, the semi-final round, held Friday, March 9. That night, all students who finished second place at their school will compete for a spot to perform on Saturday night for the scholarship prizes. This winner is called the Wildcard Winner.
The Championship Finals Round, held Saturday, March 10, will determine the 2012 Big Sandy Idol Champion Winner.
During that night’s competition, each of the first place winners from the 15 schools will compete for the host of prizes listed above, including the full-paid scholarship to BSCTC.
The competition will be held at 7 p.m. each evening at the Mountain Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.
Big Sandy Idol is organized by the music department of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and gives talented high-school singers the chance to compete for a 2-Song demo recording with Timothy Cooley, producer, along with the right to perform and compete in the Regional Big Sandy Idol Championship Finals for a full-CD recording, a full-paid vocal scholarship to attend BSCTC, along with a spot with the Big Sandy Singers, directed by Laura Ford Hall, and various other prizes, a press release from BSCTC stated.