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Voting Open in State Fair’s ‘Vocal Throwdown’ Competition

Indiana State Fairgrounds

Indiana State Fairgrounds. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Andy Klotz
Indiana State Fair
http://indianastatefair.com/

The Indiana State Fair’s second annual ‘Vocal Throwdown’ competition attracted 78 young singers from around the state whose audition videos are now available for public voting. People can go to http://on.fb.me/1vBhMGH to vote for their favorites in each of the two divisions.

The contest was open to any non-professional performer ages 6 to 21 and a current Indiana resident. The Junior division consists of anyone ages 6 to 15; the Senior division is for anyone ages 16 to 21. A non-professional is defined as anyone who is not a practicing professional making his or her livelihood through musical performing, including anyone who might have a manager, music recording contract or an agreement relating to the use of his or her name or likeness.

The voting began Monday and runs through July 20.  The top 10 vote-getters in each division will be invited to perform on the State Fair’s Subaru Main Street Stage on Saturday, Aug. 2 where they will sing before a panel of judges.  The judges will pare down the competitors to five finalists in each division who will perform again on Aug. 9 when two division champions will be crowned.

The winners in each division will receive $500 and a trophy.  Second place finishers will receive $250; third place finishers receive $100.  A complete list of contest rules and requirements can be found at http://bit.ly/1mNMHKO.

The Indiana State Fair runs Aug. 1-17, 2014.  For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.