United Way Presents 'Real Talent'

by Press Release | Aug 6, 2006
United Way Presents 'Real Talent' Who could forget American Idol? From water coolers to dinner tables and national news headlines, the show captivated the nation with its promise of stardom, and provided plenty of entertainment (especially when someone argued with Simon!).

What if there was a local talent show that provided all the entertainment value and talent of American Idol, but offered a chance to make a difference in your community?

That is what United Way of Atlantic County’s Real Talent is all about, a vocal talent show that gives contestants a chance to show off their stuff in front of an impressive group of judges from the music industry, while giving back to the people of Atlantic County.

Real Talent is open to contestants 16 and older and will be split into two groups: solo and group/duo. Preliminary competition will be held August 15th through August 17th, and the finals will be held on August 18th. All the competition will take place at the Philly Bistro at TSOP located in the Quarter at Tropicana Casino Resort.

Each night, judges will send a few preliminary contestants to the finals in both categories. Plus, the audience will have their say by voting for the “Tropicana’s People’s Choice” each night to compete for a $500 prize. The winners of the final competition will receive recording sessions in the Gamble-Huff Recording Studio, donated by Philadelphia International Records, with beats provided by Benny Blanco.

Judges for the competition include, Caliph Gamble, Kenny Jeremiah, Terry “Buzz” Brown, Jill Horner, and more. The competition will be emceed by Bowlegged Lou and Michelle Dawn Mooney.

For registration, ticket information, and sponsorship opportunities, call Charlie Brandt at (609) 404-4483 ext. 14 or online at unitedwayac.org.

United Way of Atlantic County is a local, volunteer-driven, charitable organization mobilizing people and resources to meet our community’s most pressing health and human services needs. United Way of Atlantic County is dedicated to making a positive impact on the quality of life for Atlantic County residents by supporting dozens of programs that reduce substance abuse, provide basic needs and increase self-sufficiency, support community health issues, foster safer homes and neighborhoods, and promote mental wellness. Volunteers closely monitor these programs to ensure efficient use of donor dollars. To learn more about United Way of Atlantic County, call (609) 404-4483 or visit www.unitedwayac.org.

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