Chicago will be among 15 cities that will host the "Sparkle Singing Challenge," sponsored by Sony Pictures and MySpace, on July 14.
Local winners will receive $500 in cash and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to New York, an appearance on BET's "106 & Park" show, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer & writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature.
Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a capella version of one of two songs: "Celebrate" or "Something He Can Feel."
Clips from the songs, official rules and more information about the contest can be found at www.myspace/sparkle.
Chicago-area residents can register from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at Orland Square Mall, 288 Orland Square in Orland Park. The contest will take place between 2 to 4 p.m.