"Sparkle" actress Jordin Sparks, Sony and Myspace have just announced a 15-city search for amateur talent kicking off this Saturday, July 14.
In video below, Sparks confirms the "Sparkle Singing Challenge," which coincides with the upcoming film due for release August 17.
Los Angeles is among the list of cities that will play host to the “Sparkle” Singing Challenge, beginning at 12pm. The Los Angeles winner will receive $500 in cash and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to New York, an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer & writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature.
The challenge is also taking place (the same day) in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Charlotte, St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Philadelphia.
Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a capella version of one of two songs: CELEBRATE, or SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL.
Clips from the songs, official rules, along with more information about the contest, can be found at www.myspace.com/sparkle.
SPARKLE, starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens August 17th in theaters everywhere.