OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2013) - The 25 most talented U.S.-based restaurant employees of McDonald's Corp. and its independent owner/operators are competing for a chance to win the Voice of McDonald's singing competition, and they're calling on the public to help cast the votes needed to send them on to the finals. Only three with the most online votes will advance to the Voice of McDonald's global competition in Orlando, FL, in April 2014. Starting on October 28 through December 2, these contestants hope to generate public support through online voting at www.voiceofmcdonalds.com/voting/usa.
Voice of McDonald's is a contest that aims to discover, recognize and reward the most talented singers among the approximate 1.8 million individuals employed by either McDonald's or its independent owner/operators worldwide. In the United States, this fifth edition of the competition started with a talented field of employees before the hotly contested talent search called on consumers and top music industry professionals to help narrow the field to just three contestants who have been awarded this world-class opportunity to achieve their dreams.
The three U.S. finalists who are voted to move on to the finals in Orlando will receive a true star-studded experience and be greeted by an entourage who will provide expertise on hair and makeup, wardrobe, choreography, stage presence and vocal coaching. Additionally, they will also have access to a panel of internationally-renowned vocal and music industry professionals who will serve as judges in the competition and offer advice for launching a career in the music industry.
The three finalists of the U.S. competition will perform in two rounds of the final global competition on a massive concert stage with a live orchestra in front of more than 15,000 McDonald's owner/operators, corporate employees and suppliers in attendance at McDonald's Worldwide Owner/Operator Convention. The global Voice of McDonald's winner receives $25,000, the second prize includes $17,500, third prize gets $12,500 and fourth prize yields a check for $7,500.
To read more about the other Voice of McDonald's frontrunners from around the world, see their music videos at www.voiceofmcdonalds.com. For real time news and updates leading into the April 2014 competitions in Orlando, follow @McDonaldscorp on Twitter and the Voice of McDonald's hashtags, #VOMcD and #voiceofmcdonalds.