Connecticut Icon competition to hold auditions on Sept. 21

The search has begun for the next Connecticut Icon.

Auditions begin on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Derynoski School, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twelve finalists will be selected.

All auditions will be in A cappella.

This is the fifth year of the singing competition, which is open to state residents ages 9 and up.

The Connecticut Icon performances for 2013 will be held during Southington’s 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Finalists will then go on to compete on multiple days during the Festival. Based on audience voting and the judges input, contestants are eliminated until the winner is declared on the last day of the festival.

The Connecticut Icon winner will receive $1,000 cash. The opportunity to professionally record at Onyx Soundlab Recording Studio, in Manchester, with the possibility that the recordings will be submitted to several record companies.

Winners will also receive the chance to sing at various venues or restaurants.

To reserve a spot and audition earlier, pre-register online at www.connecticuticon.com.

If you have any questions, contact Melissa Ericksen-Salmon at 860-276-1966, or contact her at info@connecticuticon.com. http://www.connecticuticon.com.

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