Oh, say can you sing? National anthem performers sought

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revolutionFor anyone who has ever dreamed of belting out the Star-Spangled Banner to a crowd full of fans or those in the business of fire protection, now is your chance to make it happen.

The New England Revolution, an American professional soccer club based in Foxborough, Mass., is holding online auditions in advance of a live competition that will be held on March 19 in Boston.

This is the second time the team has reached out to the public. All performers – soloists, groups, instrumentalists and what a release describes as “other unique musicians – are welcome to submit a sample performances digitally (an .mp3, .mp4 or YouTube video link) before Wednesday, March 12th at 4 p.m. here, using the subject: “National Anthem Submission.” In the body of the email, include your name, phone number, email address and performance experience.

If you make the cut, you will be called back for a live performance, with songs of your choice, at the Lansdowne Pub in Boston on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. Celebrity judges will choose three winners to perform the national anthem at Gillette Stadium during one of the home games.

For more information on the contest, you can visit here.

Meanwhile, the National Fire Protection Association is holding an online contest for a singer who will greet its members on opening night of its conference and expo in Las Vegas in June. Solo performers, or groups of up to five singers can send an audition video to the website or Facebook page by March 23.

Judges will select the finalists, whose videos will be posted online for public voting from March 31 to April 4. The contest winner will get a round-trip flight to Las Vegas and other perks. Winners will be announced April 9. You can find more information here.

Finally, the Bridgeport Bluefish usually puts out the call for singers by the end of March. So, stay tuned …

Christina Hennessy

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