Want to enter a singing competition? Listen for details with @JeffreyOsborne ! Winning Prize $10,000



 “Hand Me The Mic”

Singing Competition

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?

Two Ways:

  • Send an audition video to talent@jeffreyosborneclassic.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?


What is the Grand Prize?

  • $10,000

  • 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.

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