Variety of Georgia to host Stars of Tomorrow contest

Finals for Variety of Georgia’s third annual Stars of Tomorrow teenage singing competition will be on stage Sunday at the Buckhead Theatre on Roswell Road.

This is the ultimate vocal showdown as 10 of the best teen singers in Georgia compete for their shot at fame. Eligible 13- to 19-year-olds across the state have submitted videos of their performances and, after a round of preliminary judging, the top 10 will showcase their voices to vie for the coveted champion title.

Finalists are set to perform for an eager audience of friends, family members and community as three veteran show business judges, Amanda Moore, Garrett Schaefer and Robert Ray, crown the winners. “Teens not only showcase their stunning vocals for industry leaders, but also develop skills they will use for years to come,” co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Mike Dangerfield said.

The intent is to gain experience, exposure and the opportunity to pursue a singing career. The Stars of Tomorrow event benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state as it shines a light on Georgia’s promising young talent.

The nonprofit Variety of Georgia’s Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World’s Greatest Children’s Charity. The nonprofit’s mission is to enrich, improve and fulfill the lives of children with disabilities or disadvantages. The name of the event echoes the first Variety fundraiser held in Pittsburgh inside a big-top tent with a circus theme. Following the tradition of the industry, clubs are called “tents” and members “barkers.” Dangerfield is a former chief barker.

Eighty percent of Tent 21’s members hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.

Tickets and information: (678) 994-4210 or www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com

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