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Applications available for Greensburg Idol competition

| Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9:50 p.m.

You could be the next Greensburg Idol.

City officials are looking for people to take part in the annual vocal contest held during Greensburg Community Days. The contest will start at noon May 27 at the main stage in Lynch Field.

Applications can be downloaded from the city's website at www.greensburgpa.org, or picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays in the recreation department in the Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Lynch Field.

Applicants must return the forms to the department before 4 p.m. May 11, or have them postmarked by that date, officials said.

Auditions will be held May 17 in Nevin Arena, starting at 6 p.m.

A maximum of 12 vocalists will compete due to time constraints. Applicants will be assigned an audition time by phone or email on May 15.

Contestants must supply their own accompaniment or backing tracks and must have music release forms. No other vocalist may be on the track. Contestants may use an acoustic guitar or keyboard, and songs must be less than four minutes. Bands or other entertainment acts are prohibited.

A panel of judges will score each vocalist.

The winner will receive $200. Other prizes are $150 for second place and $100 for third.

For more information, contact the recreation department at 724-834-4880 or tivory@greensburgpa.org .

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