VOCAL TALENT SHOWCASE
Saturday, October 14, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Lake Forest Church
8519 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
General Admission – $15 each
*A limited number of round tables of 8 will be available at a discounted rate to contestants if purchased at the time of your audition. Ask a volunteer at the auditions about these tables.
VIP Packages – $35 each
Includes early admission, buffet dinner with the judges in VIP lounge and preferred VIP seating.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE GRAND FINALE
The Top 10 Finalists will be awarded the opportunity to perform at the Grand Finale. It is first come, first served seating, unless a reserved table for 8 is purchased. Most contestant’s families purchase one or two tables in advance.
All Things Possible Ministries will provide food, fruit, snacks, soft drinks and bottled water in the green room for contestants and volunteers at no cost. (Desserts, packaged snacks, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for sale to the audience in the lobby area).
The Top 10 Finalists will be asked a question or two by the Master of Ceremonies in front of the audience, to demonstrate their poise and passion. The Top 10 that make it through to the Grand Finale must arrive at the Showcase event by 3:00 pm for sound checks. Any participant not present for the sound check will be disqualified from singing that evening. Contestants must not have an active recording contract or be under legal commitment to a musical company, group or agent.
Sing and be interviewed on City Praise TV with Host Bishop Carl Weeden.
Studio recording time for three tracks courtesy of CMJ Recordings.
Personalized 1:1 coaching package courtesy of Talent Manager, Terry Hudson.
Studio recording time for two tracks with CMJ Recordings.
Studio recording time for one track with CMJ Recordings.
Hearts will be touched and dreams will come true before our very eyes. Our largest fundraiser of the year, the Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase, is nothing less than amazing!
The Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase is an annual fundraising event that glorifies God through song. We encourage Christian singers (16 yrs. and up) to spread their wings and use their God-given talents to bring love, encouragement and joy to others. We pray that those who do not have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior will come to know Him through the heartfelt passion and emotion of the vocalists.
For the last several years, between 6 and 8 audience members have turned their lives over to Christ after hearing the sweet sounding praises of His people at Exalt! Those are the ones we know about. Who knows how many others were touched by the Lord that night….Praise God!
Preliminary auditions always take place in the summer, where the judges determine our Top 10. At the Grand Finale, the judges score those 10 and decide the Top 3. Then by ballot, the audience writes down the name of the vocalist who brought the biggest smile to their hearts.
In 2016, those Top 3 were:
First place – Courtney Chay of Lincolnton, NC
Second place – Cedric Meekins of Charlotte, NC
Third place – Schadell Brooks of Belmont, NC
Exalt! has been growing over the years and it is truly a night to remember, full of joy, praise and worship, honoring our Lord and Savior.
You won’t want to miss this life-changing event.
2017 Preliminary Auditions will be scheduled for the following Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm:
July 15 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, SC
July 22 at Northside Baptist in Charlotte, NC
August 5, at New Charlotte Church in Matthews, NC
Contestant information and application can be found here > http://www.allthingspossible.org/exalt-showcase/auditions/
We anticipate between 400 and 500 attendees at Exalt!
If your company or organization is interested in a vendor table, ad in the Commemorative Program, a video or name and logo on the big screen, social media promotion, and more please contact:
Angela Simcox – Event Planner