Everyone deserves a chance to shine
We know you’ve seen American Idol and Xfactor. We know you’ve got hidden talent. We also know that the thought of performing in front of judges and an audience probably makes you want to projectile vomit. Well, we have a solution that could give you the best of both worlds.
WHY NOT DREAM BIG?
For the second year in a row, Exclusive Vogue Networking is presenting Simcoe Rising Star sending out a call to all Simcoe residents with special talents to come down and showcase themselves. The call is going out to performers who are Singers, Comedians, Dancers, Magicians….you name it! This year they are also including Youth Bands and Dance Clubs. Now don’t be discouraged if you are a little older, this is an awesome opportunity that is being offered to all ages!
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO DO GOOD
Not only does Simcoe have many, many talented individuals of all ages, it also includes many individuals who want to use their talent to help give back to our wonderful community. So how is Simcoe Rising Star giving back? I’m glad you asked! A portion of the proceeds will go towards Finding Them Homes. This charity is a dog rescue committed to finding forever homes for dogs from remote communities. Just another great reason to sign up and compete for a chance to be in the top 12.
LET’S BE HONEST
Competing in a competition that showcases your talent is a liberating experience. Competing in a competition to bring awareness to a charity that you are passionate about is another liberating experience. Do you want to know what is another plus on the already plus plus? Cash and Prizes. (yup, I said it!) Imagine this:
1st Place: All Inclusive Trip for 2 to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
2nd Place: $1000 Cash
3rd Place: $500 Cash
So, lets sum this up. You get the chance to perform in front of judges. You get the chance to do something charitable. You get the chance to win some prizes. These are 3 great reasons to get yourself out there and try.
OK, CAN WE TALK ABOUT KAREN NOW?
Karen Macintosh is the driving spirit behind all of this goodness. Karen is a local Barrie Business owner and founder of EVN Business Networking. EVN is the host of Simcoe Rising Star. Karen’s most recent adventure is Karit.ca. If you are looking to make some improvements to your home, Karit is your one stop shop. Check it out HERE.
Barrie Uncovered recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Karen. (she’s one busy lady!) We started by asking her a simple question, “Why Simcoe Rising Star?” Karen told us, “I saw so many talented people in our community and wanted to give everyone a platform to shine. It’s about relationships, friendships and community.” You have to love that. We asked Karen how she felt during last years auditions and performances, “I felt inspired. People think it’s work, but it’s the highlight of my year.” We talked in depth with Karen about the individual performances and at one point in the interview, had to pause while Karen teared up. “I want everyone to go through to the next level in the competition. For just a little while I can see the strength and passion in performers as they hold on to a goal and purpose.” To be honest, we teared up too.
BUT WHAT ELSE?
What else could there be? Puppies, maybe? Actually, though. There are puppies. No joke. When you come to audition, if you are feeling a case of the nerves – head over to the puppy pit to calm down. Now before we get too far ahead, let’s be clear about something. There is a cost involved. To get your opportunity in front of the judges, you’ll pay a registration fee of $40. (don’t forget where some of that is going). If you are bringing a cheering squad, they need to pay $5 to come in. Reasonable, right? We actually know some people who are going to be there, paying their $5 just for a chance to play in the puppy pit. No, really. (maybe its me. Shhhh….)
HERE’S YOUR CHANCE
Check out Simcoe Rising Star. First auditions will be held Sunday, April 14th, 2019. Even if you don’t plan to audition, why not come out and spend the day watching hopefuls try their best? It’s an amazing opportunity to see the talent that we have in Simcoe County. Auditions will be held at Ferndale Banquet Hall. We hope to see you there!