Breaking News: PUBLIC'S VOTE NOW CARRIES MORE WEIGHT WITH 'VOCALIST' CONTEST

Each year, The Media Theatre’s summer singing competition stays relevant with new exciting features while it maintains its core value of being a starting ground for aspiring young performers. This year is no exception, with new regulations allowing the general public—and therefore family and friends of the contestants—to have more ‘weight’ in the voting process.


The guest judges and Artistic Director Jesse Cline (the one constant judge) will still have their ballots and the categories of Song Choice, Song Interpretation, and Stage Presence. Cline’s ballot will still have the added category of Individualism.

But now, before any contestants are eliminated after Week Three of the contest, a singer will receive “Immunity” from being eliminated all due to the public’s vote. The top vote-getter with online votes and ticket sales directly attributed to them each of the first three weeks will become automatically ‘SAFE’ from being eliminated.

Here’s how you can assist your favorite contestant in the hopes that they will be ‘SAFE’:

1      1) Vote for them online at $2 per vote.

2      2) Buy tickets and mention their name when purchasing. For each 10 tickets sold weekly (not cumulatively) the contestant receives an extra point toward their final score for the week.

3      3) Vote for them the night of the show. Ballots will be on hand for patrons who may vote for one or more of their favorites at $2 per vote. (All funds raised through voting support The Media Theatre’s Youth Programs and are tax deductible.)

The contestant who has the most support from the public each of the first three weeks will automatically become ‘SAFE’ from elimination and will move forward to week four’s Semi-Final Round.  This means that potentially three contestants will be ‘SAFE’---one from Week One voting, one from Week Two voting, and one from Week Three online and public voting.

The three contestants who are tops with public votes and are ‘SAFE’ will be announced at the end of the third week. They will automatically move forward to the Semi-Finals in week four.

Sue Serio of FOX-TV’s “Good Day Philadelphia” returns to emcee “The Vocalist” on Wednesday nights.  Bill Vargus, local actor and sportscaster, returns to emcee “Vocalist Junior” on Sunday evenings. The contest is sponsored by Iron Workers Bank.

To see a list of contestants and vote, visit www.mediatheatre.org 
Call 610-891-0100 for information and tickets.  
“The Vocalist” contest is produced by Media Music Theatre Company, which produces all Broadway Series and Youth Series shows at The Media Theatre.


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