“Hand Me The Mic”
Tanger Outlets Center Stage
April 21 First Round 1pm
May 19 Second Round 1pm
June 16 Third Round 1pm
July 21 Semi Finals 1pm
The Finals July 29
Foxwoods Grand Theater Stage
With Celebrity Judges ~ In Front of Thousands
GRAND PRIZE $10,000
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up to compete?
Send an audition video to firstname.lastname@example.org (video must be 3 minutes or less) for the opportunity to be pre-selected to compete in one of the three rounds.
Audition in person. There will be open auditions for ONE HOUR at the start of the three rounds.
(3 minutes per singer | maximum)
Competition Dates for Rounds One – Three:
Round One April 21
Round Two May 19
Round ThreeJune 16
These Rounds are at the Tanger Outlets Center Stage at Foxwoods
Open audition participants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis (pending suitability of content for public performance, and the desired length of the show.) A maximum of ten contestants will be chosen to be in that round to compete with the 10 contestants pre-selected from the audition videos sent in to the JOCC team.
Twenty contestants will compete that day for 3 spots in the semifinals.Twenty contestants will sing and ten contestants will be chosen to continue to compete that day. The ten contestants chosen will sing and the top three contestants will be selected to go on to the semis final (this is the format for all three rounds) the 3rd round will have top four contestants with the audience picking the 4th contestant
Who is eligible?
This contest is open to persons 13 -19 years of age.Any members of the JOCC, employees of The Tanger Outlets and their family members are not permitted to participate.None of the judges’ immediate family may participate. Contestants under the age of 18 years old may only participate so with the consent of their parent or guardian who must evidence such consent on the application form
Contestants must be amateur singers or entertainers, otherwise be persons who may be involved within the entertainment industry as singers or entertainers on a part-time basis, and do not belong to any professional organization (s) connected with the entertainment industry.
Is there a fee?
NO ENTRY FEE
What is the Grand Prize?
Chance to perform at JOCC Gala
Production Deal (2song Demo)with Jay-Oh Productions
The possibility of auditioning with “THE VOICE” ” AMERICA GOT TALENT” “AMERICAN IDOL”
What is the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic (JOCC)?
The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic is a 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to support a continued push for music and arts to children including initiatives to put music back into public school systems. The JOCC also supports non-profits that provide services and safe, enriching environments for families and children including those in need. The JOCC will also provide music- and art-based scholarships and a humanitarian award to deserving individuals and organizations.