Mayor Mike Spano has announced the kick-off of the "Yonkers Got Talent" 2013 Talent Competitions, searching for the City's next singing and dancing sensations.
On Saturday, February 23, Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation will host the kick-off party of this year's city-wide talent competitions for teens and pre-teens, "Yonkers Idol" and "Yonkers Best Dance Crew." The program is conducted in collaboration with the Untermyer Performing Arts Council.
"The time has come for our youth to showcase their talent to the City of Yonkers," said Mayor Spano. "These competitions provide immeasurable experience for our young residents and I encourage all those who have the dream to perform, to audition and show us just how talented Yonkers is."
Starting at 5:20pm at E.J. Murrays Skating Center at 378 Tuckahoe Road, the kick-off party will feature karaoke, ice skating, a competition information session and an opportunity for aspiring participants to practice for their auditions. Registration is free and open for Yonkers residents only. Residents can reserve attendance to the kick-off party by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, Yonkers is searching for stellar singers for its "Yonkers Idol" and "Junior Idol" search which is set to begin March 2 at the first-round live audition. Holding the titles for a year, "Yonkers Idol" and "Junior Idol" winners perform at various City of Yonkers ceremonies and events. Dancers also will have a chance to demonstrate their quick feet auditioning in the "Yonkers Best Dance Crew" competition. Video submissions are due by March 15.
"Yonkers Got Talent" is a city-run program, co-funded by sponsors. The Untermyer Performing Arts Council awards the winners with cash prizes from the Theresa Fund. Sound Associates Inc. & Altman Rentals provide professional sound and lighting for the finale show. Finalists are transported to the finale show by Top Class Limo Inc.
For more details on the talent search, visit www.yonkersgottalent.com, www.yonkersidol.com or visit the City's website at www.yonkersny.gov.